Category Archives: Research

2008 Timber Moisture Contents in 800 New Zealand houses

Timber Moisture Contents in 800 New Zealand houses Wirtten by Bryan Holyoake and Ken Holyoake and published in 2008 at the Annual SCENZ conference at the University of Waikato. Documents Timber Moisture Contents in 800 New Zealand Homes – BD … Continue reading

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2010 OPUS Effect of Borate Wood Preservatives on Corrosion of Steel Fasteners

2010 OPUS Effect of Borate Wood Preservatives on Corrosion of Steel Fasteners Opus Laboratories’ literature search shows RotStop preservative poses no more corrosion issues than other typical and common building treatment chemicals. In summary, the available information shows that borate … Continue reading

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2010 UoA Methods of Analysing Wood Quality and Decay

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2010 Microscopic Verification of timber VCR results

Microscopic Verification of timber VCR results An analysis between VCR Initial results conducted by Ian Holyoake and VCR Lab results conducted by Dr Adrian Spiers under microscopy showed VCR Initial results conducted by Ian Holyoake is a highly reliable and … Continue reading

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Project M Phase I: Monitor 1000 houses

Project M Phase I: Monitor 1000 houses The Step Up Philosophy is informed through its deep involvement in Project M’s first objective: “to monitor 1000 houses”. It has become the largest and most successful weathertightness performance research into in-situ homes … Continue reading

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2009 Mdu Probe Comparative Analysis Report

2009 Mdu Probe Comparative Analysis Report Comparative study; between two WSG reports on the same house using conventional invasive investigation and an investigation based on a moisture detection probes installation In 2009, a report was commissioned by the Department of … Continue reading

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2009 Independent culturing analysis of timber samples from RotStop treated buildings

Independent culturing analysis of timber samples from RotStop treated buildings Testing performed by Dr Adrian Spiers shows that for samples treated with RotStop, no brown rot or white rot samples were able to germinate successfully or grow.   Share on … Continue reading

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2009 UoA Strength Evaluation of Untreated, Treated and Deteriorated Wood

Strength Evaluation of Untreated, Treated and Deteriorated Wood Study to investigate alternative methodologies to assess wood deterioration levels. Research performed by Alan Furtardo supervised by Prof Duffy Feburary to October 2009 at University of Auckland School of Chemical and Materials … Continue reading

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2009 UoA Tracking the Deterioration of Wood

Tracking the Deterioration of Wood Study to investigate alternative methodologies to assess wood deterioration levels. Research performed by Sheung-Ming Lam supervised by Prof Duffy Feburary to October 2009 at University of Auckland School of Chemical and Materials Emgineering. Share on … Continue reading

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2008 BOINZ Annual Conference

2008 BOINZ Annual Conference At the annual BOINZ (Building Officials and Inspetors of New Zealand) conference at Auckland in the Aotea Centre, the Project M Phase I results were released publically to emphasise the progress that had been made in … Continue reading

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