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Masterspec NOTES August 2019

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR AUGUST 2019
MASTERSPEC WELCOMES NEW MARKET MANAGER YASHESH VED
BUILDING CODE UPDATES 2019 - INTERIM REPORT
RED BOOK OR YELLOW CHAPTER FOR CONCRETE BUILDINGS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
CERTMARK INTERNATIONAL WITHDRAWS FROM NZ CODEMARK SCHEME
WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES SHORTLISTED PROJECTS
10 OF THE BEST REMOTE HOTELS TO RELAX IN
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HETTICH CABINETRY HARDWARE SYSTEMS
NEW CONCRETE SECTIONS FROM ARDEX
NEW WORK SECTION 6512IF BELGOTEX FLOORING CARPET TILES
NEW WORK SECTION 6318SE SELLEYS TIMBER FLOOR SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES July 2019

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JULY 2019
WARRANTIES & GUARANTEES IN THE BUILDING INDUSTRY
A FAREWELL TO MASTERSPEC CEO ROLF HUBER
ENSURING YOUR DESIGN IS A SAFE ONE
MBIE ANNOUNCE UPDATES TO THE BUILDING CODE
WATCH MANHATTAN GROW OVER 400 YEARS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ACEDOORS COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ACEDOORS FAST-ACTING DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MOHAWK GROUP CARPET TILE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SELLEYS SEALANTS
NEW WORK SECTION 4721EC ECOINSULATION GLASSWOOL ACOUSTIC INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4710EC ECOINSULATION GLASSWOOL INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4711EC ECOINSULATION GLASSWOOL THERMAL INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4824SE SIKA EMSEAL EXPANSION & SEISMIC JOINTS

Masterspec NOTES June 2019

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JUNE 2019
RESTRICT ACCESS TO SPECIFICATIONS
BUILDING SYSTEM LEGISLATIVE REFORM PROGRAMME PUBLIC CONSULTATION
MBIE BUILDING SYSTEM LEGISLATIVE REFORM CONSULTATION - NOTES
GUIDANCE UPDATE FOR METAL STUD INTERNAL PARTITION SECTIONS
GUIDANCE UPDATE FOR RETROFITTING INSULATION TO EXTERIOR WALLS OR INTERNAL FIREWALLS
B1 STRUCTURE - EARTHQUAKE FOUNDATION DESIGN
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE FOR THE CITY OF BANGKOK
SOCIAL HOUSING: 45 EXAMPLES IN PLAN AND SECTION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SHELVING SHOP GROUP - DURA PALLET RACKING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MACDONALD INDUSTRIES COMMERCIAL WASHROOM ACCESSORIES
NEW WORK SECTION 5571HA HOMETECH ATTIC STAIRS
NEW WORK SECTION 4239IB IBS PRIMAPLUS FIBRE CEMENT SOFFITS
NEW WORK SECTION 3163RI RCS INTEGRA LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE FLOORING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 5171RI RCS INTEGRA LIGHTWEIGHT CONCRETE INTERTENANCY SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 5181RC RCS ROCKCOTE INTERIOR PLASTER SYSTEM
NZ BRICK DISTRIBUTERS REBRAND DESIGNER SERIES AS CEMINTEL TERRITORY.
REPLACEMENT SECTION 4324AE ALLCO WABO EXPANSION & SEISMIC JOINTS

Masterspec NOTES May 2019

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2019
MASTERSPEC WORK SECTION SUPPORT VIDEOS RELEASED
SUPPORTING EXPOSED INSULATION ABOVE EXPOSED SPRINKLERS
STORMWATER DISPOSAL VIA SOAKAGE IN THE AUCKLAND REGION
MASTERSPEC TRAINING LATEST
EXPLODING THE 22ºC COMFORT MYTH
MODULAR HIGH-RISE HOTEL IN NEW YORK CITY ASSEMBLED IN POLAND
MJØSTÅRNET IN NORWAY BECOMES WORLD'S TALLEST TIMBER TOWER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER 2UP TILING & WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER AQUALINE RELEASES FORZA PEX HOT & COLD WATER SYSTEM.
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DUPONT TYVEK® UNDERLAY SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4384OD OUTDURE DECKING & DECK SURFACES
NEW WORK SECTION 4381OQ OUTDURE QWICKBUILD MODULAR FRAMING SUPPORT SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4259SF SPS FIBRE CEMENT CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4259SS SPS SLATE FACADE SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4259ST SPS TERRACOTTA FACADE SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES April 2019

