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Are there enough?

By Ian Page 1 April 2012, Build 129, Feature article

Following a lean period, demand for construction industry labour will ramp up significantly in the next 24 months. This begs the question – will there be sufficient qualified licensed building practitioners?

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Learning while earning

By Phil Stewart 1 December 2014, Build 145, Feature article

Online courses, industry events, BRANZ seminars and books as well as site visits are among the options building industry employees can partake in as part of their ongoing professional development.

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LBP has landed

By Paul Hobbs 1 June 2016, Build 154

Welcome to the new LBP knowledge section of Build. I am thrilled that BRANZ’s Build magazine is now being provided to all LBPs. i see this as a significant milestone in the scheme’s development.

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Right first time

By Mel Orange 1 June 2020, Build 178

Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) should always aim to get their work done right the first time. It is an efficient way to get the job done on time, within budget and up to standard. It was also one of the reasons the licensing regime was introduced in the first place.

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Major changes

By Bruce Duggan 1 August 2021, Build 185

In the third part of this series on the history of the Licensed Building Practitioners Scheme, we look at the period when we knew we had a real problem with weathertightness.

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Skills maintenance

By Bruce Duggan 1 April 2022, Build 189

Following on from the recent series on the history of licensed building practitioners (LBPs), this article investigates what continued professional development (CPD) looks like. In the LBP Scheme, we know this as skills maintenance.

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Complaints against LBPs

By Karen Shaw 1 December 2013, Build 139

Complaints laid against licensed building practitioners should be treated seriously. There is a formal process to hear the complaint, and to date, there is only one reported instance of an appeal against a finding.

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