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    Australia Riders Digest 2024

    The Riders Digest, known by many as the construction industry ‘Bible’, has been published by Rider Levett Bucknall for more than five decades. In 2024 we celebrate 75 years since the first Australian office of Rider Levett Bucknall ...

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    New Zealand Riders Digest 2024

    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...

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    Australia Q1 2024 Crane Index

    The RLB Crane Index® fell by three index points to reach 204 points in Q1 2024. The index value of 204 points is equivalent to 869 cranes across the country, down slightly from the record high of 882 reached in our last publication. Despite this ...

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    New Zealand Q1 2024 Crane Index

    While the overall value of building activity and consents are at (or near) record highs, New Zealand’s RLB Crane Index® has fallen to 176 index points representing 139 long-term cranes. There was a net decrease of five long-term cranes for this ...

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    2024 RLB Project Showcase

    Kia ora tātou – haere mai, nau mai, and welcome to the Rider Levett Bucknall Property Council of ...

  • Capability

    Global Annual Report 2024

    Our industry is evolving rapidly to meet the modern needs of the built environment: to be digitally ...

  • Forecast Report

    Rebound in non-residential offset by decline in residential

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 108 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Housing demand and high government spending fuels forecast growth

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 1st Quarter Oceania Report, forecasts indicate the ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Labour shortages in South Australia impacting pricing

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Adelaide]: Throughout 2024, labour shortages and rising ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Brisbane market remains buoyant

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Brisbane]: The Brisbane market remains generally ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Roller coaster rider for the ACT construction industry

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Canberra]: The ACT construction market in 2024 is ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Robust pipeline of work in the Northern Territory

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Darwin]: Following continued investments in defence and ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    A two-speed market emerging in Southeast Queensland

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Gold Coast]: The Southeast Queensland market continues ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Government-funded projects in Melbourne driving activity

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Melbourne]: Construction activity in Melbourne remains ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Pricing escalation a challenge across Western Australia

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Perth]: Pricing escalation continues to be a challenge ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Residential and commercial sectors in NSW remain subdued

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Sydney]: Many institutional developers are shifting ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Insufficient resources in North Queensland and Townsville

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Townsville]: The North Queensland market is stretched ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Decline in construction activity in Auckland

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Auckland]: Broader economic conditions are affecting ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Increased competition in Christchurch stabilises trade pricing

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Christchurch]: Trade pricing is stabilising due to ...

  • Oceania Market Update

    Wellington experiencing strong demand with major challenges

    Q1 2024 Oceania Market Construction Update [Wellington]: Wellington’s construction market presents...

  • Crane Index

    Australia Q1 2024 Crane Index

    The RLB Crane Index® fell by three index points to reach 204 points in Q1 2024. The index value of ...

  • Crane Index

    Crane numbers remain strong across Australia

    Construction crane numbers remain strong across Australia led by Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold ...

  • Crane Index

    New Zealand Q1 2024 Crane Index

    While the overall value of building activity and consents are at (or near) record highs, New ...

  • Crane Index

    Residential sector declines as non-residential sector peaks

    According to the Q1 2024 RLB Crane Index®, 139 long-term cranes were counted across New Zealand, ...

  • Capability

    Can digital disrupt the way you think about your assets?

    RLB Director Syidah Arnold thinks so. Syidah, a champion of 5D BIM, is not just passionate about the...

  • Forecast Report

    Auckland continues to lead the way

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Forecast 107 report – New Zealand Trends in Property ...

  • Riders Digest

    New Zealand Riders Digest 2024

    In the continued inflationary environment, Riders Digest remains a trusted annual compendium of ...

  • Market Research

    Australia Report Q4 2023

    According to the Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 4th Quarter 2023 Australia Report, construction ...

  • Market Research

    New federal and state government projects on the horizon

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Adelaide]: The South Australian economy continued to grow in the ...

  • Market Research

    15 hospital projects ($10bill) in process of being awarded by Queensland Government

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Brisbane]: Residential construction, both house and land, and ...

  • Market Research

    Pipeline of major projects advancing through construction

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Canberra]: The market remains busy with the pipeline of major ...

  • Market Research

    Record $4billion government spend on infrastructure projects drives buoyant market

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Darwin]: The Northern Territory market is experiencing strong growth ...

  • Market Research

    50 Cranes showcase historically high levels for construction market

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Gold Coast]: The Gold Coast construction market remains at ...

  • Market Research

    Private sector projects held off due to high levels of government work

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Hobart]: Construction activity continues to remain at very high levels ...

  • Market Research

    Feasibility of new low-mid-rise residential apartment projects under pressure

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Melbourne]: The Melbourne construction market continues to be driven ...

  • Market Research

    Engineering sector continues to dominate WA

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Perth]: The Western Australian construction industry had a productive...

  • Market Research

    Tender pricings upward trend forecast to continue through 2024

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Sydney]: The Sydney construction market continues to be centred largely ...

  • Market Research

    Large influx of government projects and shortage of resources to put further pressure on costs

    Q4 2023 Australia Report [Townsville]: The rollout of significant state government projects ...

  • Market Research

    Australia Riders Digest 2024

    The Riders Digest, known by many as the construction industry ‘Bible’, has been ...

  • Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Perspective 2023 vol 2

    Each year it feels like the world is getting faster – and we have the data to prove it.  It ...