Dedicated MIQ spots in next 12 months vital for construction sector workers

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The engineering and consulting sector continues to be optimistic about the future but there are concerns that a lack of specialist staff will affect...

Government housing package promises more sustainable housing market

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The Government has announced a housing package that it says will increase the supply of houses and remove incentives for speculators, to deliver a...

RMBA president Kerry Archer: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

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With a nod to that classic 1966 Spaghetti Western movie starring Clint Eastwood, RMBA president Kerry Archer outlines the good, the bad and the...

The difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand

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In his final column for Building Today, architect Don Bunting muses upon the apparent difficulty of providing affordable housing in New Zealand. What is wrong...

Apprenticeship Boost extension a welcome boost for tradies

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The Government’s extension of the Apprenticeship Boost initiative until August 2022 will support trades and trades training and keep Kiwis employed, BusinessNZ chief executive...

Construction waste under the microscope

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New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga’s latest discussion document looks at the state of play of infrastructure in the resource recovery and waste sector. One...

Why don’t politicians seem to understand the relevance and impact of our industry?

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EasyBuild director and Building Today columnist Mike Fox wonders why, considering the construction industry’s significant contribution to New Zealand’s GDP, the industry continues to...

$40 million Wellington waterfront development underway

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Construction has kicked off at Site 9, one of the last major commercial development sites on Wellington’s waterfront. The four-level, 3900sq m premium office building...

Lifting productivity in construction

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New Zealand’s construction industry can lift its productivity by establishing a digital database on building products, a BRANZ-funded report from GS1 New Zealand finds. This...

OSM partnership delivers new family home in 10 weeks

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Concision off-site manufacturing (OSM), in partnership with Versatile Pukekohe, has completed a brand new four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in just 10 weeks. The home’s 43...