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29 Jul 2021
CONCRETE TERMINOLOGY & TYPES
With three new branded sections relating to concrete, we have provided a brief overview article describing common concrete terminology and related...
20 Jul 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR JULY 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new work sections published for...
29 Jun 2021
NEW GENERIC WORK SECTION - 5517 BENCHTOPS
Masterspec are happy to announce a new generic section, 5517 Benchtops, that encompasses the specification of a broad range of benchtops across...
29 Jun 2021
2391 RE-LEVELLING FOUNDATIONS & FLOORS - A NEW GENERIC SECTION
This new Masterspec section 2391 RE-LEVELLING FOUNDATIONS & FLOORS relates to the repair and re-levelling of existing foundations and floors of small...
03 Jun 2021
HOW MUCH DOES MASTERSPEC COST?
With seven different libraries to choose from, Masterspec has all you need to create a quality, New Zealand construction specification for any design....
11 May 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR MAY 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
29 Apr 2021
BUILDING CODE UPDATES 2020-2021 - INTERNAL MOISTURE
On the 4th November 2021, the changes to NZBC E3/AS1 and the addition of E3/AS2 become the Acceptable Solutions for Internal Moisture. But it is...
29 Apr 2021
LIST OF WORK SECTIONS WITH NZBC CHANGES - MAY 2021
With the updating of the Masterspec libraries, we thought it may be useful to provide the complete list of work sections that have been updated so you...
28 Apr 2021
BUILDING CODE UPDATES 2020-2021 - TIME TO ABSORB & APPLY
On the 3rd of November 2021, the 12 month transition period ends for the NZBC changes introduced in November 2020. This means the previous editions of...
28 Apr 2021
PROTECTION FROM FIRE UPDATES
This article delivers a summary of a number of the more significant updates to C/VM2 and C/AS2. Minor amendments to C/VM1 and C/AS1 were also made,...
28 Apr 2021
STORMWATER DRAINAGE DESIGN – NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN NZBC E1 NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE
November 2020 brought a number of updates to the Building Code, including a new Acceptable Solution in the form of E1/AS2 in its newest version,...
25 Mar 2021
UPDATES TO MASTERSPEC INTUMESCENT PAINT – STEELWORK SECTIONS
Late last year the FPANZ (Fire Protection Association of New Zealand) released the Code of Practice COP-03 Version 1.0, Specification of Application...
09 Mar 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR MARCH 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
03 Mar 2021
STANDARDS ONLINE WEBSITE UPDATE
You may be experiencing some problems accessing Standards over the coming days as they are making significant updates to their website. We are aware...
02 Mar 2021
FIRE BARRIERS - FOR VENTILATED CAVITY CONSTRUCTION
Maintaining an unobstructed ventilated drained cavity behind cladding on multi-unit/multi-storey residential or commercial buildings can be made...
18 Feb 2021
ELECTRICAL RELATED FIRES - CAN THEY BE REDUCED?
About 20% of New Zealand building fires are related to electrical systems or devices. So is there anything that could help in new builds and...
18 Feb 2021
TIMBER STANDARD NZS 3604 REVISION PROCESS STARTED
New Zealand's main standard for the design and construction of timber-framed buildings, NZS 3604:2011 Timber-framed buildings, is being revised,...
09 Feb 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
12 Jan 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR JANUARY 2021
In case you missed our Masterspec NOTES at the beginning of the month, here is a list with reference links for the new Product Partner work sections...
08 Dec 2020
MASTERSPEC BEGINS A NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP WITH STEEL CONSTRUCTION NEW ZEALAND (SCNZ)
Masterspec and SCNZ are delighted to announce a new industry partnership to support the structural steel design, fabrication and erection in the New...

MASTERSPEC BEGINS A NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP WITH STEEL CONSTRUCTION NEW ZEALAND (SCNZ)

08 Dec 2020

Masterspec and SCNZ are delighted to announce a new industry partnership to support structural steel design, fabrication and erection in the New Zealand construction industry. The two organisations reached a Memorandum of Understanding to foster technical excellence, promote best practice methods and develop tools for the adoption of requirements under the New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 5131 Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection

Masterspec and SCNZ will bring together their expertise on content and platform development to provide a Masterspec library grounded on the principles of SCNZ 112:2018 New Zealand Structural Steelwork Specification in Compliance with AS/NZS 5131. This specification is currently a generic specification for structural steel framing of buildings based on the requirements outlined in the New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 5131 ‘Structural Steelwork – Fabrication and Erection'. 

The aim of this library will be to enable structural steel designers and specifiers to create bespoke, high quality specifications using a Cloud-based library system that combines the content of the SCNZ specification and the advanced capabilities of the Masterspec specification toolset, regular content update, maintenance and industry support.

This partnership solidifies both organisations’ commitment to develop and promote best practice methods and is aimed at providing the structural engineering design disciplines with resources to produce high quality specifications that will lead to sustainable, cost-saving and low-risk construction projects.

The new specification library will be made available to all Masterspec and SCNZ members at no additional cost.

Russell Turner, Masterspec CEO says "We are thrilled to embark upon this new partnership with Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) to combine the expertise, experience and online services of our two organisations to serve the New Zealand Structural Steel Industry. 

As a fully industry-owned body, Masterspec is committed to industry collaboration and investment, to bring valuable design documentation resources to the construction industry and benefits to New Zealand. We look forward to working with SCNZ to develop the capabilities and innovative online platforms needed for a future with increased quality and accessibility of construction data and documentation".

This partnership signals commitment from Masterspec and SCNZ to develop resources for the Structural Steel Construction Industry to meet industry demand for consistent design documentation and guidelines for best-practice construction methods, delivered through innovative digital platforms. 


Contact
Yashesh Ved, Engineering Market Manager
E: yash@masterspec.co.nz 
P: 021 373 439

 

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