The ‘invisible’ costs of building a house in NZ

CoreLogic, a property information, analytics and services provider in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, says the recently-released Housing Stocktake Report contains underlying...

Preliminary and General — and its cost

Preliminary and General. Do you know what this is? I have talked to many builders around the country over many years, who often say...

Wanted: Construction partner in Antarctica

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for a construction partner for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. But this is a...

Industry suicide report highlights need for more effective support and prevention

The release last month of a report into suicides of construction industry workers has highlighted the need for all parts of the...

BDO Construction Survey Report: Industry ‘marginally better’, but still a race to the bottom

Leading Accounting and Advisory firm BDO released the report of its second annual Construction Survey in Auckland recently. The...

Auckland’s urban sprawl accelerates

The Auckland Council has approved two structure plans for more than 34,000 homes to be built in the Drury and Pukekohe areas...

More apprentices sign up to showcase trade skills

More apprentices have entered this year’s Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2019 Apprentice of the Year competition, reflecting an increased interest in building...

‘Long stop’ provisions: Making sense of the 10-year limitation period in leaky building claims

The very recent Auckland High Court decision of Kells and Kells v Auckland City Council & Others (CIV-2008-404-1812) had to consider whether the Weathertight...

Christchurch red zone makeover approved by Government

A once-in-a-lifetime makeover of the eastern areas of Christchurch that were shattered by the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes has been approved by...

BDO helping to build future construction tycoons

BDO has integrated its business advisory expertise into Construction Tycoon, an interactive online game that immerses players in the construction business.