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Awards 2024

Nominations for our 2024 NZ Building People Awards and Next Gen Awards are now open! 

The awards evening will take place on 30 August at the Viaduct Event Centre in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

Help us recognise the people doing great things in the construction industry and nominate someone today. 


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.

Feedback on LBP scheme

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

In April 2021 MBIE sought feedback from Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) and those who engage with them on potential issues within the LBP scheme. Overall, the feedback affirmed that the potential issues have been accurately identified and shows there are high levels of support for changes in these areas.

Accord Webinar: How to deliver broader outcomes in Construction

Posted on Friday 25 March, 2022

The construction sector alone contributed $17 billion to the country’s GDP in 2020 and employs more than 200,000 New Zealanders, but there are significant opportunities in the sector that go beyond constructing new works. Attend this free webinar to learn more about why broader outcomes are important, how to use the Accord’s guidelines and how to implement these outcomes into construction projects.

Malcolm Fleming moving to new industry role after leading NZIOB for seven years

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

NZIOB Chief Executive Malcolm Fleming provided notice to the NZIOB Board this week that he is moving to a fellow construction sector membership association, New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB), where he will take up the position of Chief Executive.

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