NZS 4203:1992 Volumes 1 & 2

General structural design and design loadings for buildings

This document has been re-assessed by the committee, and judged to still be up to date.

Sets out in limit state format requirements for general structural design and design loadings for buildings, including the supports for services entering and within buildings, parts of buildings and pedestrian bridges within building sites. Design loadings include those from dead and live loads, earthquake forces, wind forces, snow loads, rainwater ponding loads, ice loads, soil loads and ground water loads. Approved electrical safety Standard. Reprinted to append Corrigendum 1:1994.

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Amendment history

Supersedes

Publishing information

Status: SUPERSEDED

Published: 13/12/1992

Pages: 236

Committee:  30/-

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Approved Code Of Practice For Passenger Ropeways In New Zealand

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  3.20.1

Citation Context:
Foundations for anchorage, buildings and tower structures shall be designed in accordance with NZ Building Code, NZS 4203, NZS 3404, and NZS 3101 as applicable.

Hazardous Substances (Dangerous Goods And Scheduled Toxic Substances) Transfer Notice 2004

Ministry:  Environmental Protection Authority
Section:  Schedule 8, Interpretation

Citation Context:
NZS 4203: 1992 means the standard on General Structural Design and Design Loadings for Buildings

Approved Code Of Practice For Passenger Ropeways In New Zealand

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  3.2.2.3

Citation Context:
All structures are to comply with the wind, snow and seismic loading requirements of NZS 4203.

Approved Code Of Practice For Passenger Ropeways In New Zealand

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  3.20.6

Citation Context:
A certificate by a practising Registered Engineer is required, certifying that the foundations have been designed and constructed in accordance with the NZ Building Code, NZS 4203, NZS 3404, and NZS 3101 as applicable.

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  1.11.1.1

Citation Context:
Where a boiler is intended for general approval and installation anywhere in New Zealand, the seismic requirements for Zone Factor Z = 1.2 shall apply. (Refer NZS 4203)

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  1.11.1.1(c)

Citation Context:
Where a boiler is intended for general approval and installation anywhere in New Zealand, the seismic requirements for Zone Factor Z = 1.2 shall apply. (Refer NZS 4203)

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  1.11.1.1(f)

Citation Context:
Any respective wind loading need not be considered simultaneously with the seismic case (refer to NZS 4203)

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  Appendix A1

Citation Context:
NZS 4203 General structural design and design loadings for buildings.

Approved Code Of Practice For The Safe Erection And Use Of Scaffolding - Revoked

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  3.10 TIES

Citation Context:
A tie must be capable of safely withstanding a horizontal force equivalent to 10 percent of the weight of the scaffold plus the full live load of the area of scaffolding in the vacinity of each tie, or the environmental loads of NZS 4203.

Approved Code Of Practice For Passenger Ropeways In New Zealand

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  3.20.4

Citation Context:
Foundations on rock shall be firmly anchored to the rock in accordance with the requirements of the NZ Building Code and NZS 4203.

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  1.11.1.2

Citation Context:
During the design of shell boilers, in addition to any other requirement of AS 1228 or BS 2790, particular attention shall be given to ensure that boiler as a whole, including in particular the supports and the boiler shell in the general region of the su

Approved Code Of Practice For The Safe Erection And Use Of Scaffolding - Revoked

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  2.3 LOAD COMBINATIONS

Citation Context:
Load combinations for strength limit states shall be in accordance with NZS 4203, except that dead and live load combinations shall be as follows...

Approved Code Of Practice For The Safe Erection And Use Of Scaffolding - Revoked

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  2.4.2 ENVIRONMENTAL LOADS

Citation Context:
Where appropriate, the environmental loads shall include the following: (a) Wind loads in accordance with NZS 4203 imposed on the scaffold, including any guardrails, toeboards, stacked materials, screens, sheeting, platform ropes, guy wires and other atta

Building Code Compliance Document G12

Ministry:  Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment: Building Systems Performance
Section:  AS2

Approved Code Of Practice For Cranes

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  Appendix C Referenced documents

Citation Context:
NZS 4203 General Structural Design and Design Loadings for Buildings

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  1.11.1.1(g)

Citation Context:
For pressure equipment installed at ground level, the minimum coefficients will always be greater than the NZS 4203 requirements;

Approved Code Of Practice For Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers) 2001

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  5.4.4(3)

Citation Context:
Pressure vessel supports and shells shall be designed to conform with the seismic provisions of NZS 4203.

Approved Code Of Practice For Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers) 2001

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  5.4.4(4)

Citation Context:
Pressure vessels intended to be suitable for any location in New Zealand shall have a Zone Factor of 1.2 applied during the design process. (Refer to NZS 4203 Fig. 4.6.2.)

Approved Code Of Practice For Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers) 2001

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  5.4.4(8)

Citation Context:
The greater of the loadings derived from the applicable seismic design coefficient and analysis to NZS 4203 shall be used.

Approved Code Of Practice For Pressure Equipment (Excluding Boilers) 2001

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  Schedule C

Citation Context:
NZS 4203 (latest edition) is listed as a referenced Standard

Approved Code Of Practice For The Safe Handling, Transportation And Erection Of Precast Concrete

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  2.3.1 Loads

Citation Context:
(1) Bracing shall be designed for wind and construction loads ... (b) Where the temporary bracing is expected to provide support for extended periods (more than 2 weeks) consideration must be given to a more accurate determination of wind loads in accord

Code Of Practice For The Management Of Existing Stationary Container Systems Up To 60,000 Litres Capacity

Ministry:  Environmental Protection Authority
Section:  Appendix 3.1.4

Citation Context:
Requirements for the construction of reinforced plastic tanks which do not conform to the requirements of BS 4994: 1987 or AS 2634 – 1983 are as follows: An engineer experienced in the design of reinforced plastic tanks must undertake calculations substantiating the design of the tank, using the appropriate sections of NZS 3106: 1986 Code of practice for concrete structures for the storage of liquids, to determine the dynamic liquid loads; NZS 4203: 1992 Code of practice for general structural design and design loadings for buildings (or AS/NZS 1170, and NZS 4219: 1983 Specification for seismic resistance of engineering systems in buildings.

Hazardous Substances (Dangerous Goods And Scheduled Toxic Substances) Transfer Notice 2004

Ministry:  Environmental Protection Authority
Section:  Schedule 8, Clause 8(4)

Citation Context:
Every above ground stationary tank used to store hazardous liquids must be designed, constructed, and installed to (a) the seismic and wind loading requirements specified in … or (iii) NZS 4203: 1992; or …

Approved Code Of Practice For The Design, Safe Operation, Maintenance And Servicing Of Boilers, 2000 Edition Incorporating Amendment 1:2004

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  1.11.1.1(a)

Citation Context:
The boiler and all its components, including in particular the supports and the boiler drums and headers in the general region of the supports, shall be designed to additionally include the seismic provisions of NZS 4203.

Approved Code Of Practice For Passenger Ropeways In New Zealand

Ministry:  WorkSafe New Zealand
Section:  3.23.1

Citation Context:
Buildings and structures which do not support loads arising from the ropeway system shall be designed and constructed to the New Zealand Building Code, with snow, wind and seismic loadings as provided for in NZS 4203 and local body authority fire regulati

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