The value of works for major commercial building consents has topped $500 million dollars in the last 12 months, exceeding figures for the last six years.
The University of Canterbury will next week launch its new Quake Centre (UCQC) which will become the national hub working with industry on joint venture earthquake engineering research projects.
A Kiwi engineer who pioneered earthquake-resistant building design in the United States is backing calls for seismic ratings on Christchurch buildings.
Three Christchurch-based companies have committed to establishing bases at the 30-hectare Portlink Industrial Park, joining existing tenants such as Kathmandu at the development adjacent to Tunnel Rd.
Vancouver-based architect Michael Green is trying to convince the world to construct tall wood buildings.