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Retentions Regime

Posted on Friday 28 April, 2017

A good retentions document has been put together by New Zealand Institute Quantity Surveyors, Master Builders and Specialist Trade. Click HERE for a PDF version of the below document.


NZIOB Charitable Trust to award two $10,000 scholarships

Posted on Wednesday 19 April, 2017

The New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust (NZIOB Charitable Trust) has just announced that it is offering two scholarships, each to the value of $10,000.

The scholarships have been established to recognise, encourage and financially support recipients from a trade, technical or…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Brian Seidler, Australia

Posted on Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Brian Seidler joined the Master Builders Association (MBA) Australia as a trainee industrial relations officer in the early 1980s, and was appointed to his current role as Executive Director of MBA New South Wales in 2000.
Having spent his career at…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Lit Yin Lam, Hong Kong

Posted on Tuesday 14 March, 2017

Lit Yin Lam is a senior surveyor, and the General Manager of D-Reality Consultancy in Hong Kong. As a practitioner, Lit Yin’s projects have included Hong Kong International Airport, West Rail, HK-SZ Western Corridor, Venetian Orient Cotai Parcel 5&6 (Macao),…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Nancy McConnell, New Zealand

Posted on Monday 13 March, 2017

Nancy is the General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Hawkins Group. A key component of her role is to develop strong relationships between business and the wider community in relation to contextual education pathways and work opportunities.
Nancy leads Hawkins’ community involvement…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Neil Horsfield, New Zealand

Posted on Wednesday 08 March, 2017

Neil Horsfield is a Chartered Professional Engineer, and a Principal at Beca
Neil leads Beca's Building Structures business and is responsible for structural engineering operations in New Zealand and Indonesia. During his career, Neil has led the structural engineering design for…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Petra Bagust (MC)

Posted on Monday 06 March, 2017

No doubt you’ve seen the dynamic line up of speakers we have for 2017 - I’m delighted to be coming back as MC for such an important event. It’s always a pleasure to share the stage with key influencers in…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Lloyd Rubidge, South Africa

Posted on Monday 06 March, 2017

Lloyd Rubidge is a Registered Architect and Director at Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMA) in South Africa.
Lloyd is an Architect who has long held an interest in the combination of contemporary technologies with sustainable ideas and practices. He has…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Steve Hansen, New Zealand

Posted on Tuesday 28 February, 2017

The ‘Constructing our World - People, Performance, Purpose’ conference will run from 22-24 March 2017 and is being hosted by the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Singapore Institute…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Dr Helena Lidelow, Sweden

Posted on Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Dr Helena Lidelow is the Platform Manager at Lindbacks (, Sweden’s leader in industrialised construction of apartment buildings. Helena believes that a “systems builder must manage technology, the building process, and the business situation simultaneously. The balance between the three…

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