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BUILD 129 April/May 2012 17
PENETRATIONS IN FIRE-
Building services often pass through gypsum plasterboard-lined walls
or floor/ceiling assemblies. Current poor practices in the design and
construction of these are reducing the fire safety of some buildings.
By Hans Gerlich, Technical Manager Building Systems, Winstone Wallboards Limited
BUILD 129 April/May 2012 27
N ZS 3604:2011 introduced an extra high wind zone based on a maximum site wind speed of 55 m/s, while NZS 4211:2008 introduced an extreme wind zone based on a maximum wind speed of 60 m/s.
A set of test pressures has been...
38 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
HOMES CAN MEASURE UP
There's plenty of evidence to show that substandard housing can have a negative
affect on health. Using a housing quality assessment tool, like the Healthy Housing
Index, can change this, informing people's housing choices and influencing policy.
By Michael Keall,...
30 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
EFFECT ON HEALTH
The condition of rental houses is typically worse than owner-occupied dwellings,
but does that make them less healthy to live in? BRANZ looked at two sets of research
programme outcomes to find out.
By Malcolm Cunningham,...
36 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
BUILDER BEWARE: HAZARDS
OF WORKING OUTSIDE
There can be a shortfall between what is required on site and what is provided. Yet
construction workers who are well equipped to cope with noise and the environment
they work in are not...
40 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
LIVING IN THE COMFORT ZONE
While there isn't much we can do to change the weather, better heating choices can
help achieve a warmer drier home.
By Associate Professor Robyn Phipps and Mikael Boulic, School of Engineering and Advanced Technology, Massey...
48 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
ARE THERE ENOUGH?
Following a lean period, demand for construction industry labour will ramp up
significantly in the next 24 months. This begs the question - will there be sufficient
qualified licensed building practitioners?
By Ian Page, BRANZ Manager Economics
T he workloads...
50 BUILD 129 April/May 2012
Becoming a licensed building practitioner adds a further responsibility - licence holders
must keep up their skills and knowledge through continuous professional development.
S kills maintenance points must be acquired and submitted to the Registrar at least every 2 years. The...
16 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
Recent changes to E2/AS1 have slightly altered the construction
requirements for window installation in drained cavity construction.
What do designers, builders and window installers need to know?
By Alide Elkink, Freelance Technical Writer, Wellington
Amendment 5 in 2011 to Acceptable...
30 BUILD 130 June/July 2012
GOODByE URBAN SPRAWL,
the quarter-acre section has always been part of the Kiwi dream, but the endless
suburbs encircling our towns and cities are often a blight, not a blessing. As petrol
prices rise along with land prices, it's...