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Businesses desperate to increase rapid antigen testing

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

Businesses desperate to ramp up rapid testing of workers to prevent spread of Omicron are upset at the Government’s rationing of test kits. Free Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs) are only available to critical businesses, when an asymptomatic worker is exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, then allowing them to skip self-isolation and continue working if they return a negative RAT.

The Big Quit hits construction industry

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

Frustration at building supply chain delays causing projects to stall, is driving out critical workers, an official report finds. An Ipsos report, for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, reveals a new and emerging crisis in recruiting and retaining builders and tradies.

House building boom could soon hit ceiling due to shortages of materials and workers

Posted on Friday 25 February, 2022

There may be a building boom, but a shortage of materials and subcontractors is said to be making it difficult for smaller building companies to complete projects. Registered Master Builders Association chief executive, David Kelly said that having to try to store up materials several months in advance of a job had been putting pressure on small building firms.

Entries now open for the 2022 New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

Entries are open for the 2022 New Zealand Building Industry Awards. The Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, not just NZIOB members. We encourage your company to nominate your high performers for this year’s Awards.

Kirsten Magnusson joins the NZIOB National Board

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

Construction marketer Kirsten Magnusson has been co-opted to the NZIOB National Board. Kirsten brings a wealth of marketing and communications experience and will also help to balance the diversity of our governance.

NZIOB Events update

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

Our events team have been very busy making all the necessary changes to our upcoming events, in response to both COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and the general appetite of our members regarding event attendance.

NZIOB Member appointed HOS at Vic Uni School of Architecture

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

NZIOB Member, Robyn Phipps has been appointed Head of School (HOS) at Victoria University Wellington’s School of Architecture. The new role takes Robyn full circle back to the school that she graduated from with her BBSc and BArch (Hons).

COVID-19 and working in the Traffic Light System

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

The CHASNZ website has been updated with the latest COVID-19 guidance for the construction sector. We encourage our members to become familiar with the guidance and its implications for working and travelling around New Zealand under the new Traffic Light System.

NZS 3910 Standards Revision Committee announced

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord and the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission have jointly commissioned a review of NZS 3910. Six NZIOB members are part of the Review Committee, tasked with undertaking an important workstream on behalf of the construction sector.

Broader Outcomes Guidance for the Construction Sector

Posted on Friday 11 February, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord has produced a new publication, Broader Outcomes Guidance for the Construction Sector, which details four Priority Outcomes that suppliers and / or procurers need to provide for.

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