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Masterspec NOTES for May 2024

Welcome to this month's edition of Masterspec NOTES
📅 This month's CPD Workshops in your location
COMING NEXT MONTH: New Section for Interconnected Smoke Alarms in Homes
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Ampelite | WORK SECTIONS: 4242AT & 4312AR Ampelite Fibreglass Profiled Sheet Cladding & Roofing
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Glass Projects Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4611GE Glass Projects Exterior Glazing
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Glass Projects Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4612GI Glass Projects Interior Glazing
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Steelguard Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4531SG Steelguard Steel Windows & Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Steelguard Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4582SG Steelguard Steel Fire Rated Windows & Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Stratco | WORK SECTIONS: 4241SC & 4311SR Stratco Profiled Metal Cladding & Roofing
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Stratco | WORK SECTIONS: 4241ST & 4311ST Stratco Profiled Metal Tray Cladding & Roofing
NEW WORK SECTION: 5311BF Bates Fenta Hygiene Suspended Ceiling Tile System
NEW WORK SECTIONS: 4258NB, 4258SB & 4258SS Cemintel Territory Cladding, Barestone Cladding & Surround Cladding
NEW WORK SECTION: 5134NB Cemintel Territory Lining
NEW WORK SECTION: 5171EF Elephant Plasterboard (EPB) Fire and Sound Linings
NEW WORK SECTION: 3181MC Mapei Chemical Anchoring
NEW WORK SECTION: 4843MO Moddex Ezibilt Modular Stair, Ramp and Decks

Masterspec NOTES for April 2024

Welcome to the April 2024 Edition of The Masterspec NOTES!
📅 Wed, 10 April | Webinar CPD: MasterKey for ArchiCAD | ⭐ 10 CPD Points
📅 Thu, 11 April | CPD: Mastering Masterspec Specifications HAMILTON | ⭐ 20 CPD Points
📅 Wed, 24 April | Webinar CPD: MasterKey for REVIT | ⭐ 10 CPD Points
MUST READ: Understanding Project Scope and How to Specify Window Systems
INDUSTRY NEWS: MBIE Building Consent System Review - Overview and Update
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: AquaGo ChemChek Group NZ Ltd | WORK SECTION: 7151AG Aquago Chemchek Water Dispensing Systems
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Rodeca New Zealand | WORK SECTION: 4234AR Rodeca Facade System
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Safe-R Insulation (NZ) Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4710ST Safe-R TruFill Blown-in Insulation
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Safe-R Insulation (NZ) Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4711ST Safe-R TruFill Blown-in Thermal Insulation
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Techlam Ltd | WORK SECTION: 3813TE Techlam Engineered Timber Products
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Uno Windows & Doors Limited | WORK SECTION: 4521UA Uno Aluminium Windows & Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Uno Windows & Doors Limited | WORK SECTION: 4521UC Uno Commercial Aluminium Windows & Doors
NEW WORK SECTION: 5512DL DuraPlan Commercial Bathroom Fixtures
NEW WORK SECTION: 7421WD Warmup Interior Floor Waste Systems

Masterspec NOTES for March 2024

Welcome to the March 2024 Edition of Masterspec NOTES!
Thanks for Joining Us at the in:situ Conference
Webinar: Masterspec CPD Training - Office Masters
NEWS: Controversy Erupts as Egypt Renovates Pyramid with Granite
NEWS: Japanese Architect Riken Yamamoto Wins Prestigious Pritzker Prize
NEW PRODUCT PARTNERS AND WORK SECTIONS THIS MONTH
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Fisher & Paykel Appliances Limited | WORK SECTION: 7126HM Haier Monoblock Heat Pump Hot Water System
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Vulcan Steel Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4252VH Vulcan Ultraclad Horizontal Weatherboards
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Vulcan Steel Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4252VV Vulcan Ultraclad Vertical Weatherboards
NEW WORK SECTION: 4711AP Autex Greenstuf PIR Insulation
NEW WORK SECTION: 4871BG Belcanto Grappler Balconies
NEW WORK SECTION: 5253HH Hallmark Healthcare Doors
NEW WORK SECTION: 4711KN Knauf SmartFacade Thermal Insulation
NEW WORK SECTION: 4131ST Sealco Tanking Systems

Masterspec NOTES for February 2024

Masterspec NOTES for February 2024
John Scott's Waitangi Legacy
Building Code Updates 2023-2024
📅 9 Feb | WEBINAR : Masterspec Workshop for Specifiers
📅 21 Feb | See you at the in:situ Conference
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: KLC Limited | WORK SECTION: 4221KH KLC Horizontal Weatherboard Cladding System
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: KLC Limited | WORK SECTION: 4221KV KLC Vertical Cladding System
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: The Lumberbank NZ Ltd | WORK SECTION: 3813LT Lumberbank Engineered Timber Beams & Posts
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Proline Protective Coatings Limited | WORK SECTION: 6745PJ Proline Jotun Protective Coatings - Steelwork
NEW WORK SECTION: 7151ND Newline Dryfit Shower System

Masterspec NOTES for January 2024

Wishing You a Prosperous New Year
Masterspec Year in Review 2023: Advancing Transparency, Collaboration, and Compliance
NZIA in:situ Conference in February 2024
Generic Work Section on Tiling Update 6221 & 6211
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Northsawn Lumber Ltd | WORK SECTION: 3821NS NST CodeRight Dryframe H3.2 Timber Framing
NEW WORK SECTION: 5121KS Kingspan Acoustic Wood Wool Panels
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Glideaway Garage Doors Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4576GE Glideaway Commercial & Industrial Exterior Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Newline Group Ltd | WORK SECTION: 7151NS Newline Sanitary Bathroom Accessories
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: NZPM Group Limited | WORK SECTION: 7150ME Metrix Sanitary Fixtures, Tapware & Accessories
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Pensa Doors NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 4576PC Pensa Commercial & Industrial Doors & Grilles
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Pensa Doors NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 4576PS Pensa Champion Special Function Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Pensa Doors NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 4588PD Pensa Loading Dock Door And Shelter Systems
NEW WORK SECTION: 6211AP Archant Porcelain Wall Tiling
NEW WORK SECTION: 6221AP Archant Porcelain Floor Tiling

Masterspec NOTES for December 2023

Seasons Greetings
Masterspec Shutdown Period & Helpdesk
NZCIC Guidelines Responsibility Schedule Goes Digital
Top 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Architects & Designers in 2023
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Glideaway Garage Doors Ltd | WORK SECTION: 4576GE Glideaway Commercial & Industrial Exterior Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Newline Group Ltd | WORK SECTION: 7151NS Newline Sanitary Bathroom Accessories
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: NZPM Group Limited | WORK SECTION: 7150ME Metrix Sanitary Fixtures, Tapware & Accessories
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Pensa Doors NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 4576PC Pensa Commercial & Industrial Doors & Grilles
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Pensa Doors NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 4576PS Pensa Champion Special Function Doors
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Pensa Doors NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 4588PD Pensa Loading Dock Door And Shelter Systems
NEW WORK SECTION: 6211AP Archant Porcelain Wall Tiling
NEW WORK SECTION: 6221AP Archant Porcelain Floor Tiling

Masterspec NOTES for November 2023

Welcome to our November Notes
BCA Requests to Modify Manufacturers Technical Content
Exceptional Architectural Projects in New Zealand
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Archant Limited | WORK SECTION: 5517AP Archant Porcelain Benchtops
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Archant Limited | WORK SECTION: 5161AW Archant WovenPanel Decorative Wire Mesh
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Stop Digging NZ Limited | WORK SECTION: 2314SS Stop Digging Screw Piles
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Wools of New Zealand Holdings Ltd | WORK SECTION: 6512WW WNZ Wool Carpet Tiles
NEW WORK SECTION: 4258SB Cemintel Barestone Cladding
NEW WORK SECTION: 7421BA Steel & Tube Blucher SS Sanitary Systems
NEW WORK SECTION: 7461BB Steel & Tube Blucher SS Drainage Systems
NEW WORK SECTION: 7421BC Steel & Tube Blucher SS Floor Outlet Systems

