The Role of a Quantity Surveyor in Dispute Resolutions

In the bustling hive of activity that is a construction site, various professionals each play a critical role. One such professional, sometimes overlooked yet indispensable, is the quantity surveyor (QS). The quantity surveyor serves as the financial and contractual heartbeat of a construction project. They ensure that all costs and contracts are meticulously managed. This …

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New Legislation Protects Subcontractors’ Retention Money in Construction Industry

This article outlines the construction industry’s new Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Act, which significantly benefits subcontractors. The legislation guarantees the timely and secure release of retention money and imposes strict penalties on companies and directors who fail to comply. The new rules aim to increase trust, encourage quality workmanship, and provide financial stability for subcontractors, ultimately contributing to the long-term success and prosperity of the industry.

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Key Construction Contracts in NZ

As there is much talk about building contracts and their potential changes, we thought our readers would benefit from an article outlining some key building contracts that are currently in place in New Zealand. This overview is designed to help contractors, building owners, people working in construction or wanting to work in construction, and anyone …

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The Skills Gap in NZ’s Construction Industry

You have probably heard about or noticed first-hand that there is currently a shortage of skilled workers. This is especially true in New Zealand’s construction industry. This skills gap stems from various factors. Tighter immigration policies, talent going overseas, and an ageing workforce to name a few. This shortage of skilled workers hinders the industry’s …

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NZS3910 Update and review process

You may have heard that the NZS3910 standard is undergoing some changes. If you are unaware of this standard, to put it simply, it is probably the most common standard form of contract used in New Zealand and sets the rules for everyone involved in a construction project. This includes the principal, contractor, and engineer. …

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