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Christchurch Earthquake and safety of stairs - information for structural engineers
The Department of Building and Housing has released today a Practice Advisory to alert practising structural engineers assessing existing multi-storey buildings throughout New Zealand about issues relating to safety of stairs ...
Simplifying timber treatments Pos ted on Monday, 4 April 2011
Treatment to protect timber from decay and insects will be simpler from 4 April, Building and Construction Minister Maurice Williamson announced today. "This will make it easier to build safe, durable homes cost effectively while maintaining, and in some aspects improving, protection against fungal decay for timber-framed homes. For more..... To read the new B2 Compliance Document go to the DBH websiteGovt: Double-dip recession possible
Posted On: Thursday, 10 February 2011
Finance Minister Bill English confirmed today the government is concerned about a double dip-recession, echoing Prime Minister John Key's caution in the face of weak employment figures and a fast-slowing Australian economy....New Zealanders are being careful with their spending and not pumping themselves up by selling houses to each other." NZ Herald more...
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