December 2010 Issue


Holmes wins international structural award

Holmes Consulting Group has won the prestigious international 2010 Structural Award in the Heritage category from the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) in London. The […]

Testing the strength of NZ’s building code

When the big quake struck Canterbury on Saturday, September 4, and during subsequent shakes, the calibre of the New Zealand Building Code was put to […]

An overview of the construction sector outlook

The construction sector has been partially held up by infrastructure construction expenditure, as building activity has remained weak. Any earlier recovery in the housing market appears […]

Steel frame code compliance clarified

The November 2010 issue of Building Today contained an article under the heading New research questions steel frame code compliance. This article, sourced from Carter Holt Harvey […]

New leadership for Hawkins Infrastructure

Hawkins Construction Ltd chief executive Chris Hunter has announced the resignation of Fraser Wyllie, general manager of Hawkins Infrastructure. “Fraser was instrumental in the establishment […]

From decks to wine cellars

Carterton’s Rhys Doesburg feels “pretty good” about taking out second place in the Registered Master Builders 2010 Apprentice of the Year, in association with Carters, […]

Year of exceptional craft and workmanship makes it difficult for the judges

An exquisite Remuera home, a beautiful home renovation in Wellington and the Deloitte Centre in Auckland have taken out the Supreme Awards in the Registered […]

Building Amendment Bill: Will it improve the situation for builders?

The Building Amendment Bill No 3 was introduced to the House last week as the Government’s latest response to submissions it received to the “Cost […]

Another busy year almost wrapped up . . .

2010 has been a tremendous year for the RMBF and a year of change in the New Zealand construction industry. The RMBF has continued to […]

The importance of quality assurance

Quality Assurance (QA) is based on the principles of getting things right first time. This is also the key objective of the changes that will […]