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A new registration and licensing regime for engineers

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

MBIE has announced that Cabinet has agreed to progress with a new regulatory regime for professional engineers. In order to be registered under the new regime, engineers will need to have a minimum qualification, and be subject to a code of ethics and continuing professional development requirements.

Work ramping up on ‘Accord 2.0’

Posted on Thursday 14 April, 2022

The Construction Sector Transformation Plan is a three-year plan of action from industry and government to lift the performance of the sector. The Construction Sector Accord team is working hard on developing the next version of the Transformation Plan, which they are calling ‘Accord 2.0’.

Call for Member resource to support NZIOB’s NZS 3910 nominees

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

The NZIOB wishes to put together a team of members to support its NZS 3910 Standards Review Committee nominees. This group will serve as a resource for our nominees to confer with to gain a sense of industry sentiment and/or support for options under consideration by the NZS 3910 Standards Review Committee.

NZIOB Fellow Mike King recounts his six years as BCITO/BCTF Chair

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

Fellow of the Institute and Chartered Building Professional, Mike King, has stepped down as Chair of the Building and Construction Training Fund, formerly the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) after six years (two terms) in the role.

NZIOB Webinar: Legal Session with Richard Johnstone

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

NZIOB and Richard Johnstone of Left Bank Chambers invite NZIOB Members to an online legal session discussing a selection of recent topical cases. The selected cases will include Court of Appeal, High Court decisions, and a recent decision of the High Court of England and Wales.

NZIOB Webinar: Extensions of Time in the Omicron Environment

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

What ability is there for main contractors to seek an Extension of Time (EoT) for the inevitable delay in project completion dates that will occur as a result of Omicron-imposed staff illnesses and absences, and supply-chain restrictions? Find out by joining our upcoming webinar.

NZIOB Webinar: How to make the most of NZIOB’s new EAP

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

Join NZIOB’s Malcom Fleming and Clearhead’s Oliver Nicholson as they go over why the NZIOB chose Clearhead as their EAP provider, what benefits and services NZIOB members can expect from Clearhead, and how access them.

NZIOB & Site Safe Webinar: Wellbeing and Mental Health

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

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.

Live Event & Webinar: Scott Base – New Zealand's Coolest Redevelopment

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

The redevelopment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, is the largest and most complex project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. Join our panel of presenters live in Christchurch or stream online, to find out more about this significant and challenging project.

COVID-19 update for the building and construction sector

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

The Government announced on Wednesday that New Zealand will do away with vaccine passes and vaccine mandates for some of the workforce on 4 April, in a major loosening of the country’s tough COVID-19 restrictions. The COVID-19 protection framework, known as the traffic-light system, will stay in place but will remain flexible to change, including if new variants of the virus emerge.

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