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(From The Dominion Post)
Byline: LOH HO-SANG Mathew
NEW building laws could boost housing construction costs by as much as 15 per cent, according to a pair of industry veterans.
Wellington project manager Roy Hanns and engineer John Christianson describe the Building Bill as a knee-jerk response and over-reaction to the controversy over leaky buildings.
The bill was introduced to Parliament last year after an investigation revealed systemic failures throughout the building sector.
It includes revised requirements for licensing of building practitioners, accreditation of building inspectors and certification and supervision of …