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See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Kristin Brookfield, Australia

Posted on Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Kristin Brookfield is the Chief Executive Industry Policy at the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in Australia. Kristin has over 20 years’ experience in planning, building and environmental regulation, and has worked in local and state government in NSW, specialising in…

See Who's Coming to 'Constructing our World': Mark Sawyer, USA

Posted on Tuesday 28 February, 2017

Mark Sawyer is Director of Industry Strategy for Construction, at Trimble in the United States.  Mark joined Trimble in 2012 as a result of its acquisition of Vico Software where he was President & CEO. Before Vico, he was President…

'Farsight Report' report to be presented at 'Constructing our World'

Posted on Tuesday 17 January, 2017

One of the goals for ‘Constructing our World’ is to showcase global construction technology and innovation trends. One organisation that has undertaken a significant study into this topic is Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). 

CSIRO's 2016 ‘Farsight Report’…

'Constructing our World'. A Global forum launched in New Zealand

Posted on Tuesday 17 January, 2017

‘Constructing our World’ is the realisation of a vision seeded at a meeting in Sydney in August 2015. That meeting was the inaugural Tripartite talks between the New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB), the Australian Institute of Building (AIB), and…

NZIOB Charitable Trust launches scholarship, and fundraising events

Posted on Tuesday 17 January, 2017

2016 milestones for the NZIOB Charitable Trust included the creation of the Trust’s own website (, and the addition of three high-profile construction industry leaders (Graham Stanage, Chris Hunter, and Phil Brosnan) as trustees.
With that preparation, the stage is now set for…

Review/Preview of 2016/2017

Posted on Tuesday 17 January, 2017

2016 represented a year that the NZIOB reached a new level of maturity as we took the opportunity to leverage off our 30+ year history and unique ‘broad-church’ membership base, to widen the lens of what we are looking to achieve as…

International Conference 2017

Posted on Tuesday 18 October, 2016

In collaboration with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and the Singapore Institute of Building (SIBL), the NZIOB is pleased to announce that the three institutes have agreed to stage biennial international construction conferences from 2017.

The first of those biennial…

NZIOB Member Profile: Dennis Burns

Posted on Thursday 29 September, 2016

Dennis Burns (MNZIOB, CBP) has been chairing the ‘bim industry training group’, a consortium of NZIOB, NZIA, IPENZ, NZIQS and NZSTCF members who were provided with free training at the 2015 ‘BIM Best Practice NZ’ workshops. Dennis and Glenn Jowett…

Wrapping up 'bim 101 - an insight'

Posted on Thursday 29 September, 2016

The NZIOB led bim101-an insight seminar series has now been completed, with the formal feedback received being overwhelmingly positive. A common theme in the survey responses was that there is clearly an appetite for the next installment, bim201.
 bim101-an insight, by…

BIM in Action, National CPD Roadshow

Posted on Thursday 29 September, 2016

In a timely follow-up to the bim101-an insight series, the upcoming Hilti sponsored seminars showcase BIM as an enabler of collaboration and productivity across the supply chain.
 Presenters from Beca, Fletcher Construction, and Hilti ask; what does supply chain integration look…

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