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Thermal Bridge vs Continuous Thermal Envelope

Designing ventilated cold roofs or airtight warm roofs without careful attention to risks of condensation can compromise the whole building fabric and integrity. 

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25 May 2020
25 May 2020

The Different Types of Glass Used in Construction

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There are mainly three types of glass; annealed glass, heat-strengthened glass and toughened glass. Here's a look at how we can expect each to perform. 

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25 May 2020

Covid-19 and Shovel-Ready Projects

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‘Shovel-Ready’ is the adjective of the moment, but is it to be a 2019 descriptor or a 2021 descriptor? This will be important in 20 years time when the decisions about to be made will be well cemented in.

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25 May 2020

Turning 'The Impossible' into the Possible

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There are clear parallels between the rapid adjustments for Covid-19 and the adjustments that are required to overcome the challenges of the climate crisis.

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11 May 2020

Operating Building Sites Under Level 2

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On Tuesday 12 May, David Kelly (Master Builders, Construction Industry Council) and Johnny Calley (Master Builders, Calley Homes) returned to provide an update on building site standards and protocols as we move into Level 2. 

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28 April 2020

Considering Thermal Windows

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Windows form an important barrier and connection between the wide outside world and the cosy private environment of the building’s occupants. As the weakest point, attempts have been taken by industry to address the thermal vulnerability of this necessary building element.

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28 April 2020

When Air Leaks Become a Critical Failure Risk: Aquatic Centres

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The new aquatic centre was the pride of the council — a shimmering new facility that was meant to keep active people healthy and provide a safe place for kids. But the new council owners noticed odd things about the building as soon as they turned the systems on.

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28 April 2020

Sanitiser or Soap? Building Site Protocols under Level 3

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On Tuesday 21 April, Matthew Duder of EBOSS was joined by David Kelly, CE Master Builders and Chair of Construction Industry Council, as well as Johnny Calley (Calley Homes) as they provided an overview of the new building site standards and protocols.

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28 April 2020

Site Protocols for Architects

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What can and can't be done on-site during Level 3? An overview of the new on-site protocols for architects and consultants. 

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14 April 2020

Planning for the Return to Level 3 for Construction and Architecture Businesses

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While no end date for the national lockdown has been set, now is the time for construction and architecture businesses to consider what steps they will need to take to return to Level 3.

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23 March 2020

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

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

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