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Damaging Northland storm

By Asif Iqbal 1 June 2015, Build 148, Feature article

BRANZ was on the ground in Northland last year, examining the effects of a storm on buildings. Roofs bore the brunt of the weather, with structures on exposed terrain the most vulnerable.

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School indoor moisture

By Stephan Rupp, Cara Askew 1 February 2017, Build 158, Feature article

BRANZ has been measuring moisture levels in a school’s classrooms. This information is providing a sound basis for understanding the indoor climate and designing moisture-safe long-span roofs in schools.

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Maintenance insights

By Vicki White 1 June 2017, Build 160, Feature article

Independent assessors carrying out the 2015/16 BRANZ House Condition Survey rated one-fifth of our housing stock as poorly maintained. Where are the problems areas, and why is maintenance being deferred?

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Preparing for natural hazards

By Ian Page 1 April 2016, Build 153, Feature article

BRANZ has done a lot of work on the costs and benefits of mitigating common natural hazards in housing. While some options are cost-effective, others hardly justify the expenditure.

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Apartment upgrade

By Roman Jaques 1 June 2016, Build 154, Feature article

BRANZ Is monitoring an ageing Wellington City Council apartment block during a major upgrade to establish building performance and occupier satisfaction. This will give valuable advice for other apartment upgrades.

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