December 2013 Issue


Go ahead given for cathedral demolition

Demolition of the Christ Church Cathedral has been given the go ahead, following a judgement from the Supreme Court dismissing an appeal against an earlier […]

Developer signs deals for 245 new homes at Hobsonville Point

AVJennings, development partner to Hobsonville Land Company, has signed new deals to complete a further 245 homes in the fast-growing Buckley Precinct — Hobsonville Point’s […]

Yay for the holidays!

Yay! The holidays are nearly here — along with sun, families, parties, Christmas, fishing blah blah blah and humbug!! Why is it all so “*#$!%! […]

BT’s Back in Time

Delivering BIM

It’s been said that a good idea is one that can be encapsulated in 10 words or less. The challenge of delivering Building Information Modelling […]

Auckland’s Unitary Plan — a changing building landscape

I thought for the last article of 2013, I would report back on some key aspects of the proposed Unitary Plan that was notified on […]

BCITO apprentice secures top job in Papua New Guinea

Hawke‘s Bay building apprentice Adam Knott has gone up against 90 applicants from all over the world to secure a role on a high-profile $60 […]

Together as one – building, joinery, decorating and flooring

The BCITO is proud to announce the coming together of three ITOs which will bring the BCITO one step closer to realising the vision of […]

Calder Stewart builds in steel for Christchurch

Calder Stewart Industries Ltd has incorporated Buckling-Restrained Braces in the construction of its new steel-structured office block in Christchurch’s Hazeldean Business Park. Originally designed prior […]

Central North Island apprentice thrilled with second place win

Jonathan Yorke was “stoked” when his name was read out as winning second place at the Registered Master Builders Carters 2013 Apprentice of the Year. […]

Christchurch builder prioritised quake efforts ahead of Supreme Award-winning build

Phil Benton of Phil Benton Builders says it was “surreal” when his name was announced as the winner of the Supreme Award for the Registered […]

Turn of the century villa restoration wins Supreme Award for Renovation of the Year

Wilson Building (Wgtn) Ltd managing director Grant Wilson knew the competition was tough when it came to winning the Supreme Award for the Registered Master […]

A year of change with plenty to celebrate

2013 has been a transformational year for our sector as we finally move out of a five year bust cycle and into what looks like […]

Another year coming to an end — let’s recap

Well, the end of 2013 has arrived and it has been quite a year on many fronts. Let’s recap a bit. On the regulatory front […]

Regions looking forward to 2014

Building Today canvassed Registered Master Builders Association presidents for their views on the past 12 months and their region’s prospects for 2014, asking them the […]