September 2013 Issue


Sustainable development recognised

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand’s (CCANZ) 2013 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards will again recognise and celebrate the industry’s contribution to sustainable development. Now […]

Seismic resilience ups occupancy in Telecom Central

One of the most expensive buildings to come up for sale in almost a decade — Telecom Central in Wellington — has reached full occupancy […]

Celebrating National Tradesmen Day

New Zealand’s tradies — they build our homes, roads, businesses and schools. They keep our cars running, our lights on, our water flowing and so […]

Arrow wins major Christchurch rebuild project

Arrow International (NZ) Ltd has secured the largest commercial project to come to market since the Christchurch rebuild began. Arrow is set to commence construction […]

Second UCOL house build for Hospice underway in Palmerston North

A second UCOL house build to raise money for Arohanui Hospice began recently, marked by a visit to the build site by key sponsor Mitre […]

Your staff- asset or liability?

Cast your mind back to when you first started in the construction industry. For most of us we were the apprentice, or maybe just a […]

Back In Time

Where did we go wrong?

Too many members of the construction industry don’t understand how the Building Code works, and that is a real concern. I noticed a recent ad […]

Weathertight Remediation: An introduction for builders

This is the eighth article in a series based on a number of workshops on weathertight remediation for builders which the Ministry of Business, Innovation […]

Factors affecting head contractor liability

This case — the High Court decision of Brett Carrington and Nicolette Carrington v David Easton and Others [2013] NZHC 2023 — was about allocating […]

Australia’s Parliament House turns 25

In 2013, our Aussie neighbours are celebrating more anniversaries than you can poke a stick at. A number of bicentenaries relate to the opening up […]

Graduates score scholarships

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is giving five talented graduates the opportunity to build on their qualifications, providing access to funding for […]

Apprentice employer: Be confident and ambitious

Darren Pennington of Mainline Construction Ltd is a firm believer that competing in the Registered Master Builders Carters Apprentice of the Year competition can put […]

What will be New Zealand’s next top commercial building?

The search is on for the country’s next top commercial building, with entries now open for the 2014 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. Entering its […]

Are we paying too much for building materials in New Zealand?

The cost of building materials in New Zealand compared to other parts of the world has long been a hot topic of discussion within our […]

H & S — the height of consistency required

Last month I mentioned there were two urgent things that needed addressing — one being the risk-based consenting regime and recognition of quality building providers, […]