Work on the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery is well underway, and it’s exciting to see the walls go up on one of New Zealand’s most challenging and complex commercial builds. Trigg Construction is the main contractor for the project, and MD Darrell Trigg says, “It’s an amazing thing to be part of as everything is bespoke, no two details are allowed to be the same, and every window in the building is a different shape and size, but I’m proud to say that the Trigg team are once again proving up to the challenge”.
As of 1 October this year, the Government has ditched its ‘‘lowest price’’ procurement model for construction contracts. The new guidelines –mandatory for 130 government agencies – set out a broader set of considerations for multi-million dollar government contracts which consider the financial health of the construction company, the health and safety of workers and the environmental health of the building. We think this approach will drive far better outcomes for everyone – the Government, industry and the taxpayer.
Darrell and Marlene are huge supporters of a whole range of community causes and organisations, but stair climbing is one that’s a family affair. Marlene regularly completes Stadium Stomps and Darrell, Chief Fire Officer of the Ruakaka Volunteer Fire Brigade, participates in Firefighter Stair Climbs.
We recently welcomed Terence Elliot to the Trigg Construction team. Terence has escaped big city Auckland to come to beautiful Northland, joining us as a Contract/Project Manager
I recently spent some time with a builder who has a staff of six and is doing some pretty cool projects.
He contacted me to have a chat about business and, in particular, how to grow his business in a controlled way.
It was a great opportunity to reflect on the lessons I had learned in our own business journey to date, and how we dealt with some of them.