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New steel house framing design and construction guide now available

New steel house framing design and construction guide now available

A new Design and Construction Guide for Steel Framed Buildings called NASH 3405 is now available as an alternative solution in New Zealand.   The guide contributes to the development of technical standards for quality building in steel framing for residential and light commercial applications. NASH stands for the National Association of Steel-Framed Housing.   NASH 3405 is a non-specific design and construction guide which is suitable for use for builders and designers.  ...
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WHRS chief adjudicator appointed

Patricia McConnell as been appointed chief adjudicator of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (WHRS) for a three-year term starting this month.   Ms McConnell is a barrister based in Rotorua. She has an established reputation as an adjudicator and manager of adjudication services through her role as principal tenancy adjudicator with the Tenancy Tribunal.   She also has extensive experience in tribunal, District Court and High Court civil and criminal litigation.   ...
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WelTec launches new Technology Cadetship scheme

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has launched a new Technology Cadetship scheme designed to encourage young people into technology-related careers and to help businesses recruit and retain highly skilled staff.   Under the new scheme, young people will study towards a diploma or degree while also receiving training in the workplace. Students will gain first-hand experience of industry by working on real projects for their sponsor company.   Cadetships were partly dev...
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MIT taps into plumbing industry needs

A new certificate from Manukau Institute of Technology will address the critical shortage of qualified plumbers across the Counties Manukau region.   The MIT Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting (Level 3) has been developed in response to a demand from the plumbing industry for training to be offered in this region.   "There is a shortfall of qualified plumbers in Manukau at the moment to meet the requirements of the rapid development and growth across the region," according ...
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Ben's goal is to win

Ben's goal is to win

Ben Maxwell, apprentice carpenter with Designer Homes Northland Ltd, was named the Registered Master Builders Carters 2006 Apprentice of the Year winner for the Auckland region in October. Nine regional winners were announced at awards ceremonies held nationwide.   Ben says receiving the award was an "awesome" feeling. When Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation Auckland region training advisor Mallan Ruka told him he was in the running for the award, he knew he wanted...
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The year in review

2006 has been another busy year for the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) as the team has continued to work with the construction industry to meet the demand for skilled and qualified workers.   More than 9000 apprentices are presently registered in training, up from 8150 in 2005.   Construction allied trades skills The BCITO is working with a number of construction-related industry training organisations on a new initiative to be introduced into...
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Management degree answers call from industry

A new Master of Construction Management degree being offered by AUT University answers a direct call from Fletcher Construction, Beca and the New Zealand Institute of Building for industry-specific management training.   The degree, which will be offered from next year, focuses on management, economic, legal and engineering skills.   Fletcher Construction and Beca say they approached the university because increasingly complex projects had made a postgraduate degree in construc...
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Construction professionals not well catered for

Construction professionals not well catered for

AUT University Master of Construction Management Programme director Dr Tony Lanigan tells it like it really is ... In New Zealand the staggering figure of more than $20 billion is spent every year on construction. Of that total, about $5 billion is spent solely on infrastructure, a further $7 billion on commercial construction and another $8 billion on residential construction.   From a tertiary education perspective, I don't think construction industry professionals have been ...
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