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The Passive Fire Industry and the Task Factor: Creating the Work Space

In our recent series of articles, we have looked at the limitations to a mere administrative/regulatory approach when fostering industry wide change. This has led us to widen our perspective and to acknowledge the importance of human factors when fostering change in human behaviour.

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26 October 2021
26 October 2021

Futureproofing Your Waterproofing Specification

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It is important to consider future factors such as ground movement and rising sea levels to ensure the waterproofing membrane specified will perform as intended regardless of changes in ground conditions.

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27 September 2021

What is Above Sheathing Ventilation?

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A guide to Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV) and how it can significantly reduce moisture accumulation and assist with condensation management.

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27 September 2021

Time to Test the Water for Waterproofing

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This technical reference provides a detailed discussion of the water/soil compatibility test and its importance in the design of any below-grade waterproofing system.

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27 September 2021

Level Threshold Doesn’t Need to be Difficult

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Specifying a level entry doesn't need to be complex or result in compromises to functionality, performance or aesthetics. 

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27 September 2021

The Passive Fire Industry and the Organisation Factor: From Control to Commitment

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In today's blog post we discuss the influence of the cultural/organisational element as part of the human factors and how it relates to the passive fire industry.

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30 August 2021

Paint Failing: Wet Adhesion and Hydrostatic Pressure

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What causes some paints to disbond under hydrostatic pressure? It generally comes down to the ‘wet adhesion’ of the paint layer to the damp, concrete substrate.

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30 August 2021

Passive Fire Protection and the People Factor

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In this three-part series, we look at the human factors concept in relation to the passive fire protection industry, starting with a focus on the People/Individual.

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26 July 2021

What is Passive Fire Protection?

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Passive Fire Protection has a large role to play in protecting buildings occupants as we increasingly turn to urban intensification.

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26 July 2021

Why to Use Pre-Applied Membranes When Building on Brown Fields

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A look at the considerations for redeveloping brown fields. 

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26 July 2021

The Future of Green Construction

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We're experiencing an ever-increasing strain on the Earth’s limited resources and the impact of Covid-related restrictions on trade and production has shown how volatile the flow of materials is. New Zealand being an island faces its very own challenges when it comes to limited resources. We therefore want to encourage a paradigm shift in how we use building materials  being more aligned with our environment and the people we care for.

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