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Pre-engineered housing and construction report

With New Zealand open to pre-engineered housing and construction from off shore, developers and those thinking of entering the market from a New Zealand base may be interested the latest market report by leading global technology research and advisory company Technavio The global pre-engineered building market is expected to register a CAGR of around 8% during the period 2018-2022. 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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Residential property price increases expected across the board

Confidence in New Zealand’s residential property market is now higher than before last year’s election, with house price increases expected in every market surveyed Colliers International’s latest quarterly Residential Property Market Outlook Survey found overall sentiment in the residential property market has continued to track upwards this year, gaining 8 percentage points in the last quarter. Continue →





Training & Management
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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 →