The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has re-issued ‘Worked example 1 – Cantilever timber pole retaining wall’.
BRANZ has three upcoming BRANZ seminars.
The second edition of BRANZ Good Practice Guide: Concrete Masonry is now available.
BRANZ answered some questions about NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings during its recent 'You Asked' seminar series.
NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 4.3 permits the use of bright steel nails for framing that is enclosed (remains dry).
Double fixing capacity for veranda beams attached to posts as required in NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 10.8 is outlined in this article.
With full-height studs, the ceiling height is used to determine the stud length across the wall using NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings Table 8.2, which will give the stud centres for a given size for the wind zone the building is located in.
For suspended floors that are damp because of moist ground conditions and/or lack of adequate ventilation, installing a sheet polythene vapour barrier over the ground to minimise the amount of water being emitted into the subfloor space is recommended.
An article in Codewords Issue No. 55, March 2013, discussed privacy aspects of various toilet compartment layouts, as well as the fitting of Australian-made accessible toilet pans in toilets for people with disabilities.
MBIE has launched two guides and accompanying FAQs for building professionals on assessing buildings following emergencies such as earthquakes or flooding disasters.