Kiwi love of bespoke houses slows progress
The Kiwi love affair with individualised house designs is bogging the building industry down, according to a new report.

Finalists for Young Tourism Leader award named
Three contenders have fought off tough competition to be named finalists in the 2014 PATA New Zealand Trust Young Tourism Leader Award. The award is one of three Tourism Industry Awards that will be presented at the Wellington Airport Summit Dinner in Wellington, 4 November. The awards are managed by the Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA). James has "lived and breathed" the tourism ...

Search begins for Antarctic Apprent-ICE
Today the search for a building Apprent-ICE to support New Zealand's southern-most construction project at Scott Base, Antarctica has begun.

Business in Savannah in brief
New supply center opens in Pooler Alside, an Ohio-based manufacturer and wholesale distributor of exterior residential building products, has opened Alside Supply Center at 176 Pine Barren Road in Pooler.

British metro firms explore prospects
SEEKING COLLABORATION: Neil Walker, international development director of Railway Industry Association, and Mike Shears, UKTI railway specialist, at the British Consulate in Jeddah.

Minister Leitch Highlights Government of Canada Actions to Support Success of Women in Business
OTTAWA, Oct. 31, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women, along with the Honourable Perrin Beatty, President and CEO of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, and Dr. Roseann O'Reilly Runte, President of Carleton University, today launched the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada's (AUCC's) fourth annual Open Doors ...

New research released on innovation in residential construction
A report by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) on the impact of the demand for individually tailored (bespoke) houses on innovation in the residential construction sector was released today. The study was commissioned by the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) and the Building and Construction Productivity Partnership (Productivity Partnership), which is part ...

Province House closure raising concerns
The president of the Tourism Industry Association of P.E.I. has some concerns about the length of time Province House will be closed for repairs. On Thursday, it was announced work on the historic building will begin in January and that the building will be closed for three to five years. Kevin Mouflier said the Tourism Association recognizes the work needs to be done, but hopes it won't take ...

Nigeria: Dangote Seeks Decisive Action On Buildings Collapse
[Vanguard]Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote weekend charged stakeholders in the building and construction industry to come together to confront the menace of building collapse in the country decisively, saying it was time a stop was put to it.

Who’s Who of the November 2014 Ballot
Gubernatorial Race