Preliminary and General — and its cost

Preliminary and General. Do you know what this is? I have talked to many builders around the country over many years, who often say...

New Zealand’s top 100 homes announced

After lengthy deliberation, the Top 100 National Finalists have been announced for the Registered Master Builders 2019 House of the Year competition.

Building your business — support and resources are readily available

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   I recently had a session with my business coach and found it to be extremely rewarding. The business coach helps to...

Constructive the driver for major industry change

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly This month we held our fourth Constructive Forum. We...

RMBA CEO: Construction sector needs complete reset

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   There’s no doubt the construction sector has been experiencing sustained growth for a while now. Statistics New Zealand shows the...

People make quality — Total Quality Management (TQM)

When management seeks productivity improvement, initial thoughts often turn to new technology, new designs, new tools or equipment.    However, managers often fail to...

Psychological First Aid

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   There is a lot of information at the moment highlighting the issue of mental health and well-being in many industries...

Potentially Confusing — PC sums discussed

Prime Cost (PC) sums are an area of building contracts that can be a minefield of confusion for builders and their clients. A...

Understanding risk

By RMBA president Darrell Trigg   There is a lot of discussion currently about risk in the industry. Who should bear risk? What is risk and...

Celebrating a better built New Zealand with Commercial Project Awards

The search is on for New Zealand’s best commercial building project, as entries open for the 2020 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards.