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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: October 2010 - Media Release - Housing consents continue to fall
Posted On: Tuesday, 30 November 2010
  The seasonally adjusted number of new housing units authorised, excluding apartments, has fallen for the fourth consecutive month to the lowest point since July 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today. Looking at the longer-term trend, the number... more...

Proposed changes to Building Code documents
Posted On: Tuesday, 30 November 2010
  The Department iof Building and Housing is consulting on proposed changes to documents that the majority of designers and builders use day-to-day, and is asking for submissions. There are also proposals dealing with steel-framed and concrete... more...

New energy rating system for homes
Posted On: Wednesday, 10 November 2010
  The building industry has launched a new voluntary energy rating scheme for houses called Homestar.   View the entire article about the systems here or check out the system for yourself at Source:  The New Zealand... more...

Building Code Consultation on Protection from Fire, Warning Systems, Protection from Noise, Signs and Medium-Density Housing - closes 26 November 2010
Posted On: Monday, 1 November 2010
  Consultation is well underway on proposed changes to the Building Code and related documents.  The proposed amendments deal with protection from fire, warning systems, protection from noise, medium-density housing and signs.  If you missed the... more...

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