Tag Archives: building

Residential construction – building the economy

An economic report prepared for the Housing Industry Association (HIA) has quantified the significant national economic potential of increased activity from the residential construction sector. Source: Timberbiz
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Building trades indicate weak construction activity

The HIA Trades Report for the September quarter provides a profile of skilled labour availability consistent with very weak residential construction activity in 2012, said the Housing Industry Association. Source: Timberbiz
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Timber building innovators in world spotlight

Australasia’s role as world leaders in timber engineering will come to the fore this month, as a host of researchers from a local research consortium take to the stage at a significant international gathering. Source: Timberbiz
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Toy inspires Wellington building

A Wellington New Zealand building has been designed with an earthquake protection mechanism inspired by a child’s ‘push puppet toy’. Source: Stuff.nz.co
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Building materials & paper tops manufacturing

It was a good sign that the building materials sub-sector has set a scorching pace to the top of the manufacturing table in April and also heartening that the only other sector to experience expanded manufacturing activity was paper, printing and publishing. Sources: Timberman, DesignBuild Source

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Weak home building becoming weaker

Latest residential land updates signal persistent weakness in new home building in 2012 . The HIA-RP Data Residential Land Report provided by the Housing Industry Association and RP Data showed land sales hitting a new low and median land values rising further in the December 2011 quarter. Source: Timberman
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