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Previous seminars and webinars

BRANZ seminars, webinars and workshops enable building industry practitioners to gain practical industry knowledge informed by the latest BRANZ research. You can also gain CPD points by successfully completing the quiz at the end of the seminar or webinar.

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Recorded seminars and webinars are available for purchase below. Access to each seminar and webinar will expire 1 month after purchase.

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Webinar: Engineered Wood Products (EWPs)

This webinar takes you through the results of a recent BRANZ research into the appetite for using EWPs in building, the perceptions that exist about them and potential barriers.  It also covers the range of resources available in New Zealand to help make decisions regarding the use and performance of EWPs and the what the implications of their use might be and how to effectively incorporate them into building projects.

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Webinar: Assessing SIPs in New Zealand

Hear how BRANZ is investigating the performance of Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) under New Zealand's climate, and in the case of an earthquake or fire. 

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Seminar: Talking timber

This seminar will travel along the path of timber as it is prepared for a career in the building industry. Starting off in the forest, we will explore the influences on the timber as it grows and how this will impact on its properties as sawn timber. Once felled, the timber starts its processing journey where it is again subject to many influences.

Once in its sawn forms, framing and wall cladding, we will then traverse the treatment options for the end use, drying, storage (during transport and on site), installation and post-installation care. For timber weatherboard claddings, we will cover the requirements for a good installation including storage and transport, defects, suitable species, treatment, applicable codes and standards, installation and fixing, as well as appropriate coatings for the treatment and finally maintenance.

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Seminar: Performance-plus

This seminar provides an overview of the benefits of designing and constructing residential buildings beyond the minimum and identifies opportunities for achieving performance-plus at little or no extra cost.

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Seminar: BRANZ Answers - Bracing

This seminar takes a back-to-basics approach to bracing taking you through the steps that need to be addressed using examples to calculate the bracing required for framed walls.

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Seminar: BRANZ Answers 2017

This seminar aims to give you the answers to a wide range of practical questions. The topics covered range from the new requirements for fencing of swimming pools to specific topics including:

  • concrete slab design and construction: free joints, shrinkage control joints, floor tile movement control joints, reinforcing steel cover, edge distances, slab moisture contents, screw bolt installation
  • flashings:  proprietary flashings and large roof flashings
  • access: level entries, stair design 
  • building exterior: timber finishes, timber profiles
  • verandas and sunshades: uplift, fixings/connections, bracing 
  • corrosion: protection to structural steel, dissimilar metals
  • compliance: notices to fix, certificates of acceptance, outbuilding exemptions, acoustic wall principles
  • innovation: prefabrication/panellisation, CLT, LVL.

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Seminar: BRANZ Answers - Membrane roofing

This seminar provides information on design, specification and installation of current roof membrane systems.

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Seminar: BRANZ Answers 2016

This seminar covers questions that have been asked of BRANZ. These range from updates on released standards such as NZS 4223.3:2016 Glazing in buildings - Part 3: Human impact safety requirements to specific technical topics.

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Seminar: Non-structural systems

This seminar provides designers and installers with a practical understanding of how to ensure non-structural systems in buildings are seismically resilient.

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Seminar: Building science at work

This seminar provides an insight into how BRANZ research priorities are determined as well completed research, research for coming year, National Science Challenges and overseas research.

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Seminar: Keeping water out

Basements, bathrooms (particularly tiled showers) and decks are known areas of higher risk in terms of potential issues related to water entry and/or migration to adjacent spaces.

This seminar covers the principles of:

  • why we need to waterproof effectively
  • the requirements of the Building Code, Acceptable Solutions and standards
  • waterproofing material options
  • waterproofing extent
  • key design parameters - the definition of wet areas and splash zones for bathrooms, slopes to bathroom floors and decks
  • substrates
  • key waterproofing system application requirements such as curing
  • key aspects of detailing
  • drainage - behind walls, external for decks and internal for bathrooms
  • inspection and maintenance
  • for bathrooms - specific issues around freestanding baths, preformed showers, level-entry showers, finishes to walls.

Please note that access to this recorded seminar will expire 1 month after purchase.