Lifting quality in the building industry

The Registered Master Builders Federation has been advocating the introduction of builder licensing for many years. The launch of building practitioner licensing by the...

Queenstown conference proves a hit!

There are two key events we host at a national level each year — one being the House of the Year final gala evening,...

Grass roots strength

One of the themes that you often hear in the rugby union arena centres around ensuring “grass roots strength” — so that local players...

Getting the industry framework right for the next 20 years

2006 is going to be a historical year for the building and construction industry. It will be the year in which the more detailed...

Holding our own at the 2006 International Builders Show

As part of a study tour hosted by PlaceMakers, I attended the 2006 International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida, with Michael Fox, Brent Mettrick...

‘All I want for Christmas!’

For most of us in the construction industry we are charging towards Christmas 2005 at breakneck speed. In the past few years we have...

Building capability – right across the industry

In the past few weeks the Registered Master Builders’ Federation has decided to increase the depth of its management capability across two key areas...

Constructive policies essential

As I write this column, caretaker Prime Minister Helen Clark is negotiating the terms of her third Labour-led Government with a number of the...