More than just good weather ahead for RMBA

Registered Master Builders Association chief executive David Kelly

Welcome back to work to everyone, after what has been a pretty good summer of weather for most of the country so far.

And it has also been brightened up even further with the results of the Black Caps. Here’s hoping to further great results in the tests against Australia!

For Registered Master Builders the year starts with plenty on the go.

The entries for the Commercial Projects Awards nearly doubled from the previous year, and the judges are now diligently working through the entries.

Last year the Supreme winner was Clyde Quay Wharf in Wellington, headed by L T McGuinness Builders and Athfield Architects.

This year we look forward to equally stunning projects as the NZCPA goes from strength to strength.

The House of the Year awards are also now getting into full swing, with entries open for the 11 regional competitions and the local organising committees putting plans in place.

So if you haven’t already done so, get your projects in for New Zealand’s premier residential housing showcase. Entries close on Monday, February 29.

And not too far down the track, of course, employers should be thinking about encouraging their apprentices to put their names forward for the Apprentice of the Year.

Remember that this is open to all building apprentices who meet the criteria, no matter who they work for.

It is an important recognition of encouraging and celebrating excellence in New Zealand’s future builders.

But wait, there’s more. Following strong feedback from our members we have been thinking hard about the future of our conference.

In the next few weeks we expect to make an announcement on significant changes that we are confident will make it more relevant to this industry. Watch this space!

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