Each Build offers in-depth insights into two topics of interest to the building and construction industry.
The building industry has always been subject to the forces of the market and the environment, but now add a global pandemic that has brought everything to a halt. Being resilient will help businesses get through this crisis, recover and prepare for the future.
We’re turning to science currently to control the pandemic facing the world. Science has always been at the heart of BRANZ, and this continues as we grow building knowledge and find solutions to ensure New Zealanders can live in healthier, more resilient buildings and communities.
The building and construction industry is risky and can be litigious. Better risk allocation and good communication between parties to solve problems before they get out of hand will help minimise risk.
For half a century, BRANZ has been helping industry and government tackle building issues through quality science and a range of testing services. The result is warmer, drier, healthier and safer buildings for New Zealanders.
As with pretty much every aspect of our lives, technology is changing the construction industry for the better. It’s providing opportunities to make our cities smarter and our workers safer and transforming the methods and materials used.
Advances in technology and automation have created new methods of construction that the industry is embracing. With the increase in substantial parts of buildings coming from overseas, issues around fitness for use and compliance are causing some headaches.