March 2023 Issue


Replicating natural surface water management

Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS), incorporating concrete-based solutions such as permeable paving and pervious concrete, now offer a cost-effective way to manage surface water through a […]

Ensure you have a plan in place when disaster strikes

Disasters can strike at any moment, and they can be devastating to small businesses. Andy Burrows — aka The Trades Coach — outlines the process […]

Antarctic voyage echoes history

The countdown is on! The specialist ship that will deliver the new Scott Base research station to Antarctica has been booked for January 2027 – […]

RMBA working with Government to ensure a rapid recovery

Registered Master Builders Association president Johnny Calley says the recovery and rebuild from the recent extreme weather events will require a co-ordinated nationwide approach like […]

World-first passive solar home with 3D printed concrete walls opens its doors

North-facing, 3D printed concrete walls, built by Hamilton-based company QOROX, are key to the environmentally-passive solar design, with the cement substrate locally sourced in the […]

Structural steel focusing on more women in industry

More than 50 women gathered at the Hilton Auckland last month for the inaugural Women in Structural Steel (WISS) event. Hosted by industry body Steel […]