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR APRIL 2019
ALUMINIUM FINISHES AND EXPOSURE ZONES
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF MASTERSPEC'S FREE TRAINING
AUCKLAND HOUSING PROGRAMME DESIGN GUIDE
MANAGING AN OFFICE DESIGN AND FITOUT PROJECT
DEZEEN AWARDS ENTRY NOW OPEN
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PBI FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SOUDAL GORILLA SEALANTS & ADHESIVES
NEW WORK SECTION 6323AT ALTRO WHITEROCK HYGIENIC INTERIOR WALL LINING
ALTUS LAUNCH THREE NEW SPECIALIST WORK SECTIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 6125MI MAPEI INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL FLOORING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 7151ML MERQUIP ELKAY BOTTLE FILLERS & FOUNTAINS

Masterspec NOTES March 2019

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MARCH 2019
NEW MBIE BUILDING PERFORMANCE GUIDE FOR FIRE PERFORMANCE
BEAL CERTIFICATION SYSTEMS NO LONGER A PRODUCT CERTIFICATION BODY FOR CODEMARK
NEED HELP SPECIFYING? WORK SECTION SUPPORT TAKES OFF
buildingSMART INTERNATIONAL AWARDS PROGRAM 2019
TOP 100 ARCHITECTURE BLOGS & WEBSITES ‘MUST READS’ FOR 2019
A TIME LAPSE VIDEO OF THE NEW JEAN NOUVEL-DESIGNED LOUVRE ABU DHABI
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MIDLAND BRICK NZ - CLAY BRICK VENEER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MIDLAND BRICK NZ - CLAY BRICK INTERIOR
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PREMIER GROUP CONCRETE BRICK VENEER CLADDING
THREE NEW ALTUS ALUMINIUM WINDOW AND DOOR SECTIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 4422AE ARDEX WELDTEC EXPOSED MEMBRANE SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 5211AP AUTEX PSL ALUMINIUM PARTITIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 4171GR GIB WEATHERLINE RIGID AIR BARRIER
NEW WORK SECTION 6125MC MAPEI CARPARK WATERPROOFING & FINISHES
NEW WORK SECTION 6125MS MAPEI SPORTS SURFACES
NEW WORK SECTION 6125MU MAPEI ULTRATOP CEMENTITIOUS TOPPING

Masterspec NOTES February 2019

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2019
INCREASED EFFICIENCY AND BETTER RISK MANAGEMENT WITH MASTERSPEC TRAINING
AMPS MATTER WITH ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
MEET THE MASTERSPEC TEAM AT In:situ
BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS 2018/2019
MBIE PUBLISH "DESIGNING FOR ACCESS AND USABILITY"
UPDATES TO STANDARDS ON VARIOUS PIPES, ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES & GYPSUM LINING
STEEL STRUCTURES STANDARD DATE CHANGE
ALTUS NZ LTD REVIEWING THEIR ALUMINIUM WINDOW & DOOR SECTIONS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PANELTEC VITRACORE G2® ALUMINIUM CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PANELTEC VITRADUAL ALUMINIUM CLADDING
NEW WORK SECTION 4521NR ALTUS RESIDENTIAL ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 4131ME MAPEI EASY LIFT DAMP PROOF MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4421ME MAPEI EVOLIGHT S ROOF & DECK MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4710PR PREMIER THERMAL & ACOUSTIC INSULATION

Masterspec NOTES January 2019

MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JANUARY 2019
MASTERSPEC TRAINING - START THE YEAR ON THE RIGHT FOOT
UPDATES TO STANDARDS ON POLYETHYLENE (PE) PIPES & INSULATION
DEMOLITION PLANNING - LESSONS FROM STATISTICS HOUSE
THE PERFECT (LATE) CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR ARCHITECTS
2018 ARCHITECTURE BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION WINNER
NEW WORK SECTION 5431SF LAMINEX STRANDFLOOR FIRE & ACOUSTIC FLOOR SYSTEMS
NAME CHANGE TO FLETCHER ALUMINIUM WINDOW & DOOR SECTIONS
REQUEST A NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SECTION

