Build 112: Commercial buildings

1 June 2009

Commercial buildings, safety, design and build. Enclosed decks. Insulation.

In this issue

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Feature section: Commercial buildings

Challenges abound for commercial buildings. High energy and water use are issues, and weathertightness has caused plenty of problems. But there are also reasons to celebrate as exciting New Zealand innovations help push timber structures higher.

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Feature section: Safety

The inherent safety of a building starts with choices made by the designer, such as the building location, materials used and design. For builders, site hazards need to be managed for the safety of people on site and passing by.