June 2016 Issue


Budget 2016 labelled a ‘Band-Aid Budget’

Finance Minister Bill English has delivered a budget focusing on Auckland housing, social investment and infrastructure. His eighth Budget earmarks $300 million to ease the […]

Company growth — make sure the whole team is on board

Several of our larger clients have incorporated advisory boards that meet three or four times a year. These boards are made up of the shareholders, […]

Slings and arrows

Sometimes when reading about our industry I come across something that is so patently dumb and unfair that it makes me think what the . […]

Leaky buildings Round 2 — remediation consultant apportioned 60% of the liability pie

Timothy Bates, principal of Auckland law firm Legal Vision, reviews the 2014 High Court decision of BC 160361 & Others v BC 2004 Ltd & […]

Back In Time

First to reach the top level

He’s only 26, but foreman Justin Taylor manages a $20 million Taranaki construction site with responsibility for around 50 employees and sub-contractors. Mr Taylor is […]

Retentions to be held in trust — be careful of what you wish for!

Building Today columnist and industry stalwart Mike Fox says few in the industry understand the unintended and potentially catastrophic financial fallout that he says will […]

Master Electricians: Targeted approach needed for trades training funding

The Government’s recently announced additional $9.6 million to be spent on trades training over the next four years could be wasted if there is no […]

Best New Show in Australasia — Canterbury buildnz designex returns

It’s hard to beat an accolade of “Best New Show in Australasia” and “Best Overall Show in New Zealand” as bestowed by the Exhibitions and […]

Beat the burglars!

Homeworx’s Gordon Sanson says together they’ve come up with a few simple steps builders can take to minimise site theft, and send a clear message […]

Uni to building proves a winning move

Daniel Van Tiel of Van Der Putten Construction Ltd was overwhelmed when he was awarded first place at the Auckland Registered Master Builders 2015 Apprentice […]

Canadian sustainability champion heads powerful speaker line-up at 2016 Summit

Andrea Reimer, the deputy mayor who’s helping transform Vancouver into one of the greenest cities in the world, will share lessons learned and inspiring ideas […]