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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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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 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

The bracing performance of long plasterboard-lined walls, SR273

The built environment and climate change: A review of research, challenges and the future, SR403

The Case for Urban Development Authorities in New Zealand, ER20

The characteristics and design of mechanical connections in profiled sheet steel diaphragms in New Zealand, SR016

The choice to exceed: Consumer perspectives on building beyond Code in New Zealand,SR402

The corrosion of metallic fastener materials in untreated CCA-, CuAz- and ACQ-based timbers, SR153

The cost of Homestar, SR391

The development of a procedure and rig for testing the racking resistance of curtain wall glazing, SR017

The effect of coatings on wood composite siding performance, SR084