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Encouraging young people in the construction industry

Posted on Thursday 02 February, 2023

Adam Baxter, Construction Project Manager at Placemakers, reflects on his 10 years in the construction industry and explores whether we are offering enough encouragement to the next generation in the industry. 

"In a complicated field of specialists and technicians, we are in need of good leadership.

Whether or not my generation have been trained well enough or are as ready as can be to face the challenges that lay ahead, we will have to step up to the plate all the same.

So surely the risk in not sincerely encouraging young people in construction is greater than anything else at stake in the industry."

We Are Here For You - An Industry Insight From A Sales Viewpoint

Posted on Wednesday 07 December, 2022

OPINION

Dennise Austin, Business Development Manager for XLam NZ Ltd gives us an insight into our industry from a sales representative point-of-view.  Not just hers, but from the many sales professionals. Their roles encompass many things, whether it’s assisting you by ensuring the correct products/systems are specified, organizing project specific pricing, facilitating the logistics of getting the right product on site at the right time, ensuring the right applicators are installing the products specified, providing sustainability credentials or going to bat for you with council when you try some innovative design ideas. They Are Here For You.

Five tips to make client complaints disappear

Posted on Friday 02 December, 2022

ADVICE

Client complaints, I don't want them, heck nobody does. I recently read an article in Carters Tradie Leader magazine that tackled this very issue. To recap, here are author Daniel Fitzpatrick's five tips that'll have those client complaints set sail for good.

  1. Invest in your onboarding (and win back your time).
    Create a brief "how we work" guide, setting out your standards from the outset and something you can go through with every new client. ....

The Future Is Bright

Posted on Wednesday 02 November, 2022

OPINION 

There are some exciting and attractive opportunities for young up-and-coming tradespeople and building professionals being provided by the New Zealand construction industry.

Member Survey 2022 Results

Posted on Wednesday 02 November, 2022

POLL RESULTS | MEMBERS

We asked our members in a short survey what they wanted from their Institute in 2023. Some interesting results came out of it, here we have the top 3 responses for each question. 

Student Research Surveys Seeking Your Input

Posted on Friday 21 October, 2022

SURVEY

The Institute Of Building is sometimes approached by students in a construction-focused tertiary program to circulate their Research Surveys to our membership. This page is the one-stop shop for our members to participate in construction industry research.

Member Meetups around the motu + more happening

Posted on Wednesday 19 October, 2022

NEWSLETTER

Currently, the Institute is considering its strategic position around innovation, inclusion, and wellness as we move forward to future-proof Member value. This month the Institute’s hard-working voluntary Board is heading into a Strategy Day which will be followed by Member Meetups around the motu where you get to have input (as well as enjoy lunch with some up-and-coming Members and some of our more experienced Members). We look forward to hearing your ideas for future-proofing your Institute.

New Zealand Building Industry Award Winners Announced

Posted on Saturday 03 September, 2022

NEWS RELEASE

New Zealand Institute of Building congratulates the winners of the 2022 NZ Building Industry Awards - Darren Cutfield wins the GIB® Supreme Award

The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) announced the winners of the

Tonight! New Zealand Building Industry Awards (Akld)

Posted on Friday 02 September, 2022

Tonight’s the night we’ll be celebrating the achievements and commitment of those working right across the built environment, at the New Zealand Building Industry Awards! Over 700 attending, we’ve hit record numbers again all coming together to acknowledge the amazing work of individuals and teams. Follow our social media accounts in the coming week to see who the winners are!

#nzbia2022

Save the Dates for Building Legends Design Management Workshop (Akld)

Posted on Friday 02 September, 2022

SAVE THE DATES 3 + 17 OCT

The next workshop in the Building Legends Series sponsored by Carters is being held in October. This two-part workshop on design management, will take place on Monday 3 October and Monday 17 October at the Parnell Conference Centre in Auckland.

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