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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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Latest research offers practical, community-based solutions to New Zealand’s housing crisis by turning existing stock into far more affordable, fit-for-purpose homes A report from the Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities National Science Challenge shows around 12% of New Zealand’s housing stock is significantly under-utilised and many houses could be partitioned to deliver up to 180,000 new dwellings. Continue →
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