Many of the following areas of economic consulting carried out at BRANZ use the expertise of other testing and consulting sections in BRANZ. This enables the Economics team to provide an integrated package in the areas of product development and planning.
The Economics section can help analyse and forecast demand for building material products and services in New Zealand and Australia. Specific areas include:
A quarterly postal survey sent to builders and designers using builders addresses obtained from consent lists published by territorial authorities. This survey asks question for the specific consent identified from the consent lists. The responses are approximately 1,200 new houses, 400 dwelling alterations and additions, and 400 non-residential buildings per year. View an example of a survey form.
The Building Research Levy funds some of the work the Economics Section does. These projects are available free on this site.
New housing price modelling: A study report that examines the components that affect the cost of new housing, including land costs. It enables the effect of cost movements in various components and inputs to be quantified as an overall housing price change.
Wall claddings life cycle analysis tool is a downloadable excel spreadsheet that compares domestic wall claddings using life cycle costs, embodied energy and recyclability as parameters that are combined in a weighted evaluation system.
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