Masterspec NOTES December 2018

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR DECEMBER 2018
MASTERSPEC LAUNCH NEW OPEN BIM OBJECT STANDARD
IN HOT WATER?
BUILDING CODE AMENDMENTS NOVEMBER 2018
NEW GIB FIRE RATED SYSTEMS LITERATURE
ENGINEERING SPECIFICATION IN 2018 – A SUMMARY
WORKSAFE RELEASE PRECAST CONCRETE SAFETY GUIDANCE
VIDEO OF THE TOWER OF JESUS CHRIST
ARCHITECTURAL COMPETITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MODDEX EXTERIOR HANDRAILS, GRABRAILS & BALUSTRADES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PREMIER INSULATION ACOUSTIC INSULATION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PREMIER INSULATION THERMAL INSULATION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SIKKENS TIMBER STAIN SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 5255FH FORMAN COMO INTERIOR HATCHES & ACCESS PANELS
NEW WORK SECTION 4234JR JACOBSEN RODECA FACADE SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 8465PC PLAYGROUND CENTRE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT
NEW WORK SECTION 4381WS WPS TILEJAK RAFT SYSTEM
UPDATED WORK SECTION 3155FR FIRTH RIBRAFT FLOOR SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES November 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2018
NEW (OLD?) AS/NZS 3100:2017 ELECTRICAL STANDARD
WORK SECTION SUPPORT TRAINING ONLINE
BLOOMBERG WINS 2018 RIBA STIRLING PRIZE
MAKE SURE YOU SCHEDULE IN THE SCHEDULES
ACOUSTICS 101 FOR ARCHITECTURE + INTERIORS
WANZ CHANGE OF NAME AND WEBSITE
BIM: A ‘MUST’ FOR MANUFACTURERS – A NEW WHITEPAPER FROM BSI
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BLUM CABINETRY HARDWARE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MARTINI ACOUSTIC WALL COVERINGS & PANEL
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RIPSTAAL KLICK-BOARD® PLASTERBOARD SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4259JT JACOBSEN NBK® TERRACOTTA FACADE SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4131MA MAPEI ADESOGUARD PEEL & STICK TANKING
NEW WORK SECTION 4422MM MAPEI MAPEPLAN WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4131PS SIKAPROOF P-12 WATERPROOFING SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES October 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2018
ADDITIONAL AUTOMATED SCHEDULING FUNCTIONALITY FOR MASTERSPEC
MASTERSPEC WORK SECTION SUPPORT ALREADY ACTIVE
MOVEMENT JOINTS IN BUILDINGS AND CIVIL ENGINEERING STRUCTURES
MBIE DETERMINATIONS ON IMMEDIATE POOL AREAS
NEW PRACTICE: ‘40% OF MY WORK COMES FROM INSTAGRAM’
FIVE VACATION HOMES AT CALIFORNIA'S MODERNIST THE SEA RANCH
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DRIBOND TILING SOLUTIONS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PIRMAX HR SOFFIT & FRAMING INSULATION PANEL
8686BE BAS BRIDGE & CAR PARK JOINTS, BRIDGE BEARINGS & ACCESSORIES
4711FS FORMAN STRATOCELL WHISPER FOAM INSULATION
4381NJ NURAJACK DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM
4414AP PERMATEC HOT MELT ROOF SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES September 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 2018
MASTERSPEC TO LAUNCH NEW WORK SECTION SUPPORT MODULE
CBI UPDATE - MORE SPACE FOR DECKS
CONSULTATION ON AMENDING ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS AND VERIFICATION METHODS 2018
MBIE TO CONSULT TWICE YEARLY ON CHANGES TO THE BUILDING CODE SYSTEM
CONSULTATION ON PROPOSAL FOR NEW EDITION OF FIRE ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION C/AS2
INTRODUCTION TO INVERTED ROOFS
FIRE STOPPING IN AUCKLAND
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER AQUACOMB RETENTION/DETENTION RAFT SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APS HEIGHT ACCESS SAFETY SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PARKWOOD EXTERIOR DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PARKWOOD COMMERCIAL PERSONNEL DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER TOTAL HEIGHT SAFETY FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 6311HF HERMPAC TIMBER FLOORING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4554SO STEALTH OPENING & FIXED ROOFLIGHTS
NEW WORK SECTION 4522UZ UNITED ENERTECH ARCHITECTURAL LOUVRES & GRILLS

Masterspec NOTES for August 2018

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR AUGUST 2018
UPDATES TO STANDARDS ON EMERGENCY LIGHTING, PHOTOVOLTAICS & COLD FORMED STEEL
UPDATES TO STANDARDS ON FIREPLACES, PLUMBING & DRAINAGE AND DRINKING WATER
MBIE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDS ACP CODEMARKS
MBIE PUBLISH GUIDE TO ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO CLAUSE C - PROTECTION FROM FIRE
UPDATES TO MASTERSPEC GENERAL SECTIONS
NEW MASTERSPEC GENERAL SECTION 1264 PROGRAMMING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BAS ARCHITECTURAL EXPANSION JOINT SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER OUTDURE QWICKBUILD MODULAR FRAMING SUPPORT SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RAMSETREID® PAVEMENT & KERB SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RAMSETREID® SLAB-ON-GRADE FLOORING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4131AW ARDEX WELDABLE TANKING MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 3821SS SIMPSON STRONG-TIE® TIMBER FRAMING

