With the new year well underway the focus now turns to what is ahead for NZ Construction and Building in 2017.
In the business news, it appears there is reasonable confidence in the coming year. Including projections that some of the big New Zealand construction companies will have a healthy 2017. So what is ahead for NZ Construction and Building in 2017?
Christchurch continues to move forward at pace with ongoing construction builds, while significant roading infrastructure is nearing completion. Along with this is more good news for the city with many of the essential commercial rebuild developments now underway.
The building of new homes will remain steady to finish the housing requirements for the suburbs while commercial construction developments will be a significant focus for the next few years. These central development projects are essential to the rebuild and completion of the city.
Wellington, as we know, has had some challenges with significant earthquakes in 2016. Things are now settling down for the start of 2017. Final assessments of the damage to some buildings may still be in a processing phase. Planning for the required building and construction should be known in detail as the year progresses. The outworkings of fixing the damage would include full building refurbishments and total rebuilds of demolished buildings. Along with this, is the already existing developments in place and the ongoing work resulting from the ‘earthquake-prone buildings’ legislation.
Auckland looks to stay in its formidable growth pattern as experienced over the past few years. This trend is one of continued expansion, both in the central city and out to the ever-expanding boundaries of the city. Roading remains an issue as in many expanding cities across the country. However, this has not stopped the development around the super city fringes. What used to be smaller suburbs are now evolving into substantial suburbs or mini cities themselves. The building of houses and construction of retail and commercial developments will be the norm for the foreseeable future throughout Auckland.
Many other cities outside of the main three are continuing to experiencing growth. Included in this expansion is the need for more housing. This is never more evident than in Tauranga. Recent reports suggesting that Tauranga council approved around $1 billion in construction projects last year. Meaning 2017 will be a hive of activity in both building and construction for the Tauranga area.
Needless to say that NZ Construction and Building in 2017 will keep its momentum from 2016. However, this will continue to put pressure on sourcing a quality workforce, which is already being stretched thin. Including labourers, carpenters, tradesman, engineers, supporting administration and experienced management.
Tech 5 Director, Brett Bothma, believes working with proven and reliable resource providers in New Zealand is a must in this challenging environment. The consistency of having quality human resource maintains standards and keeps the momentum required to achieve build targets.
Tech 5 Recruitment is a multi Deloitte Fast 50 award winning recruitment company. As recruitment specialists, Tech 5 is positioned as one of the largest specialist resource providers to the building and construction industry in New Zealand.