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25 November 2016
 

Sanitary and Stormwater Systems

by Steve Skidmore

The Benefits of a Siphonic Drainage System

What are the options for efficient and effective drainage for your next flat roof project? 

25 November 2016
 

Prefabrication

by Pamela Bell

Building Ourselves Out of the Global Affordable Housing Crisis

As populations grow, could adopting modern construction methods and technologies like offsite construction be the key to responding to the global housing challenge?

24 November 2016
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

BIM Use Continues to Increase in NZ - BIM Survey 2016 Results Revealed

EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings from the third survey of our five-year programme that follows the progress of the adoption of Building Information Modelling (BIM) into New Zealand.

23 November 2016
 

Maximising Thermal Efficiency

by Keith Huntington

Is Technology or Forestry the Answer?

Perhaps neither when it comes to attempting to control climate change. Perhaps it will only be by the sum of the small actions of individuals that there may be some hope of progress.

23 November 2016
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Thomas van Raamsdonk

The Building Envelope 1.3: Controlling the Movement of Moisture

Controlling moisture within the building structure can help protect the homeowners' investment while offering improvements to energy-efficiency, comfort and health.

22 November 2016
 

Clay Block Technology

by Chris MacPherson

Compliance with NZBC Clause H1 Using Clay Construction Blocks

A modelled method on a proposed five level contemporary home being constructed using good passive solar design and clay construction blocks.

21 November 2016
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

Updated New Zealand BIM Handbook Released

Based on global developments and direct industry feedback, the new edition of the New Zealand BIM Handbook aims to further unlock BIM's benefits for NZ's design and construction sector.

20 October 2016
 

Acoustic Design

by Jonathan Mountfort

A Guide to Designing Quality Learning Spaces

The updated Design Quality Learning Spaces document focuses on acoustic design that can support the flexible styles of teaching and learning now in place in New Zealand schools.

20 October 2016
 

Translucent Roofing

by Alisa Bennett

Achieving Light Transmission without Heat

New technologies can break the traditional link between light and solar transmission — ensuring natural light in covered outdoor spaces without the related uncomfortable heat.

19 October 2016
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Thomas van Raamsdonk

The Building Envelope 1.2: Thermally Insulated Buildings

As vapour diffusion takes place both in winter and summer, a solution that can predictably prevent moisture accumulation within the structure through all seasons is required.

19 October 2016
 

Prefabrication

by Pamela Bell

Taller Timber Buildings on the Rise

Tall timber gets cheaper, better, faster — a construction technology update from recent conferences in Australia and Canada.

26 September 2016
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Thomas van Raamsdonk

The Building Envelope: Protection for the Living Environment 


Understanding insulation, warmth and moisture transport is key to building durable and healthy homes.

22 September 2016
 

Clay Block Technology

by Chris MacPherson

H1 and Thermal Mass with Clay Construction Blocks

Insulating walls have the capacity to add thermal gain, adding significant heating and cooling capacity at no extra cost.

21 September 2016
 

Office Ceilings and Partitions

by Glenn Thomsen

Unique Ceiling Solutions for Specialised Environments

Aluminium suspension grid systems prove useful in environments with unique requirements such as hospital MRI rooms.

20 September 2016
 

Prefabrication

by Pamela Bell

The Growth of Innovative Engineered Timber Design

The most remarkable architectural legacy of the Canterbury earthquakes is the design community's realisation that engineered timber is a key material for innovative New Zealand buildings.

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