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 -...

Job Summit initiatives to undergo further scope and development

The RMBF was invited to attend the Job Summit in February. I must say I was very interested in seeing how it would run...

RMBA welcomes the Construction Sector Accord

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly A successful construction sector is vital to ensuring a growing economy and, ultimately,...

Activity outlook brighter this year

Happy New Year to you all and here’s hoping 2010 will be better for you than 2009. From a residential building consent perspective the outlook...

Nearly made it!

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...

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...

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...

Sector council mooted for Health and Safety

Health and Safety (H&S) in the construction sector is an area that is important to all builders, but it is one that is all...

Dispelling the myths of advocacy

Many of you will be aware (particularly those of you who read their profiles in Building Today last month) that I have recently welcomed...

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...