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Making the most of BIM

By Kerry Thompson 1 August 2012, Build 131, Feature article

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.

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Adding eaves

By Trevor Pringle 1 August 2012, Build 131

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.

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Opportunity knocks

By Lois Easton 1 August 2012, Build 131, Feature article

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.

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