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 Research Reports

Each year BRANZ invests the Building Research Levy in research as part of our vision to inspire the industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. 

Outputs and results from this research is transformed into a technical research report which may be used by the industry as an information resource.

The reports below reflect research done by BRANZ and external independent providers which are funded by the levy. 

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 Research Reports

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A Construction Dashboard of Key Industry Measures, SR321

A framework to develop a cohesive structural and fire engineering design approach for buildings, SR347

A pilot study to characterise the biocontaminant cloud while decladding 'leaky buildings', SR296

A review of international research efforts related to occupant pre-movement and response times in fire, SR143

Acceptable solution for New Zealand Building Code fire safety clauses - analysis of existing performance metrics, SR166

Accessible egress, SR338

Accessible emergency egress, SR318

Active cooling and heat pump use in New Zealand - survey results, SR186

Advanced residential construction techniques - opportunities and implications for New Zealand, SR311

Air flow rates field measurements, SR180

An analysis of wind-driven rain in New Zealand, SR300

An Assessment of the Likely Changes to Construction Businesses in Christchurch Post Recovery, ER7

An inspection of solar water heater installations, SR184

Assessment of the need to adapt buildings in New Zealand to the impacts of climate change, SR179

Auckland housing forecasts and the Unitary Plan, SR295

Automatic water-based fire suppression system experiments - Literature summary for model validation purposes, SR257

B-RISK 2013 software benchmarking examples, SR292

B-RISK 2016 user guide and technical manual, SR364

B-RISK user guide and technical manual, SR282

Base isolation of low rise light and medium-weight buildings, SR156