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How Can KiwiBuild Be a Success?

Six key points that the KiwiBuild housing scheme must incorporate for history-making success.

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16 May 2018
16 May 2018

Risk versus Reward in Building Design

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How do I get my design to meet expectations of comfort?

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16 May 2018

Thermal Performance: Which Materials are Best?

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When designing buildings for thermal performance, which criteria should dominate when it comes to the selection of building materials?

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19 April 2018

Changing Trends in the Gloss Levels of Paint

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Fashions have changed and paint technology has improved; flat/matt sheen level paints are now being confidently used throughout homes, including in bathrooms and kitchens.

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18 April 2018

Where Does the Airtightness Layer Go?

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Getting layering right in New Zealand buildings for summer and winter.

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18 April 2018

Where to Find The True Cost of Passive Fire

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The perceptions of project managers, quantity surveyors and passive fire installers when it comes to planning for fire stopping.

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23 March 2018

Natural Ventilation: Was the Old Way So Bad?

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Should we be reviewing the natural ventilation aspects of the standard form of windows commonly used in our modern houses?

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22 March 2018

The Dwelling as a System

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A dwelling should be considered as an integrated set of systems rather than a set of separate components.

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22 March 2018

Light Reflective Membrane Benefits in New Zealand

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One of the more significant developments in low slope commercial roofing in the New Zealand market in recent years has been the rise of ‘cool roofs’. Relatively new in our country, the choice to adopt lighter coloured roofing membranes is becoming more popular.

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01 March 2018

Faster, Safer, Better Buildings On Time and On Budget

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An introduction to prefabrication: what specifiers need to be aware of when designing for offsite construction.

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23 February 2018

Sound Isolation for Multi-Residential Dwellings

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How can we achieve the desired sound transfer and impact ratings for suspended ceilings in multi-residential apartments?

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