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Practice Advisory 20: Improving earthquake performance of secondary structural elements

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Practice Advisory 20
Good performance of secondary structural elements in earthquakes can save lives and costs.

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 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.

Constructing cavities for wall claddings

Building Code compliance > E Moisture > E2 External moisture > Constructing cavities for wall claddings
Understand how to construct drained and vented cavities for wall claddings.

Assessment of foundation solutions for residential technical category 3 properties – worked examples

Building Code compliance > Canterbury rebuild > Supplementary guidance to the Residential guidance > Assessment of foundation solutions for residential technical category 3 properties – worked examples
Foundation assessment worked examples to accompany updated Canterbury residential guidance Section 15.3 & Appendix C4.

Playground equipment

Building Code compliance > B Stability > B1 Structure > Playground equipment
Playground equipment building work may be exempt from a building consent but needs to meet Building Code requirements.

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 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 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.

Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit residential buildings

Building Code compliance > Canterbury rebuild > Repairing and rebuilding multi-unit buildings
Multi-unit buildings, or shared properties, are complex structures to repair and rebuild.

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