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Webinar: Tradie Athlete – Optimising Construction Performance

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Tradie Athlete director, Dr Andy Reid recognises that workers who are doing physical jobs are often more active than many athletes training for competition. Behaviour change is more likely to happen when workers reframe themselves as athletes and adopt more productive behaviours, such as optimising movement (skill), nutrition (fuel), and recovery strategies.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

The following people have joined the NZIOB, having their membership ratified by the NZIOB Board last month. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Entries for the NZ Building Industry Awards close in four weeks

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

We encourage your company to nominate your high performers for this year’s Awards. Unlike other industry awards, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards reach across professional boundaries and provide entrants with recognition from ‘industry’ as opposed to acknowledgment from ‘professional peers’ only. Entries close 7 May.

NZIOB Strategy Day

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Every two years the NZIOB holds a Strategy Day to review progress, discuss challenges, and decide on future goals. On Friday 26 March, a group of 12 construction industry representatives generously gave their time to attend the Institute’s 2021 Strategy Day in Auckland and were expertly guided through the process by Peter Harrison from ThinkPlace.


Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

BOINZ recently launched their new dedicated industry TV show Breakfast with BOINZ, a fortnightly virtual 30-minute TV show providing a unique communication channel across the building industry. This week, NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming was interviewed by BOINZ TV host, Greg Ward.

CHASNZ & ACC partnership to help workers stay safe

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

The construction industry’s high injury rate is a key reason why ACC has entered a new partnership with CHASNZ. The $3.5 million investment over two years, is the first stage of a five-year partnership, which will allow CHASNZ to ramp up health promotion and protection initiatives that will reduce the harm caused by occupational illness and injury in the construction sector.

Consultation for the 2021 Building Code update is now open

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Every year, MBIE consults on the Building Code and selected acceptable solution and verification method documents, to provide an opportunity for the public and the building and construction sector to have their say on the proposed changes. Consultation for the 2021 Building Code is now open with submissions due on 28 May.

WDC Council Member Expressions of Interest

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Expressions of Interest are now being sought for Construction and Infrastructure WDC Council members. Industry leaders with significant governance experience who want to play a part in leading the industry led Workforce Development Councils are encouraged to apply.

Top five shifts affecting construction

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Through 2020, COVID-19 accelerated the much-needed changes in construction, but what is the long-term impact, and what does a connected construction workplace of the future look like? According to The Urban Developer, the construction ecosystem of the future will be highly standardised, consolidated (both vertically and horizontally), and it will be integrated.

Advice for businesses operating in the construction and building sectors

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

New Zealand’s economy has done better than expected during COVID-19. Construction contributes just over 6 percent to New Zealand’s gross domestic product. Here are five pieces of advice for businesses operating in the construction and building sectors, as compiled by Stuff’s business journalist, Melanie Carroll.

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