Masterspec NOTES for October 2023

Welcome to October NOTES
New Specification Parameters
Masterpec Specified: Award Winning Taharoto Lane by X Studio Architects
Masterpec Specified: Award Winning Soaring Box House by Turner Road Architecture
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Urban Group Limited | WORK SECTION: 8432UG Urban Group Fencing & Gate Systems
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Godfrey Hirst New Zealand | WORK SECTION: 6512GH GHC Carpet Tiles
NEW WORK SECTION: 4611AG AGP Glazing Commercial
NEW WORK SECTION: 5511AB Bates Purecoat Cabinetry & Joinery
NEW WORK SECTION: 5172CD Comfortech dbSorb Acoustic Systems
NEW WORK SECTION: 8691MP Mapei Polyurea Concrete Protection System
NEW WORK SECTION: 4257MA Metalcraft Aspire PIR Insulated Panels
NEW WORK SECTION: 4258SS State Of Clad Surround Cladding System

Masterspec NOTES for September 2023

Welcome to September 2023 NOTES
Silica - Understanding the Risks
Masterspec Partners with NZCIC & CSA to Digitise the new NZCIC Guidelines
Feature International Project: Al Bahr Towers in Abu Dhabi
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: AJ Bates Ltd<br>WORK SECTION: 5122AB Bates Plyplay Plywood Lining
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER: Conqueror NZ Ltd<br>WORK SECTION: 4711CI CNZ Insulation
NEW WORK SECTION: 6742DI Dulux Firetex Intumescent Coatings - Steelwork
NEW WORK SECTION: 5517ND Durasein Solid Acrylic Benchtops
NEW WORK SECTION: 5123LS Strandboard Timber Board Linings By Laminex
NEW WORK SECTION: 5511NU Ultraglaze Decorative Acrylic Panels
NEW WORK SECTION: 4427VW Viking Warmspan² Steel Insulated Roof System
NEW WORK SECTION: 4422VT Viking Warmspan² Timber Insulated Roof System

Masterspec NOTES for August 2023

Updates to Greenstar and Homestar Sections
Streamlined Documentation and Error Prevention with Masterspec
Belle View House Waiheke: An Innovative Design Response
How Specifiers Reduce Risks by using Masterspec's Work Section Support
Specifier Training in Christchurch (16th) and Wellington (24th)
NEW SECTION: 6511JC Jacobsen Carpeting
NEW SECTION: 5124JI JSC Timber Interior Linings
NEW SECTION: 4432MP Mapei Polyurea Sprayed Membrane System
NEW SECTION: 4721PI Premier Insulation - Acoustic
NEW SECTION: 4259TT Thermosash Terracotta Cladding System

Masterspec Notes July 2023

Welcome to your Masterspec NOTES for July 2023
What makes a specification great?
Defintion of Specification for 2023
20 Chairs Designed by Architects Compared to their Buildings
NEW PARTNER - 7544CR Central Heating Radiator Systems
NEW PARTNER - 7545CU Central Heating Underfloor Heating Systems
NEW PARTNER - 4710PR Premier Thermal & Acoustic Insulation
NEW PARTNER - 4711PI Premier Insulation - Thermal
NEW SECTION - 4421EN Equus Nova-SK Flameless Roof & Deck Membrane by Soprema
NEW SECTION - 4421ES Equus Soprasun Plus Roof & Deck Membrane by Soprema
NEW SECTION - 5171MI Masons Intertenancy Wall System
NEW SECTION - 5517NW Wilsonart Laminate Benchtops

Masterspec NOTES June 2023

Welcome to your Masterspec NOTES for June 2023
In Memory of Jeremy Gestro
Revised Masterspec Sections for Concrete
NEW SECTION: 4582AA ACMF Fire Rated Aluminium Windows & Doors
NEW SECTION: 4871GV Glass Vice Aluminium Louvres & Screens
NEW SECTION: 4231HO James Hardie® Oblique™ Weatherboard Cladding
NEW SECTION: 6411WV Woodland Acoustic Vinyl Flooring

Masterspec NOTES May 2023

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2023
KEY FACTORS WHEN ADDRESSING BCA REQUESTS
NEW FUNCTIONALITY #1: CLAUSE IN REVIEW
NEW FUNCTIONALITY #2: CLAUSE ACTIONS & DATE STAMP OF LAST UPDATE
NEW PARTNER: 6141AC Absolute Concrete Floor Solutions
NEW PARTNER: 4541AU Ameribuild uPVC Windows & Doors
NEW PARTNER: 4541HP Homerit PVC-U Windows & Doors
NEW SECTION: 6813AU Advance Acoustic Underlay
NEW SECTION: 3151MC Metalcraft Composite Floor System
NEW SECTION: 4855VB Viridian Glass Balustrade Systems
NEW SECTION: 6811WM Warmup Marmox Insulated Underlay System

Masterspec NOTES April 2023

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR APRIL 2023
Are You Getting Warranties Right?
Screw Pile Solutions: Foundation Alternative
Revised Sections - Timber Structures
New Partner: Saveboard Betterbrace Rigid Air Barrier
New Section: Thermosash Alucolux Solid Aluminium Cladding
New Section: Thermosash Insite Rainscreen Cladding Support System
New Section: Youngman Richardson Husqvarna Superfloor Polished Concrete

Masterspec NOTES March 2023

KEEPING UP WITH THE LATEST TIMBER DESIGN STANDARDS
FUTURE INFRASTRUCTURE SUMMIT : INDUSTRY SOLUTIONS
ABU DHABI ARCHITECTURE DELIVERS EXTREME SURPRISES
NEW PARTNER ACMF FACADE LOUVRES & SCREENS
NEW SECTION IBS KALSI FIBRE CEMENT LININGS

Masterspec NOTES February 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2023
SCREW PILES - AN ALTERNATIVE FOOTPRINT
STEEL SCREW PILES 2314 - A NEW MASTERSPEC SECTION
SUMMARY OF H1 CHANGES - FROM BRANZ
THE SKYSCRAPER WITH UNDULATING "HILLSIDE" FACADES
SHOWCASE YOUR PROJECTS
NEW PARTNER ARCHIMAX ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW SECTION ABODO TIMBER LININGS
NEW SECTION FREEDOM STRIDEMASTER TIMBER WALKWAY INSERTS
NEW SECTION MAPEI TIMBER FLOOR SYSTEMS
NEW SECTION MASONS BARRICADE WEATHER DEFENSE SYSTEM
RELEASED IN JANUARY NOTES
NEW PARTNER PCGNZ WITH METWOOD WOODGRAIN & SPECIAL FINISHES
NEW SECTION COMFORTECH SUSPENDED PLANK, PANEL & METAL CEILINGS
NEW SECTION IBS RIGIDRAP XT RAB SYSTEM
NEW SECTION JURALCO FRAMELESS GLASS BALUSTRADES

January 2023

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JANUARY 2023
SKYLIGHTS & MEETING THE H1 REQUIREMENTS
BUILDING ACT CHANGES TO SUPPORT CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS
REPORT ON SUBMISSIONS TO IMPROVE THE CONSENTING PROCESS
START THE YEAR OFF WITH A REFRESHER COURSE IN MASTERSPEC
RELAX AND REDISCOVER THE OLD SKILLS IN THE NEW YEAR
NEW PARTNER PCGNZ WITH METWOOD WOODGRAIN & SPECIAL FINISHES
NEW SECTION COMFORTECH SUSPENDED PLANK, PANEL & METAL CEILINGS
NEW SECTION IBS RIGIDRAP XT RAB SYSTEM
NEW SECTION JURALCO FRAMELESS GLASS BALUSTRADES

