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School looks forward to return of construction contractors

Staff at the recently-completed Albany Junior High School in Auckland have just one issue with main contractor Multiplex Constructions — the state of the school’s trophy cabinet. The partnership that grew between the two organisations during the 17-month construction project led to a friendly soccer match, for a trophy donated by the school.  Principal Mike Jackson says having supplied the school with a trophy cabinet to hold its only trophy at the time, Multiplex went ahead an...
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Building industry not a cash cow for local government

Building industry not a cash cow for local government

The building industry must not be regarded as a cash cow for local government, Construction Industry Council chairman John Pfahlert says. He says proposals by the Auckland Regional Council to impose a special levy of $5000 on each new dwelling in a subdivision to pay for rail commuter transport is outrageous.  “This industry already faces burgeoning and controversial charges imposed by many local authorities for consent and compliance activities. “These costs are pushing up the...
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