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New Zealand's premier building industry information resource offering impartial expert advice both online and as a hard copy magazine. 
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Practical advice on how to maintain different parts of your home, and on related issues. 
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Create a maintenance schedule for a new house, print a copy for the owners, and save a copy for your own files. 
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The technical resource for industry on the renovation of houses from different eras 
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Building basics for making homes weathertight 
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Microsoft Word - Con82.doc Cl/SfB Date: April 2001 CONFERENCE PAPER No. 82 (2001) Researchers Working With Building Surveyors J. R. Duncan Presented at the 'New Approaches For a...
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Reprint FIRE RESISTANCE TESTING OF LOADED TIMBER FLOORS J. King ZEIS6WB Reprinted from THE NEW,JOURNAL OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION, VOL.3, No. 1 (1 987). BUILDING RESEARCH ASSOCIATION OF NEW ZEALAND km) \ f~ Technical ~rticles Fire Resistance Testing of Loaded Tin26er Floors Jason King* ABSTRACT This paper is an updated...
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Microsoft Word - Masterspec shareholding press release - Final.docx 8 July 2014 MEDIA RELEASE BRANZ to exit as CIL...
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CllSfB I I Xi I (L3) October 1995 REPRINT NO. 135 (1995) A MODEL TO EXPLAIN "ANOMALOUS" MOISTURE SORPTION IN WOOD UNDER STEP FUNCTION DRIVING FORCES M.J. Cunningham Building Research Assn of New Lealand L~urnry Private Bag 50908 i Porirua, New Zealand A MODEL TO EXPLAIN "ANOMALOUS" MOISTURE SORPTION IN...
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Peter Quality and compliance of ventilation systems: ongoing developments, lessons learnt, future challenges Peter Wouters Manager INIVE EEIG International Network for Information on Ventilation and Energy Performance ... and you expect a good quality You expect a reliable label ... and you expect a good quality You expect a reliable label ... and you expect a good quality ... and you expect good performances (air flow, acoustics, IAQ, energy, ...) You expect the presence of a ventilation system Poor design and execution o Energy performances critical o IAQ problematic o acoustics o Maintenance o ... EU QUALICHeCK project (2014-2017) QUALICHeCK project had 2 objectives... o To set up a series of actions which should result in more attention and practical initiatives for actual compliance with the claimed energy performance for new and renovated buildings i.e. 'Boundary conditions which force people to do what they declare'; o To set up a series of actions, which should result in more attention and practical initiatives for achieving a better quality of the works, i.e. 'Boundary conditions which stimulate and allow the building sector to deliver good quality of the works'. About the status on the ground... About interesting approaches... About guidance for improvements 2 1 3 QUALICHeCK products and outcomes 4 focus areas in QUALICHeCK Transmission characteristics Ventilation and airtightness Sustainable summer comfort techniques Renewables in multi-energy systems Example from FRANCE: Quality of ventilation systems in 1.287 new dwellings 44 % of multi-family dwellings don't comply 68% of single-family dwellings don't comply Example from SWEDEN: Airtightness of air distribution systems QUALICHeCK products and outcomes o 2 booklets o 3 global reports o 2 source books o 9 country reports o 54 fact sheets o 6 newsletters o 16 webinars o 4 conferences o 4 focused technology workshops o 9 national roadshows o 3 special issues of REHVA Journal o ... Source book on quality of the works Aim: To give guidance towards better frameworks for quality of the works Factsheets What is a factsheet? Short document on a specific topic OPTION 1: systematic test by certified tester OPTION 2: Quality management approach (see other factsheet) MULTI FAMILY DWELLINGS SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGS Quality frameworks in Flemish Region( Belgium) o Insulation of existing cavity walls o Operational since July 2012 o About 90.000 buildings done since then o Internal insulation of external walls o Only by "competent" contractors o External insulation o In preparation o Building airtightness o For new buildings since January 2015 o If not done in quality framework: use of default value o Residential ventilation o For building permits after January 1 2016 o If not done in quality framework: air flow rate = 0 m?/h DRIVER: SUBSIDIES DRIVER: ENERGY LEGISLATION Practical information on airtightness and ventilation quality frameworks oQuality framework for building airtightness: o About 3 years of experience oQuality framework for residential ventilation: o For new buildings with building permit after January 2016 o In practice limited number of dossiers Quality framework for airtightness testing Context: oNOT mandatory oBUT if done outside quality framework: use of default value o 12 m?/h.m? of building envelope o In practice: will become standard practice with increasing requirements on energy efficiency ? See next slide All buildings % o f n ew b ui ld in gs t es te d in q ua lit y fr am ew or k Individual Apartments Year of building permit Who can do a test? oNo requirement of independence o Contractor can test his own building oProof of competence: o Theoretical exam o Practical exam Control by third party organisation oDesktop checks o10 % of submitted reports are checked o In situ checks o10 % of tests are checked on-site o Or during the test itself o Appropriate equipment? Preparation of building? Testing and reporting o Or after test (based on SMS message) o Is there a reliable reporting? SMS procedure o...