Build 125: Building the economy

1 August 2011

Commercial buildings. Deck bracing. Fixings and durability.

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building and economy This Issue

Feature section: Building and the economy

The building and construction sector makes a significant contribution to the economy. Contributing 5% of GDP, it also provides the buildings and infrastructure necessary for many other businesses and export industries to succeed.

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Feature section: Commercial buildings

Challenges abound for commercial buildings. High energy and water use are issues, and weathertightness has caused plenty of problems. But there are also reasons to celebrate as exciting New Zealand innovations help push timber structures higher.

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