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Understanding loads

By Roger Shelton 1 October 2014, Build 144

Enquiries to the BRANZ helpline show that the meanings of characteristic strength, capacity, ultimate load and serviceability load are not well understood. We take a look at what the various terms mean.

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Joining roof trusses

By In Ling Ng 1 October 2015, Build 150

Most timber trusses are delivered to site as one-piece building components. However, occasionally they are delivered in sections and must be joined on site. Correct installation of these is critical to maintain the designed load paths.

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Don’t blow me over

By Trevor Pringle 1 February 2015, Build 146

While we can’t change New Zealand’s gusty climate, there’s plenty we can do to minimise its impact. Clever siting of buildings, modifying the landscape and providing shelter in the form of fences and plantings help.

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