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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 website

Building Consents Issued: November 2010 - Media Release
Posted On: Wednesday, 12 January 2011
  In November 2010, the value of consents issued for non-residential buildings was $479 million, the highest value since May 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today.  The two main contributors to this value were education buildings, and factories... more...


Codewords building controls newsletter - Issue 044 - November/December 2010 - from the Department of Building & Housing
Posted On: Monday, 10 January 2011
  Covered in this issue: Featured articles: Rebuilding Canterbury with confidence Have your say on proposed changes to important documents Isaac Alder is 2010's Apprentice of the Year FTMA Code of Practice - Truss Documentation First... more...


Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) claims statistics December 2010
Posted On: Wednesday, 5 January 2011
  As at 31 December 2010 the Department has received 6325 claims lodged for 8662 properties and completed assessments for 8753 properties. View the statistics here. Source:  Department of Building and Housing, 5... more...



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