Masterspec NOTES July 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JULY 2018
NEW - ARCHITECTURALLY EXPOSED STRUCTURAL STEELWORK
NATIONAL TRAINING DATES ADDED FOR SECOND HALF 2018
SPECIFICATION WRITING STYLE - GETTING THE BASICS RIGHT!
SWITCHED ON TO THE NEW AS/NZS 3000:2018 WIRING RULES
GUIDE TO ALTERING AN EXISTING BUILDING
DIMOND METAL ROOFING & CLADDING SECTIONS

Masterspec NOTES for June 2018

WELCOME TO YOUR NOTES FOR JUNE 2018
MAJOR CHANGES TO SPECIFYING STRUCTURAL STEEL
MASTERSPEC INCREASES COLLABORATION FOR TEAMS
GET PLASTERED WITH NEW SOLID PLASTER SECTIONS
VACANCY FOR A MASTERSPEC CHIEF TECHNICAL EDITOR
WORK THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A BUILDING CONSENT
16 CONSTRUCTION 3D PRINTERS AVAILABLE IN 2018
NEW COMBINED WORK SECTION 6221JT JACOBSEN TILING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CAMELSPACE SAYFA FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CAMELSPACE SAYFA ROOF ACCESS HATCHES & RUNG LADDERS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CAMELSPACE SAYFA WALKWAY, PLATFORM & ACCESS SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER LANWOOD PARTITIONING
NEW WORK SECTION 7382MF 3M PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4721FG FORMAN AUTEX GREENSTUF® ACOUSTIC INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4711FG FORMAN AUTEX GREENSTUF® THERMAL INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4221KV KLC VERTICAL CLADDING SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES for May 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2018
MASTERSPEC LAUNCH NEW VERIFICATION MARK
STEEL YOURSELF FOR CHANGES TO STRUCTURAL STEELWORK
NEW BEGINNERS GUIDE - HOW MUCH SHOULD YOU SPECIFY?
EECA RETIRES THE ENERGY STAR RATING
A BIG MONTH FOR MASTERSPEC TRAINING
WALL TILING + FLOOR TILING = TILING SYSTEMS
2018 FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE CURATOR ANNOUNCED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER EDGESMITH PANEL & GATE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER TECHNO INSULATION UNDERLAYS AND TAPES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER THE ROOFING STORE PROFILED METAL ROOFING AND CLADDING
NEW WORK SECTION 4521FM FAIRVIEW APARTMENT & MULTI-UNIT DWELLINGS WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 5137IP INNOWOOD INTERIOR PANELLING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6221JD JACOBSEN TILE & DECK PEDESTAL SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 7420RR REHAU RAUPIANO PLUS ACOUSTIC SANITARY SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 7863SE SCHNEIDER HOME CONTROL SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES for April 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR APRIL 2018
NEW STEEL CORROSION PROTECTION STANDARD SNZ TS 3404
DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM - NEW SECTION
FIVE GREAT REASONS TO ADD MASTERKEY TO YOUR SUBSCRIPTION
MBIE ISSUE LOOP BAR WARNING
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS A DESIGNER
NEW FIRE SAFETY DESIGN GUIDE FOR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY HOUSING
22 YEARS OF HOME OF THE YEAR
2018 WORLD LANDSCAPE AWARDS SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED
TIMSPEC CERTCLAD DIVIDES INTO SIX WORK SECTIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 4691MF 3M GLAZING FILMS
NEW WORK SECTION 3111AL AFS LOGICWALL PERMANENT FORMWORK
NEW WORK SECTION 4422AD ARDEX UNDERTILE WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 6411IL INTERFACE LUXURY VINYL TILE FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 6742PF POTTER FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK

Your Masterspec Notes for March 2018

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MARCH 2018
SEARCHING IN MASTERSPEC NEXTGEN 2
ASBESTOS REMOVAL NEW WORKSAFE INTERPRETATION
UPDATE TO SECTION 6745 PROTECTIVE COATINGS - STEELWORK
AS/NZS 5100.6:2017 BRIDGE DESIGN ADDED TO MASTERSPEC STANDARDS ONLINE LIBRARY
SUMMARY OF THE 2015-2017 TECHNICAL REVIEW PROGRAMME
IS STRUCTURAL TIMBER THE FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION?
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER AFS REDIWALL PERMANENT PVC FORMWORK
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DURAFLEX HUSHTEC TEMPORARY NOISE CONTROL BARRIER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PAINTPLUS ENVIRONMENTAL PAINTING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4422AJ ALLCO JOHNS MANVILLE TPO MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4384FM FORTE MILLBOARD DECKING
NEW WORK SECTION 4522JS JURALCO SECURITY & INSECT SCREEN SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4254RD REYNODUAL© BONDED DOUBLE ALUMINIUM FACADE
PRODUCT PARTNER SPEEDWALL NZ LTD NOW KOROK BUILDING SYSTEMS LTD.

