Structural and Geotechnical Requirements

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Level of compliance Main audience Other


  • Structural Engineers
  • Architects
  • Geotechnical Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Principals and Tumuaki
  • Boards
  • Proprietors

Schools are required to comply with the Structural and Geotechnical Requirements.

About the requirements

This document is primarily aimed at structural and geotechnical engineers, but it is also important that those who lead and co-ordinate school design work, such as architects, project managers, boards and Ministry property personnel, are familiar with the scope and purpose of this document.

Complying with the Structural and Geotechnical Requirements is mandatory.

Download the Structural and Geotechnical Requirements

Ensure you are using the latest version of the document by directly downloading the document from the link below.

Structural and Geotechnical Requirements [PDF, 3.7 MB]

The latest version of the document comes into effect on all projects that commence after 1 November 2020.

For a brief overview of the document and key requirements, refer to the summary sheet which can be downloaded using the link below.

Structural Geotechnical Requirements - Summary Sheet [PDF, 2.7 MB]

Feedback and future amendments

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