Construction
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Construction Sector Accord a long-term commitment

A New Zealand Construction Sector Accord was announced by five ministers, including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, signalling long-term commitment between government and industry to collaborate on key work areas for a healthy construction sector Government and construction industry leaders have signalled a shared commitment to transform New Zealand’s construction sector. Continue →
Property Trends
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What’s happening in the apartment market?

In terms of an overall view, apartments aren’t generally performing any worse or better than the wider property market, although top end apartments (by size/value) could be worth keeping an eye on, says CoreLogic Senior Research Analyst Kelvin Davidson For apartments, the key markets across the country are Auckland City, North Shore, and Wellington City, and then to a lesser extent in Tauranga and Christchurch. Continue →

Design
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Three ways to make your project’s kitchen stand out

Given the challenging nature of the current residential market, builders, specifiers and architects are increasingly looking for ways to differentiate their projects in a crowded marketplace The Urban Developer As today’s kitchens become more integrated with technology and adapt to modern lifestyles, it’s important that builders and developers select appliances that reflect the latest in kitchen technology as well as the prestige of their project. Continue →
Engineering
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China’s Tallest Skyscraper Announced

One of China’s latest property developers Shiamo Group has revealed designs for China’s tallest building set to be located as the centrepiece to the Shenzhen Longgang master plan Once completed the Shenzhen-Hong Kong International Centre located in Shenzhen will be the world’s third tallest building building behind SOM’s 828m Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the 1,000m tall Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia. Continue →




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 →
Compliance & Legal




Training & Management
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Workspace as a Service: workplace for the future

The way we do business has been disrupted; we are now connected everywhere and with everyone, says Regus Country Manager Pierre Ferrandon As employees we can now choose where and when we work, because work is no longer something we do or a place we go but is the overall output that an employee and employer produce. Continue →
All News
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What’s happening in the apartment market?

In terms of an overall view, apartments aren’t generally performing any worse or better than the wider property market, although top end apartments (by size/value) could be worth keeping an eye on, says CoreLogic Senior Research Analyst Kelvin Davidson For apartments, the key markets across the country are Auckland City, North Shore, and Wellington City, and then to a lesser extent in Tauranga and Christchurch. Continue →