July 2018 Issue


Stunning Southern Supreme House of the Year winner four years in the making

A Queenstown building company renowned for quality standards in workmanship and “ultimate pride in the job” has struck gold, again. AJ Saville Builder Ltd was […]

Attention! Are you one of these?

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   Following on from last month’s piece of Booker Prize-worthy literature — or maybe not — of which you […]


By Architect Don Bunting   Lino is a common Latin name roughly meaning praise. Not sure how this morphed into linotype — a 90-character machine […]

Substantial judgement from the case of a leaky school

By Timothy Bates, Legal Vision   This month’s article concerns the May 2018 judgement of the Ministry of Education & Others v H Construction North Island […]

BCITO launches advanced trades supervisory skills package

The BCITO has recently launched a new programme in which participants can gain the perfect experience and skills to be a high-performing supervisor. The construction […]

H&S leaders workshop launched

Site Safe has launched a new training initiative to help senior business leaders improve health and safety in their company or organisation. The two-hour Safety […]

Site Safe Construction H&S awards applications now open

Have you or your team achieved great health and safety in construction? Share your success with the industry by entering the Site Safe Construction Health […]

Back In Time

20 years ago — July 1998: • The need for a revamp of the structure of the Registered Master Builders Federation was raised in a […]

Civil contractors warn of construction policy gap

New Zealand’s civil contractors have welcomed a record level of investment in transport, but have expressed concern at a medium-term construction gap in the Government […]

South Waikato a hub for modular housing development?

South Waikato could hold the key to developing large scale off-site manufacturing of pre-fabricated housing to help meet New Zealand’s current and future housing needs. […]