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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...

Why can’t our current system deliver affordable housing?

First, let me congratulate you all for trying to do something about the rising tide of homelessness and unaffordable housing. Rather than talk about the...

Significance of industry cannot be overstated

RMBA president Simon Barber welcomed delegates to the second Constructive Forum with a thought-provoking speech that addressed a number of issues facing the sector.    It...

The great New Zealand infrastructure and fees scam

Before embarking on a building project, the average Kiwi has little to no idea about just how much the cost of council-imposed infrastructure, council...

The value of construction in the New Zealand economy

In 2011, the Construction Strategy Group (CSG) commissioned a step change report by editors PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) that for the first time authoritatively summarised the...