March 2024 Issue


New report: Most home buyers now considering natural hazard risks when buying a property

It’s peak home buying time in New Zealand, and a new report indicates 9 in 10 home buyers are now considering natural hazard risk when […]

Women making construction history

The number of women entering construction continues to grow, resulting in a shift across the sector. But it’s not just the numbers that are proving […]

What to do about your plastic construction waste?

Exploring ways to minimise construction and building waste is a passion for Dr Terri-Ann Berry, director of the newly formed Environmental Innovation Centre (EIC). Dr […]

Build to Rent housing surges forward with thousands of homes in pipeline

The recent launch of a dedicated Build to Rent (BTR) tracker, designed to track the quarterly progress of BTR projects, marks the first time we’re […]

Auckland’s construction activity continues to lead the way

According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 107 report, New Zealand Trends in Property and Construction, Auckland’s construction activity continues to lead the way, […]

Building a future free from melanoma

Carters Building Supplies and Melanoma New Zealand have announced a newly-formed partnership which aims to help deliver life saving tools about sun safety, and finding […]

Hey Google, name the most beautiful, innovative, iconic building

Scion’s Rotorua headquarters has gone head-to-head with the Silicon Valley campus of top tech company Google — and come out on top. But there are […]

New initiative will celebrate up and coming female leaders in construction

Bunnings Trade, together with the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), has launched the Bunnings Trade Future Leader Awards for Women in Trades, aimed at […]

RMBA and Builders Academy announce joint venture

Registered Master Builders New Zealand and Builders Academy New Zealand (Builders Academy) have announce a newly-formed joint venture aimed at lifting the quality and accessibility […]

How to bake a successful business

Andy Burrows — The Trades Coach — sees many parallels between running a successful construction business and baking a cake. He explains . . . […]

BUILDhers inspiring inclusion across the industry

In Whenuapai, north-west Auckland, the first BUILDhers project — a four-bedroom, two and a half-bathroom home, planned, designed, engineered, and built by a team of […]