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Considering a Single Ply Membrane in New Zealand Conditions?

It is important to consider NZ's unique environment and high UV levels when specifying modern single ply thermoplastic membranes such as PVC and TPO.

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23 February 2018
23 February 2018

Considering a Single Ply Membrane in New Zealand Conditions?

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It is important to consider NZ's unique environment and high UV levels when specifying modern single ply thermoplastic membranes such as PVC and TPO.

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23 February 2018

Fire Rated Floor Slab Penetrations

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We recently had occasion to be drawn into the realm of structural engineering with regard to concrete floor slab penetrations. The issue is all too common – no provision made for power or data cables (and other services) to pass through concrete floor slabs. 

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22 February 2018

Understanding Different New Zealand Fire Ratings

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Specifiers should understand there are multiple types of fire ratings, and most buildings are required to meet at least one of these.

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22 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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21 February 2018

PrefabNZ CoLab 2018

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PrefabNZ’s CoLab is about increasing construction productivity through innovative construction, especially prefab and offsite manufacture. 

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01 February 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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24 November 2017

Improve Livability and Eliminate Creaking in Apartments

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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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24 November 2017

Is BIM Use Maturing? NZ BIM Survey 2017 Results Released

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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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24 November 2017

Timber Claddings and the Fire Code

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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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24 November 2017

How Cold Does it Actually Get?

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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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