Technical Documents

To keep up to date with a wide range of technical issues, DCT publishes a series of technical notes and documents to address current issues to help you answering the questions we are getting asked the most.

Galvanic Corrosion

Tech Note 05

Galvanic Corrosion is a process of when two different metals of equal surface area are combined in the presence of an electrolyte (a fluid that conducts electricity). Hydrogen is absorbed at the cathode and a current flows, thus the less noble metal migrates into the solution (the ‘anode’ is attacked).

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The Wall of Death

Tech Note 04

One of the most common enquiries we get asked is how to effectively insulate a single skin masonry wall or how to rectify one that has moisture or sinister odours emerging from behind the plasterboard lining. Since NCC 2016 Amendment 1 clarified the requirement for all elements of type A and type B wall construction to be non-combustible, including the insulation, we are seeing more drawings of what we have dubbed the “WALL OF DEATH.”

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Combustibility of DCTech Vacuum Insulated Panels (VIP)

Tech Note 03

When something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. Since the NCC 2016 Amendment 1 clarified the requirement for all elements of type A and type B wall construction, including the insulation, to be non-combustible, DCTech have been receiving many enquiries about our market leading vacuum insulated panels (VIP).

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Thermal Isolator & Section J0.5 Requirements

Tech Note 02

This technical note provides details of the Nvelope framing system, the Nvelope Thermal Gasket, its R-value and its relevance to the NCC 2019 Section J.

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Aged R-Values

Tech Note 01

Changes in the Australian National Construction Code (NCC), 2019 with respect to Energy Efficiency (Section J), came into effect as of May 1st, 2020 after a transition period of one year. A more rigorous Section J lays out the requirements for the energy efficiency of new buildings and is the most significant change since Section J was introduced back in 2005.

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CPD

DCTech offer a comprehensive programme of CPD’s, seminars, webinars and in-house presentations that provide a valuable opportunity to expand your knowledge and understanding of Australian building standards and practices, along with showcasing the latest innovations and developments in building materials.