Winners of Dulux Colour Awards 2018 Revealed

The winners of Dulux Colour Awards 2018 have recently been announced at the National Gallery of Victoria. 15 New Zealand designers were shortlisted for the awards. The Crimson Education Office designed by Patrick Loo won the International category. Murali Bhasker from BOON was a judge at the 2018 awards and admired Patrick’s colour pallet in this project. Davina Harper, […]

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Buchan Expands into Global Practice

Through a merger with three other firms, Buchan expands into a leading global design practice. Buchan made an announcement early May that it has unified three practices in Australasia, Asia and Europe into one global company. The merger has resulted in a brand new face for the group, which includes a name shift from The […]

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Rotorua’s Aquatic Centre Review

The panel in charge of reviewing building management options for Rotorua’s Aquatic Centre have been announced. Members of the panel include Auckland lawyer Tama Hovell, Deloitte’s Director Rob McDonald, and Sports New Zealand Spaces and Places Lead Jamie Delich. The Aquatic Centre became a topic of debate when Rotorua Lakes Council made the decision to […]

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NZ Construction Market Needs 51,000 workers

New Zealand Construction Market needs 51,000 workers New Zealand has been troubled with a shortage of affordable housing, an increasing population and a lack of construction workers. While foreign investors might have contributed to the skyrocketing property prices, the size and skill of the construction workforce is always the key to actualize new development plans. […]

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Eastfield Avenue Sees Violations

Construction sites in Eastfield Avenue, a large residential development area in eastern Auckland, was found violating building site rules after staff from Auckland Council’s regulatory team paid a site visit. Developers were held accountable as they did not comply to the rules. Regulatory compliance manager, Steve Pearce, said that this could result in a fine […]

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Construction Job Advertising Drops

Recently, job advertising has dropped for two consecutive months, and the development is nearly to zero in Auckland. Based on online tracking and printing job advertising from the monthly ANZ job ads indicator, there has been a 0.3 per cent drop between November and December. Job advertisement around the globe is still maintaining at approximately […]

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Quay St Cycleway Project Begins

The Quay Street Cycleway Extension project in Auckland CBD should start at the beginning of January 2018. It will link with the future Tamaki Drive cycleway, Glen Innes and Tamaki Drive. However, the extension project has attracted a host of tree protesters. This is because the cycleway development on Quay St will greatly affect existing […]

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KiwiBuild Will Carry Risk

Government officials informed Housing Minister Phil Twyford that KiwiBuild plan will carry risk. The new Minister was briefed by officials from several ministries regarding Labour’s housing policies as he came into office. At present, Labour’s biggest plan is KiwiBuild: to deliver 100,000 new affordable homes in the next ten years, with 50% in Auckland and […]

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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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