Throughout this website and your claim process, you may notice different acronyms being used.

Below is a list of common terms you may come across which are useful for you to know. If you’re unsure of a particular term and you can’t find it here, please ask us.

APM Assistant Project Manager
BC Building Consent
CCC Christchurch City Council
CERA Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority
CETAS Canterbury Earthquake Temporary Accommodation Service
CWI Contract Works Insurance
D&B Design and Build
D+B Design plus Build
DRA Detailed Repair Assessment or Detailed Rebuild Assessment
DOA Deed of Assignment
FMA Flood Management Area
EQC Earthquake Commission
FOR Foundation Option Report
ISO Insurance and Savings Ombudsman Scheme
LBP Licensed Building Practitioner
LINZ Land Information New Zealand
MBIE Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
MUB Multi Unit Building
PC Practical Completion
PA Project Administrator
PM Project Manager
PMO Project Management Organisation
PPE Personal Protective Equipment
QS Quantity Surveyor
RAS Residential Advisory Service
RFP Request For Price
RMA Resource Management Act
SDC Selwyn District Council
SEF Settlement Election Form
SFA Short Form Agreement
TMP Traffic Management Plan
TA Tender Analysis
WDC Waimakariri District Council