Looking at products and systems that help specifiers meet NZ's stringent seismic performance standards
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The seismic performance of XLam's Cross Laminated Timber was tested during the earthquake which shook the newly built Kaikoura District Council building.
Houses constructed from Porotherm are extremely stiff and much less liable to cracking under earthquake loadings than traditional timber-framed structures.
Masons are at the forefront of brick veneer strengthening with their high-performance brick essentials product range.
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.
T&R Interior Systems are proud to advocate for safer ceilings and recent seismic events strengthen this resolve.
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.
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.
Expansion joints can be said to be among the most critical aspects of design in relation to building performance under geological and weather extremes.
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.