The risks of vocational education reform. Can we get it right?

By RMBA CEO David Kelly   MBIE forecasts show sustained construction sector growth for the next six years, with between $35 billion to $40 billion dollars...

H&S top of the agenda again

Health and Safety is top of the agenda for the Government at the moment, with the report of the Independent Taskforce on Workplace Health...

The ins and outs of the FAP

The Financial Assistance Package (FAP) recently released to help fix leaky buildings (ie, where the Government contributes 25% and the councils another 25%) has...

Designing our future

Welcome to my last Chief’s Chat as RMBF chief executive! It’s certainly been an interesting challenge for me to draft an entertaining and engaging...

What is the actual Licensed Building Practitioner scheme?

This was done to ensure there was consistency of approach across government, and that the “intervention logic” would be consistently applied. Generally, governments...

Congrats to AOY and HOY winners

The final of the 2015 Apprentice of the Year was held at The Cloud in Auckland on October 9 and once again showcased the...

End of a tough year ­­— what’s on the horizon?

Nearly all of you have probably had to cut costs, reduce staff numbers and fight for work. It can be hard releasing staff, particularly...

Constructive 2018: Cutting to the chase

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   Industry transformation is happening. After two Constructive Forums we are now seeing new approaches and technologies being applied right...

Housing affordability — why it’s important to New Zealand

Registered Master Builders recently released a report to identify the cost of regulation on housing affordability. The report was prepared by BRANZ on our...

Lessons from America

The International Builders Show run by our counterparts in the United States, the National Association of Home Builders, is the largest construction exhibition in...