Masterspec NOTES December 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR DECEMBER 2022
UPDATED TIMBER STRUCTURES STANDARD
BRANZ H1 SCHEDULE METHOD TOOL
MASTERSPEC CLOSING HOURS AND EMERGENCY HELP CONTACT
SUBSCRIBE TO BUILDING CODEHUB UPDATES AND STAY IN THE LOOP
101 GIFTS FOR ARCHITECTS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER EBUILT VENTIA UNDERLAY SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER NELSONPINE LVL NP FRAME STRUCTURAL FRAMING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER WOODLAND LAMINATE FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 4252BA ALICLAD ALUMINIUM WEATHERBOARD SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4164DV DRISPACE ROOF VENTILATION & WALL VENTED CAVITY BATTEN
NEW WORK SECTION 6224PT PREMIER TRUESTONE PAVING

Masterspec NOTES November 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2022
NEW LEARNING MODULE TO HELP BETTER UNDERSTAND H1 REQUIREMENTS
DEADLINE FOR ALL mDOCS DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED
CODEMARK SCHEME RULES 2022 UPDATE
GREENSTAR AND HOMESTAR SECTION UPDATES
NZ METAL ROOFING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION COP UPDATED
NEW GUIDANCE LAUNCHED TO SUPPORT GREEN CERTIFICATION OF MIXED-USE BUILDINGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BOWERS BROTHERS PAVING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 7611DC DAIKIN CHILLERS
NEW WORK SECTION 4381GA GLASS VICE FLOATING DECK SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 6491MM MAPEI ADHESIVES FOR RESILIENT FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 4521OD OMEGA COMMERCIAL WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 4521WC WOODS COMMERCIAL ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS
MASTERSPEC EVENTS AND TRAINING

Masterspec NOTES October 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2022
H1 CHANGES IN THE MASTERSPEC SYSTEM
MASTERSPEC AT ADNZ CONFERENCE
GROWING YOUR PRACTICE WITH DIGITAL TRAINING
LCAQUICK: LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT TOOL FROM BRANZ
TEN BUILDINGS THAT INCORPORATE SOLAR PANELS IN CREATIVE WAYS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER EFAFLEX EXTERIOR HIGH SPEED DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER TILE SPACE WEDI WATERPROOFING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER VYNCO ELECTRICAL
NEW WORK SECTION 6815CF COMFORTECH STRATOCELL WHISPER UV ACOUSTIC FOAM PANELS
NEW WORK SECTION 7622DA DAIKIN AIR HANDLING UNITS
NEW WORK SECTION 7521DH DAIKIN ALTHERMA HYDRONIC HEAT PUMPS
NEW WORK SECTION 5124HL HERMPAC INTERNAL TIMBER LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 5431LS LAMINEX SUPERPINE PARTICLEBOARD FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 4252PS PANELTEC STRYUM ALUMINIUM CLADDING
NEW WORK SECTION 3821ST SIMPSON STRONG-ROD™ ATS SHEARWALL
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND TRAINING

Masterspec NOTES September 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 2022
MASTERSPEC AT MINI IN:SITU
KAINGA ORA HOUSING DESIGN GUIDELINES
A PHASED APPROACH TO CHANGES TO H1 ENERGY EFFICIENCY
CONTROLLING THE SPREAD OF AIRBORNE DISEASES IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS
NEW SOUTH WALES APARTMENT DESIGN GUIDE
'ETHICAL HOUSING' FOR INNER CITY MELBOURNE
AN ELEVATED 'CONTINUOUS METROPOLIS' ENCIRCLING THE BURJ KHALIFA
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ENVELOPED SOLUTIONS ELIMENT GLASSWOOL THERMAL INSULATION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ENVELOPED SOLUTIONS ELIMENT GLASSWOOL ACOUSTIC INSULATION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ENVELOPED SOLUTIONS ELIMENT GLASSWOOL THERMAL & ACOUSTIC INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4852GA GLASS VICE ALUMINIUM BALUSTRADING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4871IB INSOL ALUMINIUM FACADE CANOPIES
UPDATE TO 4221CV ROSENFELD KIDSON CEDARSCREEN VERTICAL WEATHERBOARDS
AMENDMENTS TO ASONA WORK SECTION
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND TRAINING

Masterspec NOTES August 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR AUGUST 2022
TRANSITION PERIOD FOR INSULATION SETTINGS FOR NEW HOUSING PARTLY EXTENDED BY MBIE
CONCRETE TECHNICAL RESOURCES FOR ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS FROM CONCRETENZ
CONSULTATION OPENS ON THE REVIEW OF THE BUILDING CONSENT SYSTEM
MASTERSPEC AT MINI IN:SITU
CARBON NEUTRAL CONCRETE & CEMENT BY 2050 – A EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVE
WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL - 15 NEW ZEALAND PROJECTS MAKE THE SHORTLIST
NEW WORK SECTION 5172AA ASONA ACOUSTIC WALL & CEILING LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 5164AM ASONA METAPAN OPEN CELL & BAFFLE CEILING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5113AP ASONA PERFORATED PLASTERBOARD LINING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 8432BM BOUNDARYLINE MULTI-UNIT FENCING AND GATES
FORMAN SECTIONS RE-BRANDED AS COMFORTECH™
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND TRAINING

Masterspec NOTES July 2022

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JULY 2022
SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES? THINKING AHEAD
SEISMIC ASSESSMENTS AND MAKING DECISIONS ABOUT OCCUPANCY RISK
MASTERSPEC AT BUILDNZ AND MINI IN:SITU
KEEPING UP WITH THE TIMES - EXPANDING THE MASTERSPEC WRITING TEAM ONCE AGAIN
FOUR HEALTH-FOCUSED PROJECTS IN NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER METROCLAD TERRACADE RAINSCREEN CLADDING
NEW WORK SECTION 5171FP FORMAN PROMATECT STEEL WORK FIRE PROTECTION
INDUSTRY EVENTS AND MASTERSPEC TRAINING

Masterspec NOTES June 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JUNE 2022
COME MEET THE MASTERSPEC TEAM AT BUILDNZ
PROPOSED UPDATES TO THE BUILDING CODE
CONSULTATION ON EXTENSION OF TRANSITION PERIOD FOR INSULATION
NEW ZEALAND COMMERCIAL PROJECT AWARDS 2022
FRANK GEHRY UNVEILS NEW VISUALS OF HIS TALLEST-EVER RESIDENTIAL SKYSCRAPERS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BOUNDARYLINE FENCING & GATES
NEW WORK SECTION 7123DX DUX HOT & COLD WATER SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 7382FS FORMAN FIRE STOPPING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4221JM JSC THERMALLY MODIFIED TIMBER HORIZONTAL WB
NEW WORK SECTION 4221JW JSC THERMALLY MODIFIED TIMBER VERTICAL WB
NEW WORK SECTION 5123LW SURROUND BY LAMINEX MDF WALL LINING
NEW WORK SECTION 6312VS VIDASPACE TIMBER OVERLAY FLOORING SYSTEM
LATEST TRAINING AND INDUSTRY EVENTS

Masterspec NOTES May 2022

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2022
REMINDER: CHECK YOUR DOCUMENTATION IS UP TO DATE
SCNZ STRUCTURAL STEEL ON MASTERSPEC GAINING STRONG INDUSTRY TRACTION
MANAGING THE IMPACT OF COVID 19 AT YOUR BUSINESS
GOVERNMENT PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES - SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION
A NEW REGISTRATION AND LICENSING REGIME FOR ENGINEERS
MODULAR CLT PROTOTYPE PUSHES THE BOUNDARIES OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN
SEVEN SUPER SKINNY SKYSCRAPERS THAT HAVE CHANGED NEW YORK'S SKYLINE
UPDATED PAS GUIDANCE ON ELECTRIC VEHICLE USE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DUFFETT INDUSTRIAL DOORS & GRILLES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER VIDASPACE TIMBER VENEER CABINETRY
NEW WORK SECTION 6742DF DULUX FIREPRO SHOP APPLIED INTUMESCENT COATING - STEEL
NEW WORK SECTION 5231HS HALLMARK CAVITY SLIDER & STANDARD DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 4861PB PBI LADDERS, GUARDRAILS & WALKWAY ACCESS SYSTEMS
LATEST TRAINING AND INDUSTRY EVENTS

