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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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Foundation for risk-informed fire safety design, SR430

SR438 Perspectives on the use of structural engineered wood products and adhesives in NZ. Results of an industry survey

State of the art of timber-based hybrid seismic-resistant structures, SR400

Structural performance of conservatories, SR030

Structural performance of houses in the Canterbury earthquake series, SR327

SR053 Seismic performance of masonry veneers and ties

Study of fire test methods applicable to flexible fabrics, duct materials and cables, SR170

Study of the moisture management properties of roof underlays, SR228

Suicide in New Zealands Construction Industry Workforce ER40

Summary of the implementation of a fire research federated search element, SR281

Summary report on a finite element programme for modelling the thermal response of building components exposed to fire, SR051

Summertime over-heating in New Zealand houses - influences, risks and mitigation strategies, SR089

Survey of computer use in the New Zealand building and construction industry, SR080

Survey of metal problems in the building industry, SR023

Survey of nail plate corrosion in the roof space of houses near the coast, SR114

Survey of plastics problems in the New Zealand building industry, SR047

Sustainability of the New Zealand housing stock, SR253

Testing an evaluation method for structural insulated panels (SIPs), SR429

Testing methodology for the dynamic properties evaluation of building parts and non-structural components, SR157

The behaviour of external glazing systems under seismic in-plane racking, SR039