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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.

Welcome to our newest Members

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB National Board on 19 October. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

NZIOB Board Vacancy

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

The NZIOB is looking to co-opt a board member to assist with the diversity of the board, and to plug skills gaps that are required for the NZIOB to deliver on its 2021-2023 Strategic Plan.

NZIOB Webinar: Application of Digital Engineering in the Water Sector

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards Supreme Winner, Farzam Farzadi of Beca, along with Sven Harlos of Watercare Services will share their experiences about innovations that were developed to implement effective digital engineering approaches for the R2R Programme.

COVID-19 update for the building and construction sector

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

With a focus towards moving out of COVID-19 Lockdowns, lots has happened in the last fortnight as New Zealand prepares for the next stage of this pandemic – living our lives as safely as possible within a COVID-19 environment. Read on to learn more and access COVID-19 resources.

Mental health initiatives for the construction sector

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

To help combat the ongoing mental health crisis within the construction sector, MATES in Construction is setting up shop in the Christchurch and Dunedin, and a new Trust has been established in Taranaki, spring-boarding off the existing framework established for their farming industry.

Years more supply chain pain for construction industry

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

Global supply chains issues, major demand for construction work, and navigating New Zealand's alert level boundaries are creating a 'perfect storm' for the construction sector, research shows. Those disruptions have a particularly profound impact for remote island nations like New Zealand.

Iwi buys construction company to aid housing development, trade training and education

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

Far North Iwi Te Rarawa has added a construction company to its portfolio, in a move that should speed up a new housing development and give trades training to locals. Te Rarawa expects the purchase to deliver results in construction industry development, education and employment through trade and apprenticeships.

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