A REVIEW OF COMPUTERISED STANDARDS
SUPPORT IN NEW ZEALAND
ABSTRACT: The contributions made to the field of computerised
standards checking by New Zealand institutions and the services offered by
commercial providers are detailed in this paper. Historically the work has
been research oriented, with collaborations between university and industry
associations concentrating on requisite frameworks to support code
compliance checkers. In more recent times commercial interest in the area
has grown, leading to fully commercial products and services being offered
to handle uniquely New Zealand standards. This is balanced with on-going
research into frameworks for the integration of multiple compliance checkers
through common models of buildings and systems.
Keywords: standard compliance, integrated environment, computerised checking.
As part of this special issue on standards processing, we present a review of
national activities in research and practice in New Zealand. Work on
computerised support for standards and standards processing in the building and
construction industry in New Zealand has proceeded for approximately 10 years.
The major thrust of this work has been research oriented, but the advent of a new