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How Will Architects and Builders Be Affected By the Covid-19 Outbreak?

How will work change for you as NZ works to prevent the spread of Covid-19?

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23 March 2020
22 November 2019

2019 Construction Industry Confidence Survey Results

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A recent survey of 843 architectural specifiers and 638 builders gives us a snapshot of the NZ construction industry heading into 2020.

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22 November 2019

NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2019 Results Released

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EBOSS and the BIM Acceleration Committee are pleased to announce the findings of the sixth year of the BIM Benchmark Survey. 

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20 September 2019

National Construction Pipeline Report 2019 Overview

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A summary of highlights from the 7th National Pipeline Report which estimates construction in 2019 will reach ~$31B and peak in 2021 at ~$35B.

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18 April 2019

MBIE Opens Consultation on Building Sector Reforms

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The consultation is on proposals to improve the regulation of building products and methods, strengthen occupational regulation, look at how risk and liability are managed, reduce the building levy, and strengthen penalties for those who don’t comply with the law.

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21 March 2019

MBIE Legislative Change Biggest for 15 Years


MBIE is calling its proposed legislative changes to the building regulatory system in the areas of risk and liability, building products and occupational regulation, the biggest change to the regulations since the Building Act was introduced in 2004.

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21 March 2019

Update on Tariffs and Anti-Dumping Duties on Residential Building Materials

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Tariff concessions have applied to many materials used in residential construction since 2014. The government has decided not to re-impose these tariffs.

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21 February 2019

New Guidance on Fire Performance of External Wall Cladding Systems

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Working with industry experts, MBIE has developed guidance about how external cladding systems should be tested for fire spread performance.

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21 February 2019

NZGBC Update: 7,500 Homes Assessed Through HomeFit

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To promote healthier houses, New Zealand Green Building Council launched the HomeFit initiative in November 2018. We've asked the NZGBC to give us an update on the uptake and initial learnings from the first three months.

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22 November 2018

NZ BIM Benchmark Survey 2018 Results Released

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A look at the fifth year of a five-year programme that follows progress of an industry control group in accelerating the introduction of BIM into NZ.

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21 November 2018

Wanted: An Innovative Relocatable Home Design

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Registrations are now open for a prefabricated home design competition promoted by APL Window Solutions with the support of NZIA and Built Smart.

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