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Construction Sector Accord publishes 2021 progress report

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord has published its 2021 Construction Sector Accord Progress Report. The report is an overview of the Accord's progress during 2021 toward addressing systemic challenges in transforming the construction sector. It features our outgoing Steering Group chairs Chris Bunny and Peter Reidy reflecting on 2021’s trials and achievements.

NZIOB Staff Changes

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

Graeme Birkhead (NZIOB Past-President, NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Board member) will be NZIOB’s Acting Chief Executive starting Monday, 9 May and will be in the role until such time as a permanent Chief Executive is in place. NZIOB welcomes Hayley Larsen who has been appointed Operations Manager following the departure of Susan Duley, who has held the role for the past four years, and Raynor Redman will take over as Events Manager from Chloe Stephens when she goes on parental leave.

NZIOB National Student Awards 2022

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

Entries for the NZIOB National Student Awards are open and close on Tuesday, 31 May 2022. The National Student Awards replace the Institute’s three regional awards with a single programme thereby ensuring that students are recognised by the full construction industry.

NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Rugby Lunch

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

Save the date – the NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Rugby Lunch has been confirmed for Friday, 15 July in Wellington. The guest speaker for this year is former All Black Captain, Kieran Read. The proceeds of this event go towards a programme of awards and scholarships.

Ticket sales will open shortly.

Scott Base Redevelopment Event Reminder

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

A presentation on the redevelopment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, is taking place on Thursday, 12 May. The redevelopment is the largest and most complex project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. You can either attend the presentation in-person at the Novotel Christchurch or watch the live stream.

NZIOB Northern Region Event – Life at Orange

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

The NZIOB Northern Region Committee along with Carters would like to invite you to our ‘Welcome to Life at Orange’ event on Thursday, 19 May 2022 in Auckland. A great opportunity for NZIOB Members and industry colleagues to catch up.

Did you miss Wednesday’s webinar?

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

If you were unable to watch Wednesday’s NZIOB and Site Safe Mental Health webinar live, a recording is available for NZIOB Members free of charge through the membership portal under 'Webinars'.

2022 Building Code update

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

MBIE has opened consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code acceptable solutions and verification methods which cover plumbing and drainage, protection from fire, and structural stability of hollow-core floors.

Westpac: First Impressions - NZ building consents, March 2022

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

Consent issuance has broken records with more than 50,000 new homes consented over the past year. But while there is a large amount of work planned, labour and supply constraints are providing a break on the pace of building. And at the same time, population growth has plummeted, according to Westpac Banking Corporation’s Senior Economist, Satish Ranchhod.

Construction Sector Accord Steering Group – call for new members

Posted on Friday 06 May, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord is seeking new nominees for its Steering Group. The Accord Steering Group (ASG) will provide strategic direction and oversight to the delivery of the Accord 2.0 Construction Transformation Plan. Members will champion the Accord and lead by example. Applications close Friday 13 May 2022.

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