Masterspec NOTES April 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR APRIL 2022
MDOCS UPDATE PROTOCOL TO BE INTRODUCED
NEW PASSIVE HOUSE GENERAL SECTIONS PUBLISHED
NEW WORKPLACE VACCINATION GUIDANCE FOR BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
METHODOLOGY FOR WHOLE-OF-LIFE EMBODIED CARBON ASSESSMENT
NEW CONCRETE VAULTED FLOOR SUGGESTS PATH TO CUTTING CARBON EMISSIONS
VIEW FUTURE-FIT AOTEAROA RECORDED PRESENTATIONS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SCOTTY DOORS COMMERCIAL DOORS & GRILLES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ULTI GROUP INTERIOR COMMERCIAL DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ULTI GROUP COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 7621DP DAIKIN ROOFTOP PACKAGE SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4221FW FIRESHIELD WOODSAFE EXTERIOR WESTERN RED CEDAR CLADDING
NEW WORK SECTION 4541SU STARKE UPVC WINDOWS & DOORS
MAJOR UPDATE TO AUTEX CARBON NEUTRAL ACOUSTIC SECTIONS
LATEST TRAINING AND INDUSTRY EVENTS

Cloud Issue, mDocs, New Writers...

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MARCH 2022
INTRODUCING MASTERSPEC CLOUD ISSUE
BOOSTING THE MASTERSPEC SPECIFICATION WRITING TEAM
COLLECTING MODELS, A CONVERSATION WITH DRAWING MATTER, RIBA AND THE V&A
21 AWE-INSPIRING, IMPRESSIVE ARCHITECTURAL MODELS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER WESTLAB LABORATORY FURNITURE
NEW WORK SECTION 3124BT BASE-TECT WATERPROOFING SYSTEM - AQURON 2000
NEW WORK SECTION 4252SC SCULPTFORM CLICK-ON ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4521SC STARKE COMMERCIAL ALUMINIUM WINDOWS AND DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 4222WH ITI TIMSPEC WEATHERTEX HORIZONTAL WEATHERBOARD
NEW WORK SECTION 4222WV ITI TIMSPEC WEATHERTEX PANEL CLADDING
MASTERSPEC AT INDUSTRY EVENTS

Masterspec NOTES February 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2022
CBI CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM UNDERGOING UPDATE
BUILDING SYSTEMS LAW REFORMS UPDATE
NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION PIPELINE REPORT 2021 RELEASED
LIABILITY BEYOND THE 10-YEAR LIMITATION PERIOD?
FUTURE-FIT AOTEAROA CONFERENCE VIDEOS TO BE MADE AVAILABLE
MASS TIMBER DESIGN RESOURCES
10 TINY HOUSES FROM AROUND THE WORLD
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DUX HYDROMECHANICAL GREASE TRAPS
NEW WORK SECTION 81112ES STONEBLOC RETAINING WALL
NEW WORK SECTION 3181RR RAMSET CHEMICAL & MECHANICAL ANCHORS
NEW WORK SECTION 3481RR RAMSET™ CONCRETE ANCHORING & STEEL SYSTEMS
MASTERSPEC AT INDUSTRY EVENTS

Masterspec NOTES January 2022

WELCOME TO YOUR FIRST MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR 2022
MASTERSPEC – 2021 IN REVIEW
2021 BUILDING CODE UPDATES
START THE YEAR OFF WITH A REFRESHER COURSE IN MASTERSPEC
MBIE RE-LAUNCH PRODUCT SUBSTITUTION AND VARIATION GUIDE
THE 2021 NZ ARCHITECTURE AWARD WINNERS
NEW TINY HOUSE GUIDANCE RELEASED
RIBA HOUSE OF THE YEAR FOR 2021
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SEISMIC GUYS EXPANSION JOINT SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4522JR JURALCO LOUVRELITE ROLLER SHADE PANELS
NEW WORK SECTION 4522JL JURALCO LOUVRELITE SOLAR CONTROL LOUVRES
MASTERSPEC AT INDUSTRY EVENTS

Masterspec NOTES December 2021

WELCOME TO THE FINAL MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR 2021
MASTERSPEC FAREWELLS MANAGING EDITOR ALEX SHAW
COVID-19 TRAFFIC LIGHT PROTECTION FRAMEWORK FOR THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
WET AREA TIMBER FLOORS NOW AN ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION
MASTERSPEC TRAINING 101 - BOOKINGS OPEN FOR 2022!
MASTERSPEC CLOSING AND HELP DESK OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK
THE NEW YORKER: HOW THE CORONAVIRUS MIGHT RE-SHAPE ARCHITECTURE
DEZEEN DESIGN AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER STARKE RESIDENTIAL ALUMINIUM WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER VENTUER PERFORMANCE LOUVRES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER WOODS GLASS NZ BALUSTRADE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER WOODS GLASS NZ EXTERIOR GLAZING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER WOODS GLASS NZ INTERIOR GLAZING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER WOODS GLASS NZ SPECIALITY GLAZING
NEW WORK SECTION 7628DV DAIKIN VRV SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5124FW FIRESHIELD WOODSAFE INTERIOR TIMBER BOARD LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 4933JL JURALCO LOUVRELITE WINDOW SURROUNDS
NEW WORK SECTION 6742SI SIKA SHOP APPLIED INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEEL

MASTERSPEC NOTES NOVEMBER 2021

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2021
BUILDING MATERIAL SUPPLY SHORTAGES
"DISCUSSING CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION" PODCASTS
WEBINAR - SPECIFICATIONS, AN ENGINEER'S PERSPECTIVE ON USING THE SCNZ STRUCTURAL LIBRARY
MASTERSPEC 101 - LEARN THE BASICS OF SPECIFYING ONLINE
COVID-19 AND WORKING AT THE CURRENT ALERT LEVEL
CASE STUDIES & PERSPECTIVES ON THE EVOLUTION OF K-12 SCHOOL DESIGN
NEW YORK APPROVES USE OF CROSS-LAMINATED TIMBER FOR SIX-STOREY BUILDINGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PROJECT FLOORS ACOUSTIC CARPET TILES
NEW WORK SECTION 4311DH DIMOND HERITAGE TRAY PROFILE
NEW WORK SECTION 4427RL ROOFLOGIC ULTRATHERM XTREME DERBIGUM METAL DECK SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4423RL ROOFLOGIC ULTRATHERM XTREME DERBIGUM SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4312ST STEEL & TUBE PROFILED NATURAL LIGHTING
NEW WORK SECTION 6743FB ZONE FIREZONE SHOP APPLIED TIMBER FIRE TREATMENT
CBI NUMBER UDATE TO VIKING WARMSPAN TRAY SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES October 2021

