The Covid-19 pandemic has only heightened risk for the construction industry at large says Tony Simonsen, COO of Payapps.
From small residential piles, in-ground beams and pile caps up to large diaphragm walls, the Fletcher Reinforcing Prefabrication is the “team on the ground, with the capabilities to do it all”.
While recent conversation has centred on house prices peaking, the construction costs for new homes are not expected to slow down any time soon. Following a higher than anticipated 16% increase in material costs over the last three months, building suppliers are estimating a further 12% increase in the cost of their materials over the next six months, according to the latest research from Eboss.
Youngman Richardson’s Scott McBreen, Husqvarna construction product manager for New Zealand, was recently called in to consult about a new Fresh Choice supermarket being developed on the grounds of Auckland’s Alexandra Park Trotting Club in Epsom.
The Construction Contacts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill (Bill) passed its first reading on August 6, 2021. It is currently with the Select Committee with a report due on November 25, 2021. The Bill will strengthen and clarify the retentions regime under the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (Act). However, not all retentions are held by way of money in a trust account. This article looks at another mechanism for retentions – a contractor giving a bond in lieu of retentions and the advantages of doing so.
The recently completed Richmond Countdown supermarket is set to be the first of its type in New Zealand to be accredited by the internationally recognised Green Star rating system. Youngman Richardson were an important part of the construction process along with concrete contracting company Concrete Sealing & Grinding NZ.
Forty of the world’s leading cement and concrete manufacturers join forces to accelerate the shift to greener concrete by pledging to cut CO2 emissions by a further 25% by 2030, marking a decisive step in the race to ‘Net Zero’ concrete by 2050.
Suppliers to the building, construction and infrastructure sector with “the world’s leading steel products, Easysteel is proud to be your trusted partner in New Zealand for over 95 years,” says Nicholas Wheadon, head of sales for Easysteel.
Local structural steel contractor Red Steel has a story of resilience to tell that stretches back 90 years to the Napier earthquake of 1931.
There has never been a better time to join the construction industry, says Professor of construction management at AUT, John Tookey.