Kāinga Ora adds 'Velocity' as it aims to build homes faster and cheaper

Kāinga Ora adds 'Velocity' as it aims to build homes faster and cheaper
One of the new public houses completed using the housing delivery system. (Image: Kāinga Ora)
Oliver Lewis
Kāinga Ora has touted it as a transformational way to build public housing cheaper and faster, but what is the new housing delivery system (HDS)?It sounds simple: get everyone involved in the pre-construction phase of a house in one room – your engineers, planners, architects – and have them collaborate so every person in the chain knows exactly what they need to produce for the next person to do their job.Kāinga Ora calls these clusters of professional service providers mini business units (MBUs), but the way chief executive Andrew...

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