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Sputter-coated Low-E glass is incorporated into an insulating glass unit, or IGU. An IGU is made up of two or more panes of glass which are separated by an airspace.

What’s all the excitement aboutLow-E?

Window & Glass Association NZ technical communications manager Alex Wung says low emissivity glass has become more suitable for use in residential dwellings in...
Jack Nevines has been named Registered Master Builders 2023 CARTERS Apprentice of the Year.

Nevines takes out Apprentice of the Year honours

Jack Nevines from Auckland has been named the 2023 Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year, in partnership with CARTERS. Eight carpentry apprentices from across...
Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau chief executive Dr Richard Templer.

Structural engineering quality concerns ‘systemic’

Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau has released a report that says quality in structural engineering designs has, at times, been compromised due to...
2022 Apprentice of the Year winner, Dane Schnell, from the Auckland region.

Top building apprentices go head-to-head for national title

The top building apprentices from across New Zealand will be going head-to-head at the Registered Master Builders 2023 CARTERS Apprentice of the Year national...

Unemployment rise no surprise as economic slowdown starts to bite

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says news that unemployment continues to rise comes as no surprise given the conversations it has been having...

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Contractors and subbies better protected under new retention changes

On October 5, 2023, the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 2023 (Amendment Act) came into force, bringing about significant changes to the way...

Ready, steady, slow — taking time before disciplinaries!

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen advises employers to slow down — and save themselves possible grief — before taking disciplinary action against employees. Lately, I...

Lessons from Constructive 2023

Registered Master Builders Association chief executive David Kelly summarises the debate during, and response from, this year's Constructive Forum held in Auckland. It was...


Game-changing framing system wins top research award

Science discoveries are being turned into transformative new technologies.XFrame, a game-changing framing system, was among the winners in the 11th annual KiwiNet Research Commercialisation...
Payapps executive chairman and co-founder Geoff Tarrant

Innovation recognised with global construction technology award 

Payapps, a global construction software solution, has been awarded the Best SaaS Product for Construction at the 2023 SaaS Awards. The award recognises Payapps' leadership...

Ventilated facade innovation improving building sustainability

In today’s fast-paced world of construction and architectural design, one constant remains — the need for practical, sustainable solutions that effectively address today’s challenges. Modern...