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Robotic technology company FBR has built its first house in less than three days, in what the company describes as a feat of engineering to impact the future of the construction industry Perth-based FBR, formerly known as Fastbrick Robotics, successfully constructed a 180sq m, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, The Urban Developer reports. Continue →
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Increasing demand for services is putting pressure on talent acquisition, with construction companies around the world turning to technology to forecast hiring, manage costs, and grow revenue This finding comes from Teletrac Navman’s second annual Telematics Benchmark Report: Global Construction Edition, which found that the global construction industry is expected to grow at 4.2% from 2018 to 2023, and to be worth US$15.5 trillion globally by 2030. Continue →
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Registration has opened for New Zealand’s first Building Information Modelling conference being held in Wellington on Wednesday, 8 May 2019 The one-day conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) is an industry partnership run by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) on behalf of the BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC). Continue →
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Education and technology integration are holding the construction industry back from getting the full value of invested in technology The 2018 Construction Industry Survey: Technology and Skills Edition conducted by Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) indicates that Kiwi construction businesses already employ a range of jobsite and measurement technology; from plant, machine and asset monitoring to GPS-based survey equipment. Continue →
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Auckland could have an iconic waterfront stadium within 10 years at zero cost to ratepayers and taxpayers if a proposal from some of the city’s leading companies is adopted The Auckland Waterfront Consortium has launched an ambitious proposal that would see a spectacular 50,000 seat fully enclosed stadium, built alongside a redeveloped Bledisloe Wharf. Continue →
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The winning design in an international architecture competition to find a new high-rise tower for Auckland is a building for the people – from its street level “Market Place” to its rooftop Zen Garden Designed by Melbourne-based architects Woods Bagot, in partnership with local New Zealand firm Peddle Thorp, the building is a sleek and crystalline 48-level tower that will stand around 180m high. Continue →
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Resource consent has been obtained for The Peninsula, 32 luxurious residences and penthouses priced from $2.7 million to $13 million to be built at the most northern point of Orakei Bay Village in Remuera The development follows the successful transformation of the village retail precinct in 2017 into a thriving hub of bars, eateries, boutique shopping and service stores, anchored by Farro Fresh and Kings Plant Barn. Continue →
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There are strong indications that the construction industry faces some serious challenges, according to Alan McMahon Much of the growth will occur in Auckland, making up 41 percent of the total national construction value and 40 percent of dwelling unit consents in 2023 Ebert Construction hit headlines recently when announcements were made that they had entered receivership. Continue →
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The forthcoming Asian Construction Forum is bringing the Kiwi and Asian building sectors together to foster collaboration and celebrate the contribution Asian construction companies are making to New Zealand   Asian companies contribute more than $7billion each year to New Zealand’s construction sector and are to helping us meet our demands for the large scale, quality construction and infrastructure projects the country needs, yet many of these businesses currently sit outside New Zealand’s traditional sector. Continue →
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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Construction has begun on Egypt’s shiny new capital city to ease the congestion of overpopulated capital Cairo, The Urban Developer reports Located 40 kilometres from Cairo, the US$45 billion ($60bn), yet-to-be-named city is set to replace the tired Cairo capital, with the government promising “a new lifestyle, new community and a new worldwide centre of attraction”. Continue →
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