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Improve Livability and Eliminate Creaking in Apartments

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
24 November 2017

Timber Claddings and the Fire Code

Detailed blog image Fireshield november

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

Weathertightness Before and After Earthquakes

Detailed blog post image Jon Davies November

A dedicated weathertightness layer can help protect building frames after a seismic event — ensuring that water damage doesn't occur through minor cracks or damage. 

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24 November 2017

Who Should Take Responsibility for Passive Fire Protection?

Detailed blog post image malcolm christie november

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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25 October 2017

Rain Harvesting: More than Just a Fad

1710 Scott Townsend Marley

Rainwater collection is a growing and necessary trend for both rural and urban areas.

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25 October 2017

Re-useable Passive Fire Stopping Solutions

1710 Malcolm option 2

In discussions with designers on interior fit-outs recently, it became apparent that there was a requirement for a fire stopping solution that was temporary in nature.

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25 October 2017

Specify Compliant Internal Wall Openings with Confidence

1710 Sam Mckechnie

Understanding the framing structure of internal wall openings can open new possibilities in designing architectural spaces. Working with a quality steel framing manufacturer that can provide engineering solutions to your project can be an invaluable tool to ensuring your design specifications are met.

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25 October 2017

Back to Acoustic Basics

1710 Jonathan Mountfort

Breaking down sound absorption by looking at reflections.

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25 October 2017

Balancing the Costs of Increased Building Performance

1710 Jon Davies blog post 2

The homeowner pays the upfront cost of a hypo-reactive building, or the ongoing costs of a hyper-reactive building.

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20 September 2017

Roof Design: Thermal Insulation Values Explained

1709 Shane Clarke Nuralite Low Pitch Roof School 1

To understand insulation and its thermal resistance values, you need to know about thermal conductivity, thermal resistance and thermal transmittance.

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20 September 2017

Selecting the Right Adhesive for Natural Stone Tiles

1709 Johan Du Plessis reiner knudsen 269368

Many natural stones are sensitive to moisture and direct heat, meaning that care must be taken when selecting a compatible adhesive system for natural stone tiles.

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