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Trades and construction protocols at Alert Level 4

Building and construction work that meets the Government definition of an essential service can continue under COVID-19 restrictions, following CHASNZ’s latest health and safety guidance COVID-19 Alert Level 4 is restricted to essential services only.  Continue →
Property Trends
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Where is housing most affordable?

The average property value in New Zealand is a record 7.9 times the average annual household income according to the latest CoreLogic Housing Affordability Report, though there is wide variation across the country The figure is up sharply from the 7.4 times recorded just three months ago and 6.6 times of 12 months ago. Continue →
Design
Engineering

Materials
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Eight trends shaping construction materials

A recent analysis by Frost & Sullivan has identified how the global construction materials market is set to change in 2021 The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, renewed focus on environment-friendly and circular solutions and geopolitical issues are expected to affect the global construction industry for the next 10-15 years. Continue →
Compliance & Legal

Training & Management
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What do Privacy Act changes mean for company policy?

Recent changes to privacy legislation have implications for contractors, who often collect and store people’s personal information, for example on site sign-in registers, Civil Contractors New Zealand explains In December 2020 an updated Privacy Act came into being. Continue →
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Where is housing most affordable?

The average property value in New Zealand is a record 7.9 times the average annual household income according to the latest CoreLogic Housing Affordability Report, though there is wide variation across the country The figure is up sharply from the 7.4 times recorded just three months ago and 6.6 times of 12 months ago. Continue →