New advances in architectural masonry

New Firth DRYbloc and Dricon DRYbloc Mortar are advances in architectural masonry incorporating key ingredients within the blocks and mortar that reduce the rate...

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...

Win 1 of 5 double passes to Big Boys Toys!

Correctly answer this month's Trivia Question to go into the draw to win!

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...

Geogrid raft foundation ideal for seismic protection

The use of a Geogrid reinforced aggregate raft foundation is a well-known and respected method of ground improvement in seismic events, and has been...

Buy one, fill it — and they’ll take it from there!

Transpacific Industries Group (NZ) Ltd has announced the recent launch of the Flexi Bin in Auckland and Whangarei. The Flexi Bin provides an innovative rubbish...

Inventors say their product’s time has come

Heatbox has solved the problem of ventilation systems that the product’s inventors say do not heat homes properly. In 2011, Otago University published a study...