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2021
MASTERSPEC UPGRADED SYSTEM ADDS SOME BACK-END BELLS AND WHISTLES
BUILDING CODE UPDATES 2020-2021 - MANDATORY FROM 4th OF NOVEMBER 2021
SPECIFYING SCNZ STRUCTURAL STEEL ON MASTERSPEC
AMPS MATTER WITH ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES
OCTOBER IS MASTERSPEC INTEROPERABILITY MONTH
HOMESTAR MOVES TO VERSION 5
STATE HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT PROFORMA MANUAL (SM031)
WAKA KOTAHI NZ TRANSPORT AGENCY COST ESTIMATION MANUAL (SM014)
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL RESEARCH SPECIAL ISSUE
THE MAKING OF WXY’S ROBERT R. DOUGLASS PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DAIKIN SPLIT UNIT HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SUPERIOR DOORS INTERIOR DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 6742SI SIKA SHOP APPLIED INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEEL
NEW WORK SECTION 4555AR ACEDOORS RESIDENTIAL GARAGE DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 5123FT FORTE TIMBER PLANK LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 4711TU TERRA LANA WOOL UNDERFLOOR INSULATION SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6742ZS ZONE SHOP APPLIED INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEEL

Masterspec NOTES September 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 2021
PLANNED MASTERSPEC UPGRADE
INTRODUCING MASTERSPEC ONLINE HOT DESK, YOUR LIVE Q&A EVENT
MASTERSPEC ONLINE TRAINING
SCNZ MASTERSPEC STRUCTURAL STEEL LIBRARY NOW LIVE
GETTING THROUGH LOCKDOWN WITH WORK SECTION SUPPORT
STANDARD FOR NEW ZEALAND CONSTRUCTION OPERATIONS UNDER COVID RE-PUBLISHED
INFECTION CONTROL GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR BUILDINGS - ACUTE HOSPITALS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CANZAC PENTRA-SIL (244+) HARDENER, SEALER & DENSIFIER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CANZAC PENTRA-SIL HD+C HARDENER, DENSIFIER & CURE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CANZAC ULTRACURE NCF 7 DAY WATER CURING BLANKET
NEW WORK SECTION 4221HA HERMPAC ACCOYA® HORIZONTAL WEATHERBOARD CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4221HB HERMPAC ACCOYA® VERTICAL WEATHERBOARD CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4285RM RCS MASONRY OVERLAY SYSTEM
AMENDMENTS TO POTTER INTERIOR SYSTEMS WORK SECTIONS
CBI NUMBER CORRECTION TO FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS - TIMBER SECTION
MASTERSPEC AND INDUSTRY EVENTS

Masterspec NOTES August 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR AUGUST 2021
INCLUDING THE GENERIC WARRANTY AGREEMENT SECTION
PURLINS & GIRTS MOVING DAY
REQUEST DOCUMENTS WITH MDOCS
CONCRETE TERMINOLOGY & TYPES
OPTIMISE YOUR CONCRETE STRUCTURE TO REDUCE EMBODIED IMPACTS
KIWI HOLIDAY HOMES MAKE WORLD ARCHITECTURE FESTIVAL SHORTLIST
UPCOMING EVENTS AND TRAINING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CRETESEAL ASHFORD FORMULA DENSIFIER - CURE, SEAL, HARDENER & DUST PROOFING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER NOVA LABORATORY & EDUCATION CABINETRY SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER VIBLOCK PAVING
NEW WORK SECTION 4424AP ASPHALTECH IKO ARMOURPLAN PVC MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 3101FC FIRTH LOW CARBON CONCRETE WORK – BASIC
NEW WORK SECTION 3102FC FIRTH LOW CARBON CONCRETE WORK – STANDARD
NEW WORK SECTION 3129FC FIRTH LOW CARBON CONCRETE PRODUCTION

Masterspec NOTES July 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JULY 2021
NEW STRUCTURAL STEEL ENGINEERING LIBRARY ON THE WAY
WELCOME TRISH CROOT - PARTNER MANAGER
IMPORTANT NEW RE-LEVELLING FOUNDATIONS & FLOORS SECTION
NEW GENERIC WORK SECTION 5517 BENCHTOPS
NAIL LAMINATED TIMBER CONSTRUCTION
FIVE BUILDINGS BY FAMOUS 20TH CENTURY ARCHITECTS BUILT AFTER THEY DIED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HARO TIMBER OVERLAY SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4251PI INDURABOND FR ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 5517 BENCHTOPS
NEW WORK SECTION 2391 RE-LEVELLING FOUNDATIONS & FLOORS

Masterspec NOTES June 2021

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JUNE
WOODWORKS AND THINK WOOD RELEASE INAUGURAL MASS TIMBER DESIGN MANUAL
MASTERSPEC ANNOUNCE FURTHER TRAINING DATES AROUND NEW ZEALAND
ADDING TECHNICAL DOCS TO YOUR SPECIFICATION
MASTERSPEC AT SESOC CONFERENCE HAMILTON
ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE 2021 INDE.AWARDS
WINNERS OF THE 2021 WLA PROFESSIONAL AWARDS
CAN REMOVING HIGHWAYS FIX AMERICAN CITIES?
THE WORLD'S FIRST CEMENT-BASED RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CEMINSEAL WALLBOARD LININGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DOW SEALANTS
NEW WORK SECTION 6125AC ARDEX CARPARKING WATERPROOFING & FINISHES
NEW WORK SECTION 4432AP ARDEX POLYUREA WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 6141HT HUSQVARNA HIPERTROWEL CONCRETE FINISHING SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES May 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2021
BUILDING CODE UPDATES 2020-2021 - TIME TO ABSORB & APPLY
PROTECTION FROM FIRE UPDATES
STORMWATER DRAINAGE DESIGN – NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN NZBC E1 NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE
BUILDING CODE UPDATES 2020-2021 - INTERNAL MOISTURE
FULL LIST OF WORK SECTIONS WITH NZBC CHANGES - MAY 2021
MASTERSPEC WELCOME PARVEZ MIRANI TO THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM
LOOKING FORWARD - THE HIGHER DENSITY EIGHT
ALL NEW MASTERSPEC TRAINING SERIES COMING SOON
TRAINING PLACES AVAILABLE IN AUCKLAND REGIONS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER K2 HYGIENIC DOOR SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4423AF ALLNEX SOPREMA FLAMELESS MEMBRANE ROOFING
NEW WORK SECTION 4423AT ALLNEX SOPREMA TORCH-ON MEMBRANE ROOFING
NEW WORK SECTION 4423AW ALLNEX SOPREMA WARM ROOF SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6512FC FORBO TESSERA CARPET TILES
NEW WORK SECTION 4422AW ALLCO ALLTHERM WARM ROOF & DECK SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 6745HP HEMPEL PROTECTIVE COATINGS - STEELWORK
NEW WORK SECTION 6413NR NORA RUBBER SURFACING

Masterspec NOTES April 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR APRIL 2021
UPDATES TO MASTERSPEC INTUMESCENT PAINT – STEELWORK SECTIONS
MASTERSPEC TRAINING COMING TO YOUR AREA
ANNE LACATON AND JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL WIN PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE 2021
MASTERSPEC WELCOMES NEW DEVELOPMENT MANAGER HENNIE BASSON
MID-RISE TIMBER MASTERCLASS SERIES
UPCYCLED SPACE: 8 EXEMPLARY INDUSTRIAL TO RESIDENTIAL CONVERSIONS
IMPACT AND ASSESSMENT OF MOISTURE-AFFECTED TIMBER-FRAMED CONSTRUCTION
PARTNER EVENTS - RESENE TOTAL COLOUR AWARDS 2021
NEW WORK SECTION 4259KE KOROK® EXTERIOR WALL SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES March 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MARCH 2021
ELECTRICAL RELATED FIRES - CAN THEY BE REDUCED?
TIMBER STANDARD NZS 3604 REVISION PROCESS STARTED
FAÇADE GUIDANCE:ACHIEVING COMPLIANCE - A GUIDE FROM AUCKLAND COUNCIL
MASTERSPEC TRAINING EVENTS DELAYED AND RESCHEDULED
FIRE BARRIERS - FOR VENTILATED CAVITY CONSTRUCTION
DESIGNING SCHOOLS IN NEW ZEALAND - STRUCTURAL AND GEOTECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BELCANTO® ATTACHE BALUSTRADES
NEW WORK SECTION 4635JF JURALCO FRAMELESS GLASS SLIDING & STACKING DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 5216KC KOROK® COMMERCIAL INTERIOR WALL SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4131NS NURALITE PREPRUFE & BITUTHENE TANKING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4251PN PSP ALPOLIC® NC ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEMS
MAJOR OVERHAUL OF 4161T THERMAKRAFT UNDERLAYS, FOILS, DPC, DPM, & TAPES

