October 2012 Issue


Hibiscus Coast booming with $60 million Silverdale Retail Centre

Naylor Love is the main contractor for the project, which features a 24,000 sq m centre with 980 car parks. It includes a Countdown, Warehouse […]

RMBF says building activity still flat in most of New Zealand

Statistics New Zealand figures show 1513 new homes and apartment consents were issued for August 2012, a 0.3% increase on August 2011. Increases in the […]

Housing NZ launches redevelopment projects in Auckland

The 12 development partners selected for the Auckland Minor Redevelopment Panel — who are able to tender for up to six of the 24 projects […]

Back In Time

The company had earlier won the tender for the construction of the 34,500-seat stadium, which created 500 jobs at the time. 10 years ago: • […]

Plan to fail

In this case it probably doesn’t matter too much as it’s only sport. Although legendary ex-Liverpool manager Bill Shankly once said that football isn’t a […]

Developers’ duty of care — the Australian approach

In contrast however, the New South Wales Courts take a different view. In the decision of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (Equity Division) […]

Hundertwasser’s heating plant

Hundertwasser is one of few that could convert a garbage-fuelled power plant into a work of art, one that is now a major tourist drawcard. […]

Graduates score scholarships

Offered for the second year running, this extra training will help set high standards within the building sector and establish a solid foundation for developing […]

Mubi River — A bridge not too far for Eastbridge

Eastbridge, a long-standing member of Steel Construction New Zealand Inc, is growing its reputation, at home and abroad. How the 600-tonne bridge got there is […]

Nine apprentices in the running for top 2012 title

The National Final will take place across two days on October 25 and 26 in Wellington, when each apprentice will undertake a 45-minute interview with […]

How often do you hear: ‘It’s hard to find good staff?’

We are not as good as we could be at retaining and managing our human resources, and we fall behind in promoting talent well and […]

Skills retention — what’s the answer?

We are already into a fifth year of a construction recession, and much has been made recently about the “Trades Drain” to Australia and the […]