Construction and Infrastructure Report: October 2021

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    31 October 2021

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Welcome to the Construction and Infrastructure Report, a round-up of industry news and thought leadership underpinning New Zealand's construction and infrastructure sectors.

In this issue, we sit down with New Zealand’s key infrastructure industry leaders and influencers to discuss the challenges they are facing, and to explore ways to advance our country’s infrastructure ambitions.

MBIE's recently published Building and Construction Sector Trends Annual Report made for interesting reading. We summarise our key observations, from global trends in building design, technologies and materials, alongside ongoing supply-chain issues as a result of COVID-19.

We examine incoming changes to the regulations sitting under the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015. These changes aim to improve the management of health and safety risks at work involving plant, structures, heights, scaffolding and excavations.

We also highlight our work in the sustainability space. In our article on The Chancery Lane Project (TCLP), we examine how climate conscious contract clauses can facilitate net-zero projects. We also delve into the mediation-determination process (or ‘Med-Det’), a hybrid dispute resolution process that combines the benefits of mediation and arbitration.