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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. 


Southern Region Golf Day teams battle it out

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

The sold-out Southern Region Golf Day went ahead on Friday, 29 October as planned, adhering to Alert Level 2 protocols. The event was another great success, with 27 teams competing for the coveted top prizes. Most attendees confirmed they will be back next year to battle it out all over again.

COVID-19 Update for the Building and Construction Sector

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

This week has seen big, albeit expected, changes announced in New Zealand’s approach to managing the COVID-19 pandemic. CHASNZ is currently working with industry and Government to define appropriate protocols for building and construction activity under the new Traffic Light system.

NZIOB Recorded Webinar: Application of Digital Engineering in the Water Sector

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

Farzam Falzardi of Beca made NZIOB history in August by being the first winner of the New Zealand Building Industry Awards Innovation Category who also took home the Supreme Award. Watch a recording of his webinar and learn how his innovation resulted in the dramatic reduction in construction duration of a major project.

Construction Sector Accord’s ‘Building for the Future’ report released

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord has launched its Building for the Future report, a synthesis of international research on the future of the construction industry. It identifies the most significant developments in construction internationally and the barriers to be overcome when implementing them.

Construction Sector Accord’s webinar series ‘Towards High Performance’

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord has developed a webinar series entitled ‘Towards High Performance.’ The webinars cover topics such as the reform of vocational education and the construction sector, and how digital tools can grow your business.

Waiting game on whether supply shortages will impact Scott Base build

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

Antarctica New Zealand recently that the new $344 million Scott Base would be constructed at PrimePort Timaru with work expected to start towards the end of, but the impact of present supply chain disruptions on the project remain unknown.

Wanted: A building sector with ‘genius and courage’

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

Our current average house is compounding global overheating with excessive, long-lasting emissions Lindsay Wood looks at how we could make our housing more climate friendly. 

Quarterly housing construction costs rise at double the typical pace

Posted on Friday 19 November, 2021

The Cordell Construction Cost Index (CCCI) reveals a national increase of 1.6% in the three months to September 2021 down from the 2.2% rise in the previous quarter, but still well above the typical quarterly increase of about 0.8%.

Registrations for BIMinNZ 2022 are now open

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

BIMinNZ is a one-day conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) being held in Wellington on Thursday, 10 March 2022. The theme for the 2022 Conference is Building our Digital Community and will delve into use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) and other construction technologies by the construction supply chain.

The NZIOB welcomes Chloe Stephen to the team

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

Chloe Stephen will be joining the NZIOB team from 15 November as Events Manager. With a background in events and hospitality, Chloe is going to bring some excellent event expertise to the team.

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