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Practice Advisory 15: Improving collaboration in building design

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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 2: Pay attention to the basics – structural concepts and load paths

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 2
Ensure you consider structural concepts and load paths and give sufficient details in your building consent application.

Practice Advisory 3: Beware of limitations – cold-worked wire mesh

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 3
Understand how cold-worked wire mesh can affect the performance of a structure due to its low ductility.

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 5: Allow for movement - Precast hollow core floor assemblies

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 5
Precast hollow-core floor assemblies need to be designed with the lifetime conditions of a structure in mind.

Practice Advisory 7: Grade 500E reinforcing steel

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 7
Practice Advisory 7 has been replaced by Practice Advisory 11: Grade 500E reinforcing steel – good practice.

Practice Advisory 8: Don’t be undone – anchor your spiral

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 8
It is important to anchor every section of spiral reinforcement in circular columns and piles, and properly splice ends.

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

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Discusses Amendment 8 changes to Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods for B1 Structure referencing NZS 1170.

Practice Advisory 17: Well-planned ground investigations can save costs

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 17
Why a well-devised, specific site geotechnical investigation is a key requirement for good building performance.

This information is published by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Chief Executive. It is a general guide only and, if used, does not relieve any person of the obligation to consider any matter to which the information relates according to the circumstances of the particular case. Expert advice may be required in specific circumstances. Where this information relates to assisting people: