When I look what’s happening and is most discussed in the building industry new at the moment, the headline above sums it all up.
Leaky buildings, either from exterior or interior, are all too common. They happen due to a combination of wrong materials at the wrong place wrongly designed and badly installed – usually it’s a combination unless it’s incredibly badly designed or incredibly badly installed. Similar things are applicable to cold houses with a lack of insulation that is incorrectly installed with thermal bridges that were not designed out.
Lloyd Alter has written a nice article about the Stadthaus (another German name), a nine storey timber building in London, made from Austrian CLT.
The article also has a few nice picture how the interior looks like in rough state and in finished state plus a nine week time lapse – quite impressive. It should also be noted that this article was actually written in 2010 after the building was constructed in 2008 – 8 years ago and nothing much of such construction has really arrived in New Zealand yet.
Having a short term solution to a man made problem, that does not make the problem as such any better or make it go away is like bashing your head continuously against a wall and taking painkillers for the pain.
ScienceDaily, Feb. 27, 2009 The University of Alberta and the National Research Council’s National Institute (NINT) for Nanotechnology have engineered an approach that is leading