October 2019 Issue


Communication the key in any partnership

Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand says communicating between partners about anything, big or small, is vital for the success of any business — […]

Relaxed limitation rule allows defects claims older than 10 years

Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision runs the rule over a recent case where defects claims outside a 10-year limitation period were allowed. […]

A numbers game

Architect Don Bunting examines the facts and figures underlying the current debate on climate change. The UN graph (right) shows that the world population reached […]

BT’s Back in Time

20 years ago — October 1999: • RMBF chief executive officer Trevor Allsebrook suddenly resigned his position just two days before he was due to […]

New fitting system for door hardware combines strength and speed

Windsor Architectural Hardware has launched a new fitting system for its door hardware ranges. The New Zealand-designed and patented system, rapidFIT, has been designed to […]

Pre-hung door system saves time and money

Pre-hung doors have long been one of the problem areas of the building industry. Unsubstantial in relation to the overall cost of fit-out materials, the […]

Door hardware — what’s trending?

Miles Nelson sales and marketing manager David Eeles says in terms of colour palettes, black as a hardware option is still moving well, and satin […]

The DBB Morticer — all you need to know

Used and acclaimed by locksmiths and builders alike, the DBB Morticer has proved itself to be an invaluable tool for anyone regularly fitting mortice locks. […]

Do away with harmful solvent cleaners

Selleys cleaning wipes eliminate the need for harmful solvent chemicals or turpentine, water and towels to clean most surfaces, tools, and hands in most circumstances. […]

Window and Glass Association — a profile

The Window & Glass Association New Zealand (WGANZ) is the national association representing the window, door and glass industry. Established in 1965, the Association is […]

Thermal performance and weathertightness still paramount issues for national association

Building Today asked Window & Glass Association New Zealand technical manager Robert Campion about the main issues facing the Association, and industry suppliers, manufacturers and […]

Clearer work programme critical for NZ infrastructure

The civil construction industry is eagerly awaiting record spending on three waters, public transport and road safety improvements to bring financial certainty and stability so […]

Health and safety champions in running for top awards

The finalists in the annual Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards are a broad cross section of excellent safety personnel, innovative ideas and clever […]

BIM challenge to dispel perception of ‘geekiness’

One of the RMB Building Information Modelling (BIM) Innovation Awards judges, Jason Howden, associate principal of Warren and Mahoney, Wellington, says one of the challenges is […]

Who will become the RMB CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year?

The future leaders of New Zealand’s building industry are preparing for the Registered Master Builder CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year competition in November. Each […]

New Zealand’s top 10 architects declare climate and biodiversity emergency

Coinciding with the recent “Climate Strike” in New Zealand, a group of New Zealand Registered Architects have officially declared a Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss […]

Building industry supports government’s new construction procurement guidelines

The construction sector has welcomed the announcement by Ministers Phil Twyford and Jenny Salesa of the recently revised Construction Procurement Guidelines. The Guidelines acknowledge and […]

Wanted: Construction partner in Antarctica

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a job interview with a difference — […]

Constructive the driver for major industry change

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly This month we held our fourth Constructive Forum. We started Constructive to encourage and facilitate greater collaboration across the […]

BCITO building new relationships with industry

A benefit of face-to-face networking is that it starts ongoing relationships from friendly, helpful beginnings, and this type of engagement also builds trust and brand […]

Autex Industries takes full ownership of Vodafone Warriors

New Zealand family-run manufacturing business Autex Industries — a company that specialises in the design and manufacturing of polyester insulation and interior acoustic products — […]

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