New construction forum — a first for New Zealand

One of the issues that has been obvious for some time now is that the construction industry is not often good at working together...

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...

More than just good weather ahead for RMBA

Welcome back to work to everyone, after what has been a pretty good summer of weather for most of the country so far. And it...

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...

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...

Cowboys and self-certification

There was an interesting short flurry of media activity a couple of weeks ago after the release of the Task Force Report on what...

Chief’s Chat

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

Setting the benchmark for building guarantees

When we ask our members what they value most in belonging to Registered Master Builders, there are three areas that are consistently mentioned by...

Building Better Businesses

The Registered Master Builders Conference, held recently in Hamilton, featured a range of excellent speakers, both motivational and informative. One that I was very interested...

Quality assurance in building

Concerns about the quality of building work have been raised recently in New Zealand’s two biggest councils, Christchurch and Auckland. In the case of Christchurch,...