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Are You A Net Zero Hero? Part 1: Energy

Time to get with the new paradigms of Net Zero Energy, Net Zero Toxicity (in materials) and Net Zero Carbon. Jerome Partington of Jasmax and CEO Living Future Rākeiora explains how you can play your role and create positive outcomes for your clients and projects. These can be immediate and powerful wins for our industry, our clients, our communities and Papatūānuku.

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27 October 2020
24 August 2020

Heating Water, Without Heating the Planet

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It is ironic that carbon dioxide is one of the solutions to lessen the climate crisis, whilst carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels are one of the main causes of anthropogenic climate change.

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27 July 2020

Selecting the Right Glass for Structural Applications

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Understanding the rules of glass selection for each application is key for achieving safe breakage and avoiding sudden collapse. 

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27 July 2020

Heat Pumps and Working From Home

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Heat Pumps are now well established as a heating source for the home which suits family life as it has been for the last decades, but will they have the same dominance following the disruptive game-changer of Covid-19?

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27 July 2020

Futureproofing Passive Fire at Scott Base Antarctica

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Scott Base, New Zealand’s only Antarctic research station, constructed in the 1980s was found to have increasing points of failure in its passive fire protection.

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27 July 2020

Overview of the New Suspended Ceilings Standard – AS/NZS 2785:2020

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The new 2020 Suspended Ceilings – Design and Installation Standard has been published. Potter Interior Systems discussed the changes with Matt Bishop, Founder and Managing Director of BVT Engineering.

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27 July 2020

Adhesive Tapes Part 2: Surface Tension, Testing and Durability

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Knowledge about the fundamentals of adhesion technology and about the loads that will actually be acting in practice is crucial in order to be able to carry out reliable project planning and testing.

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22 July 2020

Approachable Book on TALL Construction Wins International Award

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Tall: The Design and Construction of High-Rise Architecture — a new textbook by Guy Marriage which has recently won an international award and is gaining acclaim from reviewers for its accessible and engaging style. 

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22 June 2020

Analysing the Behaviour of Structural and Laminated Glass

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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

Factors to Consider When Analysing Additional Shading

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There are many factors which influence whether additional shading created by a project proposal can be considered more than minor.

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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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