Constructive puts key issues into global context

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly New Zealand’s building and construction industry came together in August at the second “all-of-industry” Constructive Forum. While last year’s...

RMBF to lead the way with solutions for leakies

I know that the Government’s recent announcement on a funding package to support the resolution of this country’s leaky homes nightmare won’t please everyone....

World class event a stunning showcase of members’ work

The Federation's annual House of the Year and RMB Commercial Project Awards programme, held in association with PlaceMakers, is a world class event -...

Vocational Pathways a clever way to get kids interested in construction

I recently attended a launch for Vocational Pathways, a joint initiative between the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Industry Training Federation (ITF), and...

New awards to celebrate innovation in the sector

By RMBA CEO David Kelly I think, unfairly, the perception of the construction sector is...

Top 8 picks for 2008

I thought I would do something different for this first Building Today Chief’s Chat for 2008. I think this year will be different from past ones...

Insurance — sum it up!

You may recall about this time last year I wrote an article on changes to the way properties were going to be insured as...

Impact of the Act No 4 Bill

The Building Act Amendment Bill No. 4 has been referred to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee, with submissions having closed on June...

The Building Act review: What we think

The Government’s announcement of its decisions arising from the review of the Building Act 2004 were made in mid-August and, for those of you...

Interesting times ahead

Extrapolate that over the rest of the year and, well, you get a very sorry picture — a far cry from the 20,000 to...