Upcoming NZIOB webinars


Don’t miss out on registering for these upcoming NZIOB webinars: 

NZIOB & Site Safe Wellbeing and Mental Health 

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. 

The key site stressors that were identified in the research report are: 

  • Organisational Stressors (time pressures, volumes of work, cognitive ability)
  • Poor communication and collaboration practices 

The speaker line-up covers the construction supply chain. Each speaker will discuss what they are doing to promote mental health initiatives in their individual organisation, in relation to key findings from this study. They will each give a short presentation, which will be followed by a panel Q & A session. 


  • Massey Report Authors: Greg Chawynski MNZIOB and Hennie van Heerden MNZIOB
  • Main Contractor (Commercial): Matt Taylor, Hawkins
  • Small Contractor (Residential): Heath MacKenzie, Specialised Property Solutions
  • Consultant: Jason Howden MNZIOB, Warren & Mahoney 

When:  5:30pm-6:45pm, Wednesday 4 May

Cost:    Free for NZIOB Members / $25 plus GST for Non-Members 

Find out more and register to attend

Scott Base – NZ’s Coolest Redevelopment 

The redevelopment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, is the largest and most complex project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. 

The project will see the ageing infrastructure replaced with a safe, fit-for-purpose, and sustainable research facility that will support New Zealand’s presence in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica for the next 50 years. The new base will continue Aotearoa’s long legacy on the icy continent and strengthen our country’s ability to support world-leading research in one of the most remote places on the planet. 

Consisting of three interconnected buildings that can accommodate up to 100 people, the new base will include an accommodation, dining and welfare building, a science and management building, and an engineering and storage building. 

Due to the remote location and short summer period, the window to build in Antarctica is small. The plan is to pre-construct all buildings at PrimePort Timaru in New Zealand and ship them to Antarctica on a large heavy transport vessel in large modular sections. Specialised trailers will be used to transport the building sections on and off the vessel and into final position at Scott Base. 

The existing base will be deconstructed and returned to New Zealand, along with all waste, equipment and materials. The new base is planned to be up and running in 2028. 


  • Iain Miller – Project Manager, Leighs Construction Limited
  • Simon Shelton – Scott Base Redevelopment Senior Project Manager
  • Will Parker – Technical Director, Property and Buildings, WSP 

When:  5:30pm-7:30pm, Thursday 12 May
Where: Either in-person at the Novotel Christchurch or online via a webinar
Cost:    Free for NZIOB Members / $25 +GST for Non-Members 

Register to attend the webinar
Register to attend the in-person event in Christchurch

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