Catastrophic fi re losses avoidable says Fire Protection Association

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The Fire Protection Association of New Zealand has expressed concern that the major losses incurred in two factory fi res recently could have been...

Report card favourable on efforts to lift standards

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A stock take of progress made by the construction industry over the past year to lift standards following the leaky homes crisis suggests a...

World-renowned NPIL celebrates 21st

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One of New Zealand’s — and the world’s — biggest wood processors celebrated two major milestones recently — Nelson Pine Industries Ltd’s 21st birthday...

NZ Green Building Council to have business focus

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A major boost for sustainability in new and existing buildings in this country looks certain to eventuate with the establishment of a New Zealand...

Hotel unzips latest loo art

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Developers of Queenstown’s newest hotel, hospitality and retail centre, The Sofitel, have unzipped an eye-popping Christmas theme in the men’s loos. Bringing new meaning...

Taranaki builder handy with wrench

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The DeWalt Ford Challenge was decided in a nail-biting grand final at the Big Boys Toys expo in Auckland recently, with wildcard Boyd Stewart...

Bach: 18 years to resolve leaky homes claims

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Department of Building and Housing chief executive Katrina Bach has told Parliament’s social services select committee that leaky building claims to the service could...

Imported steel ‘not meeting NZ standards’

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The Report on Grade 500E Steel Reinforcement released by the Department of Building and Housing recently raises concerns about the quality of imported steel...

Safety Plan for Small Businesses

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Most business owners would agree that a safe project ensures a quality work environment for all workers, helping projects run smoothly and on time,...

Cancer threat awareness high among building site managers

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Although the really hot weather is still a couple of months away, now that daylight saving has started it seems like summer is here....