WMAofNZ

A message from the Secretary of the Waterproofing Membrane Association of New Zealand

Currently, I hold the position of Secretary of the Waterproofing Membrane Association of New Zealand- Mark Rayner   I retired three years ago having spent the last 37 years marketing waterproofing in the NZ Building industry. I joined the industry with Shelter Engineering, a Dunlop NZ Company, in 1979. This company specialised in waterproofing and water containment using the butyl-based …

XCON-Anywhere

Bluebeam Announces First Virtual XCON Anywhere Conference

  Digital collaboration leader’s online event to increase access and learning opportunities for all attendees   Pasadena, CA. (August 17, 2021) Bluebeam, Inc., leading developer of innovative technology solutions for the architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries, proudly announces XCON Anywhere, an immersive two-day virtual conference held online September 28-29, 2021, with all sessions and lectures available on-demand for paid attendees. The Bluebeam Extreme Conference (XCON) is Bluebeam’s annual customer-focused event bringing together industry leaders, data champions and process innovators to explore the latest trends in digital construction, deepen their understanding of Bluebeam’s solutions and gain knowledge that can be immediately used on …

Builders celebrated emerging talent and discussed critical industry issues

More than 800 builders and industry stakeholders attended this year’s New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Annual Conference and Expo in Wellington, which finished on Saturday. New Zealand’s top carpentry apprentice was named at the event, a celebration of emerging talent at a time when the sector faces a skills shortage among a number of other pressures.  South Canterbury’s Marc Palmer, …

The value of a CMMS for real estate

Real estate is a cutthroat business. It is highly competitive both in the commercial and residential sectors. For companies to succeed, they must adapt and constantly seek new ways to revitalize their operations.

designIT® sITe App: The LVL tool in your pocket — use it onsite, anywhere, anytime

The designIT® sITe App has been growing in popularity with builders as a must-have onsite tool when working with Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) based products. The app, developed in house by the Futurebuild LVL team, has been around since 2011. Colin Taverner, Business Development Manager at Futurebuild LVL, takes great pride in demonstrating the App and seeing the reaction it …

Supreme winner’s project creates “dramatic forms”

The outstanding project 48 Tuarangi Road in Auckland has won the Resene Supreme Award in the recent NZ Wood- Resene Timber Design Awards, brought to you by the Wood Processors and Manufacturers’ Association (WPMA). It is a project judges called an “impressive integration of timber material and manufacturing precision”. TOA Architects designed the 156sqm home. CLT panels created a box …

Continued co-operation key to the sector’s recovery

Concrete NZ chief executive Rob Gaimster believes that the COVID-19 pandemic has been a gigantic blow to the New Zealand construction sector, the real consequences of which will not be fully understood for many months. “Yet despite the upheaval there has been a reassuring display of co-operation amongst all groups, particularly as measures were developed for a safe return to …

Delivering a conference that connects

Creating effective conferences involves a combination of content, creativity, coordination and collaboration. So here are some key elements to help keep things simple and engaging for attendees. Set objectives Design the conference based on the needs of participants and ensure the content is supportive of and aligned with the core message/s. People fear repetition, but don’t ignore the value of …

Setting best practice – Waterproofing Membrane Codes

Waterproofing Membrane Association Inc. – Email: chairman@wmai.org.nz | www.wmai.org.nz The Waterproofing Membrane Association Incorporation (WMAI) has developed and produced several new Codes of Practice for Waterproof Membranes for the industry to accept, adapt and adhere to, all aimed at raising standards that will vastly improve the building industry. In the wake of COVID-19, there is going to be large number …