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Programme is gateway to building career

William Clinton-Baker’s favourite class at Wairarapa’s Rathkeale College was woodwork, so he is following a natural progression by working on much larger scale construction projects as a building apprentice.    William’s fi rst step into the building industry was through the Gateway programme. Gateway is a government initiative that links academic and workplace learning by providing young people with the opportunity to test drive a career in an industry that in...
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Steel flooring — lightweight and easy to install

Steel flooring — lightweight and easy to install

Dimond composite steel fl ooring is manufactured by roll forming G550, Z200 galvanised steel in either 0.75mm or 0.95mm thick material. Two flooring systems, HiBond and the brand new Flatdeck, form a composite steel/concrete fl oor system, which provides permanent formwork and positive tensile reinforcement in one-way reinforced concrete slab construction.    HiBond has been the market leader in composite steel flooring for more than 30 years, and features a highly effi cien...
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Italian flooring system now made here

Italian flooring system now made here

A unique structural dome flooring system used throughout Europe and North America as an environmentally-friendly and cost-effective fill option for concrete flooring is now being manufactured in New Zealand.    Cupolex Building Systems general manager Tim Farman sees the local manufacturing facility providing the building industry with a number of benefits, including savings and improved supply. “A house lot of Cupolex has always been cost effective when compared with pol...
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Synthetic fibre readily accepted

Synthetic fibre readily accepted

New RAD 55 macro synthetic structural fibre has been embraced by, and readily accepted in the shotcrete and engineering industries as end users recognise the benefits of replacing steel fibre and mesh with a synthetic fibre.    Structural synthetic fibre (RAD 55) is superior to more conventional reinforcement in shotcrete as it can outperform, give greater cost savings, is easier to use and safer to handle. Radmix International has uniquely packaged the RAD 55 fibres in a 2k...
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Sustainability — and ‘repositioning’ New Zealand

Sustainability — and ‘repositioning’ New Zealand

New Zealand has long been perceived by the outside world as having a “clean, green” image, but there is more to sustainability than merely being green. Sustainability has many definitions, but all relate to “treading lightly”, “leaving only footprints” and “ensuring we leave our planet in a fit and proper state for future generations”.    A popular view of sustainability links it to being environmentally sound, but there are elem...
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Record entries in carpentry apprentice competition bode well for the future

Record entries in carpentry apprentice competition bode well for the future

A record 116 entries have been received for the Registered Master Builders Carters 2006 Apprentice of the Year competition. The carpentry apprentice competition aims to recognise excellence among carpentry apprentices and raise awareness of careers in the construction industry.    The record number of entries is up 90% on last year’s numbers. Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) chief executive Ruma Karatiana says the significant increase is...
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CMS brekkies pull the crowds

The third leg of the CMS road shows were successfully concluded recently, finishing a cycle that encompassed Queenstown, Invercargill, Dunedin, Christchurch, Blenheim, Nelson, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, and Auckland.    The invitation-only breakfasts were open to architects, designers, builders, territorial authorities and developers in each location.    More than 1400 participants joined Lester Haycock from Construction Marketing Services and Registe...
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Authentic French living features in award-winning house

Authentic French living features in award-winning house

A beautifully fi nished Tauranga home saw Adobe Enterprise Ltd named national winner of the GIB Living Solutions Award at the Registered Master Builders 2005 House of the Year, in association with PlaceMakers.    Evoking rural France, the lime-washed, terracotta exterior, hand-made wooden doors, flagstone flooring, rusted, iron-finish balustrades, White American Oak cabinetry and large, black Aga reflect the owner’s love of interior design and authentic French living.&n...
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