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Building our Digital Community Conference 2023
23 March 2023 Te Papa, Wellington
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Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 1:30 PM, Auckland & Christchurch

Two Locations - Auckland Wednesday 21 June & Christchurch Wednesday 28 June - 1:30pm-6:00pm



This June we are delivering two Building Legends workshops on Passive Fire – one in Auckland and one in Christchurch.

Passive fire protection is a crucial element of fire protection that should be planned for from the very initial design stages of any new building – and retrofitted where possible into all existing building fit-outs.

We’ve heard from our members that they would like to learn more about Passive Fire protection and to understand how passive fire design, installation and compliance works in relation to their roles. This workshop will bring together expert speakers to give you the low-down on what you need, how to deliver it, and who to go to.

Our speakers will be covering these main topics

  • Design and how to make the right choices for our projects
  • Installation / Suppliers – how to liaise with the experts
  • Compliance

Industry Insights: Rebecca De Cicco

Wednesday 21 June 2023 at 12:00 PM, Online


The Institute of Building is committed to a more productive, efficient, valued and fun built-environment. This Industry Insights seminar is to help set you up for that future.

In this webinar series, we'll have a mix of overseas and Aotearoa-based experts, where we will pick their brain on insights they'll share from a lifetime in the industry. This will be a deep-dive conversation, as well as an interactive experience for attendees, who can participate by asking questions live as we go.
We're making it an even more valuable and interactive experience by maxing registration numbers at 50, ensuring those who attend to be a part of the conversation.

Join us as we connect with Australia-based Rebecca De CiccoPrincipal, Digital Enablement, Aurecon + Founder & Chair, Women in BIM to discuss the current state, implementation and use of BIM and digital engineering in Australia and New Zealand, and their impacts on the wider construction industry landscape.

2023 NZ Building People Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Friday 18 August 2023 at 6:00 PM, Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre, 188 Oxford Terrace, Christchurch 8011

Join your fellow construction industry peers at the New Zealand Building People Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner; a night to acknowledge and celebrate the practitioners behind New Zealand’s most successful building projects.

Table of ten – $2,750 +GST
Member individual ticket - $275 + GST
Non-member individual ticket - $325 + GST

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Site Visit Wellington Zoo – Snow Leopard Enclosure (members only)

Thursday 22 June 2023 at 3:45 PM, Wellington Zoo; 200 Daniell Street, Newtown



Join our Institute and NAWIC Wellington members to learn about the design and construction of the new Snow Leopard Enclosure with Naylor Love at Wellington Zoo.

Opened in April, the new Snow Leopard Habitat has been designed to ensure that Asha and Manju live their best possible lives at Wellington Zoo and that they can provide and support best practice animal care and welfare.

The habitat emulates the Snow Leopard's natural environment, encouraging the animals to display natural behaviours. The steep, rocky terrain provides physical exercise by encouraging jumping and climbing. The habitat offers plenty of space for Asha and Manju to patrol, including trees for climbing and scratching. The design of the habitat allows the Snow Leopards to feel camouflaged and rest whilst still being visible to visitors.

Naylor Love are thrilled to have been able to continue their relationship with Wellington Zoo, having been involved in the Zoo's redevelopment since 2007 with the construction of the Wild Theatre. They are grateful to play a role in building places for the community to enjoy and to assist in the amazing rehabilitation and conservation work that the Zoo do.


Light Lunch Webinar: Josh Sanoria & Greg Chawynski

Wednesday 14 June 2023 at 12:30 PM, Online


Light Lunch discussion about what is keeping us up at night when dreaming about the built environment.

Your fun bite-sized Light Lunch webinars are a convenient way for you to get to know the people behind those projects and hard hats, without you having to leave your desk. This Light Lunch will be with two fabulous professionals currently working in the construction industry.








Legal Breakfast with Richard Johnstone

Thursday 06 July 2023 at 8:00 AM, Christchurch & Dunedin

Two Sessions – Christchurch Thursday 6 July & Dunedin Friday 7 July

NZ Institute of Building and Richard Johnstone of Left Bank Chambers, invite you to a Legal Breakfast. We are hosting two Legal Breakfast sessions – one in Christchurch and one in Dunedin.

During the session Richard will cover a selection of recent topical court cases, distilling points which will be of interest and importance for members in all sectors the building industry. There will also be time set aside for Q&A.
The selected cases will cover:

  • Force majeure clauses, severe weather, and frustration
  • How limitation applies to cross claims and claims for contribution against liable parties
  • Contractual terms specifying means of service of CCA notices
  • Terminating for material costs escalation
  • Approach to measuring costs to rectify defective building work

Site Visit: City Rail Link Karanga-a-Hape

Wednesday 07 June 2023 at 4:00 PM, Karanga-a-Hape Station Info Hub at 4 Beresford Square

Two Sessions - Wednesday 07 June at 4:00 PM & Wednesday 14 June at 4:00


This Site visit gives you the opportunity to get an inside look the new Karanga-a-Hape Station, part of the City Rail Link (CRL) - New Zealand’s largest transport infrastructure project ever. Once completed it will connect Auckland’s entire rail network allowing the network to at least double capacity.

Twin 3.45 kilometre-long tunnels will connect downtown Waitematā Station (Britomart) with a re-developed Maungawhau on the Western Line. There will also be two new underground station Karanga-a-Hape and Te Waihorotiu (Aotea).

We have secured TWO perimeter site visit of the new Karanga-a-Hape Station. The Karanga-a-Hape station in Mercury Lane (above) will be the deepest of the City Rail Link stations at 33 metres deep and it will have 203m long platforms. The underground platforms go as far as Beresford Square where there is another entrance.




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*NEW DATE - Central Region Golf Day 2023

Friday 15 September 2023 at 10:30 AM, Boulcott’s Farm Heritage Golf Club




The New Zealand Institute of Building Central Region Golf Day returns to Wellington for 2023. With participants including contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and specialist trades, the day is fully representative of the construction industry. A must-attend networking opportunity and a great day of fun.









* NEW DATE Site Visit: Comfortech - Pink Batts Factory

Thursday 06 July 2023 at 5:30 PM, 9/15 Holloway Place, Penrose, Auckland 1061



This site visit hosted by Comfortech will give you in a in-depth insight to the manufacturing and distribution of Pink Batts throughout New Zealand. Come along to network with fellow industry professionals and learn something new.


This event is brought to you by Comfortech. 


Free for NZ Institute of Building members; $25 + GST for Non-members