November 2005 Issue


Imported steel ‘not meeting NZ standards’

The Report on Grade 500E Steel Reinforcement released by the Department of Building and Housing recently raises concerns about the quality of imported steel and […]

Safety Plan for Small Businesses

Most business owners would agree that a safe project ensures a quality work environment for all workers, helping projects run smoothly and on time, and […]

Cancer threat awareness high among building site managers

Although the really hot weather is still a couple of months away, now that daylight saving has started it seems like summer is here. And […]

New PlaceMakers store opens in Invercargill

The new PlaceMakers Invercargill store officially opened for business recently, signalling a new era for one of Invercargill’s oldest retailers. The official opening was attended […]

Checking the vital signs

The first thing a doctor does when examining a patient is to check the vital signs. As a good business manager you need to perform […]

Property and development changes prompt review of Unit Titles Act 1972

The Department of Building and Housing is in the process of reviewing the Unit Titles Act, due to increased demand for multi-unit urban development in […]

Building qualifications — what’s involved?

One of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation’s (BCITO) key responsibilities is to develop and implement industry qualifications for the construction sector. It has […]

Apprentices show their class

Apprentices from far and wide came together for the recent Registered Master Builders Federation Carters 2005 Apprentice of the Year competition. There were fi ve […]

Access company appoints training and development group manager

New Zealand Group Holdings Ltd, the holding company for New Zealand Crane Hire, New Zealand Access Hire and New Zealand Tower Cranes, has appointed Susan […]

Take a good look at this car — it’s worth it

Have you ever done the reception line thing and shaken hands with a whole lot of people? I guess most of us will be familiar […]

Supreme Award winner: Good communication essential

A movie called The Piano made many New Zealanders aware that the beaches on Auckland’s west coast were places of wild scenic grandeur. Of course, […]

Bay members donate time and effort to ‘muck in’ locally

When the producer of the television programme Mucking In contacted Hawke’s Bay Registered Master Builders Association president Leno Federico his first reaction was to say […]

Why you should be Registered Master proud to be a Builder

The Registered Master Builders Federation is a pre-eminent quality brand organisation, and everything we do as professional builders relates to delivering a quality project and […]

Are you exposed?

If you are involved in additions, alterations or renovations to existing buildings it can be a minefield when it comes to insurance. The insurance market […]

Building capability – right across the industry

In the past few weeks the Registered Master Builders’ Federation has decided to increase the depth of its management capability across two key areas in […]