Christchurch Town Hall stages a comeback

The repair and restoration of the Christchurch Town Hall is on track to be completed in the middle of next year.

Jalcon launches Design and Build Hub in Auckland

Everything a homeowner, designer or builder needs to know about creating a beautiful new home is now available at one central location in Newmarket, Auckland.

Save the date for Facilities Integrate 2017

Registrations are now open for Facilities Integrate 2017, the New Zealand trade show for the facilities management and system integration industries.

Hawkins to build Tauranga CBD tertiary campus

The University of Waikato has chosen Hawkins Construction to build its new Tauranga CBD tertiary campus development.

World-class industrial manufacturing facility wins coveted Supreme Award

A new industrial manufacturing facility has won the Supreme Award in the prestigious Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards 2017.

Popular Christchurch parking building to open in the spring

Work is continuing apace to open the Lichfield Street Car Park in central Christchurch in early spring, which is great news for city shoppers.

New meth contamination and testing standard released

New Zealanders will be able to better manage the risks of methamphetamine in residential properties following the release of a new standard, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean say.

Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards now open

Calling all health and safety champions! Entries for the 2017 Site Safe Construction Health and Safety Awards are now open for entries.

Inspiring collaboration in the next generation of construction careers

Thirty architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to develop a fictional experimental village for the New Plymouth Council – that was the creative task facing entrants in the annual ArchEngBuild competition this year.

Grass left long to protect dotterels

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) is deliberately letting the grass grow long on sections of Auckland’s Northern Motorway to help protect endangered dotterels in the area.

Seamless restoration of St Mary’s – By Iain MacIntyre

“What have you done?” is a comment Father Barry Scannell is increasingly hearing from laypeople genuinely unable to identify the extensive restorations recently completed on Wellington’s St Mary of the Angels Catholic church.

Managing the unintended consequences of Auckland’s construction boom
– By Stuart Robertson and Jin Guo

The construction boom means the demand for cranes is at an unprecedented level, putting extra pressure on contractors. But do you have the right machine for the job – and is it legal?

How to protect NZ infrastructure from the worst effects of corrosion

Asset managers and corrosion experts across New Zealand gathered in Auckland recently to share experiences and the latest information on how corrosion impacts assets. The one-day seminar was presented by ACANZ, the Australasian Corrosion Association’s New Zealand branch, and sponsored by Carboline NZ.

Tomorrow’s construction technologies here today

Robotics, 3D printing and other digital technologies appear everywhere today, but are not always associated with building high-spec, multi-storey buildings, says Daryl Patterson, head of operational excellence at Lendlease Group Australia.

Putting a label on the building business – By Francesca Lipscombe

As the demand for sustainably sourced materials continues to rise, how can consumers rest assured that they’re buying the right products?

Construction industry to tackle key election issue

New Zealand’s building and construction industry will come together in August at the ‘all of industry’ Constructive forum to tackle one of New Zealand’s key political issues just six weeks out from the General Election.