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...

The demise of high-profile projects demands answers

The demise of certain large, high-profile construction projects was one of the talking points in the media in the second half of 2017. Why did...

‘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...

Buildings for the 21st Century — a builder’s view?

The Department of Building & Housing (DBH) has recently released a discussion document on a review of the New Zealand Building Code, seeking broad...

KiwiBuild — an ambitious and positive move

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The incoming Government has put housing and construction at the top of its priorities with the new $2 billion...

Going green — second time around!

I was working in Federated Farmers in the early 1990s when the Resource Management Act was first being debated by the Government and industry...

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...

All change over the past six years

It has been almost six years since I joined Registered Master Builders and this will be my last article for Building Today. It seems...

Government infrastructure spending is good news

The Government’s recently announced plans to boost spending in infrastructure is welcome news to an industry that needs certainty. The Government’s plans to invest $11...