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means exposure to fire for a time that includes fire growth, full development, and decay in the absence of intervention or automatic suppression, beyond which the fire is no longer a threat to building elements intended to perform loadbearing or fire separation functions, or both


clearly visible

, for the purposes of clause F8.3.1, means visible, under the worst likely conditions and at the maximum distance from which the sign in question needs to be viewed, by a person who either does not have a visual impairment or uses corrective lenses

code compliance certificate

means a certificate to that effect issued by a territorial authority or a building certifier pursuant to section 43 of the Act

combustible building materials

means building materials that are deemed combustible according to AS 1530.1

compliance schedule

means a compliance schedule issued under section 44 of the Act


in relation to a building, includes to build, erect, prefabricate, and relocate; and CONSTRUCTION has a corresponding meaning


has the meaning ascribed to it by the Resource Management Act 1991


department of conservation

means the department of State established by section 5 of the Conservation Act 1987


has the same meaning as in section 2(1) of the Conservation Act 1987


a pipe normally laid below ground level including fittings and equipment and intended to convey foul water or surface water to an outfall

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