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Is attraction and retention one of the top three things keeping you awake at night?

Posted on Friday 02 September, 2022

Attraction and retention is top of mind for all our valued Members, and is proving to be an industry-wide issue as highlighted in the recent EBOSS 2022 Construction Industry Confidence Report, see what we can learn from Fletchers! 

Member Engagement Kick Off

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

As the new kid on the block at the Institute of Building, Pam has an abundance of natural curiosity and at least 50 million questions for all of you as our valued Members - she's keen to connect so please get in touch. 

FORTNIGHTLY OR MONTHY? How often do you want the Source?

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

You are all busy people - do you want your Source / Sauce fortnightly or monthly? Tell us NOW with this single-click two-seconds poll. Thanks!take the poll now

SHARING INSIGHTS ON PROCUREMENT (Akld)

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

AGM 11 AUGUST

Come join us to learn about ‘Insights on Procurement’ at the Institute’s 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 5.30pm Thursday 11 August 2022 in Auckland. Both events will be live-streamed, for members who are unable to attend in person. Thanks to the Northern Region Committee for hosting this insightful event.

Got nouse? Find out at the Southern Region Quiz Night (Chch)

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

SOCIAL EVENT 17 AUGUST

Will your team be the next Institute of Building Southern Region Quiz Champions? Pull together your team of six and join us on Wednesday 17 August for a fun night out with your construction colleagues in Christchurch.

Nau mai haere mai to our new members

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

These amazing people have recently joined you at your Institute of Building. The membership process wheels have turned (the Board ratified in July). We are so thrilled you have joined us – come join the club and see you at an upcoming event!

What can we learn from history about how to tackle material supply issues?

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Institute of Building member Dr Nigel Isaacs is a senior lecturer at the Wellington School of Architecture at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Nigel has looked back nearly 400 years searching for answers about how to tackle material supply issues, and focusing on the current plasterboard shortage in New Zealand and around the world. Check out this article he wrote for Newsroom.

Have your say about the building consent system

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

You may have seen that MBIE is consulting on an issues discussion document as the first step in the review of the building consent system.The Review of the Building Consent System issues discussion document aims to build a shared understanding of issues with the current consenting system as a basis for considering future system changes. How would you like to get involved and have your say?

Extension on home insulation deadline decided by MBIE

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Radio NZ reported recently on the six-month extension to the deadline for complying with new energy efficiency regulations in homes. MBIE has pushed the start date for wall, floor and roof insulation requirements from November to May next year because of industry input claiming supply chain disruptions and material shortages.

Controlling the spread of airborne diseases in commercial buildings

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Managing ventilation, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can aid in reducing the risk of airborne diseases travelling within a building. MBIE’s Building System Performance (BSP) branch has provided guidance on controlling the spread of airborne diseases in commercial buildings.

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