with Chris MacPherson
23 March 2017
Structural engineer Dr Jason Ingham compares Eurocodes 6 and 8 with the limit loading criteria in the New Zealand Building Code.
24 February 2017
Declare accreditation for Porotherm confirms that it is a 100% natural and sustainable product, suitable for NZ's built environment.
22 November 2016
A modelled method on a proposed five level contemporary home being constructed using good passive solar design and clay construction blocks.
19 August 2016
The structural integrity of Porotherm confined masonry walls meets clause B1 of the NZBC and has been further demonstrated through European standards for earthquake resistance.
20 July 2016
In order to meet higher seismic requirements, a new block was developed by Wienerberger to be used in very high seismic zones in Europe.
22 June 2016
Dynamic simulation software for Passive Solar systems and building energy optimisation show that the e4 Blockhouse NZ easily reaches Passive Solar House criteria for the NZ built environment.
21 January 2016
With fewer blocks per square metre and less mortar required, Porotherm clay blocks prove to be a fast and economic construction option.
23 November 2015
The impact of climate change means many warmer regions are looking to buildings with thermal mass to not only retain warmth in winter, but also to cool in the summer months.
27 October 2015
Clay construction technology has attained an impressively high level of accreditation throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
20 September 2015
Engineering for Porotherm clay construction is a simpler form of residential masonry construction — easily mastered by engineers, architects and designers.
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