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Join us for the Institute's annual conference on 13/14 March 2024 in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

The hui will focus on three p's: People, Productivity + Performance. If you’re a manager of people in the construction sector (or aspire to be) - whether that’s as a site, construction, design, cost, digital, or project manager – then this event is for you.

Register now and be the early bird. 


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.

Important new benefit for NZIOB Members

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

Following a recommendation from the Institute’s Young Professional Advisor (YPA) group, the NZIOB is delighted to announce that it has engaged the services of Clearhead to provide financial members of the NZIOB with complimentary access to a suite of digital mental health support tools.

Membership renewals: Update your details

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

It’s that time of year again! NZIOB Membership subscriptions are up for renewal on 1 April 2022. Membership subscription rates for 2022/2023 are unchanged from 2021/2022. Please take a moment to check and update your details in the Membership Portal.

NZIOB Events update

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

Due to the changing restrictions and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NZIOB Events Team is postponing and rescheduling events as necessary. Please check our website for updates, but the latest date changes are detailed below.

Reminder: Entries are open for two NZIOB Awards Programmes

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

A reminder to all our members that entries are open for both the NZIOB’s traditional New Building Industry Awards and for the inaugural NZIOB National Student Awards. Don’t miss this opportunity to nominate yourself or one of your superstar peers.

COVID-19 update for the building and construction sector

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

New Zealand is now well into the full Omicron surge, with case numbers having sky-rocketed over the last two weeks. The explosion in cases has come as the government loosened its strict regulations, including changes to testing and isolation, as the highly transmissible Omicron reduced the effectiveness of the controls that remained.

Timber Design Centre launch

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

Envisioning a future where timber is used more widely in mid to high rise buildings and contributes to carbon neutral targets, is an exciting opportunity in building design. The tools to make this a reality are now coming together with the launch of the Timber Design Centre.

GIB® move to an on-allocation system to mitigate plasterboard supply issues

Posted on Friday 11 March, 2022

There is a nationwide shortage of building materials, especially plasterboard, David Thomas, General Manager of Winstone Wallboards, has released a statement explaining what’s happening with GIB® plasterboard supply.

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