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New Zealand Building Industry Awards: Congratulations to all our winners!

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

The winners of the 2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards were announced on Friday, 13 August at a gala evening at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland. With 680 guests in attendance, it was the biggest ceremony ever held in the 28-year history of the Awards. The GIB® Supreme Award was won by Farzam Farzadi from Beca for the Digital Delivery Processes on the Waikato River to Redoubt water supply programme.

COVID-19 update and resources for the Building and Construction sector

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

With all of New Zealand currently in Level 4 Lockdown, it is timely to remind all our members of the COVID-19 advice and resources available to everyone. The overriding message is that for building, construction, and maintenance services to be undertaken at Alert Level 4, at least one of the following must apply: that the work is required to address immediate risks to health and safety; or that the work relates to nationally important infrastructure.

NZIOB webinars to return if Lockdown is extended

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

Should COVID-19 Lockdown settings extending beyond 7 days for Auckland/Coromandel and 3 days for the rest of New Zealand, the NZIOB will be reintroducing our webinar series. Dates and speakers are to be confirmed once the COVID-19 Alert Level outlook for the coming week is known. Stay tuned for updates!

Pushing the Envelope: An NZIOB Podcast – coming soon!

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

The NZIOB’s Young Professional Advisor (YPA) Committee serves the role of providing strategic guidance to the NZIOB National Board from the perspective of millennials. One of their recent proposals was for the NZIOB to produce a construction-related podcast, and we are pleased to announce that this project is well underway.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB Board on 13 August. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event. 

NZIOB Events update

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

With all of New Zealand in COVID-19 Alert Level 4, and with the possibility that lockdowns may be extended, the NZIOB has had to reschedule some of its August CPD events. If you have any queries about these or other NZIOB events, please email nziob@nziob.org.nz.

Diversity Works survey for senior leaders in the construction sector

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

Diversity Works and the Construction Sector Accord have created an industry-wide survey with the intention of understanding the current state of play and crafting a roadmap leading to a stronger, higher-performing construction sector. This is important research, and your voice is crucial to shaping the future of the industry.

Southern Region site visit to Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

On 10 August, NZIOB members from the Southern Region attended a site visit to Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre in Christchurch, hosted by Ōtākaro and CPB. Members got to see inside this exciting key anchor project, and some of the spaces that will be available when it’s all complete – this included the 50-metre competition pool, diving pool, aquatic leisure area, and multi-purpose indoor courts.

More construction sector resources

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

The team at the Construction Sector Accord has been busy and has compiled the following resources for the Building and Construction sector. These include a procurement guide to reducing carbon emissions, Women in Trades, changes to Essential Skills Work Visas, and how to find out if your building work requires a consent.

New Zealand 'dropped off global supply chain' by many construction material suppliers

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

New Zealand has been dropped off the global supply chain by many construction material suppliers in the wake of COVID-19, threatening to stall the building sector here, a report has warned. Rider Levett Bucknall’s (RLB) 2nd Quarter 2021 International Report says that labour shortages coupled with global supply chain disruptions continue to put pressure on construction costs. 

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