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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. 


NZIOB Webinar: How to make the most of NZIOB’s new EAP

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

Join NZIOB’s Malcom Fleming and Clearhead’s Oliver Nicholson as they go over why the NZIOB chose Clearhead as their EAP provider, what benefits and services NZIOB members can expect from Clearhead, and how access them.

NZIOB & Site Safe Webinar: Wellbeing and Mental Health

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

NZIOB and Site Safe have developed a webinar on the topic of Wellbeing and Mental Health in Construction. The event will draw upon a Site Safe-commissioned 2021 study undertaken by Massey University that investigated stress on construction sites.

Live Event & Webinar: Scott Base – New Zealand's Coolest Redevelopment

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

The redevelopment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, is the largest and most complex project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. Join our panel of presenters live in Christchurch or stream online, to find out more about this significant and challenging project.

Malcolm Fleming moving to new industry role after leading NZIOB for seven years

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

NZIOB Chief Executive Malcolm Fleming provided notice to the NZIOB Board this week that he is moving to a fellow construction sector membership association, New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB), where he will take up the position of Chief Executive.

Important new benefit for NZIOB Members

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

Following a recommendation from the Institute’s Young Professional Advisor (YPA) group, the NZIOB is delighted to announce that it has engaged the services of Clearhead to provide financial members of the NZIOB with complimentary access to a suite of digital mental health support tools.

Membership renewals: Update your details

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

It’s that time of year again! NZIOB Membership subscriptions are up for renewal on 1 April 2022. Membership subscription rates for 2022/2023 are unchanged from 2021/2022. Please take a moment to check and update your details in the Membership Portal.

NZIOB Events update

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

Due to the changing restrictions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NZIOB Events Team is postponing and rescheduling events as necessary. Please check our website for updates, but the latest date changes are detailed below.

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.

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