February 2021 Issue


Lifting productivity in construction

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

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 […]

Like a deer caught in the headlights . .

The current house price situation is a bit of a fairy tale for property owners although, unlike the three little pigs where the home owners […]

A new plan for housing

The Government has released a “Public Housing Plan 2021-2024” outlining where it intends to construct 8000 additional public and transitional housing places, as it announced […]

The great housing debate

It’s fair to say many of us were glad to see the back of 2020. But as we look to the year ahead, our sector […]

Low-carbon solutions for NZ buildings

Low-carbon water heating systems and energy performance certificates for homes are two of the solutions BRANZ researchers are investigating to help reduce New Zealand’s greenhouse […]

McGuinness awarded NZIOB Honorary Fellowship

Peter McGuinness, of construction company LT McGuinness, has been inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB). The NZIOB membership […]

Successful transition from building industry boss to franchise CEO recognised

Moving from a centralised office with 1000 employees doing what they were told to franchise leadership where he needed to sell his ideas and initiatives […]

Planning might be easier if we knew what was in store in 2021

Here we are — the first article of the year for the first Building Today magazine of 2021. But to say Happy New Year and […]

Report shows virus impact likely to be felt for the next few years

The recently released National Construction Pipeline Report 2020 forecasts a short-term decline in construction activity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report, commissioned […]

Doing it yourself just got easier

Mitre 10 New Zealand has partnered with Cityhop, New Zealand’s first car share company, with Cityhop vans being located at selected Auckland Mitre 10 MEGA […]

Planning for a post-Covid construction sector

The recently released National Construction Pipeline Report shows that the Construction Sector Accord will need to play a vital role in supporting the Covid-19 recovery. […]