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The Construction Sector Accord has published new guidance to support government buyers and industry suppliers in applying broader outcomes in construction procurement echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Broader outcomes are the additional benefits that can be achieved by the way a service, project or goods are produced or delivered. Continue →
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We may have moved away from major lockdowns, but that doesn’t mean we are home free when it comes to avoiding the pandemic’s impact on construction projects, Civil Contractors New Zealand reports echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); There is still potential for Covid-19 cases to force mandatory site shutdowns. Continue →
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Construction insolvencies made up a quarter of all business insolvencies in the country, spurred further by construction cost rises due to increased demand and supply shortages, the Australian Constructors Association finds Renee Mckeown – The Urban Developer echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); More needs to be done to increase productivity and reduce insolvencies before Australia’s infrastructure activity doubles to the projected $52 billion in 2023. Continue →
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The adoption of 4.0 technologies in the construction industry will boost productivity and increase wages by billions, BERL research finds Dr Troy Coyle, HERA Chief Executive echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); Construction 4.0 is the name applied to the technologies that are driving the next great industrial revolution, as applied to the construction sector. Continue →
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CHASNZ has released a set of new protocols for the construction industry once New Zealand enters the new Covid-19 Protection Framework on December 3 echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); A construction industry advisory group revised the previous COVID-19 Alert Level system construction protocols in response to the Government’s recently announced COVID-19 Protection Framework – also known as the Traffic Light system. Continue →
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For over eighteen months, the construction sector has experienced unprecedented project delays, budget blowouts, and shortages of labour, says InEight EVP of APAC Rob Bryant echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); In Australia, construction site closures in New South Wales have contributed to timeline overruns, in addition to costing the building sector a conservative estimate of $1 billion per week in that state alone.    Continue →
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A new study highlights the challenges we currently face around construction material supply and what needs to be done to overcome these challenges, says New Zealand Infrastructure Commission Chief Executive Ross Copland echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); New Zealand faces challenges in meeting demands for key construction materials for infrastructure, with a risk of delays to major projects. Continue →
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New Otago University research reveals that New Zealand’s construction workers are more than two times more likely to die by suicide than the rest of the workforce, but one group has achieved global recognition in trying to turn things around echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0); While construction workers make up about 9.5% of all workers, the study found that between 17.3% (2010/11) and 29.7% (2018/2019) of those who died by suicide in New Zealand were employed in the sector. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);An upcoming state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin will be the case study for new safety trials, aimed at lowering the high number of workplace accidents in the building industry The construction industry represents 8% of the workforce, but accounts for more than 16% of ACC work claims, at a cost of $158 million annually. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill is now with the Transport and Infrastructure Committee for consideration – Buddle Findlay Partner, Tom Bennett and Senior Associate, Ed McGimpsey explore what the proposed changes could mean The proposed draft changes to the Construction Contracts retention regime are significant.  Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);A five-company alliance in North America are bringing together best-in-class technologies and risk knowledge to provide construction managers with a 360-degree view of construction sites and real-time alerts regarding workers’ adherence to safety regulations Zyter, a leading digital health and IoT-enablement platform, has announced it is collaborating with Zurich, Qualcomm Technologies, Everguard and Rudolph Libbe Group (RLG) to advance the use of AI-based Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to enhance construction safety. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);This year’s G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Venice saw the endorsement of a “G20 Policy Agenda on Infrastructure Maintenance” Maintenance itself tends to be invisible when it is working well, only to become newsworthy when failure or disasters strike. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Dan Pollard, founder of trades software company Fergus, gives a breakdown of the current challenges facing the industry, and considerations to help get through the months ahead August’s lockdowns and tight restrictions coupled with border closures and broken supply chains had a noticeable impact on the construction industry. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The Victorian government has announced a two-week shutdown of the construction industry after a protest against mandatory vaccines for workers in the sector became violent The Guardian newspaper says the closure across metropolitan Melbourne, Geelong, the Surf Coast, Ballarat and Mitchell Shire was decided on Monday night after the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) building was damaged and riot police deployed in chaotic scenes in central Melbourne. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);The return to work under Alert Level 3 saw thousands of construction businesses breathe a sigh of relief, made possible by assurance to the government that the industry was able to do so safely by following the Covid-19 construction protocols The first lockdown last year saw vertical and commercial businesses in the construction industry combine to form a steering group, with Site Safe playing a key role, to develop the Covid-19 construction protocols. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);Infrastructure reform is “desperately” needed to roll-out Australia’s massive $110-billion infrastructure program, industry experts say, The Urban Developer reports Infrastructure Australia has released its 648-page infrastructure plan for 2021, responding directly to the 180 infrastructure “challenges and opportunities” identified in its 2019 Australian Infrastructure Audit. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);An innovative solution to Auckland’s water shortage, Mokau Marae risen from the ashes and the collaborative redevelopment of Queens Wharf were among this year’s winners announced by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) The standard and number of entries in this year’s awards was again particularly impressive, and the projects they have delivered have made a significant contribution to the quality of our built environment, NZIOB Chief Executive Malcolm Fleming says. Continue →
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echo adrotate_group(33, 0, 0, 0);New Zealand’s construction industry is riding a massive rebound in business confidence, but this may be undermined by skills shortages with 90% of construction firms having difficulty recruiting, finds Civil Contractors New Zealand Findings from the 2021 Construction Industry Survey, a partnership between Teletrac Navman and Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ), validate growing sector confidence, with 50 percent of those polled optimistic the New Zealand construction industry is on the upward trajectory and over half predicting turnover and staff growth in the next 12 months. Continue →
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