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NZ’s own energy management accreditation launched

NZ’s own energy management accreditation launched

Businesses looking to reduce their energy costs will now be able to call on specialists trained in New Zealand’s first-ever comprehensive Energy Management accreditation programme. The EnergyMasters accreditation has been launched by the Energy Management Association of New Zealand (EMANZ) to ensure businesses know who to engage when undergoing energy performance audits and technically challenging projects, and that they can have confidence in the advice they receive. Businesses use arou...
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Entries open for 2012 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards

Entries open for 2012 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards

The Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand’s (CCANZ) 2012 Concrete3 Sustainability Awards are now open for entry, offering those in the construction industry the chance to be recognised for their sustainable achievements. In its fifth year, the awards are open to anyone in the construction industry — from architects, designers and engineers to contractors, builders and clients. CCANZ chief executive Rob Gaimster says it is vital to support the industry’s successes in t...
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New roofing guidelines outlined

New guidelines to help prevent workers falling from roofs have been launched to the roofing industry. Best Practice Guidelines for Working on Roofs was prepared by the Department of Labour in association with the Roofing Association of New Zealand. It provides practical guidance to employers, contractors, employees, designers, principals and people who control a place of work, and architects who are involved in work associated with roofing. Construction is one of five sectors where specific a...
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Defaulting on building supply contracts – the supplier gets the money and the joinery back!

Defaulting on building supply contracts – the supplier gets the money and the joinery back!

Written By: Tim Bates and Chadleigh Danswan Tim Bates and Chadleigh Danswan of Auckland law firm Legal Vision consider a recent High Court decision in which a timber joinery company successfully repossessed its building materials from a residential building site, and also sued for the contract price of those materials. The decision in the case of MJN McNaughton Ltd v Thode [2012] NZHC 982 not only provides a useful review of the rights a party may have when the other contracting party def...
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BCITO issues first employer development grant for 2012

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has begun to give out around $50,000 worth of grants for employers within the construction industry. This is the second year the BCITO has offered the grants, which were established to help employers in New Zealand’s construction sector develop and expand their businesses and assist them in providing ongoing investment in training. Simon Brown of Waiuku’s Simon Brown Builders is the first to receive one of this ye...
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