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Join us for the Institute's annual conference on 13/14 March 2024 in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

The hui will focus on three p's: People, Productivity + Performance. If you’re a manager of people in the construction sector (or aspire to be) - whether that’s as a site, construction, design, cost, digital, or project manager – then this event is for you.

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NZIOB Inaugural Graduate Forum

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

Registrations are open for the inaugural NZIOB Graduate Forum, being held on 15 March 2022 in Wellington. The format provides graduates with the opportunity to attend a lunchtime session at which they can quiz industry guest speakers on a range of construction-related topics.

NZIOB Resene National Student Awards 2022

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

The NZIOB, in partnership with Resene Paints, has established an awards programme that all students in their final year of a construction-related qualification or carpentry apprenticeship are eligible to enter. Entries open on 1 March 2022.

Building Legends Leadership Development workshops

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

Following a recommendation made to the NZIOB Board by the Institute’s Young Professional Advisor group, the new Building Legends workshop, Leadership Development, is targeted specifically at Main Contractor employed Site Managers and Project Managers, who are early into their careers.

NZIOB PlaceMakers Northern Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

The annual NZIOB PlaceMakers Northern Region Golf Day was held in Auckland on Friday, 15 February. Despite warnings of cyclones, torrential rain, and gale force winds, everyone was delighted to wake up to a cloudless blue sky and sunshine.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 10 February. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Constructing Our World Conference

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

The Constructing Our World conference series is an initiative in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Building Limited, the Australian Institute of Building and the New Zealand Institute of Building. The conference will be held in a hybrid format on 17 March 2022.

COVID-19 update for the Building and Construction sector

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

The CHASNZ and Construction Sector Accord websites has been updated with the latest COVID-19 guidance for the construction sector. Read more below and follow the links to access useful documents and information.

Businesses desperate to increase rapid antigen testing

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

Businesses desperate to ramp up rapid testing of workers to prevent spread of Omicron are upset at the Government’s rationing of test kits. Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are only available to critical businesses, when an asymptomatic worker is exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, then allowing them to skip self-isolation and continue working if they return a negative RAT.

The Big Quit hits construction industry

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

Frustration at building supply chain delays causing projects to stall, is driving out critical workers, an official report finds. An Ipsos report, for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, reveals a new and emerging crisis in recruiting and retaining builders and tradies.

House building boom could soon hit ceiling due to shortages of materials and workers

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

There may be a building boom, but a shortage of materials and subcontractors is said to be making it difficult for smaller building companies to complete projects. Registered Master Builders Association chief executive, David Kelly said that having to try to store up materials several months in advance of a job had been putting pressure on small building firms.

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