November 2023 Issue


Construction 3D Printing World Council formed to promote fast-evolving industry

World-leading Australian 3D printing technology company, Luyten 3D, has pioneered the formation of the world’s first global 3D printing body to oversee and inform the […]

Contractors and subbies better protected under new retention changes

On October 5, 2023, the Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act 2023 (Amendment Act) came into force, bringing about significant changes to the way construction […]

2023 NZ Timber Design Awards winners and highly commended entries announced

The fully subscribed gala function for the NZ Timber Design Awards was hosted by Timber Unlimited on November 2 at Auckland’s Cordis Hotel, with 61 […]

Ready, steady, slow — taking time before disciplinaries!

Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen advises employers to slow down — and save themselves possible grief — before taking disciplinary action against employees.  Lately, I […]

Nevines takes out Apprentice of the Year honours

Jack Nevines from Auckland has been named the 2023 Registered Master Builders Apprentice of the Year, in partnership with CARTERS. Eight carpentry apprentices from across […]

Structural engineering quality concerns ‘systemic’

Engineering New Zealand Te Ao Rangahau has released a report that says quality in structural engineering designs has, at times, been compromised due to insufficient […]

Top building apprentices go head-to-head for national title

The top building apprentices from across New Zealand will be going head-to-head at the Registered Master Builders 2023 CARTERS Apprentice of the Year national finals […]

Unemployment rise no surprise as economic slowdown starts to bite

The Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says news that unemployment continues to rise comes as no surprise given the conversations it has been having with […]