First introduced with the Building Act 1991, producer statements were developed to help reduce time and costs for processing consent applications. When used properly, producer statements give authorities confidence that building work will be or has been constructed to meet the Building Code and approved consent requirements.

Types of producer statements

Engineers use Producer Statement documents to:

  • confirm their professional opinion that aspects of a building’s design comply with the Building Code, or
  • that elements of construction have been completed in accordance with the approved building consent.

There are 3 kinds of Producer Statements you can use to provide verification at different stages in the design and construction process.

  • PS1 – design
  • PS2 – design review
  • PS4 – construction review

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Construction monitoring services

Construction monitoring is an independent verification provided by an engineer to a client. It confirms that construction has been completed according to the building consent. Engineers are required to recommend the most appropriate level for the work and then carry out the agreed monitoring levels.

Read our article on inspecting unconsented work

Our guidelines describe the range of levels of construction monitoring and methodology that engineers need to adopt.

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