December 2006 Issue


Water ingress and body corporate obligations

Tim Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision discusses a case involving a body corporate: S Y Brooker v Body Corporate No 154558   In […]

Falkirk’s big turn on

Dr Kerry Rodgers ruminates upon revolutionary engineering in central Scotland   Tucked away in Bonnie Scotland, north-east of Glasgow, is one of the great civil […]

New steel house framing design and construction guide now available

A new Design and Construction Guide for Steel Framed Buildings called NASH 3405 is now available as an alternative solution in New Zealand.   The […]

WHRS chief adjudicator appointed

Patricia McConnell as been appointed chief adjudicator of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) for a three-year term starting this month.   Ms McConnell is […]

WelTec launches new Technology Cadetship scheme

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has launched a new Technology Cadetship scheme designed to encourage young people into technology-related careers and to help businesses recruit […]

MIT taps into plumbing industry needs

A new certificate from Manukau Institute of Technology will address the critical shortage of qualified plumbers across the Counties Manukau region.   The MIT Certificate […]

Ben’s goal is to win

Ben Maxwell, apprentice carpenter with Designer Homes Northland Ltd, was named the Registered Master Builders Carters 2006 Apprentice of the Year winner for the Auckland […]

The year in review

2006 has been another busy year for the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) as the team has continued to work with the construction […]

Management degree answers call from industry

A new Master of Construction Management degree being offered by AUT University answers a direct call from Fletcher Construction, Beca and the New Zealand Institute […]

Construction professionals not well catered for

AUT University Master of Construction Management Programme director Dr Tony Lanigan tells it like it really is … In New Zealand the staggering figure of […]

Nothing like a little Force

Ford New Zealand has been a little busy in the past few months, adding a little Force to its FPV range and releasing details on […]


I was disappointed in the comments made by Registered Master Builders Federation chief executive Pieter Burghout regarding the current Building Act (Building Today July 2006). […]

From the Editor’s Desk

The predicted plateau of building activity has failed to materialise – at least to the extent the experts said it would.   Building consents and […]

Going green — second time around!

I was working in Federated Farmers in the early 1990s when the Resource Management Act was first being debated by the Government and industry – […]