September 2010 Issue


Taranaki students to benefit from WITT and Open Polytechnic collaboration

From next year Taranaki students who are interested in a construction career will be able to access a wider range of qualifications thanks to a […]

Accountability the key message of Construction Strategy Group

Accountability in the construction industry is a key message promoted by the Construction Strategy Group (CSG), comprised of high level executives actively engaged in the […]

New rules for regulating the construction sector on the way

The planned amendments to the Building Act signal a new era for the construction sector in New Zealand. The Act will be amended to make […]

Cafe kicks off budding Hobsonville community

A unique destination, award-winning coffee and two well recognised faces in the industry are all part of the package for the first new business at […]

Supreme Court shortlisted for international awards

One of Wellington’s newest landmark buildings, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, has been shortlisted for two prestigious international awards — the World Architecture Festival […]

‘7 More London’ gains top rating

The historic quarter of Southwark in London is the location of Great Britain’s first office building that has achieved the internationally-renowned Breeam “Outstanding” rating for […]

Check your dates — and the impact of limitation periods

A useful reminder of the effect of limitation periods has emerged from the recent case of Auckland Christian Mandarin Church Trust Board v Canam Construction […]

Events centre — well utilised and much appreciated

Back in April 2005, the Counties Manukau Pacific Trust unveiled its TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre. Remarkably, the building opened debt-free. Since its opening, it has […]

There is some light at the end of the tunnel!

BCITO says employment expected to exceed peak 2007 levels Almost 10,000 jobs in the construction industry have been shed since the peak of 2007. It […]

New Colorflo Fascia offer

Over the past year, Dimond has been working on the Colorflo range to deliver a complete and consistent national offer, including the addition of some […]

Multi-storey car park to support historic building

Mainzeal has begun construction of a five-and-a-half storey carpark at Wintec’s central city campus in Hamilton. The $5 million, 257-bay car park is being built […]

How do this year’s apprentices measure up

Judging is over for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2010 Apprentice of the Year competition, and regional winners are set to be announced. We caught […]

Winning duo

Husband and wife duo Mark and Ali Metzger of Metzger Builders Ltd (MBL) were over the moon when their home took out the Nulook Builder’s […]

Take it to the limit(ation) — the new Limitation Act 2009

The new Limitation Act — will it change anything? Anyone who has paid attention to the endless line of building defects cases will be familiar […]

Some weathertight advice

Weathertightness is a hot topic, and the current Government is wrestling with ways to solve the problem. There is no doubt that the issue is […]

Finalists named in NZ’s premier building awards

National finalists have been named in the Registered Master Builders 2010 House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers. These […]

The Building Act review: What we think

The Government’s announcement of its decisions arising from the review of the Building Act 2004 were made in mid-August and, for those of you who […]