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48 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
ON THE GROUND IN
The 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on 22 February 2011 and the
many aftershocks have been an enormous test of the performance of buildings. BRANZ
structural engineers provide some initial thoughts on how houses performed.
By Graeme Beattie,...
62 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
When is a vehicle a building?
Two trailer homes and a legal definition send a building dispute through three tiers of
the New Zealand legal system and offer a warning to anyone contemplating building
By Karen Shaw, Associate, Harkness Henry, Hamilton
I n Thames-Coromandel...
64 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
Developing a basic
A business plan doesn't have to be fancy to be effective. Developing one is worth the
effort and will help you stay on track to profitable growth.
By Fred Stewart, www.businessdoctors.co.nz
S ome business owners struggle to organise themselves and...
68 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
Chris Beer reckons building
is a good career
Christchurch-based builder Chris Beer believes the keys to running a successful building
company are people, communication and commitment to quality.
By Alistair Mackenzie, Freelance Writer, Christchurch
S ince forming his Christchurch-based company, CBeer Construction, in 2002, Chris Beer...
BUILD 123 April/May 2011 69
BRANZ has suspended further
investigation into the performance of Urea
Formaldehyde Foam Insulation (UFFI) after
the DBH clarified that installation of these
products requires a building consent.
B RANZ and EECA started researching the effects of retrofitting Urea Formaldehyde Foam Insulation into...
72 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
Nelson building a world
first in timber
The Nelson Marborough Institute of Technology's new Arts and Media building is
attracting a lot of interest from the building community for its sustainable approach to
By Nick Helm, Build Deputy Editor
S tudents enrolling at Nelson...
76 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
Expan timber building
The refurbishment of BRANZ's research site includes construction of the Nikau building,
the only major new building in the refurbishment.
By Malcolm McGechie, Aurecon, Wellington
B RANZ's new Nikau building is constructed using large-span laminated veneer lumber (LVL) portal frames...
86 BUILD 123 April/May 2011
From ice to refrigerators
The need to preserve fish, meat, fruit and vegetables led to the development of
thermal insulation for shipping and storing natural ice, which ultimately formed the
basis of the thermal insulation for buildings today.
By Nigel Isaacs,...
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TOOL ON HORIZON
A new BRANZ project is developing a web-based tool so
designers and builders can easily give homeowners a
project-specific record of the materials and finishes
used and their maintenance over the life of the building.
By Trevor Pringle, ANZIA, BRANZ Principal...
16 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
Braced piles use a diagonal timber brace connected to two adjacent
piles to provide resistance to lateral loads. The piles are installed deeper
than ordinary piles and are constructed as a pair, as shown below.
From BRANZ House Building...