June 2021 Issue


Construction industry brings triplets together

Triplets Isiaha (Izzy), Keani and Jacob Edwards had an unsettled and, at times, separated upbringing, but were brought together and set on the right track […]

Robust, portable device keeps ladders level

The Level-It is the robust and heavy-duty addition to any tradie’s arsenal that enables them to keep ladders level in almost any situation. The non-slip grips make sure the […]

Through the 3D glass, darkly

Feel the irony? Ross Middleton says building is in a boom but reckons the economic worm is turning while costs are heading one way fast, […]

Christchurch school wins NZCPA Supreme Award

Te Raekura Redcliffs School has won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2021. Entrant Naylor Love Canterbury worked closely with the […]

Unitec lecturer calls for improved Auckland housing design

Unitec School of Architecture senior lecturer Dr David Turner wants to ensure developments improve housing supply while maintaining privacy and social amenities. In a recent […]

Constructive 2021: Restructuring New Zealand

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly New Zealand has a problem. As a sector, how do we step up to the huge challenge of delivering […]

Consultation underway on major changes to infrastructure planning and delivery

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, is proposing an overhaul of the way New Zealand’s infrastructure is planned, prioritised and built, in a recently […]

Innovative timber pack covers replace single-use plastic

Funding from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund has allowed construction company Naylor Love and Mitre 10 MEGA to trial an initiative that could […]

The true cost of losing an employee

Building Recruitment managing director and Building Today columnist Kevin Everett says losing staff is more costly than you think, and provides 10 tips for retaining […]

Sick Leave Bill passes

The Government has passed a Bill increasing employees’ minimum entitlement to sick leave from five days to 10 days per year. Under the Holidays Act […]

LBP scheme to be ‘strengthened’

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced changes to the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme to improve accountability, efficiency and fairness. “We […]

Paving way for mental well-being in construction

Site Safe has partnered with St John to develop the Mental Health First Aid in Construction course, designed specifically to suit the needs of the […]

Natural Habitats appoints new CEO

Gavin Riddle has been appointed Natural Habitats chief executive officer, and will lead the company’s next phase of growth. Starting his tenure on July 1, […]

Budget: Warmer homes and reduced emissions

There has been plenty of discussion around the recent Budget that the Government says provides further support to ensure more Kiwi homes are warmer and […]

New proposal to boost voluntary climate action

Researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research have released a policy proposal for boosting voluntary climate action by New Zealand organisations. The work was […]

Westpac: Buoyant construction sector will help economy grow

The Westpac Bank’s latest quarterly overview anticipates the economy perking up this year on the back of strong commodity prices and a busy construction sector. But it […]

Waitomo Group to open flagship service centre at Ruakura Superhub

Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) has announced the first service and retail offering for the Ruakura Superhub currently under development on the eastern boundary of Hamilton. […]

Budget 2021: Investment in people needs vision and consistency

New Zealand’s civil construction industry applauds investment in people in the government’s 2021 Budget, but sees a worrying lack of certainty in the forward infrastructure […]

Quality drill bits made from M2 high-speed steel

The Evacut 25 Piece Metric Drill Set is filled with precision 118° Standard Point jobber drills. The quality drill bits are constructed from M2 high-speed […]

Greater role for a public forestry service

A greater role for a public forestry service has been outlined by Forestry Minister Stuart Nash to drive the focus on regional economic development, skills […]

Framing hammer engineered lighter and stronger

Estwing’s no batteries, cords or fuel cells-required Ultra Series Solid Steel Hammers are engineered lighter and stronger. The sleek new profile makes them lighter and […]

How to make sure you get paid for the building works you provide

Timothy Bates and Bodene Robertson-Wright of Auckland law firm Tim Bates & Co pose a debt collection fact scenario, and put forward the various debt […]