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New Civil Defence building uses innovative flooring system

New Civil Defence building uses innovative flooring system

Cupolex, the structural dome flooring system common throughout Europe and the United States for residential, commercial and industrial foundation applications, is being used for the new Civil Defence Emergency Operations Centre in the Waitakere City suburb of Henderson. When asked why they opted for the Cupolex flooring system, Maurice Harris of Harris Foster Consulting, the firm that secured the structural engineering work for the project, cited several reasons. Obviously, the foundation ...
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Views to die for in award-winning getaway

Views to die for in award-winning getaway

A breathtaking retreat situated west of Taupo, constructed by Urbo Homes Ltd, was the well-deserving winner of the New Homes $250,000 - $350,000 category in the Registered Master Builders PlaceMakers 2006 House of the Year competition. The stunning three-bedroom weekend home lies across the paddocks of a sheep station on a knoll overlooking its striking surroundings. With Lake Taupo to the east, and Taupo itself tucked around the corner, the competition’s judges found the positioning r...
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Majestic centre wins national award

Majestic centre wins national award

Robinson Construction Ltd’s completion of the Cellar Door Sales and Administration Centre at Wither Hills Winery in Blenheim was the winning entry in the QBE Insurance Retail and Business Commercial Project category in the 2006 RMB Commercial Project Awards, in association with PlaceMakers. Converting the existing apple packhouse into the main winery building in 1999 was the first step in this large scale project, followed by the barrel hall and finally the stunning office and function ...
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Construction market holds steady

Although latest building consent figures indicate a steady year for building, RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout is recommending Kiwis consider moving ahead on the renovation projects they have had on hold because their builder was unavailable. “The residential market is continuing to soften in terms of the number of consents, but is still around a strong national average of 26,000 new dwelling units per year. “We are still expecting that to soften a bit further into 2007,&rdqu...
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