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Considering Thermal Insulation for Concrete Block Walls

Because of their high thermal mass, the thermal insulation of concrete and concrete block walls in dwellings needs to be treated quite differently to those with lightweight framed or panel walls.

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21 March 2019

Balancing Fire Protection with Other Building Requirements

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We often come across situations where compliance with NZBC requirements for fire protection is in conflict with other requirements.

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21 March 2019

Update on Tariffs and Anti-Dumping Duties on Residential Building Materials

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Tariff concessions have applied to many materials used in residential construction since 2014. The government has decided not to re-impose these tariffs.

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21 February 2019

Below-Ground-Waterproofing: Getting it Right the First Time

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Combined meetings with architects, engineers, geo-technicians, contractors, and in the case of waterproofing — a good technical advisor, provide the knowledge to prevent excessive design alterations after construction has commenced.

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21 February 2019

New Guidance on Fire Performance of External Wall Cladding Systems

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Working with industry experts, MBIE has developed guidance about how external cladding systems should be tested for fire spread performance.

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21 February 2019

BIMinNZ Conference 2019

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BIM is part of the growing construction technology wave that will deliver productivity gains. Find out more and be in to win a ticket to the inaugural BIMinNZ Conference in Wellington on Wednesday, 8 May 2019. 

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21 February 2019

NZGBC Update: 7,500 Homes Assessed Through HomeFit

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To promote healthier houses, New Zealand Green Building Council launched the HomeFit initiative in November 2018. We've asked the NZGBC to give us an update on the uptake and initial learnings from the first three months.

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21 February 2019

Fire Testing for Temporary Wall Cladding

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A look at how a peel and stick weathertightness membrane performs in a fire when used as a temporary cladding.

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22 November 2018

NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2018 Results Released

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A look at the fifth year of a five-year programme that follows progress of an industry control group in accelerating the introduction of BIM into NZ.

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21 November 2018

Why and How to Choose Solar Hot Water Systems?

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A high quality, well designed and installed solar thermal system will reduce energy for water heating by around 75% in individual homes and by 40-70% in larger buildings.

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21 November 2018

Wanted: An Innovative Relocatable Home Design

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Registrations are now open for a prefabricated home design competition promoted by APL Window Solutions with the support of NZIA and Built Smart.

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