Construction forecasting until 2021

Two reports and a web tool were released by the Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith, to assist planning in New Zealand’s building and construction sector. Over the past months, much is speculated with the booming activities and projects around the Read more…

Fletcher to buy rival Higgins

Fletcher Building has gained clearance from the Commerce Commission to acquire Higgins Group Holdings, the rival construction company, after dropping Horokiwi Quarries from its application to reduce its dominance in the aggregates market. The Commerce Commission clearance has given Fletcher to acquire Higgins’ road surfacing and road maintenance, civil structure Read more…

World’s biggest builder in town

The world’s biggest construction company, part of the giant China State Construction Engineering Corporation, China Construction New Zealand was announced to have won the $200 million contract to build the luxurious Park Hyatt Hotel in Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter. CSCEC was named as the world’s biggest builder by revenue in 2012 Read more…

The Timber industry is also ready!

The timber industry reacts to the government’s announced boost to home construction with the Housing Infrastructure Fund; timber professionals believe that has to have a timber focus. ”If we want that many houses to be built quickly, properly, and with sustainable materials, timber is the way to go. This is Read more…

Interview with A+W•NZ

We recently interviewed the Co-founder of Architecture + Women • NZ Lynda Simmons on her thoughts on the architecture industry. In the interview, she discusses their association and their role, the challenges faced by women architects and the ways to overcome these challenges. Read the full interview here.

Interview with NAWIC

We recently interviewed Auckland Chair of NAWIC, Jenny Parker on her thoughts on the construction industry. In the interview, she discusses their association and their role, their take on the current construction industry as well as various discussions on women in construction, such as challenges, improvements and expectations. Read the full Read more…

NZ building activity grows

Auckland dominated construction for both residential and commercial construction as NZ building activities continue to grow for a fifth quarter in the March period. Volume of residential activity rose 5.5 percent and commercial for 5 percent. In the same period, the comparison in increase is significant than that of the Read more…