Compliance & Legal
Construction
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Megacity projects worth trillions planned and ongoing

A total of 6,645 planned and ongoing construction projects by the world’s megacities valued at US$4.2trn are sparking interest in residential and infrastructural developments, according to GlobalData The United Nations predicts that, between 2016 and 2030, the percentage of the world’s population living in cities with at least a million inhabitants is likely to grow from 23% to 27%, and the number of megacities is projected to increase from 31 to 41. Continue →


Design
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Leading international architect to visit

A world-renowned visionary architect will tour five centres throughout New Zealand in October and November Alvin Huang isn’t yet a household name, but in the world of architecture, he’s rapidly becoming one of the most-respected young innovators in his field. Continue →
Engineering




Facilities Management
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Hitting the floor at new whisky distillery

Luxury whisky brand The Macallan has installed a variety of Flowcrete floors to create surfaces that reflect its visual identity and maintain the functional properties required to produce this iconic Scottish spirit When Edrington, the international spirits group that owns The Macallan, decided to build a £140 million facility to meet increasing global demand, they knew that no ordinary site would suffice. Continue →
Finance


Materials
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Australia’s first CLT plant begins production

Building material manufacturer XLam has set the pace for a timber revolution in Australian construction, the Urban Developer reports, with production officially under way at their newly opened Cross Laminated Timber plant in Wodonga The facility measures 12,000sq m and was announced in 2016, when the $25 million project was originally conceived to fill a gap in the industry responding to the demand for a sustainable, easy-to-use and fast building solution. Continue →
Property Trends
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Dunedin set to remain the jewel of the south

The upswing in property values in Dunedin is likely to continue in 2019, given that demand is strong and the number of listings on the market is low, CoreLogic research analyst Kelvin Davidson believes First home buyers have been very active in the market in recent months, but investors have also been keen to buy – despite the sense that the average Dunedin rental property might require more cash to bring it up to insulation standards than houses elsewhere in New Zealand. Continue →





Training & Management
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National first aid training partnership forged

The Electrical Training Company, New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships, has partnered with Life Care Consultants Ltd to deliver first aid and CPR training across its apprentice programme The Electrical Training Company has more than 600 apprentices across the country and Life Care Consultants will provide all training nationally, apart from the Auckland region, where First Aid NZ is the provider. Continue →
All News
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Dunedin set to remain the jewel of the south

The upswing in property values in Dunedin is likely to continue in 2019, given that demand is strong and the number of listings on the market is low, CoreLogic research analyst Kelvin Davidson believes First home buyers have been very active in the market in recent months, but investors have also been keen to buy – despite the sense that the average Dunedin rental property might require more cash to bring it up to insulation standards than houses elsewhere in New Zealand. Continue →