December 2009 Issue


Building outlook — drivers for the next upturn

The New Zealand economy has shown signs of stabilisation in recent months, supported by early signs of a housing market rebound and improved retail sales. […]

ITM steps in as long-term V8 sponsor

New Zealand’s largest annual sporting event, the V8 Supercar street race in Hamilton, will be sponsored by ITM for the next three years.   The […]

Waikato RMBA helps hydrotherapy fund raising

The Waikato Registered Master Builders Association believes in supporting the local community, and recently raised nearly $600 for the Hamilton Hydrotherapy Pool Charitable Trust at […]

Waikato RMBA presents 2009 memorial cup

The Waikato Registered Master Builders Association was proud to present the Ian Gillett Memorial Cup to its top Waikato Master Builders Apprentice for 2009 recently. […]

World body promotes global steel programme

Living Steel, a worldwide, collaborative programme designed to stimulate innovative and responsible housing design and construction was launched in February 2005 by the World Steel […]

Book documents steel architecture worldwide

Houses of Steel, the latest publication from Living Steel, captures the quality and inventiveness of entrants into the prestigious Living Steel International Architecture Competition that […]

Building his way to the top

Nelson carpentry apprentice Shayne Dickenson was over the moon to take out second place in the Registered Master Builders 2009 Apprentice of the Year, in […]

‘Masterpieces’ take out Supreme Awards

A “masterpiece” of a new home in Auckland’s eastern suburbs and an innovative aquatic centre in Queenstown have taken out the supreme awards at the […]

Liability 101

Builders are sometimes surprised when they realise there are warranties on their building work even if not stated in the contract under s397 of the […]

Spread a little cheer!

Typically at this time of the year we’re all racing around getting our clients into their homes by Christmas.   For a short time after […]

Whakatane Master Builders get Dance-Floored!

The Whakatane Master Builders Association is a major supporter of its local community. You may recall a story published in Building Today a couple of […]

2010 looking better but still tough

Well, the year is almost over and it hasn’t been an easy one. Many of you will be looking forward to the Christmas break, taking […]