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Knowledge will lead to action

By Michelle Veisaku 1 April 2012, Build 129

A starting point to improve building and construction productivity is having a holistic understanding of the local industry. The Productivity Partnership has made the first steps, identifying important knowledge gaps and the key research questions.

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Hybrid best of both worlds

By Angela Eglinton 1 October 2013, Build 138

Next in the prefab construction series we look at potential hybrid systems on offer – specifically hybrid modules + panel systems – from the benefits of standardisation to allowing for individual design elements.

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Gauging productivity

By Wayne Sharman 1 August 2014, Build 143

When individual companies improve their productivity, the overall industry productivity is raised. BRANZ has identified performance measures to help our companies become more successful and therefore more productive.

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Business boom

By Anne Kennedy-Perkins 1 December 2014, Build 145

It’s happening now and into the future. A report into New Zealand’s construction industry confirms that business is booming. The findings will help companies with their plans for staffing and new equipment.

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Thinking lean

By Nick Helm 1 October 2013, Build 138

During a recent visit to New Zealand, homebuilding expert Scott Sedam talked about lean construction and how New Zealand could build faster, better, greener and with lower cost.

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