Cabinet will consider whether government ministries should take a longer-term approach to construction negotiations after Ebert Construction was tipped into receivership, sparking wider concerns about cost pressures in the construction industry.
The changes in the building industry that improved life for sub contractors after construction company collapses may have helped sink those same companies, according to a building industry expert reports Alexia Russell for Newsroom.
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.
"We shouldn't have the word dole and apprenticeships in the same sentence. It's sends bad signals and it should be marketed or presented in another way. We don't want construction to be seen as the dumping ground to
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.