Masterspec NOTES February 2018

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2018
FREE MASTERSPEC TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018
SYNTHETIC TURF UPDATE - SPORTS FIELDS TO PLAYGROUNDS
GREEN STAR UPDATE TO VERSION 3.2
AMENDMENTS TO THE UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDING SECURING FUND
THE BEST ARCHITECTURE, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY EVENTS OF 2018
EUROPE’S TALLEST MODULAR TOWER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PAREX DAVCO TILING & WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER URBAN EFFECTS STREETSCAPE FURNITURE
NEW WORK SECTION 6752MD 3M DI-NOC VINYL WALL FINISHES
NEW WORK SECTION 6125A ARDEX POLISHED CONCRETE TOPPING
NEW WORK SECTION 4231HI JAMES HARDIE® EXTERNAL FIRE & ACOUSTIC WALL SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5171HI JAMES HARDIE® INTERNAL FIRE & ACOUSTIC WALL SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5438HI JAMES HARDIE® SECURA FIRE & ACOUSTIC FLOOR SYSTEM
REVISED WORK SECTION 6745IP INTERNATIONAL PROTECTIVE COATINGS - STEELWORK
REVISED WORK SECTION 6742IP INTERNATIONAL INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK

Masterspec NOTES January 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC FOR 2018
SPECIFYING TO HIDE TEMPORARY INSERT VOIDS IN PRECAST CONCRETE
AS/NZS 3500.2 NEW AMENDMENT ADDS VACUUM DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
BRAND NEW FREE MASTERSPEC TRAINING SESSIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR 2018
BUILDING CODEHUB, FIVE FREE STANDARDS & 'SELECTED EXTRACTS FROM 3604:2011' HANDBOOK
FREE RAPID ASSESSMENT WORKSHOPS FOR GEO-PROFESSIONALS
DEZEEN'S TOP 10 HOUSES OF 2017
ARCHITECTS AND THEIR PENCILS
UPDATE: SUMMARY OF DECAY RESISTANCE TRIAL OF JNL J-FRAME
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DURAPLAN TOILET PARTITION SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DURAPLAN WALL LININGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER INNOWOOD WEATHERBOARD CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6614GE GILT EDGE NOSINGS, TRANSITIONS & TRIM
NEW WORK SECTION 4421SF SEALCO FLAMESEAL WARMSEAL & GREENSEAL MEMBRANE ROOFING

Masterspec NOTES December 2017

MASTERSPEC NOTES DECEMBER 2017
STEEL - UPDATES TO SECTIONS & STANDARDS
UNDERLAYS - NZS 2295 AMENDED
REVISED SCOPE FOR C/VM2 FRAMEWORK FOR FIRE SAFETY DESIGN
KEEPING YOUR SPECIFICATIONS ALIGNED WITH YOUR DRAWINGS
UPDATED STANDARDS FOR RECONSTITUTED WOOD-BASED PANELS
HAWKINS\BROWN USES ENGINEERED WOOD FOR CITY OF LONDON FREEMEN'S SCHOOL
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER 3M DBI-SALA FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PORTER'S PAINTS THREE NEW PAINTING WORK SECTIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 6511GE GILT EDGE INDUSTRIES CARPET SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 7612HE HOMETECH MECHANICAL EXTRACT SYSTEMS
REVISED WORK SECTION 4422NT NURAPLY EVERGUARD TPO ROOF & DECK MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4384P PERMADECK COMPOSITE DECKING
NEW WORK SECTION 5313KL RONDO CEILING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 3421MF RONDO MAXIFRAME EXTERNAL WALL FRAMING SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES November 2017