Masterspec NOTES February 2021

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY 2021
LET’S GET SOCIAL - SHARE YOUR PROJECTS ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA
AFFORDABLE HOUSING PROJECTS FROM THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
NEW MASTERSPEC TRAINING EVENTS FOR FEBRUARY/MARCH
AN ARCHITECT'S GUIDE TO VIRTUAL PRACTICE
THE WORLD'S BEST ARCHITECTURE FIRMS
REVERSIBLE DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE THAT CAN BE TAKEN APART & RECYCLED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER EBSA WINDOW & VENTILATION CONTROL SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RUBBER FLOORS ARTIGO RUBBER SURFACING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER RUBBER FLOORS MONDO SPORTS SURFACES
NEW WORK SECTION 8681CP CSP PACIFIC HIGHWAY BARRIERS
NEW WORK SECTION 7742CP CSP PACIFIC STREET LIGHTING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 5431IB IBS EUROFloor TIMBER FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 5171KI KOROK INTER-TENANCY WALL SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4711OR OUTRIGHT ROCKWOOL INSULATION

Masterspec NOTES January 2021

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JANUARY 2021
MASTERSPEC IMPLEMENTS INTERNATIONAL STANDARD SECURITY PROTECTION
DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAINS IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT - PODCAST SERIES
MASTERSPEC LINK TO RETIRE FEBRUARY 1 - UPGRADE NOW
DEZEEN'S 2020 IN REVIEW
TOP 5 MOST POPULAR TIMBER CASE STUDIES OF 2020
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APCO COATINGS LIMITED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APCO JOTUN PROTECTIVE COATINGS - STEELWORK
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER APCO JOTUN INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CSP PACIFIC ACOUSTIC BARRIERS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CSP PACIFIC MULTI-PLATE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS - STEELWORK
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS - TIMBER
NEW WORK SECTION 4381EF EQUUS FIXPLUS DECK SUPPORT SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4251PF PSP ALPOLIC®FR ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4285RD RCS DURATHERM INSULATED FOUNDATION SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4283RM RCS MONOTEK RENDER SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5316SC STEELFORMERS CEILING BATTEN SYSTEM

Masterspec Notes December 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR DECEMBER 2020
MASTERSPEC BEGINS A NEW INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP WITH STEEL CONSTRUCTION NEW ZEALAND (SCNZ)
GREEN STAR UPDATE TO VERSION 1.0
STORMWATER DRAINAGE DESIGN – NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN NZBC E1 NOVEMBER 2020 UPDATE
GUTTER & DOWNPIPE DESIGN MADE EASY
MASTERSPEC AT ADNZ CONFERENCE AND BUILDNZ
6-PART ONLINE TIMBER ENGINEERING COURSE
THE BEST ARCHITECTURAL PROJECTS AND STUDIOS IN THE WORLD
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER INSOL FACADE LOUVRES & SCREENS
NEW WORK SECTION 5225DH DORMA HUPPE OPERABLE WALLS
NEW WORK SECTION 5171 HEBEL INTERTENANCY WALL SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4239PB PACBLD SOFFITS
NEW WORK SECTION 3123PF PETER FELL TEXTURE SAFE SLIP RESISTANCE FINISHES
NEW WORK SECTION 4381MP PROFOOT DECK PEDESTAL SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 7382RW ROCKWOOL FIRESEAL PASSIVE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 5316RC RONDO DIRECT-FIX CEILINGS - RESIDENTIAL
NEW WORK SECTION 6742ZI ZONE ISOLATEK SPRAYED FIRE PROTECTION - STEEL
MAJOR SECTION UPDATE 6742ZP ZONE PHOENIX INTUMESCENT STEEL COATING

MASTERSPEC NOTES NOVEMBER 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2020
LATEST BUILDING CODE 2020 UPDATES
TREASURY REPORT - HOUSE PRICES AND SALES GROWTH REMAIN STRONG
SIR DAVID ADJAYE OBE TO RECEIVE 2021 ROYAL GOLD MEDAL FOR ARCHITECTURE
MASTERSPEC AT BOTH BUILDNZ AND THE ADNZ CONFERENCE
ARCHITECT'S MENTAL WELLBEING TOOLKIT
18 MIRRORED 'MOUNTAIN & CLOUD' CABINS FORM HOTEL IN CHINA
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ASL INTERNAL ALUMINIUM JOINERY
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SIKKENS TIMBER STAIN SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 7411SR STEELFORMERS RAINWATER SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4239RS RONDO SYSTEMS - SOFFITS
NEW WORK SECTION 4254PE PSP EUROCLAD COMPOSITE WEATHERBOARD SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4322MT MONIER TERRACOTTA ROOF TILES
AMENDMENTS TO VIKING WORK SECTIONS
SEARCH THE FULL LIST OF MASTERSPEC WORK SECTION UPDATES

Masterspec NOTES October 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2020
UPDATES TO MASTERSPEC SUSTAINABLE & GREEN BUILDING GENERAL SECTIONS
THE STATE OF CONSTRUCTION – BY THE NUMBERS
KEY DATES COMING UP
AUCKLAND AIRPORT FINALISTS IN buildingSMART INTERNATIONAL AWARDS 2020
OPEN HOUSE LONDON 2020 VIDEO TOURS
MID-RISE TIMBER DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WEBINAR
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HARDWARE DIRECT AUTOMATIC DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MONIER CONCRETE ROOF TILES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPECTRUM ALUMINIUM & GLASS BALUSTRADES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPS ALUCOBOND® PLUS ACP CLADDING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPS ALUCOLUX SOLID ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPS CUPACLAD SLATE CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPS EQUITONE FIBRE CEMENT CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SPS TERREAL TERRACOTTA CLADDING
NEW WORK SECTION 6614AS ADVANCE STAIR NOSING & INSERTS
NEW WORK SECTION 6419AS ADVANCE SPORTS FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 6411AS ADVANCE VINYL SURFACING
NEW WORK SECTION 4866SH SELLWOOD ROOF ACCESS HATCHES
NEW WORK SECTION 4421VR VIKING ROOF GARDEN SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES September 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER 2020
MASTERSPEC MDOCS NOW LIVE TO ALL SUBSCRIBERS
AUCKLAND COUNCIL MAKE CHANGES TO CONSENT AND COMPLIANCE ONLINE FORMS
NEW DATES FOR UPDATING THE BUILDING CODE
MASTERSPEC LINK TO BE DISCONTINUED IN FEBRUARY 2021
AMENDMENTS TO STRUCTURAL STEEL STANDARD AS/NZS 5131
WEBINAR: MASTERSPEC BRANDED WORK SECTIONS AND WORK SECTION SUPPORT
NEW GENERIC SECTION 5316 DIRECT-FIX GRID SYSTEM FOR SHEET CEILINGS
LONGLIST FOR THE DEZEEN AWARDS 2020 STUDIO CATEGORIES REVEALED
BUILDING CODE UPDATE - CHANGES DELAYED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BOYD VISUALS PRESENTATION PRODUCTS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER GOLEMAN GROUP FALL ARREST SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER GOLEMAN GROUP SKYMESH ROOF PROTECTION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PHOENIX DESIGNER TAPWARE & ACCESSORIES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PHOENIX PROJECT TAPWARE & ACCESSORIES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SELLWOOD ATTIC LADDERS
NEW WORK SECTION 5133BL BESTWOOD LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 5225HA HAFELE SLIDO OPERABLE WALLS
NEW WORK SECTION 5133LL LAMINEX WALL LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 5133PL PRIME PANELS WALL LININGS

