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NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2018 Results Released

A look at the fifth year of a five-year programme that follows progress of an industry control group in accelerating the introduction of BIM into NZ.

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22 November 2018
21 November 2018

Why and How to Choose Solar Hot Water Systems?

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A high quality, well designed and installed solar thermal system will reduce energy for water heating by around 75% in individual homes and by 40-70% in larger buildings.

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21 November 2018

Wanted: An Innovative Relocatable Home Design

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Registrations are now open for a prefabricated home design competition promoted by APL Window Solutions with the support of NZIA and Built Smart.

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21 November 2018

An Update on Prefab Perceptions Today

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The momentum for prefabrication is picking up both in NZ and overseas. 

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01 November 2018

Framing Structure Options for Internal Doorways

Framing Structure Options for Internal Doorways

Ensuring strong internal doorways requires comprehensive framing systems, but with so many framing options available, which system provides the best results?

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18 October 2018

Renovating and Insulating Masonry Walls

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Why strapping and lining masonry walls on the inside is not a good idea, not for renovation, not for new builds. 

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18 October 2018

Bentonite Waterproofing and Wet/Dry Cycling

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There is no aspect of bentonite waterproofing that is as misunderstood as how it responds to wet/dry cycling.

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17 October 2018

Growing the Passive Fire Knowledge Base

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The more the industry talks about passive fire and engages with other construction industry professionals, the more likely we are to get it right the first time.

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17 October 2018

Photovoltaic and Solar Water Panels: What to Choose?

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When reviewing advertisements and promotional materials it appears that photovoltaic (PV) solar panels are promoted, with solar water panels being essentially ignored — why?

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28 September 2018

Property Line Wall Substrate Preparation

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Below-grade shoring wall construction often proves to be difficult to obtain and maintain along the project site perimeter. 

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21 September 2018

Adding Insulation and Wall Underlay to Existing Walls

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How can we safely add insulation to existing walls without risking trapped moisture and compromising durability? 

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