Fletcher Building

Poor Project Management Leads to Overspend

Fletcher Building, NZ’s leading construction company, admitted that a few of their major projects are facing the problem of poor project management and it may be the sign of a much wider issue. The industry as a whole is losing money in a short period of time, a project management specialist with knowledge of the […]

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Worksafe Urges to Install Safety Nets

Builders are being warned to put on safety nets to prevent serious work-related injuries, such as fall off roofs or walls. In past two years, two serious head injuries were recorded due to inappropriate installation. WorkSafe has issued an industry-wide alert about the dangers of poorly installed and badly made nets in residential building sites. […]

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NAWIC

Women Take the Lead in Construction

The third annual Hays NAWIC Excellence Awards was held at the Aotea Centre in Auckland to celebrate role models for women in construction. The awards recognise the remarkable achievements and effort made by women in the construction industry. Thanks to the projected 10 per cent annual growth rates till 2019 and the demand for 50,000 […]

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Construction Companies Without Insurance Face Collapse

The legislation of the new law may result in the collapse of construction companies as two tiers will be created, says James MacQueen, advisory partner in the construction and real estate sector for business advisory and accountancy firm BDO. The amendment was a response to the collapse of Mainzeal in 2013, which leaves unsecured creditor […]

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Construction workers to get a pay rise next year

It is expected that over half of the country’s building industry workers will receive a salary increase up to 5 per cent next year, annual salary guide by Hays Construction and the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) reports. The survey on salary and recruiting expectations shows that project managers, construction managers, quantity surveyors, estimators, […]

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Australian Skilled Dealers Falls Below Demand

Australian tradesmen are struggling to keep up as the country’s residential building market grows. Owing to the rapid rise of the residential construction industry in Australia, many trades are lacking seasoned professionals meet market demand. According to the Housing Industry Association’s recent Trades Report, bricklayering suffered the worst shortage, measuring -0.82 on the index (anything […]

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Potential Cladding Hazards – 1,000 NSW Buildings

Australian government audit points to substandard cladding in more than 1,000 buildings in New South Wales. Shortly following the London Grenfell Tower fire, the NSW Government conducted an audit and inspected over 178,000 building projects in the region, among which 1,011 showed signs of dangerous cladding. In response to the findings, Fair Trading minister Matt […]

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Auckland Buyers to Fund Local Housing Development

New home buyer charges are set to address infrastructure issues that are hindering housing development. The government will be setting up Crown Infrastructure Partners to fund transport and water connections to new housing development areas. The company will be working with a starting budget of $600 million. According to Phil Goff, the funding will allow […]

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Auckland CBD Apartments Hit Record High

Research shows that 1216 new apartments, totalling up to over $600 million, will be built in Auckland’s central business district. If the target is met, this will be a record setter within the decade. According to Zoltan Moricz, Senior Director and Head of Research at real estate agents and consultants CBRE New Zealand, 343 new […]

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500 social rentals to be build in Auckland

500 New Social Rentals For Auckland

Ted Manson, one of Auckland’s leading property developers is to build 500 social rentals as a part of his philanthropic activities. Ted Manson, who is the managing director of family-firm Mansons TCLM, revealed this ambitious project of his charitable foundation at a housing summit in Auckland. He says that his views on the need for […]

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