6 Meaning of construction work

(1)

In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, construction work means any of the following work:

(a)

the construction, erection, installation, carrying out, alteration, repair, restoration, renewal, maintenance, extension, demolition, removal, or dismantling of any building, erection, edifice, or structure forming, or to form, part of land (whether permanent or not and whether constructed wholly or partly on, above, or below ground level):

(b)

the construction, erection, installation, carrying out, alteration, repair, restoration, renewal, maintenance, extension, demolition, removal, or dismantling of any works forming, or to form, part of land; including—

(i)

any road, motorway, aircraft runway, wharf, docks, harbour works, railway, cableway, or tramway:

(ii)

any canal, inland waterway, pipeline, reservoir, aqueduct, water main, well, or sewer:

(iii)

any electricity, water, gas, or telephone reticulation:

(iv)

any telecommunication apparatus or industrial plant:

(v)

any installation for the purposes of land drainage or coast protection:

(c)

the installation in any building or structure of fittings forming, or to form, part of land; including heating, lighting, air conditioning, ventilation, power supply, drainage, sanitation, water supply or fire protection, security, and communications systems:

(d)

the alteration, repair, maintenance, extension, demolition, or dismantling of the systems mentioned in paragraph (c):

(e)

the external or internal cleaning of buildings and structures, so far as it is carried out in the course of their construction, erection, alteration, repair, restoration, or extension:

(f)

any operation that forms an integral part of, or is preparatory to or is for rendering complete, work of the kind referred to in paragraphs (a) to (d); including—

(i)

site clearance, earthmoving, excavation, tunnelling, and boring; and

(ii)

laying foundations; and

(iii)

erecting, maintaining, or dismantling scaffolding or cranes; and

(iv)

prefabricating customised components of any building or structure, whether carried out on the construction site or elsewhere; and

(v)

site restoration, landscaping, and the provision of roadways and other access works:

(g)

the painting or decorating of the internal or external surfaces of any building or structure.

(1A)

Construction work includes—

(a)

design or engineering work carried out in New Zealand in respect of work of the kind referred to in subsection (1)(a) to (d) and (f):

(b)

quantity surveying work carried out in New Zealand in respect of work of the kind referred to in subsection (1)(a) to (g).

(2)

Despite subsection (1), construction work does not include any of the following work:

(a)

drilling for or extracting oil or natural gas:

(b)

extracting (whether by underground or surface working) minerals, including tunnelling or boring, or constructing underground works, for that purpose.

Section 6(1A): inserted, on 1 September 2016, by section 6 of the Construction Contracts Amendment Act 2015 (2015 No 92).