As we race towards the end of the year, there is the usual pressure to complete those last few jobs before the Christmas break.
It is the end of what has been a very busy year for many of our members as the level of construction activity has continued to lift during the year.
Within the RMBA it has also been a busy and important year of progress for the Association.
The signing of the merger by all 23 associations was an important step forward.
We have been looking hard at how we can improve the range and quality of services we offer to members.
Part of that is the establishment of a new role focused on membership services.
We will be sending out more information on the new appointment soon, and in the New Year looking to get around as many of the branches as possible.
In the meantime we have continued to improve in our other areas of business.
Master Build Services has revised the Master Build Guarantees to ensure they are the leading product available in the market, and we are working on a couple of important new initiatives.
Our three iconic events continue to go from strength to strength. The House of the Year, Apprentice of the Year and New Zealand Commercial Project Awards have all grown in numbers, quality and consistency.
Finally, can I take the opportunity to wish everyone a well-earned and relaxing break!