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New skills training workshop series for construction managers

The New Zealand Institute of Building and building supply merchant Carters have launched a series of skills training workshops for construction managers, those managing commercial building sites and larger residential projects The Building Legends workshops have been specifically designed to provide training to accelerate the development of the next generation of New Zealand’s construction managers. Continue →


Design
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Prestigious timber design awards finalists revealed

NZ Wood has announced Stage Two Finalists for the 2018 NZ Wood-Resene Timber Design Awards 2017 finalists “This is New Zealand’s only timber design award event and allows engineers, architects, architectural designers and builders to showcase innovation using timber,” says Debbie Fergie, NZ Wood’s Promotion Manager. Continue →
Engineering
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Co-investors sought for world’s largest timber office building

The world’s tallest engineered timber office building has begun to take shape on Brisbane’s skyline, with construction of the 45-metre, 25 King project now nearly 70 per cent complete Property giant Lendlease is developing the building for the building’s owner, Melbourne-based ethical investment firm Impact Investment Group. Continue →




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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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Overseas investors keen on Kiwi property

The $23.3 million sale of a seven-storey commercial building on Auckland’s K’Road shows offshore investor appetite for CBD properties with solid fundamentals remains strong The sale of 75 Karangahape Road is the third substantial Auckland CBD transaction involving overseas buyers within the last month. Continue →





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Getting high at Melbourne Airport

Melbourne airport will soon be home to Australia’s largest state-of-the-art medical marijuana facility after signing a deal with ASX-listed medicinal cannabis grower Cann Group Cann signed a heads of agreement on Wednesday for the lease of a five-hectare site in the Melbourne Airport precinct, according to The Urban Developer. Continue →