2019 News

December

New Zealand will be mapped for liquefaction-prone soils raising foundation costs for new homes

National promises to repeal and replace RMA

Builders busy in New Plymouth with consents rising

Damaged old chimney in Wellington backyard can't be knocked down because it's heritage-listed

Base-isolated and Green star building to be developed for the BNZ HQ in Wellington

Houses built by EIT students ready to help relieve housing emergency

Twyford undermines property rights with Urban Development Bill

Staff shortages slowing down Wellington building consents

Faulty quake design exposes consent failures - Christchurch quake survivor

Two-tonne metal structure flies over fence and lands on athletics spectators

Homeowners who fought Stanley Group call for policing of builders

Wellington City Council headed to court over earthquake-prone buildings

Council fails to spot 10 serious flaws in Christchurch high-rise

Bill to empower urban development projects

Thousands of quake-prone buildings in need of work yet to be identified


November

Satellite's eye in the sky gives councils oversight

'Cavalier' builder fined over five unconsented tiny homes in backyard

Engineered timber versus concrete and steel for commercial buildings - what's the cost difference?

Engineers identify a number of problems with Lower Hutt library

Deputy asks for review of consents process

Fletcher Building yet to reveal cost of two-year delay in completion of Christchurch airport Novotel

Building consent inconsistencies highlighted

Class action by owners of buildings clad in 'combustible' panels being lined up

Kaikoura quake a reminder of need for resilient design - engineer

Council unable to identify possible defective buildings in capital

Fletcher opens giant Wiri prefab house-building factory: 22-week build could be just 6 weeks

Infrastructure Commission promises faster projects

Kiwi company Nautilus Modular says it can build a house in under a week

Claims NZ's defective buildings are a threat to public safety

Tackling Auckland's housing crisis by rethinking urban design

Taranaki resident warns of relying too much on LIM reports

Port Waikato home owners want answers as erosion claims their land


October

Building products certifier CertMark allowed to carry on despite failing reviews

SkyCity convention centre fire: Engineering report did not plan for roof blaze

London Fire Brigade faulted in new report on Grenfell Tower tragedy

The construction industry has launched a programme to help reduce suicide among its workers

Mass of red dots rushing around streets reveals likely tsunami chaos and congestion

SkyCity fire: Young worker's blowtorch at centre of probe

Peace of mind: How much protection do building guarantees really offer?

Tiny home owners crying out for change to 'perverse' building rules

Eco-house businesses in liquidation owing nearly $1m

SkyCity Auckland Convention Centre fire: Day two of the recovery phase

Accessibility and universal design not part of Building Act reforms

What we're doing to improve the safety of our buildings

More places on school initiatives to address trades shortages announced

Aucklander lands $45k fine for Illegal retaining wall, concreting storm drain

Council was wrong to have declined owners' application to investigate structural integrity of building

Minister sees no widespread problems after Palmerston North building woes revealed

Hurunui District Council: Quake prone buildings update

Property owners and developers want more councils to be directed by Government under new planning rules

All Go at Prefab Factory

Report finds Palmerston North buildings possibly have design problems, opens up legal action







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