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COVID-10 update for the Building and Construction sector

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

A construction industry advisory group has revised the previous COVID-19 Alert Level System Protocols in response to the Government’s recently announced COVID-19 Protection Framework – also known as the Traffic Light system. Read on to learn more.

Revision of NZS 3910

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction is used as the foundation for the majority of New Zealand contracts in the building, engineering, construction and infrastructure industry sectors. Co-Commissioners, the Construction Sector Accord and the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, have engaged Standards New Zealand to lead and manage a review of NZS 3910.

New Plymouth District Council wins Accord Beacons Award

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

The inaugural Construction Sector Accord Beacons Award trophy has gone to New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) for its supply chain leadership approach. The trophy was presented virtually by Hon Poto Williams, Building & Construction Minister, during a live awards ceremony at Infrastructure New Zealand’s 2021 Building Nations virtual event.

Hays Learning

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

Employers in New Zealand are placing a heightened demand on constant upskilling and continuous learning. Digital transformation has been the catalyst for major changes in the modern-day workplace. Hays Learning, a free online learning platform, has been developed to help candidates and employees develop their skills and reach their career ambitions.

Construction Productivity Group Report

Posted on Thursday 02 December, 2021

The Construction Productivity Group is comprised of eleven senior construction practitioners with broad representation across the vertical construction supply-chain. The NZIOB has a linkage to the group by virtue of five of the group being NZIOB members. Their report titled, ‘Improving New Zealand Construction Industry Productivity', has just been released.

COVID-19 Update for the Building and Construction Sector

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

This week has seen big, albeit expected, changes announced in New Zealand’s approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. CHASNZ is currently working with industry and Government to define appropriate protocols for building and construction activity under the new Traffic Light system.

Construction Sector Accord’s ‘Building for the Future’ report released

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord has launched its Building for the Future report, a synthesis of international research on the future of the construction industry. It identifies the most significant developments in construction internationally and the barriers to be overcome when implementing them.

Construction Sector Accord’s webinar series ‘Towards High Performance’

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord has developed a webinar series entitled ‘Towards High Performance.’ The webinars cover topics such as the reform of vocational education and the construction sector, and how digital tools can grow your business.

Waiting game on whether supply shortages will impact Scott Base build

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

Antarctica New Zealand recently that the new $344 million Scott Base would be constructed at PrimePort Timaru with work expected to start towards the end of, but the impact of present supply chain disruptions on the project remain unknown.

Wanted: A building sector with ‘genius and courage’

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

Our current average house is compounding global overheating with excessive, long-lasting emissions Lindsay Wood looks at how we could make our housing more climate friendly. 

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