Curtain wall cladding systems are almost universally used as the building envelope for high-rise buildings.
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What homes performed best structurally in the Canterbury earthquakes and why? BRANZ has developed some simple building design advice to help ensure bracing performs as expected.
More thought is needed on how the construction industry, known for its waste, can fit into the circular economy. In New Zealand, timber framing technology is being developed that allows for future reuse.
Concrete can be formed into a variety of intricate shapes with interesting surface finishes, but this relies on quality formwork. Whether using traditional boxing or proprietary formwork, it’s important to get the basics right.
Proper on-site management of the wall cladding is critical to delivering quality buildings. In the third article in this series, we look at the storage requirements for many different types of wall claddings.