Masterspec NOTES August 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR NOTES FOR AUGUST 2020
PREVIEW: "THE MOST EXCITING THING TO HIT SPECIFICATIONS IN YEARS"...
NEW MASTERSPEC TRAINING WEBINARS
WHAT ON EARTH IS EQUIPOTENTIAL BONDING
MASTERSPEC LIVE TRAINING EVENTS ARE BACK
STUDIO GANG COMPLETES TWISTING MIRA TOWER IN SAN FRANCISCO
COUNCIL MAKE IT EASIER FOR AUCKLANDERS TO COLLECT RAINWATER
ONE-PIECE, 2-STOREY USING EUROPE'S LARGEST FIXED CONCRETE PRINTER
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PSP LIMITED DUMAWALL TILE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PSP LIMITED DUMAWALL XL PANEL SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PSP LIMITED PSP CLEARVUE ROOFING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4610AG AGP GLAZING RESIDENTIAL
NEW WORK SECTION 6125AI ARDEX COMFORT FLOOR SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 6125AI ARDEX INDUSTRIAL FLOORING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4422EF EQUUS SOPREMA FLAGON TPO WATERPROOFING MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4531SG STEELGUARD STEEL WINDOWS & DOORS

Masterspec NOTES July 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JULY
REPLACEMENT STANDARDS FOR CEILINGS & SPRINKLERS
LINKS TO BRANZ APPRAISALS MAY BE BROKEN
ELECTRIC VEHICLE (EV) CHARGING STATIONS - NEW GENERIC SECTION
MASTERSPEC ADOPTION CONTINUES TO RISE AMONGST ENGINEERS
HOW TO ENSURE YOUR CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS OUTLAST CORONAVIRUS
2020 BUILDING OF THE YEAR (AS VOTED BY DESIGNERS)
TWO NEW WORK SECTIONS FROM FLASHCLAD REPLACE EXISTING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ELEPHANT PLASTERBOARD LININGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MILLIKEN-ONTERA CARPET TILES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER STEELGUARD STEEL FIRE RATED WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 7412AR ALLPROOF ROOF & BALCONY DRAINAGE SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 6813BA BELGOTEX ACOUSTIC UNDERLAY
NEW WORK SECTION 6312BL BELGOTEX PREFINISHED LAMINATED FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 5517LH HI-MACS® BY LAMINEX
NEW WORK SECTION 6812WG WPS GRIPSET® 2P & 38FC SBR LIQUID WATERPROOFING

Masterspec NOTES June 2020

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JUNE 2020
JUDI KEITH-BROWN IS NEW PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS
UPDATED RESOURCES AS WE WORK AT LEVEL 2
NEW PREVIEW ICON IN Masterspec NOTES
OUR CITIES MAY NEVER LOOK THE SAME
ADMINISTERING A CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT UNDER LEVEL 2 RESTRICTIONS
COVID 19 ARCHITECTURE FIRM BEST PRACTICES, COMMUNICATIONS, AND POLICIES
NEW BUILDING CONSENT EXEMPTIONS FOR LOW-RISK WORK
SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR buildingSMART INTERNATIONAL OPENBIM AWARDS PROGRAMME OPENS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HALLMARK GROUP FIRE DOORS AND ACOUSTIC DOORS & WINDOWS
NEW WORK SECTION 4356GA GAF ASPHALT SHINGLE ROOFING
NEW WORK SECTION 4422GE GAF EVERGUARD TPO MEMBRANE ROOFING
NEW WORK SECTION 6758PA POTTER ACOUSTIC WALL SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4311RM ROOFLOGIC FIBERTHERM MSR ROOFING SYSTEM
REVISED GENERIC SECTION - 5211 STEEL STUD & ALUMINIUM INTERNAL PARTITIONS
NEWLY EXPANDED WORK SECTION 4161MI MARSHALL WEATHERIZATION SYSTEM

COVID-19 LEVEL 2 RESOURCES

LATEST RESOURCES AS WE ENTER LEVEL 2
COVID-19 AND SPECIFYING
MASTERKEY - CONNECTING SPECIFICATIONS WITH CAD FILES

Covid-19 Resources

MASTERSPEC NOTES SPECIAL RELEASE : COVID-19 GUIDELINES
WEBINAR TO COVER COVID-19 TOPICS

Masterspec NOTES May 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MAY 2020
MASTERSPEC COVID-19 INDUSTRY GUIDELINES
NEW STRUCTURAL INSULATED PANEL SYSTEMS (SIPS) GENERIC WORK SECTION
MAJOR INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS SUBMITTED IN AUCKLAND AND WELLINGTON
64 PROJECTS SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2020 AUCKLAND ARCHITECTURE AWARDS
3D PRINTED ELEMENTS TO MAKE UP 25% OF NEW CONSTRUCTION IN DUBAI
PLANNED FROM SCRATCH - BRASILIA AT 60
NEW WORK SECTION 3111JD JACOBSEN DINCEL PERMANENT PVC FORMWORK
NEW WORK SECTION 4384TM TIMBERLINE MODWOOD & MODAS COMPOSITE DECKING SYSTEM

Masterspec NOTES April 2020

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR APRIL 2020
MASTERSPEC TOOLS FOR REMOTE WORKING
CONTACTING MASTERSPEC DURING THE LEVEL 4 LOCKDOWN
MASTERSPEC WEBINAR SERIES WITH LIVE Q&A
LATEST PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUILDING CODE
MBIE - WHAT THE COVID-19 LEVEL 4 ALERT MEANS FOR THE BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION SECTOR
2020 LAUREATES OF THE PRITZKER ARCHITECTURE PRIZE NAME EIGHT KEY PROJECTS FROM THEIR CAREER
SCHEDULING FUNCTIONALITY INCREASED TO INCLUDE SLIP RESISTANCE
MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING REGIONAL RULES & GUIDES
HOMES SPLIT BETWEEN MULTIPLE BUILDINGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BUILDPRO GROUP TIMBERLINE CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BUILDPRO GROUP TIMBERLINE TIMBER DECKING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER BUILDPRO GROUP TIMBERLINE SOUTHLAND BEECH INTERNAL TIMBER LININGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER METAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS PROFILED METAL CLADDING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER METAL DESIGN SOLUTIONS PROFILED METAL ROOFING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SCULPTFORM TIMBER CLICK-ON BATTENS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SCULPTFORM ALUMINIUM CLICK-ON BATTENS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER TRAY-DEC COMPOSITE FLOOR SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION AUSTRATUS TIMBER CEILINGS
NEW WORK SECTION 4852UB UNEX ARCHITECTURAL BARRIER SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES March 2020

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR MARCH
AUCKLAND WIDE TRAINING EVENTS
CONSULTATION OPEN ON NEW BUILDING AMENDMENTS
AUCKLAND TRANSPORT ENGINEERING DESIGN STANDARDS
TIMBER JOINERY COMPLIANT WITH NZS 4211:2008 RESOURCES
WATER SENSITIVE DESIGN FOR STORMWATER
COPENHAGEN'S FIRST ALL-TIMBER NEIGHBOURHOOD
WORK SECTION NAME CHANGE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MSA SAFETY FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ZENTHE® ACOUSTIC PANEL SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ZENTHE® CLICK-ON BATTEN SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6742 DULUX - FIRESHIELD INTUMESCENT COATINGS
NEW WORK SECTION 6614JT JACOBSEN TREDSAFE NOSINGS & TRANSITIONS
NEW WORK SECTION 4711JS JET STREAM® MAX THERMAL INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4721JS JET STREAM® MAX ACOUSTIC INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4710JS JET STREAM® MAX INSULATION
NEW WORK SECTION 4424RF ROOFLOGIC FIBERTITE ROOFING MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4131WR WPS RAWMAT BENTONITE TANKING

