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Is it Time to Start Thinking About Sustainable Suburbs?

It is coming to be accepted that there is a personal and, to a lesser extent, a national benefit in having energy generation and water collection within the family home, but the conversation has not yet extended to applying this thinking to a co-operative community setting.

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21 March 2019
24 February 2017

New Amendment to NZBC H1 Energy Efficiency

A new edition (Fourth) of the New Zealand Building Code Clause H1 (Energy Efficiency) has been published. It became effective on 1st January 2017.

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24 February 2017

Overcoming Partition Construction and Privacy Issues in Unisex Bathrooms

With the increased demand and necessity of unisex toilet cubicles in the commercial and education sectors, the need for a resolution for the issue of privacy has been raised by many designers.

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24 February 2017

Selecting the Right Metal Ceiling System for Your Building

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A look into the key considerations — including acoustics, perforations and aesthetics — for choosing an effective metal ceiling system.

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24 February 2017

Windows and the Fingerprint of Continuous Layers

The performance of windows can be greatly improved by ensuring insulation, weathertightness and airtightness layers connect.

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25 November 2016

The Benefits of a Siphonic Drainage System

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

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25 November 2016

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?

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24 November 2016

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.

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23 November 2016

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.

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23 November 2016

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.

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21 November 2016

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.

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