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NZ Building Industry Awards sponsorship opportunity

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

There is now only one remaining sponsorship opportunity available for a company to get involved in the vertical construction industry’s ‘big night’; the Cost-Based Projects $45 Million to $75 Million category. If you are interested in discussing this opportunity, please get in touch.

MATES Programme recognised as best practice by WHO

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

MATES in Construction has received international acclaim for its work in suicide prevention in the construction industry, having been featured as an example of the world’s best practice in suicide prevention in a new World Health Organization (WHO) publication.

Reminder of COVID-19 Construction Protocols

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

With the Wellington Region having been placed into COVID-19 Alert Level 2 at 6:00pm on Wednesday, until at least Sunday 27 June, it is timely to remind ourselves of the protocols for working under each of the Alert Levels. The Levels situation is fluid and may be updated by the Government at any time. 

High tech factory with robots shaking up the construction industry

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

Ever since Radio New Zealand’s (RNZ) The Detail ran a podcast about the high cost of construction, they have been inundated with messages from people who have genuine solutions to the housing crisis, but who have been hampered by roadblocks.

Tech disrupts the €2tn construction market

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

Technology innovators and entrepreneurs across Europe are increasingly eyeing the construction industry. It helps that construction is a mega market of almost €2tn on the continent alone. But founders, and their investors, aren’t attracted only by market size. They’re betting on the impact of digital transformation in an industry that has been, so far, a sleeping giant.

NZ Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

Following industry feedback, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards will revert to a single venue for its 2021 Ceremony & Gala Dinner on Friday, 13 August. The vertical industry’s ‘big night’ will be again held in the Great Room of the Cordis Hotel. General ticket sales to non-finalists open on Monday (14 June).

NZIOB Elections: Voting opens 15 June

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

 The 2021 NZIOB election is the Institute’s second under the 2019 NZIOB Constitution. Following the closing of nominations on 13 May, the Institute is in the enviable position of having a greater number of candidates than there are positions to fill, therefore an online election will occur to determine the successful candidate for those positions.

2021 NZIOB AGM and Site Tour

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The NZIOB Central Region Committee will be hosting this year’s AGM in Wellington on 13 July. The event will begin with a site tour of the Indian High Commission in Thorndon, followed by project presentations and AGM at the National Library.

BIMinNZ Conference opening speaker confirmed

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

New York Times bestselling author Shawn Achor has been confirmed as opening speaker at the BIMinNZ Conference in Wellington on 10 March 2022. Shawn’s interest in how collective performance gains of individuals contribute to an elevated eco-system performance, fits in well with the BIMinNZ Conference theme, Building our Digital Community.

Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill passes first reading

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill, which provides greater financial protection for subcontractors, passed its first reading on the 8th of June. The Bill amends the retention provisions in the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) to provide increased confidence and transparency for subcontractors that the retention money they are owed is safe.

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