November 2017 Issue


A failed performance

Ask most involved in the construction industry what our building code is and you are likely to receive either a slightly wary look, or “It’s […]

Looking forward to the end of the year?

The end of the year is nye! That’s the end of the year, not the end of the world, although after the antics of a […]

Decision clarifies who is liable for meeting design objectives

Under review this month is the August 2017 United Kingdom Supreme Court decision of MT HA,jgaard A/S v E.ON Climate & Renewable UK Robin Rigg […]

Numerous roofing material options available in NZ

When considering new or replacement roofing, there are some critical decisions to be made that include performance and cost. Geographical location, environmental conditions and good […]

New roofing programme on the way

By Karl Sutton, Skills Industry Manager for Roofing     The updated New Zealand Certificate in Roofing (Installation) (Level 4) came about after carefully assessing […]

Registrar’s update — RANZ How-to Guides and skills maintenance

By Building Practitioner Licensing registrar Paul Hobbs   I was recently asked about ways the Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) How-to Guides can be […]

Learn the basics to run a successful business

By Trades Coaching New Zealand’s Terry Sage     I gave credit to the quality of trade skills that are taught, but noted the system […]

The quest for new apprentices

By Tertiary Education Commission chief executive Tim Fowler   At the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) our mandate is to invest in and champion the value […]

Why separate education from work?

By Industry Training Federation chief executive Josh Williams Apprenticeships are back, and it’s about time too. New Zealand — like quite a few other places […]

More businesses need to commit to training

So, there is plenty of work, the construction sector is looking strong and the medium-term outlook is good. There are plenty of drivers that underpin […]

Back In Time

20 years ago: • Hawkins Construction, one of New Zealand’s largest construction companies, was registered under the international Quality Standard ISO 9002. Quality assurance manager […]

IPENZ transforms into Engineering New Zealand

The Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) has become Engineering New Zealand, a new name that chief executive Susan Freeman-Greene says explains much more […]

Concrete comes together

The New Zealand concrete industry has come together to promote concrete as the resilient construction material of choice for a modern New Zealand. Concrete New […]

Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa: A backgrounder

Labour has appointed Jenny Salesa as the new Minister for Building and Construction. Ms Salesa has become the first-ever Tongan-born and raised Cabinet Minister, and […]

Striking award-winning building inspired by local legend

Inspired by local legend, the new administration building for Mangatawa Papamoa Blocks Incorporation took out the Value Award under $2 million and the prestigious Special […]

Queenstown home’s beautiful craftsmanship impresses

An impressive and beautifully crafted Queenstown home has won a Supreme Award at the Southern Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. Trinity […]

Winning Grey Lynn renovation a contrast of modern and historic

A villa refurbished to blend together old and new has taken out a Supreme Award at the Auckland Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the […]

New man at the MBS helm

Scott Matthews was recently appointed Master Build Services General Manager. Building Today caught up with him to find out more . . .   I […]

Christchurch Arts Centre buildings honoured with international award

The immaculate heritage restoration of two Arts Centre buildings in Christchurch has received an Award of Merit in the prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural […]

Property Council: Urban development issues need attention now

  The Property Council of New Zealand says if the incoming government does not address three key factors blocking effective development of our cities, the […]

BCITO considering alternative funding streams

By BCITO chief executive Warwick Quinn   The BCITO has a whole bunch of ideas and initiatives that we believe need to be addressed to […]

KiwiBuild — an ambitious and positive move

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The incoming Government has put housing and construction at the top of its priorities with the new $2 […]

Waikato’s top carpentry apprentice wins national award

Vincent Hubbard from Hamilton has been named the country’s top carpentry apprentice, taking out the title of Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the […]