June 2015 Issue


New multi-million dollar business park opens in Wigram

Harvard Hub is situated just off the city’s southern motorway in the heart of Wigram, just six kilometres from the Christchurch CBD. The new commercial […]

$33.5m Harbour Bridge Skypath gets resource consent

The SkyPath cycling and walking attachment to the Auckland Harbour Bridge has been granted resource consent, meaning the $33.5 million public-private partnership can go ahead, […]

Three times better: buildnz designex and National Safety

Over more than 20 years, buildnz designex has gone from strength to strength, and that growth continues, with this year seeing a third string added […]

Construction company giving students learning opportunities

Construction company Hawkes Bay Project Management has partnered with the tertiary organisation Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT) to provide school students with a pathway into […]

Winning wharf redevelopment a ‘construction masterpiece’

It’s one of Wellington’s most exclusive residential addresses, known for its simple, elegant design and high quality construction, that celebrates the very best of the […]

Profiling tasks can help you make necessary changes

After last month you should now have a well-penned list of all your daily tasks, jobs or duties — whatever you want to call them. […]

Back In Time

• The Gulf Harbour development on the Whangaparaoa Pensinula just north of Auckland was experiencing a huge boost thanks to Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup […]

Speaking Frankly

Architect Don Bunting reflects on a 20th Century architectural icon, and some recent issues affecting today’s design and construction industry. 2015 represents 100 years since […]

Relief from CCA 2002 ‘Pay now argue later’ provisions

Timothy Bates, principal of Auckland law firm Legal Vision, reviews the recent decision of Brussell Construction Ltd v Manchester Industrial Holdings Ltd. This is a […]

Got a trade? Got it made

Got a Trade Week 2015 — being held from August 21-28 — is part of a nationwide campaign to raise awareness of workplace qualifications among […]

Energy-efficient show home reopens in Jack’s Point

Award-winning Registered Master Builders Association company Rilean Construction has re-opened its first-ever energy-efficient “Evolution Series” show home near Queenstown as substantial demand for sustainable living […]

Home Health Check Month helps Kiwis stay warm and save money

It’s easy to make homes warmer, healthier and more energy efficient during the cold winter months — and some quick fixes won’t cost a cent. […]

The energy smart home — how renovating with solar can save you money

As property prices continue to increase, more home owners are choosing to renovate, and experts say if they include solar in their plans they should […]

What’s going on with shrinking timber weatherboard?

Building Today columnist and industry stalwart Mike Fox talks candidly about issues concerning the New Zealand construction industry. With the swing away from monolithic claddings towards […]

Winning apprentice has a goal to bring home a national title

Cody Webby was “breathtaken” when he was named the Auckland Registered Master Builders Carters 2014 Apprentice of the Year. The Pakuranga-based apprentice, employed by Licensed […]

It’s not all about the build for this winning bathroom

It was an outstanding moment for Trevor Ward from Trevor Ward Builders when his name was read out as the winner of the Plumbing World […]

Self-sufficient home takes out sustainable award

It was a proud moment for Simon Crawford of Bella Homes when he found out he was the winner of the Resene Sustainable Home Award […]

RMBA Conference has something for all

The Registered Master Builders Association Conference 2015 will be held at the Claudelands Conference and Exhibition Centre in Hamilton on June 2-5. This year’s conference […]

Onwards into a new era

It was an historic day on May 12, 2015, when all the presidents of the 22 former Registered Master Builders Associations signed the new Registered […]

Quality assurance in building

Concerns about the quality of building work have been raised recently in New Zealand’s two biggest councils, Christchurch and Auckland. In the case of Christchurch, […]

NZ company a world leader in level correction

Level correction is often thought of as a time-consuming process and regularly creating a substantial mess, both in and around the structure being re-levelled. Not […]