Build 121: Fire

1 December 2010

Sun, sea, surf, Darfield earthquake, structural plywood

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sun sea surf This Issue

Feature section: Sun, sea, surf

New Zealand may be an island paradise, but the marine influence from our extensive coastline and high UV rates can have negative impacts on building materials. Couple this with climate change, and there are some challenges in paradise.

fire This Issue

Feature section: Fire

The destructive power of fire can destroy buildings in minutes and, worse, take lives in the process. BRANZ and others continue to work on finding the best ways to minimise the risk from fire to buildings and lives.

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