May 2021 Issue


When does a housing crisis become a housing emergency? It’s here!

Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says the Government’s introduction of a tax package under the guise of a housing policy will, ironically, […]

New Zealand’s timber shortage: help is here

In the wake of the recent hubbub over timber distribution, Red Stag group chief executive Marty Verry got plenty of great publicity, capping it off […]

Middle managers — keeping the engine running smoothly

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen explains how to support key middle managers and get them working at their best. Recently I had a conversation with […]

Construction Sector Accord in partnership to develop sustainable workforce

The Construction Sector Accord is partnering with Diversity Works New Zealand, the national body for workplace diversity and inclusion, to build a sustainable workforce for […]

Thousands of MIQ spaces allocated to targeted groups

Five hundred spaces per fortnight will be allocated in managed isolation facilities over the next 10 months, many for skilled and critical workers to support […]

PlaceMakers Foundation joins forces with MATES in Construction

 An ambition to combat the enormous toll of suicides in the building and construction industry has motivated the PlaceMakers Foundation to get behind MATES in […]

1000 women respond to Trade Careers survey in one week

Trade Careers is the first project of the newly-formed Women in Trades Collective (WITC). It is supported by the BCITO, Connexis, Skills, and Competenz, and […]

Reduce waste — build a house!

New Zealand builders will soon be able to replace plywood, particle board and plaster board, with low-carbon, environmentally-sustainable construction boards made from packaging waste such […]

Engineering the secret for staff work/life balance

Having energy at the end of the work week, avoiding peak traffic, and more time with the kids are just a few of the perks […]

MBIE welcomes feedback on the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is seeking feedback on how the Licensed Building Practitioners scheme is working. “We want to hear from […]

NZGIF invests in solarZero to accelerate growth of solar and battery deployment

New Zealand Green Investment Finance (NZGIF) has invested $10 million in solar energy services company solarZero to support the growth of the company. NZGIF’s investment […]