September 2015 Issue


Celebrating NZ’s top performing BCITO apprentices

Winter may bring chilly and wet weather, but a big highlight for the BCITO is that it’s also a season of celebration for many of […]

The real dollar cost of the falls from height campaign

Dr Bryce Wilkinson, economist, senior research fellow of the New Zealand Initiative and author of the report A Matter of Balance: Regulating Safety, featured in […]

Non-conforming insulation — three out of three Chinese products fail Australian tests

The use of non-conforming insulation in Australian buildings continues to undermine the National Construction Code, according to manufacturer Kingspan Insulation. “It’s time for the entire […]

Top 100 homes in running for Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year honours

Registered Master Builder’s Chief Executive David Kelly says there’s real diversity among the finalists this year. “There’s an English style country home with grand stature, […]

Mitre 10 goes from strength to strength

Building supply company Mitre 10 has announced another successful financial year, with group sales up 8.7% and distributions to members up 17.1% for the year […]

Royal Wolf creates Ultimate Man Cave container

Royal Wolf has modified shipping containers into everything from temporary accommodation to a portable ice cream factory — and now it has created the Ultimate […]

Over-promising and under-delivering . . .

I’ve just come back from a two-day conference — nothing to do with work and all to do with my sport, one of them anyway. […]

Holcim’s Timaru Dome

In October last year the ceremonial groundbreaking took place at the Port of Timaru for Holcim New Zealand’s new $50 million cement import terminal. The […]

Looking back: The LBP Board’s first appeal

The appeal concerned a complaint originally laid by the Far North District Council against Mr Beattie. Mr Beattie was the subject of adverse findings through […]

Back in Time

20 years ago:  The latest data for new dwelling units authorised for construction in New Zealand showed the number of residential building permits issued in […]

Seminars focus on risks of using non-compliant steel

ACRS is your toolkit for steel compliance is the theme for a national series of seminars being held by the Australasian Certification Authority for Reinforcing […]

ASB North Wharf a glowing example as Auckland companies clean up at Electricians Awards

Winner was ‘exceptional’ chief executive says  Outstanding electrical work at ASB’s North Wharf development in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter has been recognised at the Master Electricians […]

800 secondary school students given a closeup look at NZ’s construction industry

More than 800 secondary school students from around the country were given a close-up look at New Zealand’s construction industry as they joined the Building […]

RANZ Standard Contract available

A new Standard Contract has been made available for members of the Roofing Association of New Zealand to use following the introduction of new consumer […]

Topical construction conference on in Auckland and Christchurch

CCH Learning is hosting a one-day Building and Construction conference running in Auckland and Christchurch on September 24 and October 22 respectively.    This highly […]

Holcim and Lafarge complete global merger

Holcim Ltd and Lafarge S.A. have completed their global merger and have launched LafargeHolcim, a world leader in the building materials industry.    All conditions […]

Canterbury rebuild inspires winning apprentice

Hamish Ward had to be persuaded to enter the Registered Master Builders Carters 2015 Central South Island Apprentice of the Year competition, but is “stoked” […]

Chief’s Chat

There are a couple of exciting initiatives taking place at the moment. First, entries are now open for the New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards (NZCPA). […]