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64 -- Build 143 -- August/September 2014
Health and safetyFEATURE
IN MARCH 2014, the Health and Safety Reform Bill was introduced
into Parliament. The Bill forms a key part of the government's Working
Safer reform package formulated to deal with New Zealand's poor
workplace safety record, highlighted by the Pike River Mine...
66 -- Build 143 -- August/September 2014
Health and safetyFEATURE
AFTER SOME 24 months in development,
the Construction Safety Council (CSC) will
soon launch the initial stage (Tier 1) of its
competency-testing regime. Tier 1 comprises
seven hazard categories and a series of compe-
tencies under each category.
This matrix is the result of...
76 -- Build 143 -- August/September 2014
By Dr Mark Hinton, former PhD student, School of Business and Management, University of Canterbury
COMPETITIVE TENDERING is entrenched in New Zealanders'
psyche as the way to procure construction, but who is best served
by this approach? Research over the last 4 years suggests that...
82 -- Build 143 -- August/September 2014
By Suzanne Wilkinson, Alice Yan Chang-Richards, Erica Seville and David Brunsdon, Resilient Organisations
The New Zealand team has referred to Victoria's actions following bushfires.
MANY PEOPLE IN CHRISTCHURCH will
be rebuilding their homes or building new
homes on recently purchased land.
The MBIE booklet Rebuild with confidence...
100 -- Build 144 -- October/November 2014
A MAJOR ISSUE arising
from the leaky homes saga is, who should
share in the liability? It was a question asked by the Law Commission
in its report completed in June 2014 considering the relative merits
of joint and several liability versus proportionate liability.
18 -- Build 144 -- October/November 2014
NEW ZEALAND HAS SCORED a coup with the
appoint ment of Professor Ken Elwood to the
new position of MBIE Chair in Earthquake
Engineering at the University of Auckland.
The MBIE Chair will facilitate collaboration
in earthquake engineering research between
New Zealand and...
24 -- Build 139 -- December 2013/January 2014
24 -- Build 144 -- October/November 2014
RIGHT Bracing ratings
BRACING RATINGS FOR OLDER GENERIC BRACING SYSTEMS
FOLLOWING FEEDBACK ON THE PREVIOUS ARTICLE ON BRACING RATINGS
(BUILD 141, PAGES 39-40), WE HAVE ROUNDED THE RATINGS FOR USE ON
EXISTING AND RENOVATED WALLS FOR A MORE USER-FRIENDLY...
Build 139 -- December 2013/January 2014 -- 39
Build 144 -- October/November 2014 -- 39
Earthwool(R) glasswool insulation, the ONLY GreenTag Level A glasswool insulation available
in New Zealand. Made using RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLES and with ECOSE(R) Technology.
To find out more visit: www.knaufinsulation.co.nz
No added formaldehyde 50 year warrantyNon-combustible
BP010 Earthwool roll&slab...
44 -- Build 144 -- October/November 2014
Incorrect application of fire stopping yet
it was signed off with PS3 and PS4.
INCORRECT FIRE STOPPING of service
penetrations can allow fire to penetrate
fire cells, while incorrect material selection
or poor application can severely reduce the
fire resistance rating of the seal....
Build 144 -- October/November 2014 -- 47
Fire safety FEATURE
NEW REQUIREMENTS for the fire testing
of interior surface finishes introduced the
use of Group Numbers for wall and ceiling
linings and critical radiant flux levels for
flooring into the New Zealand Building Code
in April 2012.
Requirements in the Code
It was significant...