October 2008 Issue


MPS reveal: What you can expect from us

Life may be like a box of chocolates, but in the construction industry it is better to work with known quantities.   Building Today asked […]

NZGBC appoints new chairman

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has announced Robert Lang as the new chairman to its board of directors.   Taking over from Patrick […]

The 4 Ds principle

Classic weathertightness design   Opinion piece: By Flashman Flashings Ltd marketing manager Mike Anticich   In 2004 I was privileged to be shown around several […]

Construction trainees join together for Outward Bound

In August a group of apprentices from the construction sector were given a unique opportunity to share the life changing Outward Bound experience on two […]

Affinity is here

Dimond has recently launched Affinity, the only BRANZ-appraised profiled metal wall cladding system in New Zealand.   The system is comprised of horizontally-laid Dimond Corrugate […]

Latest innovation balances risk and budget

The new DP955 roofing profile is the latest innovation from Dimond. Designed and manufactured in New Zealand specifically for New Zealand conditions, it is not […]

Local ironsands business sold

BlueScope Steel Ltd recently announced the $250 million sale of its New Zealand iron sands mining and export operation, the Taharoa Iron Sands Business, to […]

Brewery project wins first-ever CCANZ sustainability award

A unique building project using considerable quantities of recycled waste glass won the inaugural 2008 Concrete3 Sustainability Award in Rotorua recently.   Project Century, a […]

Hi Boys, looking for me?

Come on, I’m everything you’ve dreamed of. I’m the lady in red with a cute LBD covering the best of my assets.   I’m seriously […]

Palmerston North apprentice takes out top award

Palmerston North carpentry apprentice Mathew Ball has been named the Central North Island Registered Master Builders Carters 2008 Apprentice of the Year.   Mathew was […]

‘Giving it a go’ leads to competition success

Entering the Registered Master Builders House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards is something many builders do year in, year out.   In […]

Leader Homes goes Underwater

Highly poisonous sea snake no deterrent for this team! Registered Master Builders Federation company Leader Homes has been working on new residential homes, renovations and […]

Sharpen up your Act

In light of recent publicity around building company collapses and the “plight” of subcontractors, it has become increasingly important for everyone working in the industry […]

RMBF calls for urgent Government action to remedy emerging building crisis

‘Not at crisis point yet but if this trend continues we will be’ The Registered Master Builders Federation is urging the Government and Reserve Bank […]

What it means to be a Green builder

Every building magazine I pick up is dedicated to green building. It seems Green building is sweeping New Zealand — at last!   Sadly, while […]

Show home a first for energy efficiency

A new Wellington show home has proven its high level of energy efficiency by achieving a 7-star Home Energy Rating — the first home in […]

Polls and the global economic crisis

www.buildingtoday.co.nz’s June/July online poll found that 91% of respondents indicated that they would be voting for a change of Government.   November 8 is the […]