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On balance, is there a long-term thermal and economic gain to be had from fitting insulation to the exterior face of a ‘slab-on-ground’ concrete floor... and is it as effective as it seems?
In this post we'll look at performance testing for textiles and upholstery and examine how to extend the lifespan of materials in commercial and heavy duty environments. Read more
As the cost of energy continues to climb, we are looking for better ways to reduce the heat loss from our buildings. Read more
Kiwis like to get things done – fast. The quicker the design period and the faster the build, the fewer overheads and less risk to the client and contractor. It makes good business sense. Or does it? Read more
It’s no surprise that almost 70% of offices are now employing an open plan office layout because of the many benefits it provides. Read more
Acoustic performance is a key aspect to the success of any building, as it ultimately ensures workplace satisfaction and affects the productivity of its users. Read more
The national winners of the 2014 ADNZ | Resene Architectural Design Awards were announced at a gala awards ceremony in the Bay of Islands on Friday night, with a talented young Waikato designer scoopi... Read more