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Big show presents new technology

More than 100 stands presenting new technology and a series of topical seminars and breakfast forums will inspire visitors from all key sectors of the construction industry at BuildNZ 07, which runs at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland from June 24 to 26. Billed as New Zealand’s largest and most important construction industry expo, the two-yearly event features technology from manufacturers nationwide and around the world. Speakers at the keynote lecture sponsored by Vector will be promi...
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Hot and cold angle on speaker circuit

A national circuit of builder breakfasts entitled “Cold Calling” involving registered master builders and Architectural Profiles Ltd (APL) is to be held soon. The breakfast meetings will focus on the proposed changes to the thermal efficiency provisions of the Building Code and the wider impact on building and architecture. The gatherings, which will feature a talk by 2007 Thermal Heart Antarctic adventurer Kevin Biggar on his and Jamie Fitzgerald’s 52-day polar trek, will be ...
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Assessors sought for Licensed Building Practitioner scheme

The Department of Building and Housing has contracted Assessment Systems Ltd (ASL) to be its assessment agent for the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) scheme, which gets under way in November this year. ASL is now recruiting assessors who will need to be technically competent in the licence classes they assess, computer savvy, have good interpersonal and communication skills and have credibility in the industry. The licences for which ASL is recruiting now are: • Design 1, 2 &...
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Taking you into the future . . .

Taking you into the future . . .

May saw the 2007 series of Future-Proofing Roadshows kick off. The first one was held in Wellington on May 22, and saw more than 250 builders and architects turn up for bacon and eggs, coffee and information on Future-Proof Building. CMS (Construction Marketing Services Ltd) is the company behind the Future-Proof Building initiative. The turnout at the roadshows so far shows that the concept is really gaining momentum. This is especially so as the world is becoming increasingly aware of sust...
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