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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.

Register now and bring the team!


Digital Triplets: Construction Industry collaboration improving productivity through clarity and consistency  

Posted on Thursday 30 November, 2023

We commonly hear that the construction sector is fragmented and suffering from a lack of collaboration, however collaborating organisations are working hard to change that.

The New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC), the NZ Institute of Building (NZIOB), and Te Waihanga | NZ Infrastructure Commission are all leaders of change responding to the Construction Sector Accord’s Transformation Plan.

This month sees the launch of three guidelines that have all been revised and better digitised to improve productivity, mitigate and fairly allocate risk, and future proofing the built environment. These projects are the culmination of years of effort from across the sector, representing strong collaboration between Government and Industry groups.

Member spotlight: Jane Jujnovich

Posted on Thursday 30 November, 2023

Jane Jujnovich won the James Hardie Innovation Award at the 2023 NZ Building People Awards. Jane is a Project Director at Kāinga Ora, she was awarded for her transformative work on Te Mātāwai project in Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland.

Jane’s glass half full approach has driven change right through her organisation to focus on the greater social outcomes in everything they do, leading her to be described by her colleagues at Kāinga Ora as the “True North.”

We asked Jane a few questions to get to know her better.

Peter McGuinness Honorary FNZIOB 1947-2023

Posted on Tuesday 28 November, 2023

We are sorry to share the news that Peter McGuinness died on Sunday 26 November 2023.

In 2020 Peter was made an Honorary Fellow of the Institute, an honour only five others currently hold. Honorary Fellow’s are given out to people who hold positions of distinction in the building and construction industry to acknowledge the significant contribution they have made. Peter certainly met these criteria and was held in a very high regard in the industry and by the Institute.

We are thinking of Peter’s family and all those at LT McGuinness. We wanted to share a few things about Peter to help honour his life and contribution to the industry.

Unveiling an Engineering Marvel: A Site Visit to Kate Valley Landfill Facility

Posted on Thursday 23 November, 2023

On Friday 10 November 2023 a Site Visit for our Next Gen members from Ara - Te Pukenga took place to the Kate Valley Landfill Facility. 

This was organised by Heather Huckle and the Institute's Young Professional Advisors (YPA). Adam Baxter, who is on the Institute's Southern Region Committee went along on the visit and made a few notes about the visit. 

Read Adam's summary. 


Member spotlight: Gracen Luka

Posted on Thursday 02 November, 2023

Gracen Luka was awarded the NZIOB Charitable Education Trust - Emerging Leader Award and was also given a Special Commendation from the Supreme Award Judges at the 2023 NZ Building People Awards.

At the time of the Awards Gracen was the Associate Development Manager at Fletcher Living and has since moved to Australia. 

We asked Gracen a few quick questions to get to know her a little better. 


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