Designing problems away

New Zealand's building legislation still causing confusion for many builders and TAs   Leaky buildings have been a major concern in the construction industry...

‘Deceptively complicated building’ actually quite easy to build

Stanley Construction’s design and build project of a 400-seat cafe and a snow groomer shed high on the Whakapapa skifield is progressing well. ...

Christchurch green rebuild tool draws on local expertise

Developed by the NZGBC in partnership with Christchurch City Council (CCC) and with the support of Beca as primary sponsor (technical), Warren & Mahoney...

NZ’s top carpentry apprentice named

The competition judges say winner James Poore, employed by Harbour Construction/Kalmar Construction Ltd in Takapuna, and trained through the Building and Construction Industry Training...

Taking NZ’s aluminium building and industrial sectors to new heights

  In an exciting new development for the New Zealand construction industry, Fletcher Aluminium and NALCO have combined to form a joint venture that leverages...

Apprentice of the Year — five years on

Now with his own business, Forsyth Contracting, and working out of Taupo, the 2007 Central North Island and national winner has fond memories of...

Christchurch treasure restored to former glory

A much-treasured historic theatre has been lovingly resurrected through a meticulous and imaginative restoration effort. Christchurch’s February 2011 earthquake left the Isaac Theatre Royal shattered...

Duties and obligations of an adjudicator under the CCA

The recent Auckland High Court decision of Braysse & Maren Tayler v Christoper Lahatte and Northspan Construction Ltd (CIV-2007-404-6843) illustrates the importance of adjudicators...

The simple dignity that is Avebury

Avebury has always affected me deeply. I saw its standing stones first in 1973. It wasn’t their immensity, nor their simple grandeur — rather,...

Wellington office building revitalised

McKee-Fehl Constructors’ modern transformation of a group of ageing industrial buildings in Wellington saw them win the CARTERS Commercial Award at the 2018 New...