New building consent exemptions from August 2020 — what do they really mean?

Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says overall, the changes allowing more building projects to be completed without a building...

New Zealand’s affordable housing crisis — why is it near impossible to produce low-cost...

Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says there is a massive disconnect between supply and demand for affordable housing. So...

Looking ahead to a post Covid-19 industry

Building Today columnist and EasyBuild director Mike Fox says the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis will be similar to the other global...

Protect businesses, jobs and skills by investing in the vertical construction industry

The chief executive of one of New Zealand’s leading commercial construction companies is asking the Government to consider underwriting the vertical construction...

Bigger isn’t always better!

By Generation Homes chief executive Kelvin Atkinson   Baby boomers sang along with the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, made space in their living rooms for...

Developer: Clear the red tape and you’ll get 100,000 houses!

By Developer Peter Cooney, Classic Developments   There is no shortage of financiers wanting to invest in New Zealand housing developments. There is no shortage of...

Constructive 2018: Cutting to the chase

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   Industry transformation is happening. After two Constructive Forums we are now seeing new approaches and technologies being applied right...

Can our building consent system cope with 10,000 Kiwibuilds each year?

We currently have a housing sector under extreme pressure to deliver more houses, especially more affordable ones. We also have a new government with...

Has the creation of the MBIE delivered for the NZ construction industry?

It’s been five years since the Department of Building and Housing was subsumed into the mega-ministry known as the Ministry of Business Innovation and...

What the banks don’t tell you!

By Building Today columnist Mike Fox   I was fortunate enough to attend a presentation by world-renowned financial commentator John Kay in Auckland that was hosted...