Following a number of high profile fires involving combustible, polyethylene core aluminium composite panels (ACPs) as external cladding, the use of the ACP has been the subject of a number of avenues of inquiry, both in New Zealand and internationally.
Extending its antipodean buying spree, Logos Property has agreed to acquire a 10-hectare site in Auckland to develop a 55,000-square-metre logistics facility. The deal, the first in the country for the regional warehouse developer, comes after a rush of transactions in Australia and amid intense competition and fast growth.
Labour unveils a plan allowing couples earning up to $180,000 a year to bid for houses costing $650,000. Phil Twyford describes KiwiBuild as "a middle-class aspirational home-ownership policy" writes Thomas Coughlan for Newsroom.
The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) together with building supply merchant Carters, has launched a series of skills training workshops for construction managers, those managing commercial building sites and larger residential projects.
As part of a new initiative called the Pacific Trades Partnership (PTP) the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has contracted Ara Institute of Canterbury to oversee skills assessments of tradespeople in the Pacific Islands.