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Following on from last month's topic — thermal bridging — I want to continue with more applied building science, focusing this time on moisture transport.
DORMA's office is a showcase of some of the fantastic operable wall systems not regularly associated with DORMA in New Zealand, as say automatic doors or architectural hardware. Read more
When making design decisions on thermal aspects of building materials and constructions, it is important to put them in perspective to maximise their performance – the inter-relational 'sweet-spot' – ... Read more
It's been a huge year and we are all in wind-down mode, but now is the time we should be putting energy into planning for the new calendar year; it will be here before you know it! Read more
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