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Data unlocks secrets

By Dael Climo 1 December 2014, Build 145

A university research project is using data from the Canterbury earthquakes to evaluate methods and models that predict expected damage to multi-storey reinforced concrete buildings during earthquakes.

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Taking care

By Dael Climo 1 August 2014, Build 143

When a company has the best results among larger builders for overall satisfaction in a BRANZ new house owners’ satisfaction survey, you have to ask the question – what did they do right?

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Architect in residence

1 April 2015, Build 147

Tim Nees, in the new role of Architect in Residence at the University of Canterbury, talks to Build about collaboration between disciplines and his hopes and concerns, for the architecture of the re-emerging city.

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Forward thinker

1 June 2014, Build 142

It’s clear architectural designer Craig Jarvis has always been up for a challenge, and now, in possibly the biggest test of all, he has registered the first New Zealand home to attempt to achieve the very strict criteria set by the Living Building Challenge.

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New hand at the helm

By Dael Climo 1 February 2015, Build 146

David Kelly, the new Chief Executive of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), steps into the role at an exciting time in the industry. He tells Build a bit about himself and how he sees the lie of the land.

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