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The TRADIE NZ Magazine Update!

Issue 4 of The TRADIE NZ will be available to all trades in New Zealand as of mid-June, with the 5th Issue of the publication being marketed at Auckland Build 2017. We are also pleased to announce that the Tradie Magazine is expanding into Papua New Guinea to cater to the PNG Market, and will […]

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Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch”

 Auckland Build Expo Announced as Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch” in the Excellence Awards 2017 by the Association of Event Organisers. 18th May 2017 – The Association of Event Organisers has announced that the Auckland Build Expo has been named as a Finalist for “Best Tradeshow Launch” in the AEO Excellence Awards 2017. The show […]

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Green Building Standard Needed In New Zealand

A new report released by the Climate Action Tracker group revealed that the carbon emissions from buildings increased by more than double between 1990 and 2010. The overriding factor in this increase was said to be down to the increase in electricity usage. The group monitors 32 countries’ emissions and policies and their impact on […]

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Cheap Hybrid Systems for Earthquake-Resistant Buildings

Dr Minghao Li, a structural timber engineer at the University of Canterbury and his team, including researchers from Tongji Univeristy in China are currently looking for low-cost alternatives to build earthquake-resistant buildings. They recently shook a 8.8 metre building that was constructed out of cheap materials readily available in New Zealand to see the impact. […]

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Auckland Building Costs Increased by 17% In A Year

While New Zealand inflation is running at 2.2%, the building costs in Auckland in the past year increased 17%. According to information provided by Statistics NZ, Auckland building consent costs rose from $1846/sqm in 2016 to $2153/sqm in 2017. The national costs over the same perios rose from $1812/sqm to $1946/sqm only. The surge has […]

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Celebrating Improving the Quality and Performance of the Built Environment for 50 Years

           Building Officials Institute of New Zealand – Celebrating Improving the Quality and Performance of the Built Environment for 50 Years The origins of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand (BOINZ) go back to the New Zealand Institute of Building Inspectors Inc (NZIBI), which was formed in 1967 in Christchurch. In […]

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Steven Joyce Promises To Spend $11b More

Finance Minister Steven Joyce spoke today about the government’s commitment to infrastructure spending, including the expressways being built north of Wellington. He said the government is planning a big increase in this spending. In a pre-budget speech to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, he said: “Yesterday I had my first drive along the 22km Kapiti […]

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Auckland’s Best Architecture Revealed

Beautiful baches and sophisticated city houses are among the housing winners in the NZIA Auckland Architecture Awards for 2017. The association says the large number of projects that have received honours in this year’s awards, announced on Wednesday, April 26, reflects Auckland’s building boom. Forty-five projects have won awards, 13 more than last year. Winners […]

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Rail Link To Create Work For Kiwi

Up to 1600 people will be needed to build the railway when construction peaks, the Government has estimated. But the construction industry is already struggling to find enough workers to keep up with existing demands. Auckland Council said the rail link could provide opportunities for people who were new to the workforce or not currently employed. The City Rail […]

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Celebrate the booming industry

On November 16th to November 17th, Auckland named the building capital of New Zealand, held the ”unbelievable” Build Expo. The Expo was located in the ASB Showgrounds and covered the ”booming” construction industry that Auckland boasts, it presented all things you could wish for from every angle. The show held a mixture of both conference […]

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Auckland Build is partnered with #BuildAKL

NZ and Auckland in particular is in desperate need of sufficient manpower to cope with building development and demands around the country. Therefore, big building companies and number of associations have teamed up to launch the #BuildAKL recruitment campaign along with Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development. Which most of them are already presenting and […]

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