07 September 2016

New Construction Industry Council (CIC) Guidelines


Over the past two years a working group, including IPENZ representatives, has been reviewing and updating the Construction Industry Council (CIC) Design Guidelines. The new format combines the activities undertaken by each consultant through each of the project stages. This will allow a full cross-disciplinary view of the design by stage, which should avoid scope omissions and deliver a clear understanding of interdisciplinary activities.

The Guidelines are intended as general checklists and benchmarks to define the design process for “building” projects. They are intended to provide an industry-wide multidisciplinary schedule of design activities typically undertaken. For ease of interpretation the Guidelines have been pre-populated with scope typical of a “traditional” project. Clients and consultants should tailor the document to suit the project specific requirements.

The Guidelines now incorporate the major developments in building design including Health and Safety at Work (HSW), Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) and Building Information Modelling (BIM).

The guidelines are available from the NZ CIC website and are presented in an editable pdf format.

Download the Guidelines