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Designing for Steam in Modern Buildings

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

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21 March 2019
21 March 2019

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

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

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21 March 2019

Balancing Fire Protection with Other Building Requirements

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

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21 February 2019

Top-Down Fire Resistance

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

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21 February 2019

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

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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.

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21 February 2019

Fire Testing for Temporary Wall Cladding

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

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21 November 2018

Why and How to Choose Solar Hot Water Systems?

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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.

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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?

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18 October 2018

Renovating and Insulating Masonry Walls

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Why strapping and lining masonry walls on the inside is not a good idea, not for renovation, not for new builds. 

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18 October 2018

Bentonite Waterproofing and Wet/Dry Cycling

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There is no aspect of bentonite waterproofing that is as misunderstood as how it responds to wet/dry cycling.

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17 October 2018

Growing the Passive Fire Knowledge Base

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The more the industry talks about passive fire and engages with other construction industry professionals, the more likely we are to get it right the first time.

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