November 2018 Issue


Christchurch scoops Supreme Home and Renovation Awards

Christchurch has come out on top at this year’s Registered Master Builders 2018 House of the Year Awards, taking out the Supreme Awards with a […]

When tradie banter goes too far

By Tradie HR director Leigh Olsen   There have been a number of cases involving bullying, harassment and overt racism that I’ve been made aware […]

Mako incident unleashes the power of social media

By Bostik Gone Fishin presenter and Building Today columnist Graeme Sinclair   I recently received a reminder of the power of social media — in […]

What is KiwiBuild?

By Architect Don Bunting   I am hoping that KiwiBuild is more than just another government slogan or over-ambitious call to arms for the industry. […]

Supplier of construction materials entitled to issue a payment claim for future works

By Tim Bates and Sabina Boyd, Legal Vision   In this month’s article we wish to review the High Court decision of NMHB Ltd v […]

New ATT chief executive appointed

The Apprenticeship Training Trust (ATT) has appointed Michael Blanchard as chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to have Michael now leading ATT,” ATT chairman […]

BCITO: Diversity the key to construction success

Women make up just 2.6% of workers “on the tools” in New Zealand’s construction sector, and the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) says […]

The ‘saviours of our industry’ — what will work for them?

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   They say don’t start a discussion with an apology — it’s neither polite nor good business etiquette. […]

Future-proofing industry training

By BCITO chief executive Warwick Quinn Current state The current number of trainees across all sub-sectors is not sufficient to meet existing labour force demand, […]

Timber Design professionals’ creativity honoured

Design professionals were honoured for their creativity and ingenuity at the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards evening in Auckland recently, which saw He Tohu […]