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2017
PRODUCTIVITY AND EFFICIENCY IN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
SECURING PARAPETS AND FACADES ON UNREINFORCED MASONRY (URM) BUILDINGS
HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES REGULATIONS FROM 1 DECEMBER
PAINTING - REMEMBER THE HIDDEN SURFACES
CROSS LAYERED TIMBER (CLT) RESOURCES
INSTANCES OF POOR GROUTING PRACTICE OF REINFORCING BARS IN DROSSBACH TUBES
ROAMING WORKING/LIVING LIFESTYLE IS CHANGING CITIES
FORMAN BUILDING SYSTEMS RE-RELEASE TWO BRANDED WORK SECTIONS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RONDO BUILDING SERVICES PTY LTD STEEL STUD & TRACK WALL FRAMING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SEALCO ECOTUFF TPO, WARMSEAL & GREENSEAL MEMBRANE ROOFING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPACE COMMANDER GARAGE STORAGE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER STUTEX STONE NZ LIMITED STONE VENEER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER XLAM CLT PANEL SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 7421AI ALLPROOF INTERIOR FLOOR WASTE SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 3185CF CONCRETE PLUS FOSROC CARBON FIBRE WRAP
NEW WORK SECTION 6141IS ISL POLISHED CONCRETE FLOOR FINISH

Masterspec NOTES October 2017

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2017
CONCRETE, STEEL, PLUMBING, ELECTRICAL - STANDARDS UPDATES
WITNESS POINT RENAMED NOTIFICATION POINT
FSC SUSTAINABLE TIMBER IN MASTERSPEC
CONSULTATION OPEN ON B1/VM1 AND LOOP BAR CONNECTIONS
REQUIREMENTS AT PROJECT COMPLETION
GUIDANCE FOR POTENTIALLY LIQUEFACTION-PRONE LAND PUBLISHED FOR COMMENT
SUPERVISING UNLICENSED PEOPLE - NEW PRACTICE NOTE
MASTERSPEC NOW HAVE OVER 1400 PRACTICES SUBSCRIBING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER GILT EDGE INDUSTRIES LTD CONCRETE CURE, HARDENER & MOISTURE CONTROL
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER GILT EDGE INDUSTRIES LTD FLOOR LEVELLING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ISL CONCRETE CURE, HARDENER AND SEAL SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 7451AE ALLPROOF EXTERIOR SURFACE DRAINAGE SOLUTIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 5122PC PLYTECH COMMERCIAL PLYWOOD LININGS

Masterspec NOTES September 2017

YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 2017
WHEN CAN OR CAN'T FOILS BE USED - CONFUSED?
NEW GENERIC SECTION 7612 RESIDENTIAL EXTRACT SYSTEMS
MASTERSPEC'S NEW WEBSITE TO BE LAUNCHED
STRATEGIES FOR PROTECTING CROWDED PLACES FROM TERRORISM
SHANGHAI'S "TREE-COVERED-MOUNTAINS" FLYOVER VIDEO RELEASED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ISOVALVE ISOLATING VALVES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER KLC LIMITED HORIZONTAL WEATHERBOARD CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RHINO GRATING WALKWAY, PLATFORM & ACCESS SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER STEELFORMERS PROFILED METAL CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER STEELFORMERS PROFILED METAL ROOFING
NEW WORK SECTION 6125AL ALLNEX RESIN FLOORING & FLOOR TOPPINGS
NEW WORK SECTION 4311DI DIMOND TRICORE ROOFING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 7765EV EVLINK ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING SOLUTIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 7642FA FORMAN ARMAFLEX FRV PIPING INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4711FX FORMAN XENERGY XPS INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 8231JJ JAGAS PERVIOUS & STANDARD PAVING
NEW WORK SECTION 5512JW JURALCO WARDROBE & STORAGE SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4521OA OMEGA ARCHITECTURAL WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 6742PG POLYMER GROUP FIREPROOFING COATINGS

Masterspec NOTES August 2017

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR AUGUST 2017
MASTERSPEC LAUNCH NEW SUSTAINABLE AND GREEN BUILDING SECTIONS
ESD - SUSTAINABLE PROJECTS & MASTERSPEC
NEW EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS SYSTEM TAKES EFFECT
PRIORITY BUILDINGS: DOWNLOAD THE GUIDE
HFC PHASE-DOWN PROGRAM
PROPOSED DESIGN GUIDE FOR FIRE SAFETY: RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY HOUSING
UPCOMING MASTERSPEC TRAINING AND EVENTS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ALLNEX SOPREMA ROOFING MEMBRANE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ALLNEX TANKING MEMBRANES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RLA POLYMERS TILING & WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER URBAN PAVING NATURAL STONE PAVING
NEW WORK SECTION 7382AF ALLPROOF PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5511BC BESTWOOD CABINETRY
NEW WORK SECTION 5511DC DEZIGNATEK CABINETRY
NEW WORK SECTION 5123LS LAMINEX NZ STRANDBOARD TIMBER BOARD LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 5517PP PRIME PANELS BENCHTOPS
NEW WORK SECTION 5511PP PRIME PANELS CABINETRY
NEW WORK SECTION 4424RL ROOFLOGIC ULTRATHERM XTREME FIBERTITE ROOFING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4282AB SPECIALIZED AEROBRICK AAC BRICK VENEER SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES July 2017

