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**Alert – HERA Report R4-103:2005 Design Guide for Openings in Composite Beams Incorporating COMBPEN Composite Beam Penetration Design Software**

Steel Construction New Zealand advises that the composite beam penetration design software, COMBPEN (all versions), must not be used.  Two errors have been found that can result in significant overestimates of strength in stiffened/unstiffened openings being calculated: More »

The columns are set back from the façade

Base Isolation Sets New Standard In Christchurch

Even before Stephen Collins decided he was going to build in post quakes Christchurch, he had selected steel for the structure of whatever was to be his next project. “Why? Well, I knew about steel’s strength-to-weight ratio and its speed of erection. More »

The Home of Cycling is near Cambridge on The Road To Olympic Medals

Home of Cycling’s Avantidrome on Track

Sometimes even a worthy project needs a champion who is determined enough to rally support and carry it forward. In 2010, a regional bid team in the Waikato dreamed of establishing a national velodrome with an indoor track that would comply with Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) standards. The trouble was the team didn’t have the resources to get the wheels turning. More »

BRBs work well with a compound ComFlor 80 flooring system

Calder Stewart Builds in Steel for Christchurch

Calder Stewart Industries Ltd has incorporated Buckling-Restrained Braces in the construction of its new steel-structured office block in Christchurch’s Hazeldean Business Park.  More »

Mangere Mountain in the background watches over the build

The Vision of Mountain View School

Mountain View School in Mangere is engaged in roll growth that includes additional school buildings that have a unique steel structure. More »

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Seismic Strengthening for Flaxmere Waterworld

Flaxmere Waterworld, originally built as an outdoor pool for Hastings in 1977, was enclosed in 1990. When cracks appeared in the central timber portal, which formed the main support for the pool hall, More »

The southern exterior with its five storey eccentrically braced K-frame (scaffolding yet to be removed). Stevensons also provided steel bracing for the two lift wells.

Steel Retrofit for Wellington’s McKenzie Building

The McKenzie Building at 222 Willis Street, Wellington, has undergone earthquake strengthening in preparation for a new lease of life. Built in reinforced concrete during the 1930s as a department store with warehousing, additions were made in the 1960s that now comprise the current structure of four buildings surrounding a four storey atrium. More »