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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. 

 

Member Spotlight: George Russell

Posted on Thursday 05 October, 2023

George Russell took home the GIB Supreme Award at the 2023 NZ Building People Awards.

 

George is a Project Manager at Wilson Commercial and won for his work leading the Samoa High Commission project in Te Whanganui-a-Tara | Wellington.


We asked George a few quick questions to get to know him a little better. 

 

DigiGuide update - What's new in the BIM Handbook?

Posted on Thursday 05 October, 2023

The New Zealand Institute of Building and the BIMinNZ Steering Group are working with subject matter experts on a Digital BIM Guidance Project (DigiGuide). One of the key outcomes of the project is to review and update the current Building Information Modelling (BIM) Handbook (2019) to ensure it is current with the relevant international standards, considers any industry led process changes and includes new terminology. This project is being funded by the Construction Sector Accord through its Innovation workstream. 

The NZ BIM Handbook has been the cornerstone of BIM adoption in the New Zealand construction sector since 2014. The current version was published in 2019 but as this is a fast-evolving environment, it’s in need of a refresh. 

So, why is this needed and what can you expect to see in the updated Handbook?

BIM Handbook - Consultation

Posted on Tuesday 03 October, 2023

The New Zealand Institute of Building and the BIMinNZ Steering Group are working with subject matter experts on a Digital BIM Guidance Project (DigiGuide). This project is being funded by the Construction Sector Accord through its Innovation workstream. 

One of the key outcomes of the project is to review and update the current BIM handbook to ensure it is current with the relevant international standards, considers any industry led process changes and includes new terminology. 

Over the past few months, work has gone into reviewing and updating the current BIM Handbook and we are now seeking your feedback. 

Have your say by Monday 23 October. 

 

 

Takeaways from Constructive 2023

Posted on Thursday 31 August, 2023

CE Pamela Bell of NZ Institute of Building attended the Constructive Forum 2023 on 30 & 31 August in Tāmaki | Auckland.

Read some of her takeaways from the event.

 

Scholarship recipient - Matthew Lloyd

Posted on Thursday 31 August, 2023

At the NZ Institute of Building we want to support the Next Generation of the Building Industry. We know it’s tough to be a student right now and that for many, money is tight. We want to help relieve a little of that stress for one of our Next Gen members. 

We are travelling the country to give students the chance to impress us with their passion and nab a $2,000 NZIOB scholarship. We have asked students studying in the built environment to prepare a ‘shark tank’ style pitch where they talk about their passion, a project, or even just themselves.

The main aim is to show our ‘sharks’ their potential and their passion for the industry. 

Matt Lloyd secured one of the $2,000 scholarships at our pitch event at Victoria University of Wellington in Poneke | Wellington on 11 August. 

We asked Matt a few questions to get to know him better. We look forward to keeping in touch and seeing what's next for Matt.

Read on to get to know Matt. 

Scholarship recipient - Maia Flint

Posted on Thursday 31 August, 2023

At the NZ Institute of Building we want to support the Next Generation of the Building Industry. We know it’s tough to be a student right now and that for many, money is tight. We want to help relieve a little of that stress for one of our Next Gen members. 

We are travelling the country to give students the chance to impress us with their passion and nab a $2,000 NZIOB scholarship. We have asked students studying in the built environment to prepare a ‘shark tank’ style pitch where they talk about their passion, a project, or even just themselves.

The main aim is to show our ‘sharks’ their potential and their passion for the industry. 

Maia secured one of the $2,000 scholarships at our pitch event at Victoria University of Wellington in Poneke | Wellington on 11 August. 

We asked Maia a few questions to get to know her better. We look forward to seeing what's next for her. 

Read on to get to know Maia. 

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