Building quality

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The greater good

By Professor Andrew Barrie 1 June 2022, Build 190

Professor Andrew Barrie from the University of Auckland says that developing people’s understanding – their literacy – about architecture can only lead to a better built environment. He’s part of a group encouraging this by producing maps and books that show what ‘good’ looks like.

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Black mags or better insulation?

By Trevor Pringle 1 June 2019, Build 172, Feature article

Customers expect options with different prices and benefits when buying anything from cars to fridges. Why don’t we offer clients options to achieve a better-performing home? They can get many benefits for little extra cost.

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Ongoing issues

By Michael Nuth 1 August 2020, Build 179, Feature article

Rather than being confined to the 1990s and 2000s, stakeholders BRANZ surveyed believe the problem of weathertightness failures in homes is ongoing and possible solutions go far wider than building design.

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Tackling residential building quality

By Bruce Sedcole 1 August 2020, Build 179, Feature article

There’s plenty of cracks to be found when examining why poor-quality residential builds are so common. A look at the number of requests for further information for each building consent tells part of the story, as does the rate of inspection failures.

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MBIE shaping change

By Anna Butler 1 October 2018, Build 168, Feature article

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is taking a whole-of-system approach as it reviews how it manages and regulates the construction sector.

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The beauty of quality

By David Hindley 1 June 2022, Build 190, Feature article

There are many benefits from a focus on quality in construction. At the practical level, there are fewer call-backs and more satisfied clients. Beyond that, higher-quality buildings deliver healthier environments for living and working. At the top level, they can be inspirational.

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