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Awards 2024

Nominations for our 2024 NZ Building People Awards and Next Gen Awards are now open! 

The awards evening will take place on 30 August at the Viaduct Event Centre in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

Help us recognise the people doing great things in the construction industry and nominate someone today. 


COVID-19 Building and construction sector update

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

With Auckland still operating at Alert Level 4, and the rest of New Zealand now operating at Alert Level 3, it is wise to take advantage of the many resources available to assist businesses in this complicated environment.

Webinar at 12pm today: Next generation timber framing technology

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

XFrame is a construction technology company creating wall framing systems that can be easily adapted, deconstructed, and reused as a building’s needs change over time. XFrame is a commercial spin-out company from Victoria University of Wellington, which is led by Ged Finch, who developed the XFrame concept as his research project for a Master of Building Science degree.

Webinar recording: Getting site-ready for Alert Level 3

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

If you missed Tuesday’s webinar on Getting site-ready for Alert Level 3, you can watch a recording of it via the NZIOB Membership Portal. The webinar provides critical guidance to the construction industry as we move down COVID-19 Alert Levels and return to construction sites.

Building Legends Financial Management: Wellington workshop update

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

Working on the assumption that Wellington may be operating under Alert Level 2 by 20 September, the Building Legends Financial Management workshop in Wellington is, at this stage, still going ahead. There are still a small number of places available.

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

This is a time of increased pressure and stress for all New Zealanders. We all have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and that means we are being asked to make major changes in our lives. This is affecting how we work, how we relate, and what we can or can’t do.

2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards – we’d love your feedback!

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

If you were involved in this year’s New Zealand Building Industry Awards, we would love your feedback on the entry and judging process, as well as the Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner. Take our quick survey and be in to win one of two $100 Prezzy Cards.

Builders returning to work face prospect of not being able to get materials

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The building industry is struggling to get supplies out of Auckland and could be in pain if Auckland remains in lockdown for more than another two weeks. The Building Industry Federation says the Government has decided not to issues exemptions to allow most building materials past Auckland’s border.

EBOSS 2021 Construction Supply Chain Report

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The EBOSS 2021 Construction Supply Chain Report gives fresh insights into the challenges the New Zealand construction industry is currently facing – with freight, price hikes and staff shortages shared concerns across the board.

Top 10 sustainability innovations in Construction

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The construction industry is responsible for 24% of our carbon emissions. Here are 10 construction innovations that could change the future of the industry.

Construction staff and supply shortages: 'Very challenging times'

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The construction sector needs a rethink as challenges posed by the pandemic place the future of some firms at the risk of failure. Business advisory firm BDO's annual construction sector report shows the industry was struggling with product shortages and significant pressures from higher material costs and wages.

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