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Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC trial worker safety initiative

Posted on Friday 29 October, 2021

An upcoming state-of-the-art office building in Dunedin will be the case study for new safety trials, aimed at reducing the number of workplace accidents in the building industry. Ngāi Tahu Property and ACC have joined forces with the construction Industry to reduce the high rates of accidents and injuries on construction sites, through Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Save the date for the 2022 NZ Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

We are delighted to announce that the date for next year’s New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner is set for Friday, 2 September 2022. Now in its 28th year, the event is an opportunity for the industry’s high achievers to get their glad rags on and gather to celebrate each other’s success.

COVID-19 update for the Building and Construction Sector

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

New Zealand’s COVID-19 elimination strategy is being phased out in favour of a new model that takes into account vaccination rates. This change in direction will have far-reaching effects on the construction industry and New Zealand as a whole; from vaccination mandates to the opening of our borders.

Southern Region Golf Day going ahead as planned

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

The sold-out Southern Region Golf Day is going ahead on Friday, 29 October as planned. Due to Christchurch currently being in Alert Level 2, advice was sought from Golf New Zealand as to whether the NZIOB tournament would be permitted, and they confirmed that it could proceed.

Hays Construction & NZIOB Salary Guide FY21/22

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

Are you earning your worth? Find out by downloading the Hays Construction & NZIOB Salary Guide. The guide provides practical information on salaries for those employed in various roles and geographical locations in the New Zealand building industry along with recruitment trends and economic outlook for the year ahead.

Night at the Trots postponed to March 2022

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

The NZIOB Charitable Education Trust has announced that due to COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions in Auckland, they will be postponing their Night at the Trots fundraising event at Alexandra Park Raceway until Friday the 18th of March 2022.

Constructing Our World Conference

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

The Constructing Our World Conference is an initiative in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Building Limited, the Australian Institute of Building and the New Zealand Institute of Building. The conference will be held virtually from 8-9 December 2021.

Builder seeks sanitary bins for portaloos used in 'blokey' construction industry

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

If Chelsea Roper​ worked in an office she would not have to worry about where to put used tampons, but portaloos on construction sites were not built with women in mind. Roper, an apprentice builder in Queenstown, was busy finding ways to dispose of sanitary products when she realised others were facing the same issue.

Construction growth to outpace manufacturing this decade, says new global forecast

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

Construction will be an engine of global economic growth in the decade to 2030, with output expected to be 35% higher than in the ten years to 2020, according to a new global forecast. Pent-up household savings, pandemic stimulus programmes, and population growth will combine to spur average annual growth of 3.6% between now and 2030.

Opportunity to shape NZ’s first Emissions Reduction Plan

Posted on Friday 15 October, 2021

The Government is inviting New Zealanders to inform the country’s first Emissions Reduction Plan with the release of a consultation document containing a range of policy ideas to decrease the country’s emissions.

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