September 2018 Issue


Builder fined for failing to file a ‘record of work’

By Timothy Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   The High Court decision of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) v Bell dealt […]

Top NZ flooring apprentices celebrated at awards

New Zealand’s best flooring industry apprentices were recognised at the annual Flooring Apprentice of the Year Awards in Auckland recently. The event, held by the […]

Who’s looking after your gear while you’re on the tools?

You work so hard to get the tools you need, and they definitely aren’t cheap. While you’re on the job though, is your gear safe? […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — September 1998: • A $9.5 million redevelopment for the Bank of New Zealand in the heart of Hamilton was completed by […]

Fire safety non-compliance rife

Many commercial buildings around New Zealand are putting lives and property at risk because they don’t comply with fire safety standards, Insurance Council New Zealand […]

Aorangi wins big Green Building award

Aorangi House, one of New Zealand’s most energy-smart buildings, has co-won the Leadership in Sustainable Design and Performance Award in the Commercial category, as part […]

RMBA launches guidelines to help industry better manage risk

The Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA) has launched its Lead Contractor Guidelines to help the construction sector better manage risk. The guidelines were launched at […]

Constructive Forum timing couldn’t have been more opportune

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The timing of this year’s Constructive Forum couldn’t have been more opportune. Construction is firmly at the top […]

Entries open for 2019 Commercial Project Awards

Entries are now open for the 2019 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards, the prestigious awards programme run by the RMBA that sets the benchmark for […]

Talented Christchurch apprentice humbled by 2017 Apprentice of the Year win

Christchurch apprentice Sam Faid’s hard work came to fruition when he won the top award for the Central South Island Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 […]

It’s all about business

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   It is incredibly humbling to be voted in as the president of an organisation with a 118-year history of […]

Precinct Properties’ green buildings deliver environmental and economic benefits for occupiers

New Zealand’s largest owner of inner-city business space, Precinct Properties, is leading the charge in the green building market, with occupants of its Wynyard Quarter […]

The know-it-all, and difficult conversations

By TradieHR director Leigh Olsen How many of you know people who talk the talk but little else? They are the best at this and […]

Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year National Gold Reserve Finalists named

One hundred of the best home builds in New Zealand have been named as National Gold Reserve Finalists in the Registered Master Builders 2018 House […]

Celebrating inspiring women in construction

Winners of the fourth annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been celebrated as “stellar achievers who are adding their unique voices to New Zealand’s construction […]

Progressing industry transformation — the key points from the Constructive 2018 Forum

Constructive 2018, the New Zealand Construction Industry Forum under the auspices of the Registered Master Builders Association, was held in Wellington on August 16. The […]

‘The message is clear — persevere!’

By Bostik Gone Fishin presenter and Building Today columnist Graeme Sinclair   Recently we filmed the lead story for Bostik Gone Fishin Series 25 — a flat calm day […]

Dealing to the infrastructure deficit

New Zealand’s sagging infrastructure is inhibiting the economy and the country’s quality of life in the form of gridlock, lost production, unaffordable housing, environmental degradation, […]

The dawn of the ‘Super Ute’

By Building Today motoring reporter Sean Willmot   Now that Ford has rocketed into the dominant sales position with the Ranger, the question facing the […]