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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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Knowledge workers in growing demand

The demand for knowledge workers is increasing across New Zealand as employers recruit these highly-skilled professionals to add immediate value and adapt to the rapidly changing and digitising world of work. Of the new jobs added to the latest Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand (for October to December 2016), the recruiter says “almost […]

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Selecting Sustainable Building Products

Materials Intelligence – A Necessity for Selecting Sustainable Building Products Interview with David Baggs, Global GreenTag for Auckland Build / Sydney Build news Asked the question what hinders professionals in the construction sector from buying sustainable materials, David Baggs, the CEO and Program Director of Australia’s leading Type 1 eco label has a confident answer. […]

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To be ready for the Auckland Boom

The number of construction trades within New Zealand is expected to grow as building booms. In the next five years, electricians, plumbers and civil engineering professionals are expected to have the largest growth. Seeing the high demand for skilled workers, the Government is allocating a further $14.4 million budget to meet with the housing and […]

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3D printing wood for construction

It may sound like magic, but a Canterbury University researcher thinks 3D technology could hold the key to a whole new industry in 3D printing wood. The outcome could be an endless supply of timber for construction without ever having to cut down a tree. Associate Professor David Leung has just received funding of $255,000 […]

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Young people wanted in the growing industry

Wanted: 32,000 people to fill jobs to help fuel Auckland’s rapid growth. Available: 23,000 16-24 year old Aucklanders not in education, employment or training. And the money’s good – $40,000-$60,000 in many starting salaries and genuine prospects for advancement. It seems an easy equation to solve. But a new competition, #BuildAKL, has been launched to […]

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Economy gets boost from building sector

New Zealand’s booming construction sector remains one of the main pillars for the country’s economic growth, benefiting from an expanding population in need of housing and spurring activity in other industries. Government data today showed the construction sector grew 5 percent in the three months ended June 30, making the biggest contribution to a 0.9 […]

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A high school drop out built a $35m company

Liam Field, 54, dropped out of west Auckland’s Henderson High School almost 40 years ago at just 15-years-old, saying that “school just wasn’t really for me”. After quitting school he did a number of jobs including earthmoving and sales. He got his start in business with the purchase of a $30,000 digger. But it all really began at the […]

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Fletcher forecasts strong earnings uplift

Fletcher Building is forecasting a strong uplift in underlying earnings for 2017 in the range of $720-760 million, mainly on the back of a boom in Auckland residential construction. Fletcher broke with its usual practice when reporting results to provide guidance for 2017 which was in line with market expectations, Sydney-based RBC Capital Markets analyst […]

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Unitary Plan given the green light

Auckland Council says it has completed an “historic” moment in planning and reached all its final decisions on the Unitary Plan. The council’s governing body finished four days of deliberation over the plan and will notify the public of its decisions this Friday. That will be followed by a 20 working day period during which […]

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Women transforming construction sector

Winners of the second annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards have been hailed as “inspirational leaders who are passionate about changing the construction sector” during last night’s awards ceremony at Mac’s Function Centre in Wellington. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements women are making in New Zealand’s construction industry. With 10 percent yearly growth rates predicted […]

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