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Journals Abstracts

These are short abstracts of the material printed in our journal which is published twice annually. The Journal covers items of interest to structural engineers, including but not limited to: technical papers, project reports, materials information, code reviews.

Journal: Vol 3 No. 2 1990

 

Title
Feature Article Quality of Building A Contractor’s View Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Stefan Preston
Abstract

Quality of building from the perspective of those responsible for construction. Improvements in commercial quality are most likely to be effected by a proactive approach to quality issues throughout the design and construction process.
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Title
Project Sheet 1 International Antarctic Centre Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Holmes Consulting Group Christchurch
Abstract

The construction time was limited to 9 months in 1990. Hence the building was designed primarily with constructability in mind and steel was chosen for the primary structure. To reduce lead time, the structure was optimised to use currently stocked steel sections where possible.
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Title
Feature Article Training in Effective Construction Management Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Raymond W Spango
Abstract

There is widespread acceptance in the building industry that management of construction projects in NZ needs to be greatly improved. The long term solution is through improved training.
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Title
Computer Column CAD in the Structural Engineering Field Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Hans Grootegoed
Abstract

Trends in CAD in the engineering field, including change from a mainframe to a PC-based system, implementation, staff training, software competency, hardware performance.
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Title
Fire Corner Design of Structures in NZ for Fire Resistance Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Dr A H Buchanan
Abstract

Rational design for fire and switches, current FED developments in NZ with reference to structural steel, reinforced concrete and structural timber. Future developments in the application of fire engineering design in NZ.
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Title
Technical Paper Structural Performance of Conservatories Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

C A Wade
Abstract

The number of conservatories being built in NZ has increased markedly, particularly aluminium frame and glass structures. Report on an investigation into the structural performance, including tests such as in-plane racking, uniform face loading, maintenance loading and impact loading. The paper concludes that serviceability criteria adopted for timber frame buildings could be relaxed with respect to common aluminium-framed and predominantly glazed conservatory construction.
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Title
Technical Paper The construction of Ascon 135 Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Dan Ashby
Abstract

The design and construction solutions adopted to ensure efficient construction of a 36-storey office building. Ascon 135 is the name given to the reinforced concrete ASB Bank Head Office Building to be constructed in Albert Street Auckland. Murray Jacobs structural engineers, Fletcher Development and Construction the main contractor. Finishing materials are very high quality and building services are “state of the art” particularly with regard to HVAC, building automation, access control and vertical transportation.
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Title
BIC becomes the Building Industry Authority The Building Bill Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Various
Abstract

BIC’s work is coming to a close with the establishment of BIA in October. A brief summary of the main aspects of the Building Bill and the key components of the reforms, including the role of Territorial Local Authorities and the new Occupancy consent regime to be established for buildings.
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Title
Letters to the Editor Design Certificates Auckland City Council, Vol 3 No 2 1990
Author/s

Pilchard Rebel, B J Brown
Abstract


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Title
Project Sheet Fibreglass Domed covers to Sewage Treatment Plant Vol 3 No 2
Author/s

Murray North Ltd
Abstract

The Drainage Division of Auckland Regional council commissioned Murray North for structural verification of 53 metre diameter segmental domed covers to 4 fixed growth reactors at Mangere Works.
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