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Weathertightness Before and After Earthquakes

A dedicated weathertightness layer can help protect building frames after a seismic event — ensuring that water damage doesn't occur through minor cracks or damage. 

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24 November 2017
24 November 2017

Weathertightness Before and After Earthquakes

Detailed blog post image Jon Davies November

A dedicated weathertightness layer can help protect building frames after a seismic event — ensuring that water damage doesn't occur through minor cracks or damage. 

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24 November 2017

Revised Scope for C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design

Detailed blog images matthew duder november

MBIE has released an important announcement regarding the scope for Building Code Verification Method C/VM2 Framework for Fire Safety Design. 

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24 November 2017

How Cold Does it Actually Get?

Detailed blog post image keith huntington november 2017

Does the disconnect between the standard temperatures used for thermal performance research, and the actual interior and climatic temperatures to which building are exposed, cause confusion?

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24 November 2017

Improve Livability and Eliminate Creaking in Apartments

Studco apartment office block creaky 1

A trend is appearing among several apartment towers and hotels around the globe where residents and guests are complaining of loud creaking and groaning noises emanating from the internal wall structure during high wind events. 

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23 November 2017

Timber Claddings and the Fire Code

Detailed blog image Fireshield november

We now have facade and cladding restrictions for all commercial construction with occupiable spaces above 7m, and residential builds above 10m — meaning more limited and cost prohibitive cladding options.

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21 November 2017

Is BIM Use Maturing? NZ BIM Survey 2017 Results Released

1711 Matthew Duder BIM 2018

EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings from the fourth 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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25 October 2017

Rain Harvesting: More than Just a Fad

1710 Scott Townsend Marley

Rainwater collection is a growing and necessary trend for both rural and urban areas.

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25 October 2017

Re-useable Passive Fire Stopping Solutions

1710 Malcolm option 2

In discussions with designers on interior fit-outs recently, it became apparent that there was a requirement for a fire stopping solution that was temporary in nature.

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25 October 2017

Specify Compliant Internal Wall Openings with Confidence

1710 Sam Mckechnie

Understanding the framing structure of internal wall openings can open new possibilities in designing architectural spaces. Working with a quality steel framing manufacturer that can provide engineering solutions to your project can be an invaluable tool to ensuring your design specifications are met.

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25 October 2017

Recessed Windows: Is a New Aesthetic Needed?

1710 Keith Huntington blog post

Recently there seems to be a developing interest in locating domestic aluminium windows to align with the thermal insulation zone of exterior walls. This interest seems to be focused on thermally broken window frames and the by-passing of the thermal break which occurs with current window installation details.

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