Concrete and steel have been the traditional go-to materials for large multi storey structures for many decades, but in recent times, engineered timber has challenged the status quo in spectacular ways.
Meet Personal Assistant - Caitlin, and Shop Assistant - Darius, in this month's introductions to our team
The honeymoon period is coming to an end. The good thing is though, as I head into the third year of my apprenticeship, I’m feeling a lot more rounded, and can take on most tasks (some with a bit of guidance), so confidence is high.
As a business owner, you need to understand the things that impact on your cashflow and how to manage them. Your cash operating cycle is hugely important, particularly in times of growth.
It’s when you put down the tools that your business starts working - and you work less.
An Auckland scaffolding company with multiple previous breaches of safety law has been fined $180,000 for further failures to provide its workers with a safe working environment.
In law, a warranty is simply a promise or an undertaking that is given to you by someone you have contracted with. For example, a builder warrants to his client that his work complies with the building code. If that promise or undertaking turns out not to be correct, the client can sue the builder for compensation.
You’ve built up a good reputation. You don’t want to lose it.
Uh oh, it’s happened, I’ve had my first major balls-up, and it annoyingly involved concrete too!
Meet our Truck Driver - Murray, and Sales Rep - Dan in this month's introductions to our team
Meet our Truck Driver - Matt, & Account Manager - Grant in this month's introductions to our team
A break from work can happen due to circumstances outside your control, and you may not always know how long you will be off work for.
The release of a report into suicides of construction industry workers has highlighted the need for all parts of the industry to work together to support the mental health of workers.
MBIE are working on some changes to the Building Act across several different areas. One of those is to include in the Act the regulation of building products and methods.
It sounds so easy: Go out on your own. Provide excellent service. Get happy clients, referrals, repeat work, 5-star reviews, and a reputation as one of the best.
Airborne contaminants are a serious health risk due to high levels of exposure, particularly in the construction and manufacturing industries. Regularly breathing in airborne contaminants can cause serious damage to your health. Unfortunately, by the time it is noticed, the total damage done may already be serious and life changing.
Retentions are a common feature of commercial construction contracts, and some residential construction contracts. They are deducted from each payment claim and paid out at the end of the project, to create a financial incentive for the contractor to complete all unfinished work and rectify all identified defects after he has completed the bulk of his work and has been paid for it.
MBIE are currently reviewing aspects of New Zealand’s building system. Part of this review includes how risk is allocated across the various players in the sector
Sometimes it’s the humble broom which can be a hazard on a worksite.
So the past couple of months have been interesting, as I’ve worked on three of our main residential sites, one new build, a large pop top, and a reclad.