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Designing in a virtual world

NZ Construction News editor Lynne Richardson visits Context Architects to find out how virtual and augmented reality are transforming the way buildings are designed, and what this means for the construction industry. READ MORE >>

Future-proof – seven trends coming to the NZ construction industry in 2019 – By Gary Caulfield

The local industry is abuzz with talk of KiwiBuild, and certainly, with tenders now out to market for large-scale, long-term projects under the NZ government’s 10-year plan, contractors, subbies, manufacturers and suppliers have good reason to start pointing their business plans in that direction. READ MORE >>

Aurecon and Seequent lead the way for digital engineering

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon, and Seequent, a developer of revolutionary visual data science software, are leading the way for digital engineering on New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project, Auckland’s City Rail Link. READ MORE >>

Outstanding women working in the construction sector recognised – By Lynne Richardson

The Hays National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Excellence Awards were announced at the Auckland Town Hall on 17 August. NZ Construction News spoke to four of the outstanding winners to find out about their experiences in the construction industry and why they think diversity matters. READ MORE >>

Skills shortage a target for construction minister – By Dave MacIntyre

The Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, has her priorities set for the next two years of the coalition government that brings together Labour and NZ First, with the support of the Greens. Creating a sustainable workforce and plugging the skills shortage gaps are high on the agenda. READ MORE >>

It’s time for leaders at all levels to step up – By Brett Murray

Leadership across all levels of the supply chain is required if we are to succeed in building a better, and safer, construction industry. READ MORE >>

The vertical construction sector fallout – what happens next? – By David Lambie

It is no secret the vertical construction sector in New Zealand is going through a troubling period. Where did it all go wrong? What does it mean for organisations looking to build, buy or lease in the future? And how will the sector adapt to survive? READ MORE >>

Adjudication 101 – putting your best foot forward in a dispute – By Tamzin Dempster and Stephanie Panzic

The continuing ‘construction boom’ has been far from smooth sailing for construction companies. Disputes are on the rise, not only as a result of the risk profiles being taken on by contractors, but also due to shifting attitudes toward disputes and dispute resolution. READ MORE >>
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