Construction
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Planning pays off with construction software

Contractors often have their own way of doing things and have gotten comfortable with the solutions they have, but whatever the size of the business, it is likely that improvements can be made, says Bluebeam Australia The Urban Developer The construction industry is filled with tales of software bought and never used. Continue →
Property Trends
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Are Government measures to cool housing working?

Policies announced by the Government to control the housing crisis have started showing results, but Kalkine Chief Executive Kunal Sawhney says more needs to be done Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) data saw house sales in April drop compared to March while the total number of properties sold declined by 28%. Continue →
Design
Engineering
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Top five tips to Unified Engineering success

Head of Pacific for AVEVA, Damien McDade, shares his top five tips on how and why your Unified Engineering approach is critical to success In many of today’s Capital Projects, there is a disconnect between Front End Engineering Design (otherwise known as FEED) and detailed engineering design. Continue →

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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Kicking off the financial year right

New Zealand’s construction boom means contractors are busier than ever, but throw in the demands of tax time, and running a small business in the construction sector quickly becomes a juggling act, says Fergus job management software founder Dan Pollard While the end of the financial year can add to your workload, it is also an opportunity to get a detailed picture of your business and put healthy financial habits in place that will save you from repeating mistakes in the future. Continue →
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