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Analysing the Behaviour of Structural and Laminated Glass

What causes structural glass failure? In this month's blog post, I look at the properties and behaviour of glass. 

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22 June 2020
22 June 2020

Adhesive Tapes Part 1: Types of Adhesive and How They Stick

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This article provides an overview of adhesive technology and the key properties of adhesive tapes typically used in construction.

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25 May 2020

Thermal Bridge vs Continuous Thermal Envelope

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Designing ventilated cold roofs or airtight warm roofs without careful attention to risks of condensation can compromise the whole building fabric and integrity. 

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25 May 2020

The Different Types of Glass Used in Construction

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There are mainly three types of glass; annealed glass, heat-strengthened glass and toughened glass. Here's a look at how we can expect each to perform. 

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25 May 2020

Turning 'The Impossible' into the Possible

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There are clear parallels between the rapid adjustments for Covid-19 and the adjustments that are required to overcome the challenges of the climate crisis.

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28 April 2020

When Air Leaks Become a Critical Failure Risk: Aquatic Centres

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The new aquatic centre was the pride of the council — a shimmering new facility that was meant to keep active people healthy and provide a safe place for kids. But the new council owners noticed odd things about the building as soon as they turned the systems on.

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23 March 2020

Specifying for Airtightness and Testing

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We hear about better building performance through air tightness all the time. You’ve probably heard you can test for it with a blower door. But if that’s what you want, how do you get it? Here’s some guidance on how to specify for air tightness and a test to prove it. 

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23 March 2020

Seismic Bracing of Suspended Ceilings: Three Common Methods

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When it comes to designing suspended ceilings to withstand seismic loads, there are a number of solutions to consider.

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27 February 2020

New Builds and Fossil Fuels

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Why are we still designing and constructing buildings and homes that use fossil fuels?

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22 November 2019

Moving Towards Sustainable Building Design in New Zealand

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A look at some of the milestones and springboards from 2019 which are leading NZ architects towards sustainable design practices in 2020 and beyond. 

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21 October 2019

Choosing the Right Flat Roof Accessories

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It's important to consider the wide range of components that are specifically designed to support waterproofing membrane systems and how they create a full solution.

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