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FeatureSeismic Performance

Looking at products and systems that help specifiers meet NZ's stringent seismic performance standards

November 2017

Feature: Seismic Performance
Product News

Seismic Performance of Techlam Engineered Glulam Products

With strength to weight ratios superior to steel and concrete, Techlam's structural glulaminated timber has long proven its worth in seismic events.

XLam Rocking Shear Walls Withstand Kaikoura Earthquake
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XLam Rocking Shear Walls Withstand Kaikoura Earthquake

The seismic performance of XLam's Cross Laminated Timber was tested during the earthquake which shook the newly built Kaikoura District Council building.

Forman: Industry Leaders In Seismic Solutions
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Forman: Industry Leaders In Seismic Solutions

Since changes to seismic design requirements for suspended ceilings (NZS1170.5), Forman has invested in understanding the implications and providing effective solutions.

E4 Blockhouse: A Case Study on Seismicity for Porotherm in Martinborough
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E4 Blockhouse: A Case Study on Seismicity for Porotherm in Martinborough

Houses constructed from Porotherm are extremely stiff and much less liable to cracking under earthquake loadings than traditional timber-framed structures.

Brick Veneer Strengthening for Seismic Performance
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Brick Veneer Strengthening for Seismic Performance

Masons are at the forefront of brick veneer strengthening with their high-performance brick essentials product range.

Achieve Optimal Framing and Bracing Design Efficiency with GIB
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Achieve Optimal Framing and Bracing Design Efficiency with GIB

To achieve optimal framing and bracing design efficiency, Winstone Wallboards recommends the use of the GIBFix Framing System used in conjunction with GIB EzyBrace Systems.

Gamma Seismic Bracing System Stands Strong
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Gamma Seismic Bracing System Stands Strong

The Gamma Bracing Frame system exceeds requirements under NZS3604:2011, giving designers and homeowners peace of mind.

Changes to Seismic Design Requirements for Suspended Ceilings
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Changes to Seismic Design Requirements for Suspended Ceilings

T&R Interior Systems are proud to advocate for safer ceilings and recent seismic events strengthen this resolve.

Potters Ease the Way Forward with Seismic Ceiling Design
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Potters Ease the Way Forward with Seismic Ceiling Design

All suspended ceilings must now be designed to withstand Ultimate Limit State level earthquakes in order to comply with Clause B1/ VM1 of the NZ Building Code.

Steel Framing Solution Meets Seismic Requirements for New Christchurch Build
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Case Studies

Steel Framing Solution Meets Seismic Requirements for New Christchurch Build

USG Boral worked with CPB Contractors and Jacobs Engineering to develop a steel-framed solution that meets IL4 standards for the new Acute Services Building at Christchurch Hospital.

Triboard Delivers Strength and Stability
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Triboard Delivers Strength and Stability

Triboard housing has proven strength and performance during earthquake and hurricane conditions.

Rethinking Expansion Joints in the Face of Quakes and Hurricanes
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Rethinking Expansion Joints in the Face of Quakes and Hurricanes

Expansion joints can be said to be among the most critical aspects of design in relation to building performance under geological and weather extremes.

Lightweight Building Systems for Safer, More Durable Homes
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Lightweight Building Systems for Safer, More Durable Homes

With NZ's unique geology, performance to withstand seismic forces is critical to all New Zealand buildings; James Hardie offers insight into smart, lightweight solutions.

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Structural Solutions

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