April 2020 Issue


Building Today’s Covid-19 information finder

As the country carefully climbs its way out of the lockdown, accurate and relevant information is more important than ever. Below is what we consider […]

Kelly: H&S must be the priority in the transition back to Alert Level 3

As more than 400,000 people return to work next week, health and safety must be the top priority for all construction businesses and workers, Registered […]

Book Review — Peter Dyer’s Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand’s Leaky Buildings Disaster

Building Today columnist Mike Fox runs his eye over an enlightening book he says clearly explains the unfolding catastrophe of New Zealand’s leaky building disaster. […]

From desire to necessity: Why do we always want more?

Building Today columnist and Architect Don Bunting wonders if we feel better and more successful if we own the best and largest house we can […]

Protecting your work site from Covid-19

By Building Today writer Jo Bailey Like many industries in New Zealand, the construction sector has been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, with tools […]

Government seeks infrastructure projects

The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to start as soon as the construction industry […]

Chinese recovery creates hope for the NZ construction sector

Key indices showing that China’s manufacturing sector is recovering from the coronavirus outbreak offer hope to New Zealand construction and development companies – but only […]

Hillcon Group — the new name in Northland construction

Northland construction company Hill Construction has kick-started the new decade with a new name and new premises, in a fantastic new location. Now known as […]

Totara study proves local demand

JSC Timbers of Riverhead has placed the first commercial order for farm totara timber harvested and milled as part of a two-year study to test […]

Free online Smoko Room to help construction workers beat lockdown isolation

Being isolated for four weeks is not an easy feat for anyone. This is why MATES In Construction NZ, the charity set up to aid […]

RMBA CEO: Biggest concerns are cashflow and weathertightness

Registered Master Builders Association residential members say their two biggest issues are cashflow and weathertightness of sites, while commercial members are concerned about the suspension […]

Mitre 10 to offer essential goods online

Mitre 10 has confirmed with the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) that it will provide a range of essential products for home delivery […]

Protect businesses, jobs and skills by investing in the vertical construction industry

The chief executive of one of New Zealand’s leading commercial construction companies is asking the Government to consider underwriting the vertical construction industry as an […]

Preparing your business for the rebound

Over the next four, six or eight weeks (who really knows) your focus will be on managing your business and getting it ready for when […]

EMA urging businesses to hang in there

The EMA is urging its members to hang in there as reality bites with at the start of the enforced four-week shut down of the […]