May 2016 Issue


The CCA 2002 — Payment Schedules need to indicate how the scheduled amount was arrived at

This claim ended up in the High Court as a result of judicial review proceedings issued by Manchester Industrial Holdings Ltd alleging errors of law […]

Unintended consequences

The so-called “law of unintended consequences” is attributed to 17th Century English philosopher John Locke who, interestingly, was commenting at the time on the unintended […]

Real life of tradies on display

In a bid to raise awareness of the growing labour shortfall in the construction industry and to highlight career opportunities on offer to career seekers […]

BT’s Back In Time

20 years ago: • The New Zealand construction industry was close to peaking, and growth in building activity was forecast to fall sharply unless large […]

Reducing risk in tendering large concrete floors

It’s hard to see what the issues could be with tendering large concrete floors. They are simple to estimate and a commodity item, as long […]

Review shows claims grossly exaggerated

It was stated that last year, 23,000 New Zealanders were killed or seriously injured in workplaces, but official data sources suggest that the number was […]

Healthy Homes Bill win for Kiwis, NZIBS says

Labour leader Andrew Little’s Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill is a “big win for Kiwis”, according to the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). The […]

Canterbury buildnz designex returning soon

An estimated $100m is to be spent every week for the next three to four years as the Christchurch rebuild approaches 50% completion in 2016, […]

NZICC — flexible, adaptable and innovative

The construction of New Zealand’s International Convention Centre (NZICC) is progressing well following the turning of the first sod by New Zealand Prime Minister John […]

A boost of confidence for award winner

Troy Matheson of Redmond Builders was overjoyed when he was awarded first place at the Hawkes Bay East Coast Registered Master Builders 2015 Apprentice of […]

New build in historic neighbourhood wins award

James Rodriguez of Euro Construction was absolutely thrilled when he found out his Hamilton home was named the national winner in the PlaceMakers New Home […]

Search begins for NZ’s top builds

Judges have started their journey up and down the country seeking New Zealand’s finest homes in this year’s Registered Master Builders 2016 House of the […]

A deceptively simple building

Winner: Registered Master Builders Supreme Award for the 2016 New Zealand Commercial Project Education Project Award Commercial Project Over $15 million VALUE Award Project: University […]

New construction forum — a first for New Zealand

One of the issues that has been obvious for some time now is that the construction industry is not often good at working together to […]