April 2021 Issue


One-sized safety systems don’t fit all

By HammerTech head of marketing and strategy Nick Peters In the past, technology companies wanting to serve the construction industry have made one big mistake […]

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

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

Bunnings Warehouse signs three-year deal with NZ Rugby

New Zealand Rugby and Bunnings Warehouse have announced the signing of a game-changing three-year deal to sponsor domestic competitions and support community rugby across the […]

Planning for growth in a weather-beaten world

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

Dedicated MIQ spots in next 12 months vital for construction sector workers

The engineering and consulting sector continues to be optimistic about the future but there are concerns that a lack of specialist staff will affect their […]

Japanese artist solving global housing dilemma?

Every builder’s boot quivers at the name of Japanese artist Kyohei Sagaguchi. Described as a “polymath” and a high-achieving genius, his houses can be built […]

NZers asked to help build better Aotearoa

New Zealanders have a chance to shape the Aotearoa of 2050 through a new online tool launched by the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga. […]

R-value requirements make NZ homes fit for purpose

Energy efficiency requirements set out in the New Zealand Building Code need to be met, whether building a new home or making additions or alterations […]

Comprehensive warranty one of the best in the market

With a wide range of alternatives to choose from, choosing the right insulation material can be a hard one. Bradford Insulation is a supplier of […]

Insulation product selection not a simple exercise

By Ecorate Ltd architectural consultant Keith Huntington In one of my previous articles, There is More to Insulation Than Just the R-value, I commented on […]

BCITO stalwart: Assessing apprentices across the generations

David Parsons has been with the Building and Construction industry Training organisation (BCITO) for 17 years, first as a moderator and then later as an […]

Decisive and timely communication is key in settling disputes

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

Building company fails in reckless trading compensation bid

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

Time to implement strong HR processes instead of desperate corner cutting

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 implement […]