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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...
26 Nov 2020
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,...
26 Nov 2020
GREEN STAR UPDATE TO VERSION 1.0
The Green Star Technical Manual v3.2 has been superseded by Green Star Design and As Built NZ v1.0. Also Green Star Office Interiors v3 has been...
24 Nov 2020
GUTTER & DOWNPIPE DESIGN MADE EASY
It is not often that changes to the NZBC Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods provide a windfall that makes life a whole lot easier for a...
29 Oct 2020
LATEST BUILDING CODE 2020 UPDATES
Earlier this year MBIE ran public consultation on proposed changes to a number of Acceptable Solutions and Verification Methods. Despite a number of...
06 Oct 2020
THE STATE OF CONSTRUCTION – BY THE NUMBERS
At Masterspec the amount of specifications live on the platform at any one time has always given us an indication of the health of the industry. In...
29 Sep 2020
UPDATES TO MASTERSPEC SUSTAINABLE & GREEN BUILDING GENERAL SECTIONS
A number of the formal sustainable systems, Living Building Challenge and Green Star, have recently made significant changes to their systems....
01 Sep 2020
AMENDMENTS TO STRUCTURAL STEEL STANDARD AS/NZS 5131
AS/NZS 5131: 2016, Structural Steelwork - Fabrication and Erection is cited in NZBC B1/VM1, 5.0 Steel. This new Amendment A1, which has just been...
04 Aug 2020
WHAT ON EARTH IS EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING
This month Masterspec has added more clauses to the electrical sections about earthing and equipotential bonding of conductive elements of the...
02 Jul 2020
NEW GENERIC WORK SECTION 7765 - ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS
Masterspec's new generic section, 7765 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations, responds to increasing EV ownership and NZTA's coordination of NZ's...
30 Jun 2020
REPLACEMENT STANDARDS FOR CEILINGS & SPRINKLERS
There have been quite a few new and amended Standards since the beginning of lockdown. Two major replacement Standards you should know about...
30 Apr 2020
STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SYSTEMS (SIPS) - AN ALTERNATIVE BUILDING SYSTEM
Masterspec introduces a new generic section 3876 STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SYSTEMS (SIPS) (available in Standard, Basic,
23 Apr 2020
COVID-19 GUIDANCE FOR THE SPECIFIER
Masterspec's Managing Editor Alex Shaw suggests how using the information at this link can help ensure your project fulfils its obligations to provide...

NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 2021

09 Feb 2021

Every month Masterspec update our existing libraries and publish new work sections, most of which are new Product Partner branded work sections. This page will be updated on a monthly basis to bring you the latest in product performance documentation from New Zealand's best Manufacturers and Suppliers.

NEW PRODUCT PARTNER EBSA WINDOW & VENTILATION CONTROL SYSTEMS
New Product Partner EBSA NZ Limited brings you this new section relating to the supply and installation of EBSA Window & Ventilation Control Systems control hardware.  The purpose of the system is to provide natural ventilation and/or smoke ventilation to the building via a combination of automation technologies. The section covers chain drive actuators, rack & pinion actuators, control panels, weather sensors (wind/rain), internal air quality sensors and switches.

Find out more at ebsa.co.nz

See 4585EB EBSA Window & Ventilation Control Systems (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Interiors and Basic).
 

NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RUBBER FLOORS ARTIGO RUBBER SURFACING
New Product Partner Rubber Floors' Artigo flooring products range includes different styles from smooth finishes through to studded products in an assortment of colours to suit a variety of applications. They also supply styles to suit commercial sites to public buildings, hospitals and schools. This section relates to the supply and installation of Artigo resilient flooring, as sheet or tiles, complete with skirtings, nosings, trims and edgings.

Find out more at rubberfloors.co.nz/artigo

See 6413RF Rubber Floors Artigo Rubber Surfacing (available in Standard, Interiors and Basic).



NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RUBBER FLOORS MONDO SPORTS SURFACES
This section relates to the supply and laying of Mondo rubber sports flooring, as sheet or tiles complete with trims and edgings. Mondo sport flooring products suit a wide range of applications including gymnasiums, jogging or running tracks, cardio areas, locker rooms, training or taping rooms, in fact a wide range of both indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.

Find out more at rubberfloors.co.nz/mondo

See 6419RF Rubber Floors Mondo Sports Surfaces (available in Standard, Interiors and Basic).



NEW WORK SECTION 8681CP CSP PACIFIC HIGHWAY BARRIERS
This section relates to the supply and installation of CSP Pacific Highway Barrier Systems. The Sentryline – M® Wire Rope Barrier is a high-tension cable barrier, with an accompanying terminal end, designed and tested for full compliance with MASH (2016) levels TL-3 and TL-4. The TAU-II™ is a fully re-directive crash cushion used at difficult locations where the most demanding performance is a necessity. This Work Section includes CSP Pacific Sentryline - M® wire rope barrier and M® wire rope terminal end, CSP Pacific Universal Tau - M™ and CSP Pacific Max-Tension™ terminal end.

Find out more at www.csppacific.co.nz/

See 8681CP CSP Pacific Highway Barriers (available in Structural & Civil only).



NEW WORK SECTION 7742CP CSP PACIFIC STREET LIGHTING SYSTEM
Oclyte® modular steel columns comprise of a range of interchangeable octagonal tapered steel elements each of which friction-fit together to provide the desired height between 3 and 13m. These steel galvanised octagonal sectional columns come in a number of mounting heights and installation options to suit any street lighting requirements. This section relates to the supply of CSP Pacific Oclyte™ Octagonal Columns and includes columns for street lighting, floodlighting, solar and cameras and communication towers.

Find out more at csppacific.co.nz

See 7742CP CSP Pacific Street Lighting System (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services and Landscapes).



NEW WORK SECTION 5431IB IBS EUROFloor TIMBER FLOORING
IBS EUROFloor is an OSB Panel (Oriented Strand Board) designed specifically for the New Zealand Market. The product is a moisture-resistant, engineered structural wood panel made from PEFC forests in Germany, primarily from Scotts Pine logs. IBS EUROFloor consists of three layers of wood strands bonded together with heat-cured adhesives and comes in 3600x1200x20mm size sheets with a plastic tongue and groove jointing system. Weight per sheet is 52kg and the product is suitable for use in humid conditions where the panel in-service moisture content does not exceed 20%.

Find out more at ibs.co.nz/product/ibs-eurofloor/

See 5431IB IBS EUROFloor Timber Flooring (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Services, Interiors and Basic).



NEW WORK SECTION 5171KI KOROK INTER-TENANCY WALL SYSTEMS
This section relates to the supply and fixing of KOROK® steel clad, lightweight aerated concrete (AC) fire and acoustically rated panels, as a non-load bearing inter-tenancy wall system. The system is a proprietary high-performance wall that provides horizontal fire and acoustic separation between adjacent tenancies in the same building. The KOROK® Inter-tenancy System is suitable for use in medium and high-density housing, i.e. terraced housing and commercial multi-tenancy units.

Find out more at korok.com/

See 5171KI Korok Inter-Tenancy Wall Systems (available in Standard, Structural & Civil, Interiors and Basic).



NEW WORK SECTION 4711OR OUTRIGHT ROCKWOOL INSULATION
ROCKWOOL Stone wool insulation enhances your building's performance with exceptional fire performance, significant acoustic properties, long lasting thermal performance and is suitable for external insulation with no thermal breaks. This section relates to the supply and installation of Rockwool as Outright Continuous Insulation for pitched warm roofs, behind external wall linings & basement/soffit applications and acoustic insulation for internal walls and soffits.

Find out more at outright.co.nz/rockwool

See 4711OR Outright Rockwool Insulation (available in Standard, Interiors and Basic).



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