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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 be the early bird. 


Three new Institute Fellows named

Posted on Monday 28 August, 2023

The NZ Building People Awards 2023 took place on Friday 18 August at a gala dinner at Te Pae in Ōtautahi | Christchurch.

Along with the winners of the awards being named the NZ Institute of Building also took the opportunity to honour three of our members by naming them as Fellows of the Institute.

The three Fellows named at the 2023 Awards were: Graeme Earl, Malcolm Fleming and Robyn Phipps.




2023 NZ Building People Awards - the winning people behind the projects

Posted on Tuesday 22 August, 2023

The NZ Building People Awards 2023 took place last Friday 18 August at a gala dinner at Te Pae in Ōtautahi | Christchurch.

On the night runners-up and winners were announced across nine categories along with a special commendation and a Supreme Winner. The Resene Next Gen Awards were also announced as part of the evening with three regional winners and one national winner named.

George Russell from Wilson Commercial Limited scooped the big prize on the night and was named the 2023 GIB Supreme Award winner. He was in the running for the Supreme award after winning the Xlam Projects under $10 Million Award earlier in the evening.


Along with the Supreme Award the judges also acknowledged Gracen Luka from Fletcher Living with an unprecedented Special Commendation.


Congratulations to George, Gracen and all the other winners on the night.

What will the future of the construction industry look like?

Posted on Thursday 04 May, 2023

At the Building our Digital Community Conference in March we spent the day looking at what's possible in the future of construction - focusing on digital innovations. 

At the end of the day of presentations we asked delegates to send through their thoughts on what the future of construction looked like. We've some of their ideas along with thoughts from Pamela Bell. 

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