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BRANZ Answers 2021

Future-focused technical information everyone needs to know. In these changing times, it is important to not only keep up with the play but also be ahead of the game.


This seminar aims to give you the answers to a wide range of practical questions relating to new ways of doing things in the residential building and construction industry. We will look at new types of buildings, new types of products and systems, new ways to increase the performance of buildings and upcoming regulatory changes.

Topics we will cover:

  • Factory-built and prefabricated homes
  • Small homes
  • Exempt buildings
  • External joinery options
  • Water efficiency
  • Overheating
  • New evaluation methods for windows
  • Engineered wood products
  • High-performance construction details
  • Passive design for MDH
  • Airtightness targets
  • Effective ventilation
  • Building quality and client satisfaction
  • Efficient heating options0
  • Current and future compliance changes such as revisions to clause H1 Energy efficiency and NZS 3604 Timber-framed buildings
  • The implications of building for climate change and zero carbon
  • Future developments such as housing requirements for pandemics and the potential for robotics.


Architects, designers, specifiers, builders, group home builders, building officials, apprentices and students.

Knowledge level

The seminar will cover a wide range of practical aspects of design and construction and upcoming regulatory changes and will be applicable to all levels of practitioner skill or expertise.


The seminar will be presented by:

Greg Burn – NZCD (Arch), Dip Bus (Marketing) - Structure Ltd

Further information


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