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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

Consent Change Slanted
Posted On: Thursday, 10 February 2011
Suggestions that building consents be issued by regional or national bodies rather than the local councils have been met with howls of protest by Timaru district councillors.... Some local builders and operators are concerned that proposals to... more...

Govt: 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... more...

Building consents drop in December
Posted On: Tuesday, 1 February 2011
  The value of consents issued for both residential and non-residential buildings dropped in the month of December 2010, compared with December 2009, Statistics New Zealand said today.  Residential consent values fell 26 percent, to $368 million - the... more...

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