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Building Scientists Concerned Over Building Fire Risks After Proposed Safety Changes Scrapped

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 12:08 pm | Oculus

It's been a year to the day since the Sky City fire, but MBIE has just decided to indefinitely postpone changes to the building code that would have required more rigorous fire testing for cladding and wall assembly on tall buildings in NZ - despite ... More >>

Oculus Pushing For More Evidence Behind Industry Standards, As Research Finds Major Issues

Monday, 21 September 2020, 2:25 pm | Oculus

Kiwi building scientists Oculus say recent research findings showing issues with a national sustainability rating tool for new builds is further evidence of many wider, underlying problems in the Kiwi building industry caused by a lack of visible ... More >>

Studies Show Home Humidity Levels Link To Viral Transmission And Respiratory Illness - Oculus

Thursday, 27 August 2020, 2:49 pm | Oculus

Research on the health effects of relative humidity inside houses shows it has a major impact on respiratory illness, allergies and the spread of viral particles such as COVID-19. Relative humidity - the amount of water vapour in the air compared ... More >>

Further Measures Needed To Make Kiwi Homes Healthy In The Wake Of COVID-19 - Oculus

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 2:00 pm | Oculus

Building science and architectural engineering company Oculus says strong measures by the government are needed now to improve the health of New Zealand’s homes in the wake of COVID-19. The company says a new report and recommendations by the New ... More >>