Auckland apprentices

Apprentices Needed Across NZ Construction

Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has reached the record of 11,000 apprentices working towards a qualification. Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston welcomed the number. She said, “apprenticeships are not just an alternative career choice for young people, they are critical for our economic growth. There are many benefits of […]

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Build NZ

The Benefit of Green Buildings in Auckland

John Mauro, Auckland Council’s chief sustainability officer, has recently spoken about the benefits of green buildings in an interview with the New Zealand Herald. Studies from around the world found that tenants find green buildings to be more enticing, this, in turn, has allowed for higher rents and sale prices. Studies have shown that green […]

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Infrastructure Projects

It’s on the way….State Highway Extension

It’s on the way….State Highway Extension is Coming Soon Due to the unstable weather, the first stage of the Ara Tūhono – Pūhoi to Wellsford Road of National Significance will begin in three months. The 18.5km state highway 1 motorway between Pūhoi and Warkworth will extend the four-lane Northern Motorway from the Johnstone’s Hill tunnels […]

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Hawkins Tauranga

Hawkins Selected By Uni. of Waikato

Hawkins Construction Selected By The University of Waikato For New Tauranga CBD Tertiary Campus Development Hawkins Construction was appointed by the University of Waikato to build the new campus on the Durham Street site in central Tauranga. The construction will begin at the end of July and ready for use in 2019. The new campus […]

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fletcher building

Fletcher Building Chief Executive Resigns

Mark Adamson, Chief Executive of Fletcher Building, has announced his resignation today, he is to step down on Monday 24th July. Coupled with the confirmation of the delay of $700m International Convention Centre in Auckland, the company’s share price has dropped by 8.4 per cent, this has pushed it to a 16-month low. Coupled with […]

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Looking to The Future – Tall Timber Buildings

Looking to The Future With Tall Timber Buildings The conventional construction material of timber is to be given a new definition under technological advancements. The timber industry and government have joint hands to invest in research and development in order to encourage forestry resource use in commercial construction. According to NZ Wood promotion manager Debbie […]

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New Brand, New Name, New Location: Dalman Architects

New Brand, New Name, New Location: Dalman Architects With the relocation to the central Christchurch City, Dalman Architects also launched its new brand identity and name change (previously known as Dalman Architecture). The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Hon. Lianne Dalziel, Mayor of Christchurch, and Richard Dalmon, managing director of the company. The new […]

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Fletcher Construction

Fletchers Searching UK for Construction Professionals

Fletchers Construction, NZ’s largest builder is actively recruiting staff from London to fill vacancies due to the recent building boom. Fletcher are holding a large recruitment drive in London on July 28 alongside Immigration New Zealand and a local recruitment company. The recent surge in construction work has seen huge demands placed on the construction […]

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Auckland Construction

Labour Shortage Expected To Increase by 4.7%

Labour Shortage Expected To Increase by 4.7% – Urgent Need for Labour in Auckland’s Construction Industry The Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) forecasts that the shortage of labour is expected to increase by 4.7 per cent, twice the national job growth rate by 2019. The national construction value is expected to peak at $37 billion […]

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new home new zealand

$750m spent on building 60,000 new homes

$750m spent on building 60,000 new homes Prime Minister Bill English announced that Auckland, Hamilton, Waikato, Tauranga and Queenstown will be granted $750m to solve the rising demand for housing. In addition, the fund also covers the expenses of building roads and water infrastructure for the residents within the cities. The 10-year interest-free loan is […]

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World Architecture Festival

14 NZ Projects Nominated – World Architecture Festival

14 New Zealand projects nominated for WAF 2017 The annual World Architecture Festival Awards will be held on 15 -17 November at Arena Berlin, Germany. This year 14 New Zealand construction projects from various categories such as: culture, mixed use and new & old have been nominated as World Architecture Festival 2017 finalists. It is […]

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