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Water Resistant vs. Watertight

Protecting structure from moisture before, during and after construction is a code minimum requirement of B2 durability.

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21 June 2018
21 June 2018

Time to Talk Tanking in the Wet

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Mitigating the risk of over-hydration is key to the success of a bentonite membrane — especially in wet conditions. 

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21 June 2018

Designing with Cross and Glue Laminated Timber Construction

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It’s fast, cost-effective, sustainable and beautiful... so where are all the timber buildings? 

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21 June 2018

Preventing Roof Leaks On Flat Roofs

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The best way to prevent roof leaks in the wetter seasons is to be proactive with roof maintenance in the months before the winter period.

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21 June 2018

Passive Fire: Where Does Design and Specification Responsibility Lie?

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Designers, project managers, installers and building consent officials exercising duty of care responsibilities would positively contribute to raising the bar on all passive fire protection installations in NZ.

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16 May 2018

Risk versus Reward in Building Design

Jon Davies Detailed May 2018

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

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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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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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