Manage Your Facilities!

How not to waste money? – Manage Your Facilities!

It is no surprise that New Zealand businesses are squandering energy, and therefore money, in the course of their day-to-day operations. A vivid example would be a commercial building running an air-conditioning unit to cool down one part of its structure while trying to heat up another part with a boiler. Many businesses could shave […]

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Hawkins to pay $13.4 million for a leaky school

H Construction North Island – formerly called Hawkins Construction North Island – has been ordered to pay $13.4 million to fix a raft of errors at a leaky, damp, and rotting secondary school in Auckland. Botany Downs Secondary College was built in stages by Hawkins in the 2000s, opening in 2004. As of 2018, it […]

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Flammable Panelling in High-rises

13 high-rise buildings in Auckland are covered in flammable aluminium panelling, but Auckland Council does not foresee any “immediate safety concerns” for the tenants. After the Grenfell Tower fire in London in 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) requested all councils to identify buildings covered by the same flammable aluminum cladding panels […]

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Daisy Apartments Spearheads Energy Efficiency

Auckland mayor Phil Goff  recently attended the opening ceremony of an almost car-free residential development. Daisy Apartments, located on Akepiro Street in Mount Eden, was given a 10-star rating for its 33 apartments and two parking spaces for shared cars. The complex earned the title of “New Zealand’s Greenest Apartment Building”, which was awarded by […]

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Middlemore Hospital In Need of Repair

Hospitals “around the country” are dealing with building issues, says health minister Dr David Clark. However, there is not much that can be done if District Health Boards  (DHBs) are not open to discuss the issues they are facing. Clark raised the issue to Counties Manukau DHB acting chairman Rabin Rabindran. He expressed disappointment towards […]

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Construction Begins for Eastern Busway

The pre-construction work for the Eastern Busway, bridging Panmure and Pakuranga has finally begun. Auckland Transport explains that the project will entail the tearing down of fourteen Auckland Council-owned buildings in order to make way for archaeological investigations. According to Auckland Transport, the archaeological work is “particularly important on this project due to the unique […]

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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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Construction Jobs

Construction Jobs : Trends and forecasts The construction industry contributed to at least 25 percent of employment growth between 2015 to 2018. The growth of the industry is primarily pushed by the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. Thousands of Canterbury homes and commercial buildings were either badly damaged or destroyed in the earthquakes and the […]

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NZ Build

Consumer Confidence Rises as Market Stabilises

Consumer Confidence Rises in January as NZ Build Market Stabilises Consumer confidence across the country has risen in January, ending a three-month decline, thanks to the improved economic outlook, better house prices and increasing spending on household items. The ANZ Roy Morgan consumer confidence index rose to 126.9 in January compared to 121.8 of December. […]

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Auckland City Rail

Auckland City Rail Tender Delayed

Chris Meale, the City Rail Link Chief Executive issued a statement on 20th Feb. The announcement stated that the release of tender documents for the tunnel system of CRL will be delayed by up to three months as a preferred bidder of the project had withdrawn.   Originally, there were eight bidders pre-qualified for the […]

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