May 2016

“Rooftop gardens not only benefit building owners, but also society at large.” Eco-friendly building practices are no longer a gratuitous extra on a building plan. Many countries now see sustainable building as a responsibility, not a choice. For example, France recently passed laws to ensure all new...

Cutting energy costs with effective insulation Check out this infrared image of the NY skyline, which more than adequately shows how heat escapes from our buildings, adding to running costs and increasing maintenance. NZ’s temperate climate has made us all a little cavalier when it comes to...

Waterproofing the ‘Bits that Matter’ at Aotea Square. Neuchatel NZ has worked on some pretty large jobs around New Zealand, but arguably none more complex than Aotea Square. This cherished public space in the heart of Auckland City is rated for 20,000 people, and is host to...

Such an unnecessary thing to have a school burn down due to a bad choice of product. I wrote about the dangers of using torch-on membranes on older wooden structures just a month or so ago (read "A Burning Question" here)! There’s no excuse for...