In New Zealand, SkyCity's Auckland business performed well in the third quarter but experienced weaker table games during April, the company said. Hamilton's performance was stable in the second half to date with strong non-gaming performance offsetting slightly weaker gaming activity, it said.
Apr 25 - New Zealand's first building supplies co-operative has just been launched, in what some are hailing as a game changer for the industry. It will allow small businesses to access cheaper supplies, cutting building costs by tens of thousands of dollars.
Apr 24 - Fletcher Building's intention to exit the 'vertical construction' sector leaves a gap in the market for large-scale commercial and government projects and is pushing up building costs, according to a report on industry trends
Hot from the success of opening its new show home, Greenhaven Homes has secured land for a prefabrication plant that will build 80 relocatable eco homes a year by 2020. Greenhaven Homes is the dream of Levin-born builder Todd Strode-Penny, his partner Natalie and their architectural designer Gary Phillips.
“Cancellation of major projects, delays in new projects coming to market and uncertainty about future transport funding are forcing the contracting sector to release skilled staff just at the point at which the Government wants to increase the speed and scale of construction,” says Stephen Selwood CEO of Infrastructure New Zealand. “It is natural for infrastructure priorities to change with new leadership, but the scale of change in recent months combined with high uncertainty over future transport funding is having a particularly heavy effect on a sector under pressure from rising input costs. “The Government’s desire to utilise private capital…
Women make up just over half of New Zealand's population, yet currently they comprise just 17 per cent of the nation's construction industry. Recently Jenny Parker, the President of the National Association of Women in Construction in New Zealand (NAWIC), visited the Ara Institute of Canterbury's Woolston campus to speak to women trades students and discuss this imbalance of women in trades.
Construction of Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture's Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia, which is expected to become the world's tallest building, is back on track after delays. According to local paper Times of Oman, the project had experienced delays, but construction is now progressing.
Mar 08, 2018 - Red Stag Group, which runs the largest sawmill in the Southern Hemisphere, plans to invest more than $20 million developing a large-scale cross-laminated timber plant at its wood processing site in Rotorua