You are using an outdated browser version not supported by this website.
Click here to upgrade your browser

Product Advice

Below-Ground Structural Design for Tanking

Continuing from my previous blog and the question of design, I look at considerations for ensuring an effective waterproofing solution. 

Read all

23 May 2019
21 May 2019

Detailed Design of Passive Fire Penetration Seals

building

Lessons from the design of service penetrations through fire rated walls and floors on a recent high-density residential project. 

Read all

26 April 2019

How Can We Design and Build More Resilient Buildings?

brush fire

A truly resilient building needs to continue to provide core services in the event of a prolonged emergency or natural disaster. Domestic hot water is one of these services. 

Read all

21 March 2019

Designing for Steam in Modern Buildings

Steam

We pipe water inside buildings, so what happens when we turn it into steam?

Read all

21 March 2019

What to Consider When Adding Bi-Fold Doors to Your Design

Potters Modular DS Series 8 BiFold 08

There are lots of configuration options when adding this form of an operable wall, and there are a few things to consider.

Read all

21 March 2019

Balancing Fire Protection with Other Building Requirements

balance

We often come across situations where compliance with NZBC requirements for fire protection is in conflict with other requirements.

Read all

21 February 2019

Top-Down Fire Resistance

GIb fire testing 4

The performance of top-down fire resistance can be assessed by considering wall and floor/ceiling test results. 

Read all

21 February 2019

Below-Ground-Waterproofing: Getting it Right the First Time

allco voltec application mission bay copy

Combined meetings with architects, engineers, geo-technicians, contractors, and in the case of waterproofing — a good technical advisor, provide the knowledge to prevent excessive design alterations after construction has commenced.

Read all

21 February 2019

Fire Testing for Temporary Wall Cladding

Fire image resistance

A look at how a peel and stick weathertightness membrane performs in a fire when used as a temporary cladding.

Read all

21 November 2018

Why and How to Choose Solar Hot Water Systems?

Screen Shot 2018 11 21 at 10.31.42 AM

A high quality, well designed and installed solar thermal system will reduce energy for water heating by around 75% in individual homes and by 40-70% in larger buildings.

Read all

01 November 2018

Framing Structure Options for Internal Doorways

Framing Structure Options for Internal Doorways

Ensuring strong internal doorways requires comprehensive framing systems, but with so many framing options available, which system provides the best results?

Read all

Get a free weekly digest of essential news

New and updated architectural products, design solutions, inspiration, technical advice and more when you sign up for EBOSS.