Q & A with new RMBF CEO Warwick Quinn

1 What inspired you to apply for the chief executive’s role at the RMBF? I have been involved in the property...

Changes are a potential sea change

The Building Act Amendment No. 4 is part way through its second reading. It has been through the Select Committee and is back in...

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...

ITO review — theory does not equal practice in construction

As many of you may be aware the Government is undertaking a review of the Industry Training Organisation space. It is looking to rationalise the...

Protecting the home owner — How does the RMBF approach it?

They say that building a home is one of the most exciting yet stressful experiences for an individual, and is right up there with...

Liability – what’s the best solution for our sector?

This has resulted in some parties paying for more than they are actually legally liable for, or being found liable for amounts that they...

Control your cash flow

Lost leaders by such an amount may be feasible as a one-off to maintain capability between jobs (ie, when you have profitable work lined...

Chief’s Chat

There are a couple of exciting initiatives taking place at the moment. First, entries are now open for the New Zealand...

Moving forward with an eye on the past

The Registered Master Builders Federation is now the Registered Master Builders Association of New Zealand Inc. This means we are flat out getting our house...

Impact of impending insurance changes

Commissions of Enquiry are among a few of the changes we can expect. However, one of the most significant changes will be introduced by insurance...