March 2006 Issue


Fresh Powder — Fresh Concepts — Last Chance!

The 2006 RMBF conference being held in Queenstown from April 22 to 24 will be an exciting event, with a wide variety of speakers ranging […]

Salem Ltd v Top End Homes Ltd — Court of Appeal endorses the CCA

This case concerns the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and was argued in the Court of Appeal.  Top End was a building company that undertook the […]

Business and qualifications development in 2006

The BCITO began the year in a strong position, with a client base of 8150 trainees and new sign-ups tracking to the strong trend shown […]

Scalable three-tiered solution designed for building industry

Databuild is offering a three-tiered accounting solution designed for the construction industry. The fl agship is Databuild for Windows, an enterprise solution that services all […]

Flashings range extended

Quickflash ready-made flashings are designed to be purchased off the shelf to meet fl ashing requirements in accordance with E2/AS1. Flashings are in three metre […]

Standard revision to result in safer structures

A major revision of the Standard for concrete design will be available soon, the result of which will be safer concrete structures and improved efficiency […]

Achieving ‘nirvana’ with concrete

The leaky homes crisis of the late 1990s has turned attention to the use of alternative materials for residential construction, especially concrete. While concrete has […]

Conference papers called for

The New Zealand Concrete Industry Conference is calling for papers from experts within the industry. Jointly organised by the Cement & Concrete Association of NZ, […]

CCANZ appoints new info man

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) has appointed Adam Leach (right) as its new information and communications manager. Mr Leach, formerly a […]

Concrete and cement safety issues should be taken seriously

Concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials. Anyone who uses it, or is responsible for managing or supervising its use should be […]

Taking technology to new Territory

This is our Territory and don’t let anyone around the world tell you any different. Judging from Ford’s phenomenal success with Territory here and in […]

Contrasting design helps company win building award

A Kerikeri home built by the House Company which successfully combines two design styles earned the top accolade in the New Homes $200,000 – $300,000 […]

Commercial contractor leads the way in building innovation

Hawkins Construction was commended for its building expertise and collaborative approach when it was named national winner in the Commercial Award $2 – $5 million […]

Why do building companies get stuck at a certain size?

Have you ever said to yourself:  • “I thought we were going to have a great year because I doubled my volume. But instead of […]

Dunedin woman wins dream bathroom

A delighted Dunedin woman has won a $25,000 dream bathroom thanks to Mico Bathrooms and Registered Master Builders. The prize package was featured in the […]

RMBF: Softening market was expected

The latest building consents data from January 2006 was in line with expected industry trends, RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout says. While residential consents fell […]

Getting the industry framework right for the next 20 years

2006 is going to be a historical year for the building and construction industry. It will be the year in which the more detailed frameworks […]