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Merry Christmas | Meri Kirihimeti from the NZIOB

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

We can all agree that it’s been a difficult year. Again! Despite the COVID-19 interventions at the start and end of 2021, there were some bright spots for the NZIOB. We wish all our members a safe and happy holiday break, with special acknowledgement to our Auckland members, your summer break is well deserved.

BIMinNZ Conference 2022 – Meet the Speakers

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

In today’s issue of News from the Source, we are profiling more of our BIMinNZ Conference speakers. In our Risk Mitigation Stream, Bob Hall and Jason Howden will be presenting a case study on the new Heka Rua Archives building that is about to break ground in Wellington. They will be followed by Brad Sara speaking about Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement, specifically the digital journey undertaken to reduce the risk.

Tickets now on sale for Auckland leg of Scott Base Redevelopment seminars

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

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 us for an insightful presentation into the project and all its complexities. This event will examine the core topics of resilience, technology and wellbeing in what is arguably the harshest environment in the world.

Welcome to our newest Members

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 9 December. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event. 

COVID-19 update for the Building and Construction sector

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

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.

National Construction Pipeline Report 2021

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

The National Construction Pipeline Report 2021 was commissioned by MBIE and jointly prepared by BRANZ and Pacifecon. The Report projects building activity for the next six years and includes national and regional breakdowns of actual and forecast residential building, nonresidential building and infrastructure activity.

Apply to be part of the Engineer to the Contract Panel

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

Engineers to the Contract (EtCs) play a vital role in the delivery of building and civil engineering construction projects as described in the New Zealand Standard (NZS) 3910:2013 conditions of contract. Engineering NZ is establishing a Panel of recognised EtCs who meet set criteria, with applications opening in January 2022, for practicing EtCs to join the Panel.

Te Waihanga’s Research Insight series launched

Posted on Wednesday 22 December, 2021

New Zealand Infrastructure Commission / Te Waihanga has recently launched the Research Insight series which will be published quarterly. The first one is called ‘Investment gap or efficiency gap? Benchmarking New Zealand’s investment in infrastructure.’

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.

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