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Above Sheathing Ventilation, Part 2: The Blue Planet

A look at the impact of water from the outside, the inside and within our buildings, and how above sheathing ventilation can keep the structure dry using proven building physics.

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27 June 2022
27 June 2022

Level Threshold and Dealing with Building Line Details

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Meeting the requirements of chapter 7.3.2.1 of E2/AS1 in regard to level threshold is getting easier with the rise of perimeter drains as an off the shelf answer to this detail. The new solution we look for is how you deal with steps in the building line, and how, as an architect, you can detail and select a system that will meet the aesthetic and accessibility requirements of this situation.

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27 June 2022

Encapsulation of Mass Timber Structures with Intumescent Coatings Part 2: Complexity of Smart Fire Solutions

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In this article we explore the complexities of passive fire safety in hybrid mass timber buildings and how a focus on encapsulating a combustible substrate early on in the build process is crucial to the overall safety.

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27 June 2022

Firestopping and Movement

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In the event of a seismic event, will the specified passive fire treatment need to remain in place ready to work in the event of a fire? Or is the treatment designed to be repaired if it has cracked or moved in the event of a seismic event?

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30 May 2022

Above Sheathing Ventilation Part 1: Rise of the Cavity

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An introduction to Above Sheathing Ventilation (ASV) and some of the issues it helps to resolve. 

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30 May 2022

Encapsulation of Mass Timber Structures with Intumescent Coatings

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Comprehending mass timber structures — a foundation to a reliable passive fire solution, Part 1 of 3.

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30 May 2022

Understanding Drainage in Food and Beverage Production Facilities

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A commercial kitchen, or food production facility's success or failure will often hinge on the layout.

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30 May 2022

What is a Fire Resistance Rating or FRR?

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We have all heard the terms Fire Rated, Fire Resistant and Fire Retardant. But do they all mean the same thing? 

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26 April 2022

How to Keep Projects Moving Despite Plasterboard Shortages

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Plasterboard is typically required on site before plumbers, electricians, fire and HVAC contractors can begin to carry out their works, so what happens when you don’t have the plasterboard?

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26 April 2022

Drainage in Podium Areas and What’s Happening Below

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When looking across a paved area toward a drain it seems like a simple equation that surface water will be directed across this plane, through the channel and then be moved away to the stormwater. In fact, if this is a podium area or suspended slab with a habitable or dry space below, there is a lot more to consider.

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26 April 2022

Thermoplastic Elastomer Ether Esters: What are They, and How Do They Work?

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TEEE membranes actively transport water vapour through molecular diffusion across the thickness of the TEEE film.

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