August 2018 Issue


Live baiting throws up unique set of challenges

By Bostik Gone Fishin presenter and Building Today columnist Graeme Sinclair   One of the wonderful spin-offs that accrues as a consequence of producing a fishing show is that […]


By Architect Don Bunting   Aretha Franklin said it best, in her verson of the song in the Blues Brothers movie. She said: Think . […]

Trades coaching — what we actually do within a client’s construction business

By Terry Sage   Here it is — Part three of this epic trilogy of articles! Part one in June dealt with why tradies need […]

Who’s liable for apartment building deck repairs?

By Tim Bates   In this month’s article I’ll review the High Court decision of Body Corporate 199380 v A Cook & Others, which dealt […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — August 1998: • Builders were required to pay a subcontractor some money owing even if they had not been paid the […]

LBP handbook a mine of information for builders

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment has recently refreshed the Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) handbook, previously known as Understanding the Regulatory Environment. The handbook […]

Seminar will address improved passive fire compliance

Many commercial buildings around New Zealand are putting lives and property at risk because they don’t comply with fire safety standards, Insurance Council New Zealand […]

Forecast shows national infrastructure pipeline needs work

Kiwi civil contractors warn that while a recent construction forecast looks to steady the ship, the current course risks an underwhelming response to major challenges […]

Innovative Maori Television office and studio design ‘celebrates Te Reo Maori’

RCG Ltd’s exceptional Maori Television office and studio redesign has won the Commercial Fit Out Award at the 2018 New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. The […]

Beautifully crafted Kaiteriteri renovation wins Supreme Award

For first-time entrant Dan Anderson, winning Renovation of the Year is a highlight in a building career spanning 30 years. Mr Anderson, who is director […]