Partnership signals building industry cultural shift

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The announcement of a three-year partnership with AUT’s School of Future Environments signals the cultural shift needed in the industry as it adapts for...

Sports facilities specialist to sponsor Swimming NZ

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New Zealand’s swimming champions have been given an enormous boost with design and construction company Apollo Projects announcing it has partnered with major sporting...

Tackling the complex issues facing commercial and residential construction

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Places are selling fast for Constructive 2021 — to be held in Wellington on August 12-13 — and the conversations have never been so...

Exotic forestry scores highly

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The recently-released Ministry for the Environment’s latest environmental report scores exotic forestry highly for its low impact on soils. The report identified exotic forests as...

Tyres turned into graphene now making concrete stronger

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Rice University scientists in the United States have optimised a process to convert waste from rubber tyres into graphene that can, in turn, be...

Workplace employers need to provide good vaccine info

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For over a year now, Covid-19 has become part of the normal language and narrative around the world. In that time it has caused seismic...

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...

Construction industry brings triplets together

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Triplets Isiaha (Izzy), Keani and Jacob Edwards had an unsettled and, at times, separated upbringing, but were brought together and set on the right...

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...

Resource management reforms underscore the complexity of delivering a simple system

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The recent release of the first tranche of the government’s resource management reforms underscoring the government’s good intentions do not outweigh the fact that...