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2013 Gold Reserve National Finalists by region

AUCKLAND Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000 Barton Builders Ltd for a renovation in Westmere Steve Haycock Construction Ltd for a renovation in Leigh Allan Wallace Builders Ltd for a renovation in Kumeu H D Building Ltd for a renovation in Herne Bay PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000 - $350,000 Jalcon Homes, JAL Construction for a home in Warkworth Sentinel Homes Ltd for a home in Riverhead Nulook New Homes $600,000 - $1 million HAMR Home Building Contractors for a home ...
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Global construction market to be worth $15 trillion by 2025

A report released recently forecasts the volume of construction output will grow by more than 70% to $15 trillion worldwide by 2025. The benchmark global study — the third in a series from Global Construction Perspectives (GCP) and Oxford Economics — shows the meteoric growth, which outpaces that of global GDP, will be concentrated in three countries — China, the United States and India. “World construction markets are at a tipping point already, with 52% of all constru...
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Asbestos trade breakfast attracts hundreds of rebuild workers

More than 350 people working on the Canterbury rebuild downed tools for two hours recently to learn more about working with asbestos and understanding the risks and controls that need to be in place. The Canterbury Rebuild Health and Safety Programme team, part of the Ministry of Business of Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) Health and Safety Group, held the trade breakfast at Addington Raceway. “Managing the health risks of asbestos is a major issue in the rebuild, and it’s...
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School flies into future with double 5 Green Star rating

Recently awarded a 5 Green Star rating for design and construction, Hobsonville Point Primary School is innovative, efficient and the first school in New Zealand to be developed as a Public Private Partnership (PPP). The De Havilland Drive school sits on the former Hobsonville Air Base in the heart of the newly developed Hobsonville Point area in Auckland, and caters for primary school students from years one to eight. The project to design and build the school, which opened in February this y...
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D&H awarded international QA accreditation

D&H awarded international QA accreditation

D&H Steel Construction Ltd has become the first New Zealand steel constructor to be awarded an internationally-recognised Quality Assurance accreditation. Known as AS/NZS ISO 3834, this production management system sets stringent standards for materials traceability and elevates the criteria for welding compliance. The accreditation follows months of rigorous implementation of control procedures, leading to a final audit and the issuing of a certificate of compliance by the New Zealand ver...
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Thinking Big

Thinking Big

Written By: Don Bunting Architect Don Bunting provides this little gem as food for thought: The process of designing and building would be so much more simpler if everyone just meekly accepted the excellent acceptable solutions provided by the Government and forget about thinking for themselves.
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    Try as I might, I couldn’t get outraged at the Australian cricketers for ball tampering in Cape Town. I knew they were most definitely guilty of cheating, but my moral compass just wouldn’t take me ...
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    Terry Sage of Trades Coaching New Zealand debates the pros and cons of working for yourself — that fine balancing act otherwise known as the ‘Business Dream’
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    Timothy Bates of Auckland law firm Legal Vision reviews several of the key provisions of the Building Act 2004.
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    Female trade apprentices are loving their career choice, but few considered a career in construction while they were at school, research shows.

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