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Good vibrations

1 August 2013, Build 137

One of the keys to good-quality cured concrete is correct vibration after it’s poured. This compacts it and consolidates the mix by removing trapped air. But how do you get it right?

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Setting out

1 October 2012, Build 132

Before excavations start, the proposed building must be set out on the site. Getting this wrong can prove very expensive, so here are a few pointers.

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Mind the gap

By Alide Elkink 1 February 2014, Build 140

Where is a gap required between building materials and when should any gap be sealed? It’s important to get these correct so we review the requirements in E2/AS1 and elsewhere.

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