New earthquake-proof building technology live test a success

AUT’s Built Environment Engineering (BEE) Lab has tested a new earthquake proofing brace system, designed to not only dissipate the force of an earthquake...

Back In Time

20 years ago — May 1999 • The BCITO’s new system for theory training was explained to a meeting of polytechnic representatives to clear the...

Back In Time

20 years ago — March 1999: • Skill New Zealand, the new identity for the Education Training and Support Agency (ETSA), formally approved the new...

How to pass your pre-line moisture test!

New Zealand is a wet country, and a key challenge for builders and construction companies is passing the pre-line moisture test — and with...

Building a single, unified information resource

  It’s becoming apparent that to compete we all need to work smarter. Our goal must be to build “right first time”, compliant with Building...

Invention gives company strength

An illuminated hand rail bracket is the latest invention from a small New Zealand hardware manufacturer intent on developing new products to stave off...

Company adheres to high standards

Mardeco has been importing designer architectural hardware for almost 15 years now, sharing products from all over the world with kitchen and furniture manufacturers,...

Tradies framer is now even better

Available now, the new Paslode FrameMaster-Li PowerVent has been designed with 15% more power for fewer standing nails and better drive performance into LVL...

NZMRM Code of Practice available for download

Version Two of the New Zealand Metal Roofing Manufacturers Association’s Code of Practice is now available for download on the Association’s web site. The New...

Cordless refinements maketh the tool

Makita has refined its cordless multifunction tool by removing and refining rather than adding features. Working on the principle that less is more in their...