Under Section 46 of the Building Act 2004 the BCA is required to send certain applications to Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) Design Review Unit (DRU) for review under the Fire Service Act. Where this occurs the DRU have 10 working days in which to provide their feedback / memorandum to the BCA.

The memorandum issued by the DRU will set out their advice in regard to provisions for means of escape from fire and the needs of persons who are authorised by law to enter the building to undertake fire-fighting.

Types of applications that are required to be sent are detailed at https://gazette.govt.nz/notice/id/2012-go2694.