Superbuild International – Panel Cladding System

Superbuild International Ltd have had their Supercrete™ Panel Cladding System Certified with CMI since July 2013. Recently due to an update in their installation manual, their CodeMark Certificate has been revised.

For those not familiar with the Supercrete™ Panel Cladding System, it is a 50mm or 75mm thick steel reinforced panel used to clad the outside of timber or steel frame buildings. After it is mounted it is coated using the range of Supercoat™ Coating Systems that Superbuild has to offer.

Supercrete™ Panel Cladding System certificate number is CMA-CM40058 , find out more about Superbuild International Ltd at www.superbuild.co.nz

Integrity within the Plumbing Industry

WaterMark® is governed by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB), and is the mandatory certification scheme for certain materials and products used within the plumbing industry. WaterMark is split between two levels, Level 1 being a higher risk and Level 2 a lower risk.

WaterMark certification provides peace of mind to consumers and trades alike. It shows that products are fit for purpose and adhere to the plumbing code and relevant standards, both national and local.

The ABCB provides strict guidelines on the WaterMark certification process and through this is able to better ensure products and materials are appropriately certified.

For more information regarding the scheme rules and regulations, please visit the ABCB website.

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If you would like further information regarding the certification of your product, please do not hesitate in contacting one of our friendly team members on 1800 CertMark (237 862)  or email Office@CertMark.org.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Types of Modern Construction

Modern methods of construction (MMC) are now used across the construction industry, and particularly to build new homes. MMC offer potential savings in time and materials and can provide higher standards of quality than conventional construction methods. Off-site assembly means quicker erection on site and the ability to achieve a weather-tight construction within a shorter period of time.

While off-site construction is generally well managed and auditable, there are a number of additional factors that those using MMC must bear in mind. With traditional building methods, certifiers have developed a good understanding of the associated risks. This is not the case with many new methods, and although the risk of systemic failure is low, the consequences could be severe. Insurers therefore seek to ensure that systems are correctly certified, and that they are manufactured and built in line with that certification.

MMC typically fall into the following categories:

  • Volumetric or modular construction involves the off-site production of three-dimensional units. Modules may be brought to site in a variety of forms, ranging from a basic structural shell to complete rooms with internal and external finishes and services already installed.
  • Panelised systems involve the off-site production of panel units, which are assembled on site. The panels may consist of wall, floor or roof units, sometimes referred to as cassettes.

Closed panel units may be built of timber, steel frame or concrete panels. Lining materials and insulation are installed in the factory. Panels often include services, windows, doors and finishes.

  • Open panel systems do not include elements such as insulation, lining boards or vapor control layers. These are applied to the frame system on site, together with external cladding and internal finishing. Careful control of on-site finishing is therefore required, and the panels must be protected against the elements until weather-tight.
  • Site-based structural systems, such as insulated concrete formwork, are not considered to be manufactured off-site. These systems require third-party approval to secure a warranty, and their acceptability relies heavily on the procedures in place to ensure correct installation on site.

With MMC, the construction, design and layout of a typical system is planned in advance and a “design freeze” is imposed before factory production begins.

Testing is often needed to ensure that standards for durability and weather-tightness can be achieved.

To obtain approval by a building certifier, MMC systems must:

  1. Meet the requirements of relevant local building codes, or international equivalents current at the time of application.
  2. Be covered by a current approval from an independent third-party technical approval body. Details of the testing body’s accreditation will need to be supplied to the certifier, together with the certification document.
  3. Have been subject to independent third-party testing that identifies equivalent local test standards have been verified. Details of performance and the limitations of use must be provided.

At CertMark, we operate the CodeMark™ certification scheme, which is recognized by the Australian and New Zealand governments and allows MMC providers to show evidence that their systems are fit for purpose. This scheme removes the requirement for individual site assessments in place of a general certification.

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For further information regarding CodeMark certification, please contact our friendly team members on 1800 CertMark (237 862)  or email Office@CertMark.org.

