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Freedon to design faster, with confidence

Freedon to design faster, with confidence

New software offers designers more flexibility and features   Designers and users in the construction industry have been using Hilti anchors with confidence for some time now.   Hilti anchors are backed by thorough testing and an array of technical information to give the designer complete confidence.   As designs have become more elaborate, so Hilti has kept touch through innovative anchor design.   Unfortunately, according to Hilti, anchor software available to th...
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New sustainability initiative launched

Building and Construction minister Clayton Cosgrove has helped launch Concrete3, an initiative to raise awareness of the sustainable qualities of concrete.   Spearheaded by the Cement and Concrete Association of New Zealand (CCANZ), the initiative endorses concrete’s contribution to New Zealand’s sustainable development across all areas of economic, social and environmental endeavour.   “As New Zealand looks towards more sustainable solutions for the built environ...
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The Mondeo is back!

The Mondeo is back!

Ford has launched the all-new, German-engineered Mondeo.   This has been hailed by Ford Europe as its most technically advanced car ever, and it will be on sale here very shortly with sedans starting from $35,990.   For Building Today readers’ interest especially, the wagon variant will be available with either a manual or automatic transmission and in one of only two specification levels, standard for the wagon.   Styling an important consideration Styling is certa...
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Falcon with fun factor

While we wait with bated breath for the next incarnation of the Ford Falcon (little birds tell us some time next year), perhaps now is a good time to revisit the XR8 ute.   Despite all the fuss about dwindling fuel reserves and the availability of a turbocharged 6 cylinder engine for the Falcon ute, the V8 is still a highly desirable engine and the XR8 still a highly desirable vehicle. Why?   You can point to the generous tray — 1818mm long, 1154mm wide and 410mm deep and, ye...
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Arrowtown 'alpine haven' takes two 2006 national House of the Year awards

Arrowtown 'alpine haven' takes two 2006 national House of the Year awards

A J Saville Builder Ltd believes true workmanship, attention to detail and comprehensive co-ordination with subtrades made its project in Millbrook, Arrowtown, distinctive enough to take out two top awards in the Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year competition, in association with PlaceMakers.   The property won the awards for New Homes Over $1 million as well as the Pink Batts Ultra Energy Efficiency Award.   The home boasts an impressive, unique exterior of five two...
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Search the Headlines

  • Six things to fix in Auckland's housing market

    Simon Wilson, NZ Herald: The government abandoned fit-for-purpose housing policies 35 years ago and the result has been social vandalism on a massive scale.
  • DIY, but do it right this summer

    It’s that time of the year when many feel compelled to dust off the DIY tools and tackle those jobs that have been put off over winter.
  • ACC fund for SME health and safety improvements should help

    The just-announced $22 million ACC fund to support the small-to-medium enterprise (SME) sector in reducing workplace injuries should help, the Employers and Manufacturers Association (EMA) says.
  • Robust and thorough recruitment processes are a must

    Building Recruitment managing director Kevin Everett says pressure in a market where employers are struggling to find the skilled people to train long-term can result in hurried recruitment processes.

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