Lifting productivity in construction

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New Zealand’s construction industry can lift its productivity by establishing a digital database on building products, a BRANZ-funded report from GS1 New Zealand finds. This...

OSM partnership delivers new family home in 10 weeks

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Concision off-site manufacturing (OSM), in partnership with Versatile Pukekohe, has completed a brand new four-bedroom, two-bathroom family home in just 10 weeks. The home’s 43...

A new plan for housing

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The Government has released a “Public Housing Plan 2021-2024” outlining where it intends to construct 8000 additional public and transitional housing places, as it...

The great housing debate

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It’s fair to say many of us were glad to see the back of 2020. But as we look to the year ahead, our...

Low-carbon solutions for NZ buildings

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Low-carbon water heating systems and energy performance certificates for homes are two of the solutions BRANZ researchers are investigating to help reduce New Zealand’s...

McGuinness awarded NZIOB Honorary Fellowship

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Peter McGuinness, of construction company LT McGuinness, has been inducted as an Honorary Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB). The NZIOB membership...

Successful transition from building industry boss to franchise CEO recognised

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Moving from a centralised office with 1000 employees doing what they were told to franchise leadership where he needed to sell his ideas and...

Report shows virus impact likely to be felt for the next few years

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The recently released National Construction Pipeline Report 2020 forecasts a short-term decline in construction activity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The report, commissioned...

Doing it yourself just got easier

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Mitre 10 New Zealand has partnered with Cityhop, New Zealand’s first car share company, with Cityhop vans being located at selected Auckland Mitre 10...

Planning for a post-Covid construction sector

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The recently released National Construction Pipeline Report shows that the Construction Sector Accord will need to play a vital role in supporting the Covid-19...