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New Code of Ethics for LBPs

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

The Government has announced a new Code of Ethics for Licensed Building Practitioners (LBPs) to ensure high standards are maintained in the industry. The Code of Ethics will also give the public more confidence that LBPs are reputable and operate ethically.

Relaunch of Product Substitution Guidance

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

MBIE has re-released guidance on product substitution. The guidance provides key points to consider when thinking about using building products different from those originally requested and specified.

BIMinNZ Conference 2022 – Meet the Speakers

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

Over the next few editions of News from the Source, we will be profiling our BIMinNZ Conference speakers. In our Sustainability Programme Stream, Chris Scott and Jun Tsujimoto from Jasmax will be presenting a case study on the adaptive reuse and sustainability in the University of Auckland B201 project, and Emily Newmarch, a PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington will be presenting on BIM-enabled carbon calculation.

COVID-10 update for the Building and Construction sector

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

A construction industry advisory group has revised the previous COVID-19 Alert Level System Protocols in response to the Government’s recently announced COVID-19 Protection Framework – also known as the Traffic Light system. Read on to learn more.

Revision of NZS 3910

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

NZS 3910:2013 Conditions of contract for building and civil engineering construction is used as the foundation for the majority of New Zealand contracts in the building, engineering, construction and infrastructure industry sectors. Co-Commissioners, the Construction Sector Accord and the New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, have engaged Standards New Zealand to lead and manage a review of NZS 3910.

NZIOB events update

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

Now that the New Zealand Government has confirmed the way forward for running events during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are slowly but surely locking in a full event programme for 2022. See below for the list of what we have coming up for you in the first quarter of next year.

Building Legends update

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

The Carters-sponsored Building Legends workshops are developed specifically for construction practitioners. The topic for the next workshop series is Contracts 101, with two more in the pipeline on Design Management and Leadership Training.

NZIOB National Board February strategy session

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

The outcome of the 26 March ’21 NZIOB Strategy Day was that the Institute has four focuses for the upcoming two-year period. Three focuses to get on with immediately (active) and one longer term goal to envisage what the NZIOB will look like in 5-10 years’ time. Action on how to tackle the longer term goal is being undertaken at a half-day strategy refresh session for the board in February 2022.

Welcome to our newest Members

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 18 November. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

New Plymouth District Council wins Accord Beacons Award

Posted on Friday 03 December, 2021

The inaugural Construction Sector Accord Beacons Award trophy has gone to New Plymouth District Council (NPDC) for its supply chain leadership approach. The trophy was presented virtually by Hon Poto Williams, Building & Construction Minister, during a live awards ceremony at Infrastructure New Zealand’s 2021 Building Nations virtual event.

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