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Futureproofing Your Waterproofing Specification

It is important to consider future factors such as ground movement and rising sea levels to ensure the waterproofing membrane specified will perform as intended regardless of changes in ground conditions.

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26 October 2021
26 October 2021

Expanded Scope for Product Substitution in Auckland Builds

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Auckland Council has now expanded the scope for product substitutions to help builders deal with supply chain issues. 

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21 October 2021

Summer Cooling for Medium Density Housing

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With a growing proportion of our new housing being constructed as medium-density dwellings, this former niche market is rapidly expanding to take in purchasers and occupiers whose primary experience is with the standalone residences they grew up in. This new form of living brings with it a need for a significant degree of re-setting of expectations, both desirable and undesirable.

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27 September 2021

Project Pricing with a Volatile Supply Chain

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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

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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