August 2018 Issue


Live baiting throws up unique set of challenges

By Bostik Gone Fishin presenter and Building Today columnist Graeme Sinclair   One of the wonderful spin-offs that accrues as a consequence of producing a fishing show is that […]


By Architect Don Bunting   Aretha Franklin said it best, in her verson of the song in the Blues Brothers movie. She said: Think . […]

Trades coaching — what we actually do within a client’s construction business

By Terry Sage   Here it is — Part three of this epic trilogy of articles! Part one in June dealt with why tradies need […]

Who’s liable for apartment building deck repairs?

By Tim Bates   In this month’s article I’ll review the High Court decision of Body Corporate 199380 v A Cook & Others, which dealt […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — August 1998: • Builders were required to pay a subcontractor some money owing even if they had not been paid the […]

LBP handbook a mine of information for builders

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has recently refreshed the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) handbook, previously known as Understanding the Regulatory Environment. The handbook […]

Seminar will address improved passive fire compliance

Many commercial buildings around New Zealand are putting lives and property at risk because they don’t comply with fire safety standards, Insurance Council New Zealand […]

Forecast shows national infrastructure pipeline needs work

Kiwi civil contractors warn that while a recent construction forecast looks to steady the ship, the current course risks an underwhelming response to major challenges […]

Innovative Maori Television office and studio design ‘celebrates Te Reo Maori’

RCG Ltd’s exceptional Maori Television office and studio redesign has won the Commercial Fit Out Award at the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. The […]

Beautifully crafted Kaiteriteri renovation wins Supreme Award

For first-time entrant Dan Anderson, winning Renovation of the Year is a highlight in a building career spanning 30 years. Mr Anderson, who is director […]

Winning entry ‘a model for the country’s affordable homes’

After entering houses for new build and renovation awards since 1991, Avenue Construction from Palmerston North had won three previous Supreme Awards, although they had […]

Lower Hutt apprentice nails it at Apprentice of the Year competition

Lower Hutt apprentice Jamie Gaskin impressed the judges enough to take home the top award for Lower North Island Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice […]

Former RMBA president looks back on challenges faced

By Simon Barber   As we near our Constructive and Members Conference in Wellington — and the end of my term leading the RMBA — […]

KiwiBuild Summit to return after inaugural event success at buildnz designex

“I was totally blown away by the industry’s desire to collaborate and get KiwiBuild done — and not just done, but done well.” That was […]

BCITO thrilled with NZQA’s recognition of micro-credentials

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) was pleased to be involved with the Government’s recent announcement to recognise micro-credentials within New Zealand’s regulated […]

NZSTCF: Nearly one third of NZ construction companies not complying with new retentions law

The New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation (NZSTCF) is concerned by findings in the recent 2018 BDO Construction Survey which revealed that nearly one third […]

Leading New Zealand engineering projects shortlisted for prestigious international awards

Leading New Zealand structural and civil engineering business, Holmes Consulting, has had two key projects shortlisted for high-profile, international awards which recognise cutting-edge engineering design. […]

RMBA survey: Risk management the most critical issue

A survey conducted by Registered Master Builders of the industry’s leading figures has revealed more than half believe the sector is not performing to its […]

New Zealand’s first indoor skydiving attraction opens in Queenstown

iFLY, a global indoor skydiving and body flight experience, opens in New Zealand this month, bringing Kiwis the thrill of freefall without a plane or […]