Resource management reforms underscore the complexity of delivering a simple system

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The recent release of the first tranche of the government’s resource management reforms underscoring the government’s good intentions do not outweigh the fact that...

Hyperinflation, shortages, sending NZ building industry into potential meltdown

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EasyBuild director Mike Fox says he’s heard anecdotes indicating that the number of product price increases builders are dealing with are up 156% on...

‘Work experience for a lifetime’ launched

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The civil construction and infrastructure industry has teamed up with government, industry bodies and employers to help meet New Zealand’s infrastructural skills challenge. The Infrastructure...

Christchurch school wins NZCPA Supreme Award

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Te Raekura Redcliffs School has won the Supreme Award at the New Zealand Commercial Project Awards 2021. Entrant Naylor Love Canterbury worked closely with the...

Christchurch demolition innovators provide top tips to minimise waste to landfill

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Pioneering demolition Christchurch company Taggart has proved you can salvage between 70% to almost 100% of construction and demolition (C&D) waste from landfill. The company...

Unitec lecturer calls for improved Auckland housing design

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Unitec School of Architecture senior lecturer Dr David Turner wants to ensure developments improve housing supply while maintaining privacy and social amenities. In a recent...

Constructive 2021: Restructuring New Zealand

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly New Zealand has a problem. As a sector, how do we step up to the huge challenge of delivering...

Consultation underway on major changes to infrastructure planning and delivery

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The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, is proposing an overhaul of the way New Zealand’s infrastructure is planned, prioritised and built, in a...

Innovative timber pack covers replace single-use plastic

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Funding from Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund has allowed construction company Naylor Love and Mitre 10 MEGA to trial an initiative that...

The true cost of losing an employee

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Building Recruitment managing director and Building Today columnist Kevin Everett says losing staff is more costly than you think, and provides 10 tips for...