November 2019 Issue


Concrete NZ: Concrete inadvertently portrayed as defective material

Concrete NZ chief executive Rob Gaimster stresses the importance of enhanced collaboration between all of those involved in the construction supply chain to ensure the […]

Wellington’s historic Public Trust Hall reopens

After 11 months of renovations, Wellington’s Public Trust Hall was officially reopened at a formal reception last month. Registered Category 1 with the New Zealand […]

MATES In Construction launches to reduce NZ construction industry suicides

At a time when suicide rates are continuing to rise across New Zealand, MATES In Construction is launching to find a way to improve awareness […]

Attention to detail pays off for Hamilton apprentice Morgan Wills

In a face-off against eight of New Zealand’s top carpentry apprentices, Morgan Wills has taken out this year’s Registered Master Builders 2019 Apprentice of the […]

Largest-ever New Zealand road project takes out Concrete Award

The Concrete NZ Learned Society’s prestigious 2019 Concrete Award has been won by Beca’s Waterview Connection entry. The $1.4 billion project was the largest road […]

Site access restricted as ongoing investigation takes place

Access to the fire-damaged SkyCity site in Auckland has been restricted while ongoing safety and structural assessments were being completed, according to Fletcher Construction chief […]

Raglan sheds win top roofing awards

Wainui Construction’s Two Sheds in Raglan has won the Building of the Year category award in the inaugural COLORSTEEL Awards, taking home a $25,000 media […]

Sustainable roofing shelters hive of activity

Natural health food company Comvita’s new warehouse in Paengaroa features the Bay of Plenty’s largest solar panel installation, enabling the building to generate enough energy […]

Excellence award won by Hamilton-based roofer

Richie Powell from Hamilton, who has clocked up 39 years in the roofing industry, and 25 of them with Project Unite Ltd, was deservedly named […]

Improved perception of the trades increases apprentice numbers

The number of Kiwis taking up construction apprenticeships has reached record high numbers. The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) recently reached 13,000 apprentices […]

Containers for a wide range of uses

Sea Containers NZ specialises in shipping container hire, sales, relocations and modifications throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. It offers an extensive range of […]

Textured architectural film cuts costs

New Zealand national architectural and signage supplies group PSP is continuing its concerted push into the flexible signage media sector by launching a new textured […]

Headlamps built for the trade

Keep your hands free while you get the job done, whether it’s working in the crawlspace or preparing for a fishing trip before dawn. Coast […]

Truss screw is safer, stronger, faster

The Simpson Strong-Tie SDWC Truss Screw provides a truss and rafter-to-top plate connection, as well as a method to fasten studs to top or bottom […]

BT’s Back In Time

20 years ago — November 1999: • Developers of the canned Britomart transport terminal in downtown Auckland were considering suing the Auckland City Council. After […]

Clarifying the case on climate change . . .

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand responds to his responders, clarifying his stance on climate change. Whoever said good things come to those who […]

Non-compliant payment claim foils statutory demand process

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision evaluates a case that addresses the interplay between the Construction Contracts Act 2002 and the statutory demand […]

Cracking up

Architect Don Bunting discovers that building defects are an international issue. I recently visited Sydney, specifically to see how the central city was coping with the […]

Recruiters add value to businesses

Building Recruitment managing director Kevin Everett explains why recruiters are every bit as important to your business as lawyers and accountants.  Every company uses various […]

Reflect, learn and grow

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg As we head into another Christmas break, I have been doing a bit of reflection on the past year. This […]

Tools working smarter for plumbing trade

Trade tool supplier Toolware Sales Ltd has given a group of plumbing businesses a chance to try and test innovative tools from UK specialist Monument […]

NAWIC president: More female leaders needed for flourishing industry

Life has turned full circle for new National Association of Women In Construction NZ (NAWIC) president Stacey Mendonca, who was instrumental in establishing NAWIC NZ […]

NZ safety awards — turning tragedy into positivity

The first-ever three-way win at the Site Safe Construction Health, Safety and Wellbeing Awards got a huge round of applause from more than 400 people […]

Concrete NZ conference warmly received

Despite Dunedin’s chilly weather, proceedings at this year’s Concrete NZ Conference hummed with warmth during the event held in October. The conference generated plenty of […]

Reducing concrete’s carbon footprint

Concrete and sustainability are two words many think shouldn’t be used in the same sentence. However, the recent Concrete NZ conference in Dunedin focused on […]

Concrete’s journey towards (net) zero carbon

Concrete NZ launched in 2017, with one element of its Strategic Charter being to develop a sustainability position to help industry drive decarbonisation. A Sustainability […]

Dust health risk guidelines updated to address modern day site complexities

Construction site dust and associated health risks to workers have been debated for some time, with previous guidelines no longer adequate enough to address dust […]

New rebar tier faster and more powerful

The new MAX TwinTier RB441T Rebar tier — a sixth generation tool from MAX Japan — can tie rebar faster and with more power than […]

Karcher extractors designed with builders in mind

Many forms of construction dust can be a health hazard. Whilst hazardous construction dusts such as silica are incredibly harmful and potentially life threatening, exposure […]

Roofing companies taking a more proactive and innovative approach to moisture management

Building Today asked Roofing Association of New Zealand (RANZ) chief executive Graham Moor about the main trends and issues surrounding roof installation in New Zealand. […]

Successful launch a springboard for women in roofing industry

New Zealand Women in Roofing (NZWiR) was officially launched at the RANZ conference in Queenstown in June. As part of the launch, guest speaker New […]