10 May 2013: Marlborough District Council technical review released »
6 May 2013: Clarifications and updates to the guidance Repairing and rebuilding houses affected by the Canterbury earthquakes has been released »
3 May 2013: New Member sought for Chartered Professional Engineers Council »
26 April 2013: Updated requirements for masonry veneer wall cladding in NZS 4229: 2013 - Appendix E. Read more in BC Update 142 »
24 April 2013: Quick guides for builders working in the Canterbury Green Zone »
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