MIL OSI Translation. French Polynesian to English –
Source: Government of New Caledonia
Headline: Building standards up to date
New Caledonia launched in March 2016 the definition of a normative reference system of the construction sector. An initial list of standards that could be applied in New Caledonia had been published as early as July 2016. An updated version of this list is now available.
Led by a technical evaluation committee made up of construction, public works and civil engineering stakeholders, the project to provide the construction sector with a normative reference is available in two ways. The publication of French and European standards, on the one hand; and the development of a New Caledonian licensing process for materials and products manufactured locally or under different normative systems.
As part of this first round, a list of approximately 1,700 construction standards and 450 texts was established in July 2016. Since then, these standards have evolved. Their updated versions are available below for download. Ultimately, they will be available online and updated in real time by AFNOR (French Association for Standardization).
The order that will make these standards applicable will be published in September 2018, at the same time as the order that will set the conditions for obtaining approvals. Their implementation date is scheduled for June 2019.
Quality and safetyThese standards concern all the rules that govern the design, control, products or implementation processes in the building and public works sector. As reference documents setting out solutions to technical problems, these standards aim to disseminate good practices while setting a level of demand, with a view to constantly improving the quality of buildings. Their respect is a guarantee and a security in terms of strength and durability for investors and insurance companies.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This article is a translation. Please forgive us should the grammar and / or sentence structure not be perfect.