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Business Advice

Could the Latest Pulse Report be the Perfect Stocking Filler?

Next year will be the biggest election year in history. 40 countries go to the polls in 2024, starting with Taiwan in January through to the US presidential election in November. And the one thing that will likely dominate in all of them? The economy.

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27 November 2023
30 October 2023

Supporting Our Youngest and Brightest

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If we don’t support a younger, less experienced workforce, do we risk reducing the efficiency and quality of our built environment?

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25 September 2023



Our most recent Supply Chain Update was released this month. While it was welcome news to hear 80% of survey respondents report a resolution to supply chain issues, our findings have confirmed two new challenges set to test building product suppliers into 2024.

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26 June 2023

What Opportunities Could AI Bring to the Construction Industry?

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AI, and now more specifically, Generative AI is undoubtedly the talk of the town. Here I look at four of the key benefits and opportunities AI could bring to the construction sector. 

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29 May 2023

Reasons To Be Upbeat: 5 Positives for the Industry

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Amongst the uncertainty of the current economic outlook, here’s some positivity to focus on.

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29 May 2023

Government Releases Response to Residential Building Supply Study

The Government has published its response to the Commerce Commission’s market study into residential building supplies. Here’s a summary of some of the key actions being taken.

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4 April 2023

After a 45% Increase Over the Last Two Years, Some Building Products are Set to Become Cheaper

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The 2023 EBOSS Construction Supply Chain Q1 Update (Q1 2023 Update) shows that price increases to building products have halved over the past six months and are set to stabilise even further as global pressures lessen and inventories continue to be well stocked.

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27 February 2023

Support for Cyclone Repair Work: How the Government is Assisting

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For those of you involved in assisting with repairs to flood damaged property from North Island flooding, MBIE have published four pieces of information on flood remediation, and also share details on the new claims resolution service.

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27 February 2023

3 Key Findings from the Latest Product Substitution Research

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The latest research into product substitution reflects elevated levels of substitution dominated by short-term factors, and a long-term need to improve on quality of information and consistency of substitution processes.

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25 August 2022

New Zealand Building Material Costs Continue to Soar Higher Even As Domestic Demand Softens

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Suppliers predict that building product prices will increase a further 9% over the next 6 months, according to the latest Construction Supply Chain Update from EBOSS.

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1 August 2022

2022 Construction Industry Confidence Report

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Building sector confidence plummets to new lows — 91% of builders say there is not enough qualified staff to meet demand. 

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