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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 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 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 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.

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.

Practice Advisory 15: Improving collaboration in building design

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 15
Discusses the importance of collaboration during the design process to improve building outcomes.

Practice Advisory 16: Quality assurance in design and construction

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 16
A sound quality assurance system is key to good building performance.

Practice Advisory 4: Do sweat the 'small' stuff - Connection design and detailing

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 4
Ensure structural steel connections are designed and detailed to satisfy the design concept and transmission of loads.

Practice Advisory 9: Significant changes in structural design – new loadings standards

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 9
Discusses Amendment 8 changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for B1 Structure referencing NZS 1170.

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.

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