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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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Interior Award Winners 2017

Interior Award Winners 2017 Announced

Interior Award Winners 2017 Announced in Auckland Over 300 interior designers and architects attended the 2017 Interior Awards to witness the award winners and enjoy the networking evening at the Metropolis Museum, Auckland on June 29. Nine categories were presented: Retail, Hospitality, Workplace (up to 1000m²), Workplace (over 1000m²), Civic, Installation, Craftsmanship, Emerging Design Professional […]

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The Best Tradeshow Launch in the World

Auckland Build organised by Oliver Kinross has been awarded the Best Tradeshow Launch at the Association of Event Organiser’s (AEO) Excellence Awards 2017. This year’s AEO Excellence Awards took place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on 16th June 2017. The AEO Excellence Awards bring together around one thousand leading global event organisers and represent […]

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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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