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A change of scene

By Dael Climo 1 February 2017, Build 158

It’s regularly at the top of global standard of living lists, but what’s it really like to live and work in Norway? BRANZ Fire Research Scientist Greg Baker, who recently returned from an 18-month stint there, provides some insight.

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An eye for the future

By Dael Climo 1 December 2015, Build 151

BCITO carpentry apprentice Cody Webby has his future mapped out. Becoming an apprentice is part of a grand plan to learn an in-demand trade, develop a portable skill and one day run his own business.

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Jobs in a boom time

By Dael Climo 1 August 2017, Build 161

Matt Donnelly from the Auckland office of international company Cobalt Recruitment tells Build about the challenges and opportunities in construction industry recruitment today.

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Constructive ideas

By Dael Climo 1 February 2016, Build 152

Mike Olds, General Manager at Resene Construction Systems, could be said to have been born into the industry. He knows its challenges, embraces them and remains excited about what lies ahead.

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Safe advice

By Dael Climo 1 October 2017, Build 162

With over 20 years’ health and safety experience at Hawkins Construction and Site Safe, Andrew Confait has seen many changes. He talks to Build about the health and safety challenges and opportunities currently facing the industry.

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Working for quality

By Dael Climo 1 October 2015, Build 150

Honoured by the Building Officials of New Zealand for outstanding commitment to information, skills development and education of building officials, Hamilton City Council’s Phil Saunders is a tireless advocate for his profession.

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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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Master facilitator

By Dael Climo 1 February 2018, Build 164

BRANZ Facilities Manager Jack Lyons is retiring after a working life in the building industry. With a boinz Honorary Member award in 2017, Jack is recognised for his wide-ranging knowledge so we tapped him for insights before he left.

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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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