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School looks forward to return of construction contractors

Staff at the recently-completed Albany Junior High School in Auckland have just one issue with main contractor Multiplex Constructions — the state of the school’s trophy cabinet. The partnership that grew between the two organisations during the 17-month construction project led to a friendly soccer match, for a trophy donated by the school.  Principal Mike Jackson says having supplied the school with a trophy cabinet to hold its only trophy at the time, Multiplex went ahead an...
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Building industry not a cash cow for local government

Building industry not a cash cow for local government

The building industry must not be regarded as a cash cow for local government, Construction Industry Council chairman John Pfahlert says. He says proposals by the Auckland Regional Council to impose a special levy of $5000 on each new dwelling in a subdivision to pay for rail commuter transport is outrageous.  “This industry already faces burgeoning and controversial charges imposed by many local authorities for consent and compliance activities. “These costs are pushing up the...
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Cemix keeps up with changing market

Cemix keeps up with changing market

Cemix Drimix has developed plaster products not previously available in New Zealand, or which were restrictively expensive due to import costs. With a substantial number of new houses in New Zealand being built from permanent concrete materials, and a noticeable increase in the construction of high-rise buildings, Cemix Drimix identifi ed the need to develop a system for solid wall plastering that can be applied with a minimum thickness of 12mm.  The solution developed is a two-product sys...
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CCANZ appoints new chairman

CCANZ appoints new chairman

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ) has appointed Andrew Moss as chairman of the Board. Andrew, a CCANZ Board member for two years and current marketing manager of Golden Bay Cement, has more than 12 years’ experience in the industry, working in a variety of business and marketing development, logistical and customer management roles since joining the company in 1991.  Mr Moss says he is thrilled to be appointed chairman and excited about the opportunities and ...
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Apperley takes reins at Eco Insulation

Apperley takes reins at Eco Insulation

Paul Apperley has moved to Eco Insulation Ltd as general manager, after nearly 20 years’ experience in the insulation industry. He brings a wealth of insulation knowledge and will be looking at expanding the business within its core markets nationwide.  He will also be looking for opportunities to broaden the company’s range of Eco fleece wool insulation to cater for the growing demand to have higher “R” values across New Zealand. The company has been operating for ...
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BCITO inaugural Building Careers Week a great success

BCITO inaugural Building Careers Week a great success

The first BCITO Building Careers Week has helped quench the public’s thirst for information on the building and construction sectors, and looks set to become an annual fi xture. Taking place last month, it included a number of activities and events that fuelled interest and provided information about careers and training opportunities in the building sector.  BCITO hosted info nights in Auckland, Wellington, Blenheim, Nelson, Ashburton and Christchurch that attracted a variety of att...
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