New Zealand Riders Digest 2024

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Steve Gracey


Steve Gracey


Market Research , Riders Digest
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In the continued inflationary environment, Riders Digest remains a trusted annual compendium of costs and regional industry information.

Along with indicative construction costs by building type and region, the Riders Digest contains useful reference material on development considerations, estimating benchmarks, construction escalation, sustainability, and life cycle issues.

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RLB Crane Index®

Rider Levett Bucknall’s RLB Crane Index® published biannually, tracks the number of cranes in the significant centres of mainland Australia and New Zealand. The count gives a simplified measure of the current state of the construction industry’s workload in each of these locations.

The new digital form enables users to drill down on digital maps of each city and see the physical location (with address and sector) of each crane. Maps offer a pictorial representation of the collected data for each city using a pin locator for the approximate location of cranes. Crane activity analytics, including data, trends and commentary across cities and sectors are also presented online.


Prepared by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (Inc.) exclusively for Rider Levett Bucknall, Forecast is produced quarterly and provides detailed local construction market intelligence and knowledge. 

Forecast is supplemented by Rider Levett Bucknall’s construction market intelligence publication, the Australia Report and other country specific reports providing timely snapshots of market conditions and construction cost movements around the world, via commentaries from Rider Levett Bucknall directors in key locations.