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Project Pricing with a Volatile Supply Chain

With supply delays, product shortages and price increases affecting the industry, do we need to change our approach to managing pricing for upcoming projects?

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27 September 2021
8 August 2013

Sketchfab Brings 3D Visualisation to the Web

With the increase in 3D design, it's no wonder services like Sketchfab are popping up. Claiming they will do to 3D visualisation what Youtube did for video, Sketchfab provides a simple service to enable designers to publish, share and embed their files in a visual and interactive way on any website.

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29 July 2013

Design Guidelines for Glazed Internal Partitions

Some of our most frequently asked questions relate to limitations of glazed internal partitions.

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15 May 2013

Four Ways To Solve Noisy Spaces

There is more than one way to reduce noise in interior spaces.

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3 April 2013

Fire-Rated Systems Using Scyon Stria Cladding and RAB Board

With the changes to the NZBC regarding fire protection becoming mandatory on 10 April, I've been fielding lots of inquiries about fire-rated systems using Scyon Stria and RAB Board.

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25 March 2013

Privacy in Washrooms: Acceptable Solutions G1/AS1

In March MBIE published further explanation around the design of commercial toilets to further elucidate the design of toilet layouts for commercial building, adequate privacy and line of sight and accessible toilet layouts.

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12 March 2013

Are Retentions Protection for the Client or a Main Contractor Rort?

Once again there has been an unsignalled collapse of a construction company, and once again I go to my AR ledger to calculate the damage.

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8 March 2013

Simple STC Solution: A Staggered Stud System

Recently an architect was looking at a ‘staggered stud’ wall system for an office fitout project – which was recommended by an acoustic technician to achieve a high STC-rated wall. The architect wanted some level of confidence in how this type of system goes together.

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12 December 2012

Exclusive 2013 Architectural and Design Documentary Series

Urbanized, a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, is included in the EBOSS 2013 architectural documentary series.

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6 December 2012

Tūhoe's Living Building commences

Work began this month on New Zealand’s first living building.

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6 December 2012

New Houses Hit Four Year High

October has seen the highest number of new dwellings being consented since four years ago, with a total number of 1,639, including 168 apartments (129 retirement village units), Statistics NZ announced today.

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