Like a runaway climate change train on a downhill line

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Ross Middleton says we might be a humble building industry magazine, but that doesn’t mean we have no room on the roof for Friedrich...

Through the 3D glass, darkly

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Feel the irony? Ross Middleton says building is in a boom but reckons the economic worm is turning while costs are heading one way...

Hyperinflation, shortages, sending NZ building industry into potential meltdown

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EasyBuild director Mike Fox says he’s heard anecdotes indicating that the number of product price increases builders are dealing with are up 156% on...

What’s with all this HR stuff?

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Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains exactly what HR is really all about. I am often asked, so what do you HR lot actually do?...

Christchurch school wins NZCPA Supreme Award

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Te Raekura Redcliffs School has won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2021. Entrant Naylor Love Canterbury worked closely with the...

Constructive 2021: Restructuring New Zealand

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly New Zealand has a problem. As a sector, how do we step up to the huge challenge of delivering...

The true cost of losing an employee

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Building Recruitment managing director and Building Today columnist Kevin Everett says losing staff is more costly than you think, and provides 10 tips for...

How to make sure you get paid for the building works you provide

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm Tim Bates & Co pose a debt collection fact scenario, and put forward the various...

Industry experiencing four commonplace ‘growing pain’ issues

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Feedback from RMBA president Kerry Archer’s recent nationwide travels suggests that there are four common issues facing the industry at present — councils and...

When does a housing crisis become a housing emergency? It’s here!

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Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says the Government’s introduction of a tax package under the guise of a housing policy will,...