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Updated Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Builds

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released the biggest energy efficiency changes to the Building Code in more than a decade on 29 November 2021.

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29 November 2021
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

The Building Code System: Is it Ready for Mandatory Product Information?

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With potentially thousands of product suppliers needing to provide mandatory information, we need to develop some consensus on how to approach issues so as not to create confusion. In this first blog post in a series on preparing for mandatory product information, I will describe the code and how it relates to products.

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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

IPCC: A Re-Evaluation of Building Methods and Materials is Required

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Following on from last month’s general thoughts, I consider that there is an urgent need, as an important part of adapting for the future, for the building industry to go back to basics and revaluate the unquestioned assumptions upon which standard design and construction solutions were originally derived from.

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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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9 September 2021

Applying for an Exemption to Operate Under Level 4 for Auckland Based Product Suppliers

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The Government has launched the process of Auckland-based businesses looking to operate under Level 4. 

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8 September 2021

Webinar Video: A Deep Dive into the Construction Supply Chain Report

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In this webinar held on Tuesday 7 September 2021, Matthew Duder (Managing Director, EBOSS) analyses the results of the EBOSS Construction Supply Chain Report 2021 and Julien Leys (Chief Executive, Building Industry Federation of New Zealand) provides an update on travel and business exemptions.

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2 September 2021

Webinar Video: Reopening Building Sites at Level 3 and the Effect of the Supply Chain Crisis

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On Tuesday 31 August, Matthew Duder of EBOSS was joined by David Kelly (Chief Executive, Master Builders), Bruce McEwen, (Chief Executive, Placemakers) and Stephen Voyle (Principal, Context Architects) in a webinar looking at the return to Level 3 for sites South of Auckland, and the impact of supply chain issues. 

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1 September 2021

New Zealand Construction Industry Survey Highlights Suppliers Under Pressure, Gives Recommendations for a More Sustainable Future

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PRESS RELEASE: The EBOSS 2021 Construction Supply Chain Report gives fresh insights into the challenges the New Zealand construction industry is currently facing — with freight, price hikes and staff shortages shared concerns across the board.

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