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Survey of key decision-makers involved in the construction of multi-storey timber buildings in Christchurch during 2013 and 2014

D. Evison

A survey was conducted in December 2013 and January 2014 to gather feedback from building owners, architects, engineers and builders responsible for four Christchurch buildings recently constructed using engineered wood products. The survey was carried out to assist the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) prioritise its work programme on engineered wood products, and to identify opportunities to raise awareness, and encourage the use of engineered wood products. Those surveyed can be described as “lead users”

A number of common themes emerged in the discussion with survey respondents

The updating of the New Zealand timber design standard and supporting documentation was consistently seen as a very high priority by those
surveyed.

TDJ 22-4

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