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  • INSIGHT

    Let’s paint the town

    As we look for new ways to attract people to physical spaces, do we need to revalue the role of public art in placemaking? RLB’s Managing Director Stephen Mee reflected on this question in an article for the Property Council of Australia in 2021. ...

  • INSIGHT

    Delivery of crucial infrastructure projects in a heated market

    The world’s infrastructure gap is growing. It’s estimated by the Global Infrastructure Outlook to be in excess of $15 trillion, driven by growing populations, change in demand, and the need to replace aged existing assets for both public and ...

  • INSIGHT

    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

    Why the future is in five dimensions

    The future of 5D BIM has been a long time coming. Way back in 1962, engineer and internet pioneer, Doug Engelbart, painted a clear picture. The architect of the future, Engelbart wrote, would begin each project by entering “a series of ...

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  • International Report

    Challenges and opportunities in the post Covid-19 world

    Although the global construction industry was impacted by government-imposed lockdowns during the ...

  • Riders Digest

    Riders Digest 50 years and beyond

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

  • Australia Report

    Unprecedented construction activity across all sectors

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 3rd Quarter 2022 Australia Report notes the Australian construction ...

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Since stepping into the role of RLB Global Chairman in June, I have reflected on how RLB operates ...

  • Digital Transformation

    Why the future is in five dimensions

    The future of 5D BIM has been a long time coming. Way back in 1962, engineer and internet pioneer, ...

  • Capability

    How small infrastructure can make a big difference

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

  • Perspective 2022 vol 2

    Delivery of crucial infrastructure projects in a heated market

    The world’s infrastructure gap is growing. It’s estimated by the Global Infrastructure Outlook ...

  • Forecast Report

    Outlook uncertain for property and construction sectors

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 102 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Market Research

    Global State of the Market Report

    RLB recently carried-out a global survey in which our Directors and Partners provided their views of...

  • Crane Index

    Record crane numbers in Sydney and Gold Coast

    According to today’s release of the Q3 2022 RLB Crane Index®, crane numbers across the country ...

  • Crane Index

    Residential sector continues to power the NZ construction industry

    Following the Omicron outbreak and peak earlier in 2022, construction has continued at pace, even in...

  • Digital Transformation

    That 5D Feeling: An insight into the recent Middle East BIM uptrend

    The recent uptrend in the Middle East in BIM usage is a step in the right direction for 5D ...

  • Capability

    Celebrating 25 years of sponsorship

    2022 marks a quarter of a century since the prestigious Property Industry Awards began, celebrating ...

  • International Report

    Australia’s construction industry in positive phase

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report, Australia’s ...

  • International Report

    Strong post Covid-19 demand tempered by short term disruption

    Rider Levett Bucknall’s 2nd Quarter 2022 International Report shows pressures in regional ...

  • Forecast Report

    Forecast Report 101: Sectors show slowing in the pipeline

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

  • Perspective

    Perspective 2022 vol 1

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

  • Crane Index

    A record 813 cranes across the country

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

  • Crane Index

    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 ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    World-class wonder

    Multiple design challenges during the development of the $1.25 billion Collins Arch project tested ...

  • Perspective 2022 vol 1

    Let’s paint the town

    As we look for new ways to attract people to physical spaces, do we need to revalue the role of ...

  • Australia Report

    ‘Unknowns’ to increase upward pressure on tender pricing

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

  • Riders Digest

    Celebrating 50 years of market trends

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

  • Forecast Report

    RLB celebrates 100 issues of the RLB Forecast Report

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

  • Riders Digest

    Celebrating 50 years of the Riders Digest

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

  • Australia Report

    Upward pressure on tender pricing to continue across Australia during 2022

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

  • International Report

    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 ...

  • International Report

    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 ...

  • Forecast Report

    Acute capacity pressures drive up construction costs

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

  • Crane Index

    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 ...

  • Crane Index

    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...