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    How small infrastructure can make a big difference

    A new hospital or a highway attracts headlines and political headspace in Australia. Institutional investors are increasingly on the hunt for childcare, student accommodation and social housing assets. But other types of social infrastructure are ...

  • INSIGHT

    Celebrating 50 years of the Riders Digest

    The Riders Digest, known by many as the construction industry ‘Bible’, celebrates a milestone 50 years in 2022. Rider Levett Bucknall (then Rider Hunt) first issued the precursor to the Riders Digest in 1972, when one of the firm’s early ...

  • INSIGHT

    Eyes on the prize

    The RLB Australian Development of the Year Award turns 30 this year. Rider Levett Bucknall’s team reflect on their favourite projects and what awards mean beyond the applause. RLB and the Property Council have presented the Innovation and ...

  • INSIGHT

    Creating a vision for the future via innovation today

    For 24 years, the Property Council and RLB have partnered to present our nation’s most prestigious property industry awards. RLB is proud to sponsor these awards, once again, and to celebrate the vision, leadership and dedication behind an ...

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  • Market Research

    Slowing in the pipeline for non-residential and infrastructure

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 101 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Capability

    How small infrastructure can make a big difference

    A new hospital or a highway attracts headlines and political headspace in Australia. Institutional ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

    The year is 1783. The treaty between the United States and Great Britain is signed in Paris, ...

  • Market Research

    A record 813 cranes across the country

    Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is today celebrating the 20th edition of the RLB Crane Index®. With the...

  • Market Research

    Auckland market and the residential sector powering the NZ construction industry

    The 108 long-term cranes across Auckland and 78 residential cranes across New Zealand results in a ...

  • Market Research

    ‘Unknowns’ to increase upward pressure on tender pricing

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 1st Quarter 2022 Australia Report, notes the construction industry ...

  • Market Research

    Celebrating 50 years of market trends

    The Riders Digest, known by many as the construction industry ‘Bible’, celebrates a milestone 50...

  • Market Research

    RLB celebrates 100 issues of the RLB Forecast Report

    Construction demand remains resilient despite impacts of omicron Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) is ...

  • Market Research

    Celebrating 50 years of the Riders Digest

    The Riders Digest, known by many as the construction industry ‘Bible’, celebrates a milestone 50...

  • Market Research

    Upward pressure on tender pricing to continue across Australia during 2022

    According to leading global quantity surveyor and cost consultant Rider Levett Bucknall’s ...

  • Market Research

    Long-term outlook positive for NZ construction market

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, New Zealand has ...

  • High levels of building activity across Australia

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, despite ...

  • Future Thinking, Market Research

    Global Construction Market Activity Positive according to Q4 International Report

    According to Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 4th Quarter 2021 International Report, global ...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 11

    The 11th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey continues the focus change made in the 10th edition, to ...

  • Capability

    Eyes on the prize

    The RLB Australian Development of the Year Award turns 30 this year. Rider Levett Bucknall’s team ...

  • Market Research

    Acute capacity pressures drive up construction costs

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 99 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Market Research

    Key cities record strong growth in crane numbers despite impacts of COVID-19

    According to the Q3 2021 RLB Crane Index®, there are currently 718 cranes working on key projects ...

  • Market Research

    NZ construction market proves resilient despite Covid-19 impacts

    Auckland has recorded significant net increase of 18 cranes over the past six months with 144 ...

  • Market Research

    COVID-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 10

    This 10th edition of the RLB COVID-19 Survey changes focus slightly, to include reference to not ...

  • Capability

    Creating a vision for the future via innovation today

    For 24 years, the Property Council and RLB have partnered to present our nation’s most prestigious...

  • Market Research

    Building activity decline across Australia to continue

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report, activity within ...

  • Market Research

    Labour shortages and supply chain disruptions impact construction costs

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report, while the NZ ...

  • Market Research

    Global border closures continue to impact construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report, global border ...

  • Market Research

    Construction costs to increase due to labour and material shortages

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 98 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Capability, Future Thinking

    Perspective 2021 edition, a global magazine by Rider Levett Bucknall

    Perspective magazine brings you the latest in innovation, technology and research from RLB’s ...

  • Capability, Future Thinking

    Asset Optimisation – Innovative & Cost-effective

    Property assets today are continually evolving and adapting to a rapid marketplace to stay ahead of ...

  • Market Research

    Covid-19: Global Survey Report, Issue 9

    Edition 9 of the RLB Covid-19 Survey completes the year since our first Covid-19 Survey. Our ...

  • Market Research

    Brisbane and Melbourne construction markets bounce back

    According to today’s release of the Q1 2021 RLB Crane Index®, the index rose by 2.4%. There are ...

  • Market Research

    Wellington and Queenstown cranes hit new peak

    According to today’s release of the Q1 2021 RLB Crane Index®, an increase in long-term ...

  • Market Research

    Construction sector’s long-term outlook positive despite impacts of COVID-19

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 97 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Market Research

    How COVID-19 has impacted global construction markets

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 4th Quarter 2020 International Report, the six-month ...

  • Market Research

    Pressure on construction pricing eases due to COVID

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) First Quarter 2021 Australia Report, the pressure of ...

  • Future Thinking

    International Women’s Day 2021

    To celebrate International Women’s Day, with the theme of Choose To Challenge, we’re excited...

  • Market Research

    Melbourne Riders Digest 2021

    In 1972, RLB first issued the Riders Digest in Australia, an annual compilation of regional and ...

  • Market Research

    Sydney Riders Digest 2021

    In 1972, RLB first issued the Riders Digest in Australia, an annual compilation of regional and ...

  • Market Research

    Adelaide Riders Digest 2021

    In 1972, RLB first issued the Riders Digest in Australia, an annual compilation of regional and ...