Providing sufficient bracing capacity for wind and earthquake is an integral part of the design process. This series starts by looking at the information needed for bracing calculations.
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Another common feature of many leaky buildings that can be worth changing is the flush gable or the roof gable hidden behind a parapet.
While BIM is a huge technological leap in building design and management, its successful implementation is not straightforward. The major design programs use the system in different ways, which can limit its potential.
A common feature of many leaky buildings is that they were constructed without eaves, usually with walls terminating with a parapet. Changing this design detail can greatly enhance a building’s weathertightness.
The BRANZ Helpline regularly receives enquiries about when strapping must be used to tie the timber framing together. These tips should point you in the right direction.
The house repair work under way in Christchurch offers the perfect opportunity to improve the performance of earthquake-damaged homes with little additional disruption. The question is how to make the most of this rare opportunity.