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The NZIOB welcomes Chloe Stephen to the team

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

Chloe Stephen will be joining the NZIOB team from 15 November as Events Manager. With a background in events and hospitality, Chloe is going to bring some excellent event expertise to the team.

Welcome to our newest Members

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 19 October. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

NZIOB Board Vacancy

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

The NZIOB is looking to co-opt a board member to assist with the diversity of the board, and to plug skills gaps that are required for the NZIOB to deliver on its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.

NZIOB Webinar: Application of Digital Engineering in the Water Sector

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards Supreme Winner, Farzam Farzadi of Beca, along with Sven Harlos of Watercare Services will share their experiences about innovations that were developed to implement effective digital engineering approaches for the R2R Programme.

COVID-19 update for the building and construction sector

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

With a focus towards moving out of COVID-19 Lockdowns, lots has happened in the last fortnight as New Zealand prepares for the next stage of this pandemic – living our lives as safely as possible within a COVID-19 environment. Read on to learn more and access COVID-19 resources.

Mental health initiatives for the construction sector

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

To help combat the ongoing mental health crisis within the construction sector, MATES in Construction is setting up shop in the Christchurch and Dunedin, and a new Trust has been established in Taranaki, spring-boarding off the existing framework established for their farming industry.

Years more supply chain pain for construction industry

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

Global supply chains issues, major demand for construction work, and navigating New Zealand's alert level boundaries are creating a 'perfect storm' for the construction sector, research shows. Those disruptions have a particularly profound impact for remote island nations like New Zealand.

Iwi buys construction company to aid housing development, trade training and education

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

Far North Iwi Te Rarawa has added a construction company to its portfolio, in a move that should speed up a new housing development and give trades training to locals. Te Rarawa expects the purchase to deliver results in construction industry development, education and employment through trade and apprenticeships.

Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC trial worker safety initiative

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

An upcoming state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin will be the case study for new safety trials, aimed at reducing the number of workplace accidents in the building industry. Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC have joined forces with the construction Industry to reduce the high rates of accidents and injuries on construction sites, through Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Save the date for the 2022 NZ Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the date for next year’s New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner is set for Friday, 2 September 2022. Now in its 28th year, the event is an opportunity for the industry’s high achievers to get their glad rags on and gather to celebrate each other’s success.

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