Upcoming NZIOB Events:

National Student Awards 2022

Thursday 07 July 2022 at 5:30 PM, Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) has had a long history of running regional student awards programmes. For 2022 onwards, the Institute’s three regional awards are replaced with a single national programme, the NZIOB National Student Awards.

The key point of difference between this student awards programmes and other established student awards programmes, is that the NZIOB National Student Awards provide an opportunity for students to be recognised by the full construction industry, versus one profession within the industry. There is also a category, for those in their final year of a carpentry apprenticeship.

Come and support your student peers, and the future of the construction industry. 

We have three separate events being held across the country

  • Christchurch - Thursday 7 July
  • Wellington - Thursday 14 July
  • Auckland - Thursday 21 July

Free for all to attend - friends, family, colleagues etc, but please register everyone who will be attending. 

NZIOB NR Site Visit: Massey Innovation Complex

Thursday 14 July 2022 at 4:00 PM, Massey Innovation Complex, access off University Ave via the Albany Expressway, Auckland

The NZIOB Northern Region invite you to the site visit of the Massey Innovation Complex.

The site walk will take you through the finished areas including science labs, atrium, plantroom, classrooms, and the incredible exposed LVL structure.

Networking, drinks and nibbles will be provided following a presentation from Southbase.

Please note that this event is limited to 75 participants.


Free for NZIOB Members & $25 + GST for Non-Members 

NZIOB/NAWIC SR Panel Discussion: Construction Risk Allocation

Thursday 28 July 2022 at 3:30 PM, Gloucester Room, Theatre Royal, 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee is hosting a joint event with NAWIC to explore Construction Risk Allocation.

Are standardised industry agreements fair for all parties and projects? Is standardisation actually realistic? Should consultant IP be protected or more freely shared? What are the cost implications? If my insurer can’t fully protect me, how do I go about mitigating or re-allocating procurement risk and liability?

A panel of industry leaders has been selected to discuss this vital topical issue and share their insights, with a war story or two.

Donald Gardner – Head of Construction, Marsh Limited
Gary Walker – CEO Leighs Construction Limited
Russell Pyne – Regional Manager for Fletcher Living (former General Manager Development Ngai Tahu)
Ann Williams – Manager Geotechnical and Technical Fellow at BECA
Colin Corsbie – Technical Principal, Architecture WSP

Barrister Richard Johnstone from Left Bank Chambers (who many of you will know from our Legal Breakfasts) will be compère for the session.

Free for NZIOB Members & $25 + GST for Non-Members

NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Rugby Lunch with Kieran Reid

Friday 15 July 2022 at 11:30 AM, Shed 5, Queens Wharf, Wellington

The NZIOB Charitable Education Trust’s annual rugby-themed fundraising event in Wellington is confirmed for Friday 15 July, the day before Ireland play the All Blacks at Sky Stadium. The guest speaker for the event is All Black former Captain, Kieran Read.

A dominant player across the field and a master of the role of the modern number 8, former All Blacks Captain Kieran Read turned in consistently outstanding performances on the field, complemented by his leadership skills and professionalism.

The 2013 World Player of the Year and double RWC winner, Read was identified at a young age as a very good age-grade cricketer and rugby talent. He played in national Schools and age-grade teams before making his provincial debut for Canterbury in 2006 and then Super Rugby with the Crusaders and the Junior All Blacks in 2007.

Read became the 66th All Blacks captain when he led the team against Italy at Rome’s Olympic Stadium in 2012, and captained the side more than 30 times. Read’s 19 consecutive wins as All Blacks captain between 2012 and 2016, is a world record. The third Test match against the British & Irish Lions in 2017 saw Read become the All Blacks’ seventh Test centurion.

Having just hung up his boots in recent months in Japan, Read is back in New Zealand, spending quality time with his kids, and brainstorming what he plans to do next.

2022 NZ Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Friday 02 September 2022 at 6:30 PM, Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland

Join your fellow construction industry peers at the New Zealand Building Industry 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
Single ticket – $320 +GST ($275 +GST for NZIOB Members)

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BIMinNZ Conference 2023

Thursday 23 March 2023 at 8:30 AM, Te Papa, 55 Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

Please note: Due to the changing COVID-19 situation, the 2022 BIMinNZ Conference has been postponed until 23 March 2023.

BIMinNZ is a one-day conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) representing an industry partnership between the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) and the BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC). The inaugural BIMinNZ Conference in 2019 drew an audience of 270 and was considered a great success. The second BIMinNZ Conference will be held in Wellington on Thursday, 23 March 2023. With a Conference Steering Group comprised of active construction practitioners, the 2022 BIMinNZ Conference will deliver a programme that has been envisaged and delivered by industry, for industry.

For more information on the Conference Theme and Programme, please visit

Registrations will open in mid-2022.

$675 +GST / $575 +GST for Members of NZIOB, EngineeringNZ, NZIA, NZIQS, STCF