The Boss Checklist — How do you stack up?

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Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen presents the "Boss Checklist" to help identify just how effective you are as a boss, and to identify areas...

New government’s policy backtracking poses a number of questions

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Outgoing RMBA chief executive David Kelly says policy reversals by the incoming government could create uncertainty in the construction sector — but could also...

Contractors and subbies better protected under new retention changes

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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!

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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

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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...

Google vs Facebook ads — which is best for you?

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Building Today columnist Andy Burrows — The Trades Coach — presents the pros and cons of Google and Facebook advertising, and which option might...
RMBA president Johnny Calley.

Much work to be done with politicians to achieve lofty RMBA election manifesto aims

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RMBA president Johnny Calley was heartened to hear some of the policies outlined by the politicians who attended the recent RMBA-led 2023 Constructive Forum....
Tim Bates and Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co.

Can a notice to fix be served on non-compliant works carried out by a...

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Tim Bates and Fiona Dobroshi of Auckland legal firm TM Bates & Co look at the case of Waikato Regional Council v The District...
Building Today business columnist Andy Burrows — The Trades Coach.

An end to free quotes

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Andy Burrows — The Trades Coach — says it’s time to know your worth, and to do away with the traditional practice of free...

Changes coming to NZ’s most widely-used major works contract

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For more than a decade, NZS 3910:2013 has been the go-to form of contract for major construction projects in New Zealand.  In 2021, Standards...