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A quiet achiever

1 December 2016, Build 157

Carmen Sutton’s drive and gutsy nature have seen her overcome hurdles to become a mature-age building apprentice. These qualities were recently recognised when she took out the NAWIC Tradeswoman of the Year award.

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Women in construction

By Dael Climo 1 October 2017, Build 162, Feature article

Call to mind a construction industry worker, and you’ll probably imagine a male. But adjust your thinking, as women are increasingly participating in construction work in New Zealand.

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Talking timber

By Dael Climo 1 February 2019, Build 170

BRANZ Structural Engineer David Carradine comes to the role of President of the New Zealand Timber Design Society as the use of engineered timber is expanding here and around the world. He tells Build why this is.

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Sticking to regulations

By Dael Climo 1 October 2019, Build 174

Described by the judges of the BOINZ Emerging Leaders Award as a contributor and an achiever and passionate about the construction sector, Hasan Shueb has a particular affection for the regulatory aspects of the industry.

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Listen to the learner

By Dael Climo 1 August 2018, Build 167

A long-time educator, Nelson Lebo, the Eco Design Advisor (EDA) at Palmerston North City Council (PNCC), believes Eco Design Service clients should be understood as learners that need individual specifically tailored advice.

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Recipe for quality

By Dael Climo 1 April 2019, Build 171

The winner of a major industry award, Kasey Ward has been pinpointed as an emerging leader. A quality assurance officer at Invercargill City Council, she tells Build about her career path and what is behind her success.

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Drawn to structural engineering

By Dael Climo 1 August 2015, Build 149

Sarah Neill, a structural engineer at Beca, was a co-winner of the 2015 NAWIC Outstanding Achievement in Design Award. She tells Build why structural engineering feeds her passion for analytical and creative thinking.

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By design

By Dael Climo 1 June 2016, Build 154

When design and technology meet, exciting things occur. Dermott McMeel, Lecturer – Digital Design at the University of Auckland, is enthusiastic about the opportunities for better, more affordable buildings with digital fabrication.

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Building resilience

1 October 2016, Build 156

Mike Mendonça, Chief Resilience Officer, Wellington City Council, leads the city’s efforts to adapt to climate change and prepare for natural disasters.

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