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Updated Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Builds

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released the biggest energy efficiency changes to the Building Code in more than a decade on 29 November 2021.

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29 November 2021
22 November 2021

BIM: A Review of the Last Eight Years and the Impact BIM Has Had on Business

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EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings of the eighth year of the BIM Benchmark Survey. In this blog post I share some of the biggest changes we've seen from 2014 to 2021. 

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22 November 2021

The Building Code System: Is It Ready for Mandatory Product Information? Part Two: A Case Study

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In this blog post I look at a common product where there is a range of product information available to compare approaches — flexible wall underlays. 

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22 November 2021

How Shower Drainage Design Impacts Subfloors

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Specifying a shower area and the considerations around structure.

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22 November 2021

Achieving Passive Fire Compliance in Multi-Residential Developments

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A look at the key barriers to achieving compliant fire ratings on large buildings — particularly high-rise apartments — in today’s construction climate and an alternative method to overcome these.

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22 November 2021

Quality is the Foundation of a Trustful Customer Relationship

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Quality management systems are considered to be highly complex and many companies shy away from implementing them. This blog post intends to clarify some of the common concepts in quality management to make the approach more accessible.

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26 October 2021

Summer Cooling for Medium Density Housing

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With a growing proportion of our new housing being constructed as medium-density dwellings, this former niche market is rapidly expanding to take in purchasers and occupiers whose primary experience is with the standalone residences they grew up in. This new form of living brings with it a need for a significant degree of re-setting of expectations, both desirable and undesirable.

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26 October 2021

Streamlined Process for Product Substitution in Auckland Builds

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Auckland Council has now streamlined their process for assessing product substitutions to help builders deal with supply chain issues. 

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26 October 2021

The Passive Fire Industry and the Task Factor: Creating the Work Space

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In our recent series of articles, we have looked at the limitations to a mere administrative/regulatory approach when fostering industry wide change. This has led us to widen our perspective and to acknowledge the importance of human factors when fostering change in human behaviour.

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26 October 2021

Futureproofing Your Waterproofing Specification

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It is important to consider future factors such as ground movement and rising sea levels to ensure the waterproofing membrane specified will perform as intended regardless of changes in ground conditions.

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27 September 2021

Project Pricing with a Volatile Supply Chain

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With supply delays, product shortages and price increases affecting the industry, do we need to change our approach to managing pricing for upcoming projects?

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