Each Build offers in-depth insights into two topics of interest to the building and construction industry.

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Feature section: Achieving quality

Build 190

It is universally agreed that a house built to higher standards than the Building Code is better to live in, healthier and more comfortable. All New Zealanders can be winners when regulators, designers and builders work together to achieve quality buildings

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Feature section: Maintenance

Build 190

Lack of maintenance not only devalues a property, it can adversely affect the lives of people who live there.


Feature section: Celebrating success

Build 189

Success comes in many forms and offers insight for others to follow. We take a brief moment to celebrate and learn from some local and global successes.


Feature section: Concrete, steel and timber

Build 189

Innovations in materials technology are bringing changes for our mainstay building materials – concrete, steel and timber. With their different characteristics, they all have a place in buildings.


Feature section: Building for climate change

Build 188

Changes are coming for everyone across the building system as the design and construction of buildings adjust to meet our climate change targets.


Feature section: Construction waste

Build 188

As the push to reduce construction waste grows, some companies are actively working to limit the waste that leaves their site by recycling materials or reducing waste up front.


Feature section: Intensification and urban planning

Build 187

Our cities are changing as we move to higher-density housing. Research is finding how we can design and build this better to ensure people living in these communities thrive and not just survive.


Feature section: Modern construction methods

Build 186

Modern construction or off-site manufacturing is taking off as it improves quality, delivers buildings faster and reduces construction waste.


Feature section: Renovations & retrofits

Build 186

Too many of our houses are sub-par. Renovating provides the opportunity to improve comfort, air quality and thermal performance, making them healthier and less demanding on the environment.


Feature section: BRANZ tools

Build 185

BRANZ has a wide range of online and printed tools to help with every stage of the building process, including how to calculate the carbon footprint of a design.