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NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2018 Results Released

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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22 November 2018
19 October 2016

Taller Timber Buildings on the Rise

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

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19 October 2016

Designing for Flexibility in Learning Spaces

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Incorporating partition systems into classroom design can help create flexible learning spaces as required by the Ministry of Education.

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26 September 2016

The Building Envelope: Protection for the Living Environment 


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

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21 September 2016

Aluminium Ceilings a Solution for Specialised Environments

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

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20 September 2016

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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19 August 2016

Partition Bracing Simplified

Following changes to the installation requirements for internal partitions and sliding door systems, TRACKLOK has worked on simplifying the partition bracing process.

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18 August 2016

Using PIR Board for High Performance Insulation

PIR insulation board is a multi-functional product that can be effectively installed in various areas of a build for high performance insulation.

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18 August 2016

What Will Make You Change to Bigger Building Chunks?

Future design and construction businesses will be influenced by disruptive business models, such as mass customisation, but with everyone quite comfortable with the status quo, an extremely compelling argument must be offered in order to change.

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18 August 2016

Do Internal Walls Need Insulation?

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The New Zealand Building Code clause H1 (Energy Efficiency) requires minimum levels of insulation only to the exterior of the inhabited areas of a house. Is this enough?

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21 July 2016

What Do We Need to Get Centrally Procured Housing Right?

A clear scope, well designed masterplan, building consent cohesion and coordinated infrastructure delivery are all needed to ensure that the government's latest housing plan succeeds.

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