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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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.
Matt Donnelly from the Auckland office of international company Cobalt Recruitment tells Build about the challenges and opportunities in construction industry recruitment today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When facilities manager Phoenix Lavin won a major industry award, the judges noted ‘she is passionate about the industry and an advocate for diversity’. She tells Build why.