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Building Material Costs Predicted to Increase Another 12% Over the Next 6 Months

While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon.

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14 December 2021
29 November 2021

Updated Energy Efficiency Requirements for New Builds

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released the biggest energy efficiency changes to the Building Code in more than a decade on 29 November 2021.

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22 November 2021

BIM: A Review of the Last Eight Years and the Impact BIM Has Had on Business

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EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings of the eighth year of the BIM Benchmark Survey. In this blog post I share some of the biggest changes we've seen from 2014 to 2021. 

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26 October 2021

Streamlined Process for Product Substitution in Auckland Builds

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Auckland Council has now streamlined their process for assessing product substitutions to help builders deal with supply chain issues. 

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27 September 2021

Project Pricing with a Volatile Supply Chain

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With supply delays, product shortages and price increases affecting the industry, do we need to change our approach to managing pricing for upcoming projects?

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9 September 2021

Applying for an Exemption to Operate Under Level 4 for Auckland Based Product Suppliers

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The Government has launched the process of Auckland-based businesses looking to operate under Level 4. 

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8 September 2021

Webinar Video: A Deep Dive into the Construction Supply Chain Report

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In this webinar held on Tuesday 7 September 2021, Matthew Duder (Managing Director, EBOSS) analyses the results of the EBOSS Construction Supply Chain Report 2021 and Julien Leys (Chief Executive, Building Industry Federation of New Zealand) provides an update on travel and business exemptions.

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2 September 2021

Webinar Video: Reopening Building Sites at Level 3 and the Effect of the Supply Chain Crisis

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On Tuesday 31 August, Matthew Duder of EBOSS was joined by David Kelly (Chief Executive, Master Builders), Bruce McEwen, (Chief Executive, Placemakers) and Stephen Voyle (Principal, Context Architects) in a webinar looking at the return to Level 3 for sites South of Auckland, and the impact of supply chain issues. 

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1 September 2021

New Zealand Construction Industry Survey Highlights Suppliers Under Pressure, Gives Recommendations for a More Sustainable Future

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PRESS RELEASE: The EBOSS 2021 Construction Supply Chain Report gives fresh insights into the challenges the New Zealand construction industry is currently facing — with freight, price hikes and staff shortages shared concerns across the board.

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23 November 2020

NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2020 Results Released

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Few things have the potential to improve the performance of New Zealand’s building, construction and asset operation sectors as much as Building Information Modelling (BIM). Commencing in 2014, the adoption of BIM has been measured, and now EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings of the seventh year of the BIM Benchmark Survey. 

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22 July 2020

Approachable Book on TALL Construction Wins International Award

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Tall: The Design and Construction of High-Rise Architecture — a new textbook by Guy Marriage which has recently won an international award and is gaining acclaim from reviewers for its accessible and engaging style. 

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