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,...

Middle managers — keeping the engine running smoothly

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Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains how to support key middle managers and get them working at their best. Recently I had a conversation with...

Leaky buildings, remediation contract cost escalation, and building defects

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm Tim Bates & Co consider how the Body Corporate of an apartment block manages to...

Seek alternatives to materials supply and income streams

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Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand says supply chain problems should be prompting business owners to seek alternatives for materials supply and/or income...

A two-tier construction market — why isn’t New Zealand reaping the benefits?

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EasyBuild director and Building Today columnist Mike Fox says the motor vehicle industry worked out that mass production and simplification was the way to...

Planning for growth in a weather-beaten world

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Building Today columnist Ross Middleton says the Government wants houses, and lots of them — the irony being that the world is currently strangling...

Decisive and timely communication is key in settling disputes

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Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand says sorting out disagreements quickly and decisively, whether involving yourself or a member of your staff, is...

Building company fails in reckless trading compensation bid

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Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm TM Bates & Co review a recent case regarding liability, construction contracts and possible reckless...

Time to implement strong HR processes instead of desperate corner cutting

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Building Recruitment managing director Kevin Everett says although it’s easy to say, now is the time to stop the desperate corner cutting and to...