June 2019 Issue


Are you an ‘Employer of Choice’?

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains what makes an “Employer of Choice”. Recently a number of clients have been asking me what they can do […]

Business growth requires careful planning

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand says by all means grow, and grow large — but plan your growth path carefully. Humour me for […]

Building policy reform — a summary of proposed MBIE changes, Part 1

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision previews some of the proposed amendments to the Building Act 2004. In this month’s article I’ll preview […]

BT’s Back in Time

20 years ago — June 1999 • Funding of $113,000 to go towards a review of the Building Act, which controls the construction and health […]

NZ’s toughest LED light

Intex Lumo LED lights are the toughest portable construction lights in New Zealand. These TradeTuff, IK09 impact-resistant and IP-rated LED lights are built for the […]

8000 nails per charge!

With Senco’s new SGT90i Framing Gas Tool, the user can harness the increased power to guarantee efficiency and a professional finish with every nail. The […]

Posi-STRUT discovers inner space

More and more architects are specifying MiTek Posi-STRUT for the ultimate in design versatility. And builders are recognising the value of Posi-STRUT Floor Cassettes for […]

NZ Steel launches inaugural COLORSTEEL Awards

New Zealand Steel has announced the opening of entries for the inaugural 2019 COLORSTEEL Awards, celebrating excellence in the roofing and construction industry. Following COLORSTEEL’s […]

Steel vs timber framing — the pros and cons

Steel framing versus timber framing — it’s a case of the tried and true against a still comparatively new method of construction framing. There are […]

New Commission key to healthy infrastructure industry

The draft New Zealand Infrastructure Commission/Te Waihanga Bill is a positive step towards better and more efficient infrastructure planning and investment on a national scale. […]

Wintec trades students get chance to beautify Hamilton’s Ward Street car park

Ward Street in Hamilton has had a makeover via some new additions to Wintec’s student car park, with 24 planter boxes filled with greenery enhancing […]

Asbestos: What are the regulations regarding demolition or refurbishment?

Most builders know how dangerous asbestos can be to their health, but how many know the regulations regarding demolition or refurbishment? The Registered Master Builders […]

RMBA welcomes the Construction Sector Accord

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly A successful construction sector is vital to ensuring a growing economy and, ultimately, better well-being for all New Zealanders. […]

Multi-million dollar US expansion for Kiwi pod-hotel chain

An innovative Kiwi pod-hotel chain will expand into the United States in what its owners are describing as a significant move for the company. Jucy […]

The ‘Wellbeing Budget’ — what was in it for the construction industry?

The Government’s recent “Wellbeing Budget” has promised to commit large sums of money to a number of sectors in an effort to transform the economy […]

New carpentry qualification rolled out

The Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has announced the roll-out of the New Zealand Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) which all new carpentry […]

PSP team sprints to NZ Group A championship honours

The finale of this year’s Mouthfresh New Zealand Jetsprint Championships was held at the picturesque Wanaka jetsprint track recently, with the PSP Jetsprint team qualifying […]

New adhesive and sealant in one

Many builders will already be users of Sika’s MS Sealant and know what a quality product it is. Now Sika NZ has a new MS […]

New earthquake-proof building technology live test a success

AUT’s Built Environment Engineering (BEE) Lab has tested a new earthquake proofing brace system, designed to not only dissipate the force of an earthquake and […]