Science & Innovation Minister Steven Joyce launched the Better homes, towns & cities national science challenge yesterday, aimed at encouraging research to develop better housing & urban environments.
The Property Council’s annual operating expenses benchmarks show insurance premiums for commercial property in the Wellington cbd have more than doubled since 2010 and are 175% higher than in Auckland.
Building & Housing Minister Nick Smith hailed an unprecedented construction boom over the next 3 years, forecast in a report out yesterday. What the report also shows is that the boom is now forecast to surpass the expectations of 11 months ago only this year, the 2016 peak should be lower and it should start to peter out more quickly.
Published 30 January 2009 Rider Levett Bucknall has forecast extremely subdued levels of growth for both 2009 & 2010 in its latest international construction cost commentary. Rider Levett Bucknall Research & Development uses global cost data to derive indexed measures of relative costs of construction within & between markets for its bi-annual commentary. […]
Published 22 August 2008 Beijing has proved 22% less costly to build in than Wellington this year, Rider Levett Bucknall says in its half-yearly international construction cost commentary out today. Locally, the consultancy found construction costs were rising faster in Christchurch (up 3%) than Auckland (up 2.3%) & Wellington (up 2.7%). Internationally, the big […]
Published 7 October 2007Energy use & efficiency have overtaken leaky buildings as the construction industry’s primary concern for future research. The annual survey of research needs by the independent industry association Building Research showed the energy topics were followed by sustainability & environmental issues. Chief executive Sunil Vather said energy use & efficiency had a […]