August 2010 Issue


Entries open for Concrete Sustainability Awards

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ)-sponsored 2010 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards are open to anyone involved in the construction industry — from architects, designers […]

Nelson’s glazier apprentice tops the country

Nelson glazier Ross Holmes has beaten stiff competition to win this year’s Glass Association of New Zealand (GANZ) Cup, recognising him as the country’s most […]

From recession to roadshow

The word recession has had a different meaning to the team at Fletcher Aluminium. While many other businesses saw doom and gloom, Fletcher Aluminium saw […]

Revolutionary Waiheke building takes energy efficiency to new levels

A new development has officially opened on Waiheke Island that is believed to be New Zealand’s most sustainable mixed-use building. Developed by leading architectural designer […]

Conference will seek answers to leaky homes impasse

Ways of resolving New Zealand’s leaky homes problem will be canvassed in Auckland on 17 September. “Leaky homes — Saving the Titanic?” is the theme […]

First MultiProof approvals issued recently

The first certificates for MultiProof, a new streamlined National Multiple-use Approval Service for volume builders, were issued at a function in Christchurch in July attended […]

RMBF says the devil is in the detail

The Registered Master Builders Federation says the devil will be in the operating detail that will be developed over the next few months regarding the […]

JA Russell buys into CMS

Trade-based supplier of electrical, data/communications, lighting and automation solutions, J A Russell, has purchased a minority shareholding in Construction Marketing Services (CMS), the parent company […]

Sunset Terraces appeal to the Supreme Court by the North Shore City Council

In the High Court decision of Body Corporate 188529 and Others v North Shore City Council and Others [2008] 3 NZLR 479 (the “Sunset Terraces” […]

BCITO specialised trades

The BCITO has qualifications available in almost every different area of the construction industry. Our qualifications are “competency-based”. It’s all about demonstrating you have the […]

Radical design departure ‘entirely deliberate’

“Our radical departure from traditional airport design worldwide is entirely deliberate,” Wellington Airport chief executive Steven Fitzgerald says. “What is set to become New Zealand’s […]

Strong competition in the 2010 Apprentice of the Year

A strong number of carpentry apprentices from across the country are set to take on the challenge of the Registered Master Builders 2010 Apprentice of […]

Award-winning dream home

Chris Leith exceeded his client’s expectations when their Southland home won the New Homes $350,000 — $450,000 category in the Registered Master Builders 2009 House […]

RMBF confirms weak construction sector

The RMBF says Statistics New Zealand figures released at the end of last month confirm that the small recovery the construction sector experienced in late […]

Committees, competitions and communication

It has been another busy month with plenty of work being done on important industry issues. A number of committees have been formed to help […]

The Bank, the CCC, and the Final Payment Blues

Members will be aware from their business dealings or personal experience, that it is common practice for a bank that is providing mortgage finance for […]

Sector council mooted for Health and Safety

Health and Safety (H&S) in the construction sector is an area that is important to all builders, but it is one that is all too […]