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Benefits of industry training

To reach a sustainable level of qualifi ed tradespeople, the construction industry needs dedicated employers to train apprentices. A recent Department of Labour survey (Skills in the Labour Market - March 2006) indicated that skill shortages were still prevalent in the construction industry, identifying a shortage of labour as the main constraint for 34% of builders as at December 2005.  Industry training has come a long way from the days of the “time served” apprenticeship. To...
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Benefits of industry training

To reach a sustainable level of qualifi ed tradespeople, the construction industry needs dedicated employers to train apprentices. A recent Department of Labour survey (Skills in the Labour Market - March 2006) indicated that skill shortages were still prevalent in the construction industry, identifying a shortage of labour as the main constraint for 34% of builders as at December 2005.  Industry training has come a long way from the days of the “time served” apprenticeship. To...
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Software designed specifi cally for builders

Databuild for Windows is an all-encompassing estimating, accounting and job control software package designed specifi cally for builders. The Windows-based system is easy to navigate, straight forward for experienced users to follow and very easy for fi rst timers to learn. It offers more features, power and fl exibility than any other comparable software package, and Databuild’s network of support services ensures the user is never on their own.  An enterprise solution that will ser...
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New staff at MBS

New staff at MBS

The Master Build Services team is set to enhance its current service with a new claims support officer. Sarah Wichman joins Holly Fyfe and Bruce Richardson as part of the Master Build Services team, with her work involving transferring and accepting guarantee applications, and arranging final inspections.  She will also be taking on the challenging role of reducing truancy. Her previous role with the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation gave her valuable insight into th...
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Principal sponsor out to promote quality

Principal sponsor out to promote quality

PlaceMakers is New Zealand’s largest supplier of building materials and hardware supplies, and sole principal sponsor of the Registered Master Builders 2006 House of the Year. “As the leading construction materials company, we like to promote superb quality in building, and aligning ourselves with a programme about building excellence helps us do this,” PlaceMakers chief executive David Worley says.  In addition to being the principal sponsor PlaceMakers also sponsors the...
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