October 2018 Issue


Research urgently needed to understand construction suicide rate

Further research to uncover what is fuelling the alarmingly high rate of suicides in construction will be urgently undertaken by industry organisations. Site Safe NZ, […]

New RMBA president a high climber

Climbing a 2000-step New York stairwell in 50°C heat for 33 minutes — it’s not a problem for newly-elected Registered Master Builders Association president Darrell […]

The ‘bling thing’

By Bostik Gone Fishin host Graeme Sinclair   I remember filming in Kaikoura quite some time ago when Brent, a local guide, wanted to prove […]

Debt recovery: Carefully weigh up all the options

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   Here’s a topic that has popped its ugly head up twice in the past few weeks, so […]


By Architect Don Bunting   As a tribute to the recent loss of the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, I will use the title of […]

Judicial review of CCA determinations rare

By Timothy Bates, Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to review the decision of Anderson & Another v Swindells & McDowall Renovations […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — October 1998: • Demolition work had begun on the $100 million-plus redevelopment of Auckland’s Princes Wharf. The first stage of construction […]

Training gets the best out of your people

Formstress Precast Concrete has been operating in Auckland for more than 50 years. During Greg Johnston’s time at the helm, he has focused on pushing […]

New steel compliance documents developed

Steel Construction New Zealand (SCNZ) has published two new compliance documents. SCNZ, New Zealand’s pre-eminent industry organisation, says the globalisation of structural steel supply chains […]

Hospital refurbishment wins at Commercial Project Awards

Naylor Love’s commitment to quality craftsmanship has won them the Altus Health Award at the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards for their Manaaki by […]

Beautifully crafted Taupo home wins regional Supreme Award

Workmanship, innovation and creativity are core values upheld at The Craftsmen Ltd, and this was confirmed when their Taupo home won the Bay of Plenty […]

Owner’s dream home scores top award

Takahe Construction’s top work on a Christchurch home has not only wowed their client, but House of the Year judges too. The company was awarded […]

Who will become Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year?

The future leaders of New Zealand’s construction industry are preparing for a showdown at the Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2018 Apprentice of the Year competition […]

Are mooted Accredited Employer changes for the best?

By Building Recruitment managing director Kevin Everett   It is with great pleasure that I have been invited to contribute a regular column in Building […]

Site Safe scholarship recipients announced

Site Safe has announced the 16 recipients of this year’s Site Safe scholarships, including five Maori and Pasifika candidates, and five Women in Construction candidates. […]

Combined Building Supplies Co-op welcomes Bunnings Trade NZ as major supplier

“A major win for shareholders.” That from Combined Building Supplies Co-operative (CBS) spokesman Ian Lamb, who says the recently signed agreement with Bunnings, which is […]

Landmark Auckland University business school building turns 10

The iconic Sir Owen G Glenn Building, home to the University of Auckland Business School, has turned 10. The distinctive six-storey, stainless steel and glass […]

BCITO’s 12,000th apprentice paints a bright future

The number of Kiwis engaging in construction apprenticeships is at record highs, as the industry’s demand for skilled workers continues to surge. The Building and […]

Sub-Saharan Africa’s construction industry to grow the fastest

Sub-Saharan Africa will have the fastest-growing construction industry  among all major regions in the world over the next five years, growing on average by a […]