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New art museum for central Christchurch to open in April

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

A new $16 million art museum will be open in central Christchurch in April after the Covid-19 lockdown delayed construction by three months. The Ravenscar House Museum on Rolleston Ave was originally set to be completed by 2018 and cost $13m, but design complications and the lockdown added another $3m to the construction price and delayed the opening.

Celebrate Level 1 with your team at the NZ Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Get your crew together for a much needed and long-awaited night out. The NZ Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner is being held simultaneously across three venues this year: The Cordis in Auckland, Te Papa in Wellington, and the Town Hall in Christchurch. Each venue has its own MC and entertainment, and the whole event will be live-streamed.

Built to Last Conference opening keynote: Jesse Devitte

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Jesse Devitte is Co-Founder and General Partner at Building Ventures (Boston & San Francisco, USA), a company that provides capital, mentorship, and industry connections to entrepreneurs working on innovative solutions to design, construct and operate to a better built world. Jesse will be opening the Built to Last programme with a session exploring a more efficient and integrated construction industry that improves how we design, build, and operate a better built world.

Built to Last Conference technology speaker: Jit Kee Chin

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Jit Kee Chin is the Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Suffolk (Boston, USA) and is responsible for leveraging modern advances in data and technology to improve the organisation’s core business. At Built to Last, Jit Kee will be presenting in our technology stream with a session entitled, “People-centered innovation: Putting people at the heart of how we encourage innovation in the organisation and in the ecosystem.”

Webinar: Getting Job-Ready

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

‘Getting Job-Ready’ is an NZIOB event specifically targeted at tertiary students who are currently in their final year of study in a construction-related qualification. This webinar features a resume writer and a recruiter who will share ‘tips & tricks’ to assist final year students as they start to navigate the critical transition from study to employment.

Southern Region Legal Breakfast

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

This year's NZIOB Southern Region Legal Breakfast will discuss and break down a smorgasbord of topics such as build-ability, payment claims, retentions and awarding damages, with an update on COVID-19 requirements for the construction sector. Our speakers, Jonathan Pow and Richard Johnstone, have been presenting the annual NZIOB Legal Breakfast since 2016.

NZCIC 2020 Election Platform videos

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

For the 2020 election, the NZCIC developed a list of six election platforms representing key opportunities and threats facing the New Zealand construction industry. The NZCIC 2020 Election Platforms were sent to the Building & Construction spokesperson of each of the five main political parties, who were invited to participate in a recorded interview with Radio New Zealand journalist, Phil Pennington.

Infrastructure Construction Sector: COVID-19 Recovery Study

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission (Infracom) is seeking to understand the economic impact of COVID-19 on your business and sector, the current challenges you face and solutions that can aid recovery. The information gathered through this survey will help Infracom to identify and define suitable policy responses that will have a real impact on the Infrastructure-related construction sector and the wider New Zealand economy. 

Northland Branch site visit to Ngunguru rammed earth house

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Last week our Northland Branch hosted a site visit to a rammed earth waterside dwelling in Ngunguru. This beautiful home was designed by Bronwyn McLean from NZ Architectural Design Studio and constructed by Clint Goldie and his team from Whangarei Construction. The site visit attendees were impressed with the project and had many questions for the builder and designer, both present on-site during the visit.

Wairarapa Youth Education Training and Employment Partnership Big Day Out

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

There are already a few female students more interested in the construction and trades industries after the Wairarapa Youth Education Training and Employment Partnership [YETE] big day out on Tuesday. More than 100 secondary school students and young people from around the region visited various businesses to learn more about career opportunities in the primary, construction and infrastructure sectors.

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