Working at Height — consistent message and approach required

By now you will be well aware of the Department of Labour’s (DoL) campaign relating to falls from heights. I have received numerous comments...

Decision a victory for common sense

Diversified investment firm Stevenson Group says the Commerce Commission’s decision to allow Firth Industries’ acquisition of its masonry business is a victory for commonsense....

Sustainable building has solid future

Consumer interest in sustainable building has been a growing trend in New Zealand during the past few years, and builders have responded to the...

Mitre 10 opens new store in Westgate development

Mitre 10 is expanding in Auckland’s new Westgate development, with its latest Mitre 10 Mega store opening at the end of October. The store is...

Conference for the future

The Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) is holding its inaugural ABSA Conference 2008 at The Langham Hotel, Southbank, Melbourne, from 28 - 30...

Judicial review of CCA determinations rare

By Timothy Bates, Legal Vision   In this month’s article I wish to review the decision of Anderson & Another v Swindells & McDowall Renovations Ltd,...

Rotorua Boys’ High School — kings of national building challenge

Rotorua Boys’ High School has been named the Supreme Winner of the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) Build-Ability Challenge, winning all three...

The winning package

The client’s vision is absolutely integral to the design of any new home, according to Alpine Homes NZ Ltd owner Brian Archer. The...

Leaky homes reflect poor quality builders

Jennian Homes director Richard Carver says today’s leaky homes are more than likely built by cowboy builders that have been allowed to build houses...

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