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Construction Sector Accord launches it’s $37 million transformation plan

Posted on Friday 02 September, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord launched it’s $37 million transformation plan that sets out bold actions to lead a culture change for a thriving, fair and sustainable construction sector. The Transformation Plan 2022-2025 focuses on four areas: People, Client Leadership, Environment and Innovation, with the ability to also respond to emerging issues and opportunities.

Is attraction and retention one of the top three things keeping you awake at night?

Posted on Friday 02 September, 2022

Attraction and retention is top of mind for all our valued Members, and is proving to be an industry-wide issue as highlighted in the recent EBOSS 2022 Construction Industry Confidence Report, see what we can learn from Fletchers! 

What can we learn from history about how to tackle material supply issues?

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Institute of Building member Dr Nigel Isaacs is a senior lecturer at the Wellington School of Architecture at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Nigel has looked back nearly 400 years searching for answers about how to tackle material supply issues, and focusing on the current plasterboard shortage in New Zealand and around the world. Check out this article he wrote for Newsroom.

Have your say about the building consent system

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

You may have seen that MBIE is consulting on an issues discussion document as the first step in the review of the building consent system.The Review of the Building Consent System issues discussion document aims to build a shared understanding of issues with the current consenting system as a basis for considering future system changes. How would you like to get involved and have your say?

Extension on home insulation deadline decided by MBIE

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Radio NZ reported recently on the six-month extension to the deadline for complying with new energy efficiency regulations in homes. MBIE has pushed the start date for wall, floor and roof insulation requirements from November to May next year because of industry input claiming supply chain disruptions and material shortages.

Controlling the spread of airborne diseases in commercial buildings

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Managing ventilation, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can aid in reducing the risk of airborne diseases travelling within a building. MBIE’s Building System Performance (BSP) branch has provided guidance on controlling the spread of airborne diseases in commercial buildings.

Resource Management Acronym Update

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Environment Minister Hon David Parker, in a speech to Local Government last week said reforming the resource management system is a priority and the Government has committed to repealing the Resource Management Act (RMA) and enacting the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) and Spatial Planning Act (SPA), this parliamentary term.

Special Sauce: A house built in just two weeks!!

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Hutt City company Flexi House has developed a component-based building system that allows a watertight structure to be built in a matter of hours. From bare foundations to an enclosed envelope in one-and-a-half working days. Wow! The company believes it has come up with a ‘radical’ solution to contribute towards relieving the housing crisis.

Diversity and inclusion – the right thing for construction

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord has produced new research and a roadmap to promote and support diversity in construction. The project aimed to better understand the barriers to diversity and what gaps exist in the industry, and then map the steps to help build a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive workforce.

Commercial Construction Survey Invitation

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

BRANZ would like to invite NZIOB members to take part in an industry-wide survey on the uptake of engineered wood products (EWPs) in the construction industry. They are seeking a diverse range of views and experiences across the sector no matter how big or small the company is.

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