Blue Sun Group – Bluey Solar Water Heater

CertMark International would like to congratulate Blue Sun Group Ltd for achieving WaterMark® and CertMark Type Test accreditation for their product range of Bluey Solar Water Heater Systems.

Blue Sun Group has on their schedule a number of different models, with tanks ranging from 270L to 450L, all compiling to AS/NZS 2712-2007.  For the full list please refer to their individual certificates, CMA-TT10028 and CMA-WM-080032 avaliable on the CMI Regsiter.

For more information on Blue Sun Group Ltd go to www.bluesun-group.com.au .

Fairview Architectural – Omega Aluminium Composite Panel

Fairview Architectural have just received their fourth CodeMark Certification with CMI for their Omega Aluminium Composite Panel.

This product from Fairview Architectural is a 4mm Aluminium Composite Panel and is composed of thermoplastic core of low-density polyethylene (PE) sandwiched between two skins of aluminium.

Omega’s certificate number is CMA-CM40109, check out Fairview Architecturals website for more information on Omega ACP and their other certified range at www.fairviewarchitectural.com

Force 10 International – Building Systems

Force 10 International have just received CodeMark™ certification of their Force 10 Building System in Australia. Having already obtained New Zealand CodeMark™ Certification at the start of the year for the same product, CMI and Force 10 were eager to get the Australian Certification through.

The Force 10 Building System is a ready to be assembled building structure which consists of cold formed steel floor and roof framing, and prefabricated wall panel units. The Building System is normally constructed for one, two and three storey constructions.

To view the Force 10 Building System’s Australian Certificate check out the CMI Register and search their unique certification number, which is CMA-CM40123.

For more information about Force 10 International visit www.force10global.com.au

Hiandri – Bottom Plate Packers

CertMark International are excited to announce the New Zealand CodeMark™ Certification of Hiandri Solutions Bottom Plate Packers CMA-CM40028.

Hiandri Bottom Plate Packers is a system that lifts the whole frame above the floor, keeping bottom plates dry eliminating the need for DPC and allowing unwanted external moisture to escape

Hiandri packers are used in buildings that conform to NZS3604:2011 or where Specific Design is required.

For more information on Hiandri’s products visit www.hiandri.com.

 

Eastland Building – AAC wall and floor panels

Eastland Building Materials Co., Ltd have achieved CodeMark™ Certification for their AAC Floor Panels (CMA-CM40121) and AAC Wall Panels (CMA-CM40122).

Both of these products can be used within a timber or steel environment. The AAC Floor Panel is a steel reinforced AAC sheeting element that is installed onto steel or timber joists forming a platform flooring system, and the Wall Panel is a cladding wall element used to clad timber or steel framed buildings.

For more information about these two products or on Eastland Building Materials Co., visit their website www.eastlandchina.com.

What is Internal Auditing?

You may work in a company that has an Internal Auditor or an Internal Auditing department without ever knowing what exactly it is that they do.

The Institute of Internal Auditors says that internal auditing is “an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.”

What this means is that the internal auditor provides a formal monitoring service designed to add value and improve operations. That’s right folks, they add value.  Your internal auditor will systematically evaluate every aspect of the business to ensure that the systems, policies, procedures and controls in place are actually effective.  They will evaluate the data gathered and advise relevant parties of their findings. In some, but not all instances, the internal auditor will consult with management on findings.

So next time your friendly IA drops by your department to “pick on you”, remember they’re ensuring that your employer continues to exist and pay your wages!

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For further information regarding Internal Auditing, please contact our friendly team members on 1800 237 862 or email info@CertMark.org.

Fletcher Aluminium – Smartfit

CertMark International would like to congratulate Fletcher Aluminium who have received New Zealand CodeMark™ Certification on their Smartfit Window and Door Installation System.

This pre-assembled system is for attachment of windows and doors into the external walls of buildings.  The Smartfit Systems are engineered in various configurations to suit site specific requirements.

To view Fletcher Aluminium’s Certificate check out the CMI Register and search their unique certification number, which is CMA-CM40120.

To find out more about Fletcher Aluminium’s products visit http://www.fletcheraluminium.co.nz/