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JULY 2017
CASE STUDY: HARRISON GRIERSON ADOPT MASTERSPEC
MYRTLE RUST - HELP SAVE OUR ICONIC NATIVE TREES
TRAFFIC SIGNS AND ROAD MARKINGS
AS/NZS 60598.1 - LUMINAIRES TIMES TWO
CYBER CRIME: HOW ARCHITECTS. ENGINEERS AND CONTRACTORS MAY BE AT RISK
MASTERSPEC SECURITY: REMOVING USER PRIVILEGES AND DELETING A USER
MASTERKEY 2 UPDATES RELEASED
JNL J-FRAME SPECIFICATION UPDATE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER, WITH AN EXISTING FLEXMAR WORK SECTION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ALLPROOF LEVEL THRESHOLD DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER JAGAS STREETSCAPE FURNITURE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER KOPINE PARTICLEBOARD FLOORS
NEW SECTION 4521AA APL ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS - AGED CARE
NEW SECTION 4541AK APL KLIMA uPVC WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW SECTION 4131 ARDEX SHELTERBIT TANKING MEMBRANE
NEW SECTION 7382BO BOSS FIRE STOPPING SYSTEMS FROM POTTER
NEW SECTION 4272NB NZ BRICK NATURAL STONE VENEER
NEW SECTION 4521OT OMEGA THERMAL RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW SECTION 5113CP POTTER PERFORATED PLASTERBOARD LININGS
NEW SECTION 6742PP PPG INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK
NEW SECTION 8281TT TOTAL TACTILEZ EXTERIOR TACTILE INDICATORS
NEW SECTION 6615TT TOTAL TACTILEZ INTERIOR TACTILE INDICATORS

Masterspec NOTES June 2017

YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JUNE 2017
RESIDENTIAL POOLS AND THE NEW NZBC F9/AS1 AND F9/AS2
A CONCLUSION ON THE INCLUSION - RISK OF SPONTANEOUS GLASS FAILURE
HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS & EXPLOSIVES UPDATES
MASTERSPEC FINALISTS IN 2017 AUT BUSINESS SCHOOL EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS SUPPORT AWARDS
NEW SYSTEM FOR MANAGING EARTHQUAKE-PRONE BUILDINGS
10 MATERIAL INNOVATIONS SHAPING THE BUILDINGS OF TOMORROW
CONSULTATION ON FIRE SAFETY PROPOSALS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ABODO HORIZONTAL CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ABODO VERTICAL CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER NZ BRICK DISTRIBUTORS CLAY BRICK VENEER CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER NZBD DESIGNER SERIES PRE-FINISHED CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER NZBD DESIGNER SERIES PRE-FINISHED INTERIOR LINING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER OMEGA RESIDENTIAL WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ROOFLOGIC ULTRATHERM MSR ROOFING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER TOTAL TACTILZE - NOSING & TRIM
NEW SECTION NEW ZEALAND STEEL COLORSTEEL® CLADDING
NEW SECTION NEW ZEALAND STEEL COLORSTEEL® ROOFING

Masterspec NOTES May 2017

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2017
UPDATES TO PLASTER BOARD, PAINTING & TREATMENT STANDARDS
TWO NEW ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS FOR RESTRICTING ACCESS TO RESIDENTIAL POOLS
ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS AND VERIFICATION METHODS DEFINITIONS
UK BUILD TO RENT SECTOR GROWING
NZIA LOCAL ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ALTRO SAFETY FLOORS & WALLS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BOARDWALK ROOF ACCESS & MOUNTING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER POLYMER GROUP WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES
NEW WORK SECTION 5511PL PLYTECH LABORATORY & EDUCATION CABINETRY
NEW WORK SECTION 5122PL PLYTECH RESIDENTIAL PLYWOOD LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 4312PC PSP CLEARVUE ROOFING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4312PS PSP SUNTUF POLYCARBONATE ROOFING & SKYLIGHTING
NEW WORK SECTION 6743RF RESENE FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT TIMBER COATING
NEW WORK SECTION 4311SC STEEL & TUBE PROFILED METAL COMMERCIAL ROOFING

