Mon, 26 April 2021
The Ministry of Innovation Building and Employment (MBIE) has released its consultation document for proposed changes to the New Zealand Building Code. This represents a great opportunity to positively impact the future of building standards. But does it go far enough?
Direct download: 252_NZ_Building_Code.mp3
Category:Industry -- posted at: 10:49am NZST
Thu, 7 March 2013
Amanda Magnus is the Exhibition Director for Exhibitions & Events New Zealand, and is responsible for organising the inaugural Rebuild and Renovate Christchurch Home Show. http://www.canterburyhomeshow.
The show, which is on from Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th March at CBS Canterbury Arena, is a response to huge demand in Christchurch for information about building a home.
I spoke with Amanda about why there's room in the exhibition calendar for another show in Canterbury and how you, as someone interested in building, can get the most out of the show, including how to get a great discount on the entry!
Also in this week's show:
Check out Ben Adam-Smith's site: http://www.houseplanninghelp.
Ben and I compared notes recently about eco-building and also podcasting. I look forward to bring you an interview with him soon. (Thanks also Ben for mentioned Home Style Green on your show!)
James Schramko: http://www.superfastbusiness.
Anyone interested in online business and marketing probably knows James already. And if you don't check him out online. He's not hard to find. I tune in to James for tips on podcasting and all things internet and really appreciate the advice on using https://auphonic.com/.
What do you think of the sound quality of this show? Write and let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Breathe - The new urban village project
Awesome event with Kevin McCloud as one of the judges. I was privileged to be at the announcement of the four finalists last week with Mayor Bob Parker and Minister for Building and Construction, Hon Maurice Williamson. Check out all the entries here: http://www.futurechristchurch.
Green Cities I'm looking forward to reporting back on the latest from Sydney, where I've got a small speaking slot! http://greencities.org.au/
As always, I'd love to get your comments, questions and feedback:
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Direct download: 22_Rebuild_and_Renovate_Christchurch.mp3
Category:Industry -- posted at: 9:59pm NZST
Mon, 16 July 2012
Part 2 of our wrap of the NZGBC event in June.
This week, Verney and I discuss LED lighting, ventilation, 3D thermal modelling in CAD, construction waste management and other highlights from the Master Class day that followed on from the NZGBC Sustainable Housing Summit.
Selected pdfs of some presentations are available on the NZGBC website.
Direct download: 12_NZGBC_Master_Classes.mp3
Category:Industry -- posted at: 11:33pm NZST
Sun, 8 July 2012
The inaugural Sustainable Housing Summit, hosted by the New Zealand Green Building Council, took place at the Auckland Viaduct Events Centre on June 27th 2012.
It was a great event with over 120 attendees, a very promising sign for similar events in the future.
I caught up with Verney Ryan via Skype to discuss the highlights.
For more information, check out NZGBC where you can now find pdf downloads of most of the presentations.
Some of the people and organisations we discussed during this cast include:
Direct download: 11_Sustainable_Housing_Summit.mp3
Category:Industry -- posted at: 9:11pm NZST