Chief’s Chat

Registered Master Builders Association chief executive David Kelly

There are a couple of exciting initiatives taking place at the moment. First, entries are now open for the New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards (NZCPA). This is the fourth year under the new format, and we have streamlined the entry process to make it much easier to enter. 

Having attended the Gala evening earlier this year, I was extremely impressed with the quality and range of entries. 

The awards can be entered by any significant member of the project team, whether they be a construction company, contractor, designer or the owner, with the key focus being on the whole project team and the building process. 

The NZCPA has quickly established itself as one of the most prestigious commercial building events on New Zealand’s construction calendar, and we have plans to continue to build the awards even further. 

Entries are open until November 2. For more information go to The second initiative is the soon to be launched online business benchmarking tool called Ranqx. 

We have an ongoing commitment to improving members’ capabilities and skills to help them run a better business. With this tool members will have the ability to anonymously and securely benchmark their business performance against others in the industry. 

Members will be able to upload and review some core financial and business performance data, as well as use the simple, quick customer feedback tool to understand what customers are saying about them. 

Registered Master Builders has negotiated a special launch offer where the first 100 members who sign up for the Ranqx annual business plan will get the first three months free (the cost is usually $19 per month). Ranqx will be available very soon, so if you are interesting in signing on, please contact Tracey Bree at