What is the next 40 years at the Institute going to look like?
Posted on Monday 27 March, 2023
This year the Institute of Building is turning 40.
We’ve taken this anniversary as a moment to reflect on where we have come from and where we are going. This isn’t a mid-life crisis – but it could be a turning point - an opportunity for growth...
Does the construction industry have the capacity and capability to rebuild after Cyclone Gabrielle?
Posted on Thursday 02 March, 2023
Professor Suzanne Wilkinson - Associate Dean of Research at the School of Built Environment at Massey University considers what Is needed from the construction industry in order to rebuild after Cyclone Gabrielle.
Professor Wilkinson looks at the challenges faced by the industry after the Christchurch earthquakes and the lessons we can learn from them.
Congratulations to Institute member Dr Negin Imani - Welly Awards finalist
Posted on Tuesday 28 February, 2023
Finalists for the 2022 Wellingtonian of the year Awards (The Wellys) have been announced and we are proud to share that Institute of Building member Dr Negin Imani has been named as a finalist in the Environment category.
The Wellys celebrates people across nine categories, with one overall Welly Recipient recognised as the supreme winner - The Wellingtonian of the Year. The Awards evening will be held on 29 March at the Embassy Theatre.
When you look into Dr Imani’s work it’s hardly surprising she’s been named as a finalist. Her list of accomplishments is impressive and ever growing!
We are proud to have Dr Negin Imani as a member of the Institute and we will have our fingers crossed for her on the night of the Wellys!
Encouraging young people in the construction industry
Posted on Thursday 02 February, 2023
Adam Baxter, Construction Project Manager at Placemakers, reflects on his 10 years in the construction industry and explores whether we are offering enough encouragement to the next generation in the industry.
"In a complicated field of specialists and technicians, we are in need of good leadership.
Whether or not my generation have been trained well enough or are as ready as can be to face the challenges that lay ahead, we will have to step up to the plate all the same.
So surely the risk in not sincerely encouraging young people in construction is greater than anything else at stake in the industry."