25 Jan 2016

Compliance issues with construction in Auckland

From Nine To Noon, 9:08 am on 25 January 2016

With Auckland facing unpredecented growth in construction over the next few years it's a juggling act to make sure all building work is up to standard and that there are enough skilled tradespeople to fill the demand. Ian McCormick is the Auckland Council's Manager of Building Control, he sees first hand where the system is working and where it falls short. He says a new problem is some home owners creating a non compliant secondary dwelling within their existing house, that they can rent. The Government's last National Construction Pipeline Report stated that $200 billion worth of building projects are expected over the next few years, driven by Auckland housing activity. It predicted 80,000 new homes will be built in Auckland alone by 2020, compared with 30,000 over the past six years.