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Practice Advisory 1: Bend the bar but not the rules

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 1
You must follow New Zealand Standard procedures if you are bending or rebending steel reinforcement.

Practice Advisory 10: Design guidance for barriers

Building Code compliance > F Safety of users > F4 Safety from falling > Practice Advisory 10: Design guidance for barriers
Guidance on designing barriers according to Amendment 8 of Verification Method B1/VM1 for B1 Structure.

Practice Advisory 6: Achieve best practice every step of the way

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 6
Concerns, implications and recommended actions on general design and construction practices.

Practice Advisory 12: Unstiffened eccentric cleat connections in compression

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 12
Unstiffened eccentric cleat connections in compression. Particular care needed with design.

Practice Advisory 18: Fire safety design for tall buildings

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 18
Fire design guidance for the safe use of tall buildings, using reliable and resilient fire design features.

Practice Advisory 11: Grade 500E reinforcing steel - good practice

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 11
Understand how to use Grade 500E MA and QT reinforcing steel after research was conducted regarding its use.

BC Update 175: Release of two practice advisories for design

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 175: Release of two practice advisories for design
Two new practices advisories focus on collaboration in building design and quality assurance in design and construction.

BC Update 204: Two practice advisories released for earthquake performance

News and updates > All news and updates > BC Update 204: Two practice advisories released for earthquake performance
Two practice advisories released looking at improving earthquake performance of non-structural and secondary structural elements.

Practice Advisory 13: Egress stairs – earthquake checks needed for some

Building Code compliance > D Access > D1 Access Routes > Practice Advisory 13
Discusses the assessment of stairs in existing multi-storey buildings by practising structural engineers.

Practice Advisory 14: Long span steel roof trusses - welding and section checks

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 14
Guidance about long span steel roof trusses - welding and section checks needed for some

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