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Business of buildingFEATURE
BUILDERS TYPICALLY have different rates
based on the skills and experience of the
staff, with higher rates for qualified or
licensed carpenters and lower rates for
apprentices and labourers.
Setting charge-out rates
EMPLOYEE PAY RATE $30.00
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There are many ways to manage internal moisture in new builds
or renovations, and it's not all down to the homeowner. Designers
and builders have a role to play.
BY TREVOR PRINGLE, ANZIA, BRANZ PRINCIPAL WRITER
is too wet?
THE 2010 BRANZ...
64 -- Build 133 -- December 2012/January 2013
There have been some spectacular failures from indoor heated
swimming pools with condensation in the walls and roof, mould growth,
saturated decaying timber and severe corrosion of steel. Quite different
construction is needed to avoid this.
BY STEVE ALEXANDER, DIRECTOR, ALEXANDER &...
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Water use -
drivers and savings
Research into water use in Auckland and Wellington offices has been
used to develop a water...
Commercial water use in Auckland
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Floor area (m2)
<650 650-<1,500 1,500-<3,500 3,500-<9,000 >9,000
Commercial water use
BRANZ research into water use in Auckland's non-residential buildings
shows that size and the way the building...
Getting the contract right
80 -- Build 133 -- December 2012/January 2013
CONSTRUCTION DISPUTES often arise out
of misunderstandings about matters such
as the scope of the work and changes as
the project proceeds. Clearly documented
building contracts help to limit these. Good
contracts are also invaluable in making a
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WHEN ELECTRICITY or gas is provided from
your own resources, keeping a detailed
record of use may not be very important.
However, a commercial provider has a
strong incentive to ensure they receive
Many meters indicate the current voltage
Build 134 -- February/March 2013 -- 31
ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION FOR DECK CONSTRUCTION
BY ALIDE ELKINK,
AN L- SHAPED DECK addition is proposed for an
existing house. It will be 6.3 m long in one direc-
tion, project 3.0 m from the face of building and
have a total area of...
Build 134 -- February/March 2013 -- 35
NEW SURFACE COEFFICIENTS FOR WINDOWS AND GLAZING
BY JOHN BURGESS,
THE THERMAL INSULATION VALUE of any
building product or system is the sum of the
thermal resistance of the materials plus the
effective thermal resistance of the thin layer
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Lessons from CanterburyFEATURE
THE EARTHQUAKES that have struck
Canterbury since 4 September 2010 have
provided an opportunity for earthquake
engineers to compare the actual perfor-
mance of a wide range of engineering
structures against theoretical expectations.
This has been particularly true for BRANZ