About Building Today

Building Today is the official magazine of the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), that aims to present relevant, insightful and topical news, views and information on the New Zealand construction industry to its readers and web site users.

The magazine reaches an influential New Zealand construction industry readership, and offers a relevant and authoritative medium for construction-related advertisers to showcase and publicise their products and services.

The RMBA represents New Zealand’s premier construction companies, who pride themselves on delivering the highest quality houses and buildings.

The Registered Master Builders Association:

  • has approximately 3000 members who, in turn, employ more than 15,000 employees and subcontractors;
  • represents upwards of 65% of every dollar spent on construction, comprising:
  • major contractors and commercial builders at $3b;
  • volume/group and specialist new home builders $3.6b;
  • residential alteration builders $0.9b.

The magazine’s circulation targets RMBA members and other non-member builder companies, and is also made available free to the trade customer base at PlaceMakers, Carters, ITM, Mitre 10 MEGA and BuildLink outlets nationwide.

It was first published in 1991 as a national publication for what was then the Registered Master Builders Federation after expanding from what was On-Site magazine, the Auckland Master Builders Association publication.

The influence and dominance of the RMBA — an organisation established in 1901 and now the leading construction industry association in New Zealand — gives Building Today its authoritative position as a long-standing monthly industry news publication.