Masterspec NOTES February 2020

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR FEBRUARY
NEW MASTERSPEC CEO IS APPOINTED
BUILDING CODE NOV 2019 UPDATES - NEW YEAR REPORT
SITE SAFETY HOT TOPIC
BRICK VENEER CLADDING - SECTION UPDATE
CONCRETE MASONRY RETAINING WALLS - SECTION UPDATES
23 PLACES IN PARIS EVERY ARCHITECT SHOULD VISIT
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER UNITE ARCHITECTURAL SYSTEMS ARCHITECTURAL EXPANSION JOINTS
MAJOR UPDATE TO ACO SURFACE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS WORK SECTION
NEW MINOR SECTION FOR PVC-U WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HÄFELE DIALOCK ACCESS CONTROL
NEW WORK SECTION 4252SS SYMONITE ALUCOLUX® SOLID ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
FOLLOW MASTERSPEC ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Masterspec NOTES January 2020

HAPPY NEW YEAR, AND WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR JANUARY!
BUILDING CODE NOV 2019 UPDATES - INTERIM CHRISTMAS REPORT
AUCKLAND'S B:HIVE VOTED BEST OFFICE IN THE WORLD
WEBINAR ABOUT KEY CHANGES TO C/AS2
MID-RISE TIMBER BUILDING STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING FROM WOODSOLUTIONS.COM.AU
ADOBE INTRODUCES A STUNNING ARRAY OF MATERIALS FOR ARCHITECTURAL VIZUALISATION
8 HOUSES BUILT IN IMPOSSIBLE PLACES
NEW GENERIC WORK SECTION 7455 STORMWATER SOAKAGE SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HÄFELE DIALOCK ACCESS CONTROL
NEW WORK SECTION 4252SS SYMONITE ALUCOLUX® SOLID ALUMINIUM CLADDING SYSTEM
2UP SECTION CHANGED AND UPDATED TO KERAKOLL TILING AND WATERPROOFING SYSTEMS

Masterspec NOTES December 2019

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR DECEMBER 2019
RETAINING WALL SECTION OF CONCRETE MASONRY MANUAL UPDATED
MASTERSPEC CLOSING HOURS AND CONTACT DETAILS
NEW POSITION - ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATION EDITOR WANTED AT MASTERSPEC
AUCKLAND DESIGN MANUAL CODES OF PRACTICE FOR LAND DEVELOPMENT AND SUBDIVISION
SOLID FUEL HEATING APPLIANCES - SECTION UPDATE
PHOTOCROWD'S BEST ARCHITECTURAL PHOTOS OF 2019 SHORTLIST
DEZEEN'S HI-TECH ARCHITECTURE SERIES
MASTERSPEC SENIOR WRITER GRANT ANDREW RETIRING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER HOMEVIEW CAVITY SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER SMARTGRASS SYNTHETIC TURF
NEW WORK SECTION 7123BP BUTELINE PEX PIPING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6511FF FORBO FLOTEX FLOCKED FLOORING
NEW WORK SECTION 4421MS MAPEI SPIDER P ROOF & DECK MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 6733MT MIROTONE INTERIOR TIMBER & SPECIALITY COATINGS
NEW WORK SECTION 6743MI MIROTONE INTUMESCENT TIMBER COATINGS
NEW WORK SECTION 6742WZ SHERWIN WILLIAMS PHOENIX INTUMESCENT STEEL COATING
NEW WORK SECTION 6612XP XPAND LATHAM ENTRY MATS
NEW WORK SECTION 6614XP XPAND LATHAM STAIR NOSINGS & INSERTS

Masterspec NOTES November 2019

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR NOVEMBER 2019
CORRECTIONS TO TABLES IN 2019 C/AS2 ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION
THE BURNING QUESTION
BUILDING CODE 2019 - CHANGES KEEP COMING
MASTERSPEC ADD SPELL-CHECK PLUGIN TO NEXTGEN2
LAST CHANCE TO BOOK YOUR MASTERSPEC TRAINING
INTRODUCTION TO MEDIUM DENSITY HOUSING
ASBESTOS REMOVAL - AIR MONITORING AND SAMPLING
GETTING STARTED WITH MULTIPROOF
DEZEEN AWARDS 2019 ARCHITECTURE WINNERS REVEALED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ASP RAISED ACCESS FLOORS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER MIROTONE QUANTUM TIMBER COATINGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER XPAND LATHAM SEISMIC & EXPANSION JOINT COVERS
NEW WORK SECTION 6612FC FORBO CORAL ENTRANCE MATTING SYSTEMS
NEW WORK SECTION 6813FS FORBO SARLIBASE ACOUSTIC UNDERLAY
NEW WORK SECTION 5311RT RONDO SYSTEMS - TILE CEILINGS
NEW WORK SECTION 5531WH WINDOW TREATMENTS HONEYCOMB BLINDS & PLEATED BLINDS
NEW WORK SECTION 4522WL WINDOW TREATMENTS LOUVRE ROOF SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6743ZE ZONE FIREZONE F1E EXTERIOR INTUMESCENT TIMBER COATING

Masterspec NOTES October 2019

WELCOME TO MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR OCTOBER 2019
PRE-ADNZ CONFERENCE QUEENSTOWN MASTERSPEC WORKSHOP
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF WORK SECTION SUPPORT
CONCRETE INDUSTRY SET A NEW PATH
AIA 2019 HOUSING AWARDS
CONSTRUCTION PROCUREMENT GUIDELINES 2ND EDITION
2019 TALL BUILDINGS OF THE YEAR
THE RETURN OF 3813J JNL J-FRAME - LVL STRUCTURAL FRAMING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER AQUAGO CHEMCHEK WATER DISPENSING SYSTEMS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CON-FORM PLATFORM SCREENS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CON-FORM SURFACE MOUNTED PLATFORMS
NEW WORK SECTION 4521FO FAIRVIEW ONE WINDOWS & DOORS
NEW WORK SECTION 4171IB IBS RIGIDRAP RIGID AIR BARRIER SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 6311RK ROSENFELD KIDSON SOLID TIMBER FLOORING SYSTEM
NEW WORK SECTION 4421MN SIKA INDEX MINERAL NOVA TORCH-ON MEMBRANE
NEW WORK SECTION 4421PT SIKA INDEX PROTEADUO TRIARMATO TORCH-ON MEMBRANE

Masterspec NOTES September 2019

WELCOME TO YOUR MASTERSPEC NOTES FOR SEPTEMBER
BUILDING CODE UPDATES GO LIVE IN MASTERSPEC
AUCKLAND DESIGN MANUAL - CAR PARKING FOR MIXED USE DEVELOPMENT
FOLLOW MASTERSPEC ON YOUR SOCIAL FEEDS
ADD AND REMOVE STAFF FROM PROJECTS, INVITE EXTERNAL CONTRACTORS TO JOIN
FURTHER BUILDING CODE UPDATES - CONSULTATION NOVEMBER 2019
PARASITIC BUILDS THAT CLING TO OTHERS
ALLIED SUPERSLAB SECTION UPDATED AND MOVED
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER ASSA ABLOY ARCHITECTURAL DOOR HARDWARE
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER CUPOLEX SLAB FORMWORK SYSTEM
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER DEGAFLOOR COMMERCIAL RESIN FLOORING
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER OSMO TIMBER FINISHES
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER OUTRIGHT CONTINUOUS INSULATION
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PLYMASTERS COMMERCIAL JOINERY & LININGS
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PLYMASTERS JOINERY & CABINETRY
NEW PRODUCT PARTNER PLYMASTERS RESIDENTIAL PLYWOOD LININGS
NEW WORK SECTION 3102AR ALLIED READY FLOOR SYSTEM

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