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How Will Architects and Builders Be Affected By the Covid-19 Outbreak?

How will work change for you as NZ works to prevent the spread of Covid-19?

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23 March 2020
23 March 2020

Specifying for Airtightness and Testing

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We hear about better building performance through air tightness all the time. You’ve probably heard you can test for it with a blower door. But if that’s what you want, how do you get it? Here’s some guidance on how to specify for air tightness and a test to prove it. 

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23 March 2020

Seismic Bracing of Suspended Ceilings: Three Common Methods

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When it comes to designing suspended ceilings to withstand seismic loads, there are a number of solutions to consider.

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27 February 2020

New Builds and Fossil Fuels

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Why are we still designing and constructing buildings and homes that use fossil fuels?

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20 February 2020

Sustainable Water Supply

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With the current shortage of rain in much of NZ, especially in the North, it is appropriate to recognise the long-term change in rainfall patterns and to give serious consideration to having water storage for domestic use at most dwellings.

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19 February 2020

Sustainability Will Help Drive Prefab Forward

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The industry needs to work to lessen inefficient delivery of materials, building waste and the movement of the workforce in order to reduce our environmental impact. 

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22 November 2019

2019 Construction Industry Confidence Survey Results

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A recent survey of 843 architectural specifiers and 638 builders gives us a snapshot of the NZ construction industry heading into 2020.

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22 November 2019

Smartening Up Asset Management with BIM

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There are misconceptions about BIM’s applicability to existing assets but a recent project at Hamilton City Council’s Pukete Wastewater Treatment Plant exemplifies how BIM technologies can be utilised to provide a rich, multi-dimensional picture of existing assets.

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22 November 2019

NZBC – H1 Energy Efficiency

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From time to time there are calls from various interest groups advocating that their section of the New Zealand Building Code needs to be updated or revised, including Clause H1 (Energy Efficiency).

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22 November 2019

Moving Towards Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand

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A look at some of the milestones and springboards from 2019 which are leading NZ architects towards sustainable design practices in 2020 and beyond. 

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22 November 2019

NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2019 Results Released

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EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings of the sixth year of the BIM Benchmark Survey. 

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