Masterspec NOTES April 2017

UPDATES TO 267 WORK SECTIONS DUE TO ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS & VERIFICATION METHODS CHANGES
UPDATING YOUR WORK SECTIONS THIS MONTH
RETENTION MONEY PROVISIONS COME INTO FORCE
ADNZ MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING SUMMIT 5TH AND 6TH APRIL
STEEL REINFORCEMENT MESH FOR CONCRETE
FRAMED BUILDINGS WITH PRECAST CONCRETE FLOOR SYSTEMS
LANDSCAPING - SHANGHAI’S YUQIAO TECHNOLOGY DISTRICT
APRIL 3-7 IS ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ARIDON® SMART WALL SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER THUNDAFLO HEAVY DUTY SURFACE DRAINAGE SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6512AF ADVANCE FLOTEX® TILE
NEW WORK SECTION 4824AE ALLCO EMSEAL EXPANSION & SEISMIC JOINTS
NEW WORK SECTION 6615MR MRC INTERIOR TACTILE INDICATORS
NEW WORK SECTION 6614MR MRC TREDSAFE® STAIR NOSINGS & TREADS
NEW WORK SECTION 5511PT PLYTECH JOINERY AND CABINETRY
NEW WORK SECTION 4312RI ROOFING INDUSTRIES PROFILED NATURAL LIGHTING
NEW WORK SECTION 5211SR SRP STEEL STUD & TRACK SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5313SR SRP CEILING BATTEN SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES March 2017

MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MARCH 2017
STEEL REINFORCEMENT MESH FOR CONCRETE - CLARIFICATION
NEW ELECTRICAL STANDARDS
NEW AS/NZS 1252 STANDARDS FOR BOLTS, NUTS & WASHERS
GUIDANCE ON SECURING URM PARAPETS AND FACADES
VACANCY FOR A MASTERSPEC TECHNICAL WRITER
STAGED BUILDING CONSENTS
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN LONDON
TASMAN INSULATION WALL PRODUCTS MORE USER FRIENDLY
NEW WORK SECTION 4414AH ALLCO HYDROTECH MM6125 RUBBERISED ASPHALT WATERPROOFING
NEW WORK SECTION 4521FT FAIRVIEW THERMAL SERIES WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 7628FV VRF FUJITSU AIRSTAGE AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4338LS LAMINEX STRANDSARKING ROOFING SUBSTRATE
NEW WORK SECTION 4268SS SIMPSON STRONG-TIE HELI-TIE HELICAL WALL TIE SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4422WT WPS DUROTUF TPO WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE

Masterspec NOTES February 2017

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2017
NEW STANDARDS FOR REFRIGERANTS AND REFRIGERATING SYSTEMS
IMPROVING SEISMIC PERFORMANCE OF UNREINFORCED MASONRY BUILDING PARAPETS AND FACADES
MBIE AMEND 28 ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS AND 10 VERIFICATION METHODS - FURTHER DETAIL
SCAFFOLDING IN NEW ZEALAND - GOOD PRACTICE GUIDELINES
SPECIFYING A MEMBRANE LEAK TEST METHOD AT DESIGN STAGE
WINDOWS, GLASS, GLAZING - A BRIEF HISTORY
FIRST EVER RIBA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE WINNER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER GLOBAL TILE AND LATICRETE TILING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MRC EXTERIOR TACTILE PAVERS AND INDICATORS
NEW SECTION 6125AD FLOWCRETE DECKSHIELD CAR PARK DECK COATING
NEW SECTION 6125AF FLOWCRETE INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL RESIN FLOOR
THE FOLLOWING PRODUCT IS REPEATED FROM JANUARY NOTES...
NEW SECTION 4251PC PSP ALPOLIC®/fr ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE PANEL
REVISED AND RE-PUBLISHED SECTION 4223SC SHADOWCLAD® PLYWOOD CLADDING

Masterspec NOTES January 2017

WELCOME TO 2017 AND AN EXCITING YEAR FOR CONSTRUCTION
MBIE AMEND 28 ACCEPTABLE SOLUTIONS AND 10 VERIFICATION METHODS
UPDATES TO MBIE'S POST-EARTHQUAKE BUILDING ASSESSMENT PAGES
ROCKFALL PROTECTION STRUCTURES GUIDANCE RELEASED
RESTRICTED BUILDING WORK FACT SHEETS AVAILABLE IN OTHER LANGUAGES
NEW SECTION 4251PC PSP ALPOLIC®/fr ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE PANEL
REVISED AND RE-PUBLISHED SECTION 4223SC SHADOWCLAD® PLYWOOD CLADDING


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