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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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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 →
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Perth-based Fastbrick Robotics has partnered with strategic business consultants EY-Panthenon to understand the market potential of its Hadrian X robot    The company is known for its robotic bricklaying technology that improves safety, speed and accuracy while reducing costs during construction. Continue →
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Retaining walls are an increasing feature of construction sites as sky high land prices add pressure to maximise the potential returns from each build Construction companies look to utilise every inch of land when planning new developments, and many projects require high retaining walls to achieve bigger results. Continue →
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Tender documents for the KiwiBuild ‘Buying off the Plans’ initiative – whereby the government will underwrite or purchase new homes the private sector and others are developing – have been released The government has committed $2 billion for KiwiBuild, an ambitious programme that aims to deliver 100,000 affordable, quality homes for first home buyers over the next decade, 50,000 of which will be in Auckland. Continue →
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New Zealand’s property and construction industry are going to be particularly short of skilled workers this year, according to a survey by global recruitment specialists Michael Page With a rebound in building permits at the end of 2017, and the government announcing its commitment to building 100,000 homes across the country in the next decade, continued unprecedented levels of demand for construction professionals in project management, quantity surveying, design and architecture as well as professional engineering are very likely. Continue →
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New Zealand’s construction industry boom is giving companies in the sector an opportunity to take on more projects than ever before, a recruitment expert says According to the 2017 report Future demand for construction workers released by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), construction investment growth is set to peak in 2020 and increase the requirements for construction-related occupations until at least the end of 2022. Continue →
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