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28 August 2017
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Jon Davies

Triple Connected Windows Part II

It is very important that all aspects of the window are taken into consideration; frame system, double glazing, window size and the connections between the window and the wall.

28 August 2017
 

Fire Performance Coatings

by Matthew Hughes

Balancing Appearance and Performance with Intumescent Coatings

Ensuring a 'true' limiting temperature has been calculated could half the thickness and cost of intumescent coating.

28 August 2017
 

Steel Systems for Framing and Architectural Finishings

by Sam McKechnie

Simple and Long-Lasting Solutions to Ceiling Pelmets and Recesses

Steel pelmet and recess systems can increase design flexibility, and provide easy installation and a resilient finish that doesn't crack, warp or undulate over time.

28 August 2017
 

Maximising Thermal Efficiency

by Keith Huntington

Thermally Broken Window Frames

Thermally broken window frames have been available for a number of years, but for some reason their uptake has not been as rapid as might be expected from the promotion given to them.

25 August 2017
 

Passive Fire Protection

by Malcolm Christie

Air Conditioner Pipe Penetrations Through Floor Slabs

Engaging a passive fire specialist can help determine if the proposed installation method of fire stopping will comply with relevant fire test results or if an alternative solution is possible.

25 August 2017
 

Clay Block Technology

by Chris MacPherson

2020 Near Zero Energy Standards for Climate Neutral Buildings

A nearly zero energy house is a building that covers most of its low energy requirements with renewable energy sources. 

24 July 2017
 

Sustainable Living

by Jerome Partington

Problem or Potential? Evolving NZ Design for a Thriving Future

Creating living buildings opens up conversations about design, sustainability and regeneration of natural resources.

20 July 2017
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Jon Davies

Improving Thermal Performance with Triple Connected Windows

How to ensure standard thermally-broken windows are positioned to succeed.

18 July 2017
 

Steel Systems for Framing and Architectural Finishings

by Sam McKechnie

Achieving Clean Flush Lines around Windows and Doors

While traditional architraves cover the gap between the window frame and the plaster, newer steel systems blend the plasterboard into the window sill, leaving a seamless finish that won't crack or deform over time.

18 July 2017
 

Acoustic Design

by Jonathan Mountfort

Synaesthesia: How Different Pitched Sounds Can Affect Taste

Recent studies have shown that what we hear while eating can affect what we taste. Could sound be the next bastion of food presentation?

12 July 2017
 

Passive Fire Protection

by Malcolm Christie

Planning for Passive Fire Protection in Pre-Cast Concrete Walls

By making provisions for passive fire penetrations in pre-cast concrete slabs, you can save on costly concrete drilling and reworks; economies of scale make it a 'no-brainer'. 

22 June 2017
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

New Fire Rating Requirement for Exterior Claddings on Buildings Over 7m High

Do you know that the 31st of May 2017 marked the beginning of fire rating for exterior cladding over 7m in height?

22 June 2017
 

Passive Fire Protection

by Malcolm Christie

Building Cladding Systems and Passive Fire Protection

The timing of passive fire protection installation is critical, and when overlooked or left to the 11th hour, it can cause delays and have a knock-on effect on other trades.

22 June 2017
 

Airtightness and Moisture Management

by Jon Davies

Enclosing Insulation in Skillion Roofs

Full insulation performance can be achieved even when the 25mm air gap is eliminated.

08 June 2017
 

Building Industry Insight

by Matthew Duder

Have Your Say on Fire Safety Regulations

MBIE is seeking industry feedback on the current fire safety regulations for New Zealand buildings, up until the 14th of July 2017.

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