In use since 1989, the steel structures standard is currently being revised and will be divided into seven parts to help users.
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World-class research, award-winning designs and a new mindset are all helping New Zealand manufacturers, architects and designers take a fresh approach to those most fundamental of building materials – concrete, steel and timber.
1 April 2010, Build 117, Feature article
The majority of New Zealand houses are timber-framed but there are other options available. Architectural designer Bruce Campbell talks about his first experience using prefabricated steel frames in his own home.
Rebar is a vital component of a structure so it is important that people who may work with it understand its nuances and requirements.
Do you know how to bend your steel to get the right curve for the size bar you’re bending? Perhaps you had better check how far you can bend that bar on site.
Steel framing is highly conductive to heat, so thermal breaks must be incorporated to prevent heat loss. But what is a thermal break, and where are they required when using steel framing?
1 April 2004, Build 81
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Steel is currently enjoying strong demand in construction. Investment in innovative production methods and a modelling tool to match capacity and demand are backing this growth.
A research project into the seismic performance of fabricated steel may lead to lower costs and potentially a change in the standard.
Although steel framing has a tiny market share in the local housing industry, the National Association of Steel-framed Housing (NASH) believe it’s popularity will grow as its benefits become better known.
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