Supreme Award winner: Good communication essential

A movie called The Piano made many New Zealanders aware that the beaches on Auckland’s west coast were places of wild scenic grandeur. Of...

Bay members donate time and effort to ‘muck in’ locally

When the producer of the television programme Mucking In contacted Hawke’s Bay Registered Master Builders Association president Leno Federico his first reaction was to...

Why you should be Registered Master proud to be a Builder

The Registered Master Builders Federation is a pre-eminent quality brand organisation, and everything we do as professional builders relates to delivering a quality project...

Are you exposed?

If you are involved in additions, alterations or renovations to existing buildings it can be a minefield when it comes to insurance. The insurance...

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...

The Louisiana Superdome

No building came to make us so aware of the human misery caused by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath than did the Louisiana Superdome....

Choosing the right forum for your dispute

Over the past four years or so two acts have been passed in relation to the construction industry that provide alternative dispute resolution procedures...

Future Proof Building — ignore at your peril?

Future Proof Building is the next consumer-driven initiative that builders, designers and developers will need to embrace if they wish to deliver a sustainable...

Gargiulo top apprentice in Canterbury

Pierre Gargiulo, 22, of Harewood, Christchurch, has won the inaugural Registered Master Builders Carters 2005 Apprentice of the Year competition for the Canterbury region....

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...