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Detailed is a community of blogs for architects and specifiers, offering design solutions, technical advice, custom specifications, practice advice and inspiration. Each blog is fronted by a niche industry expert.

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10 February 2016
 

Paint and Coatings

by Heather Goode

Asbestos Management: New Responsibilities for Property Owners

At a recent Paint Manufacturer’s Association meeting we had some information presented on changes to how asbestos removal will be managed from April 2016.

29 January 2016
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

Councils Consent $16.4 Billion of New Dwellings in 2015

An overview of the December Building Consents announcement from Statistics NZ for the 12 months to 31 December.

21 January 2016
 

Clay Block Technology

by Chris MacPherson

Efficiency of Block Laying: Porotherm Clay vs. Concrete

With fewer blocks per square metre and less mortar required, Porotherm clay blocks prove to be a fast and economic construction option.

16 January 2016
 

Prefabrication

by Pamela Bell

PrefabNZ Prepares for Eventful 2016

Some of the big new things happening at PrefabNZ this year will be of interest if like our members you are an architect or engineer, manufacturer or distributor, builder or maker, researcher or entrepreneur.

20 January 2016
 

Maximising Thermal Efficiency

by Keith Huntington

The Paris Summit: Implications for the NZ Building Industry

Will the aspirational global temperature rise targets agreed to at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference have any implications for the future, or will it just be 'business as usual'?

19 January 2016
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

Building Consents Record for November

The 12 months to November 2015 has seen an increased number of consents and a wider mix of residential building types.

18 January 2016
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Thomas van Raamsdonk

Moisture Management for Building Design

The complex issues of air movement, internal moisture and insulation in New Zealand houses.

17 January 2016
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

BIM Survey 2015: BIM Use Gaining Momentum in NZ

EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings from the second survey of our five year programme that will follow the progress of the introduction of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into New Zealand.

23 November 2015
 

Clay Block Technology

by Chris MacPherson

The Benefits of Thermal Mass for Passive Cooling in Summer

The impact of climate change means many warmer regions are looking to buildings with thermal mass to not only retain warmth in winter, but also to cool in the summer months.

18 November 2015
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Thomas van Raamsdonk

Airtightness and Energy Conservation

An airtight building envelope helps prevent hot air from escaping and can significantly reduce the costs of heating a building.

19 November 2015
 

Maximising Thermal Efficiency

by Keith Huntington

Homestar Expands Range of Homes Assessed

Apartments and terrace buildings are now included in this comprehensive residential sustainability rating scheme which is rapidly being adopted throughout the country. 

19 November 2015
 

Paint and Coatings

by Heather Goode

Slip Resistance Ratings and Surface Coatings

Slip resistance is necessary to safeguard people from injury during movement into, within, and out of buildings.

10 November 2015
 

Building Compliance Management

by Kevin Brunton

CodeMark Streamlines Consenting Process

Whilst there have been detractors over the years, CodeMark is here to stay and if used wisely can deliver benefits far beyond simple compliance.

27 October 2015
 

Acoustic Design

by Jonathan Mountfort

Implementing Acoustics for a Healthy Environment

Applying a small amount of sound absorbing materials can have a positive impact on our health and comfort when living and working in today's 'loud' society.

27 October 2015
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Thomas van Raamsdonk

Vapour Barriers vs. Intelligent Vapour Control

Unlike vapour barriers, intelligent airtightness and vapour control layers have a humidity-variable function, ensuring protection from mould and moisture damage.

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