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The NZIOB is recruiting for an Event Manager

Posted on Friday 17 September, 2021

Our National Office Event Manager, Hannah Keir-Smith, is due to go on parental leave in a few months, so we are recruiting to fill her role. If you know of a talented event professional who would be interested in joining our team, please let them know about this position.

NZIOB’s new Risk & Audit Committee

Posted on Friday 17 September, 2021

In line with the new NZIOB Board cycle, a new Risk & Audit Committee (RAC) has been appointed for the 2021–2023 board term. The new RAC includes NZIOB Chair, John Hemi as the board conduit, and Central Region Members, Natasha Possenniskie and Dave Morris.

NZIOB Events update

Posted on Friday 17 September, 2021

Our National Office events team and Regional Committees have been working hard to ensure our events programme remains strong during this changing COVID-19 environment. We are pleased to be able to provide an update on upcoming events for each region.

Information on working at Alert Levels 2 & 4

Posted on Friday 17 September, 2021

With a substantial amount of COVID-19 information being made available to businesses online, we have summarised some of the key points that are relevant to our members. These include updated CHASNZ Protocols, information for workers travelling between regions, and what to do if you have COVID-19 contacts on site.

Review of NZCIC Design Guidelines

Posted on Friday 17 September, 2021

The New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) is undertaking a review of the NZCIC Design Guidelines. This first step in the review process is to survey construction industry practitioners via the respective databases of the NZCIC’s 35 member organisations. After the survey, the next step will be to pull together a working group to undertake the update.

Building materials from Auckland are running out in NZ

Posted on Friday 17 September, 2021

Building and construction teams across the country have just a few days' worth of some Auckland-based products left, according to suppliers, and some key materials are already unavailable.

COVID-19 Building and construction sector update

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

With Auckland still operating at Alert Level 4, and the rest of New Zealand now operating at Alert Level 3, it is wise to take advantage of the many resources available to assist businesses in this complicated environment.

Webinar at 12pm today: Next generation timber framing technology

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

XFrame is a construction technology company creating wall framing systems that can be easily adapted, deconstructed, and reused as a building’s needs change over time. XFrame is a commercial spin-out company from Victoria University of Wellington, which is led by Ged Finch, who developed the XFrame concept as his research project for a Master of Building Science degree.

Webinar recording: Getting site-ready for Alert Level 3

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

If you missed Tuesday’s webinar on Getting site-ready for Alert Level 3, you can watch a recording of it via the NZIOB Membership Portal. The webinar provides critical guidance to the construction industry as we move down COVID-19 Alert Levels and return to construction sites.

Building Legends Financial Management: Wellington workshop update

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

Working on the assumption that Wellington may be operating under Alert Level 2 by 20 September, the Building Legends Financial Management workshop in Wellington is, at this stage, still going ahead. There are still a small number of places available.

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