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NZIOB AGM & Election results

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

The NZIOB AGM was held on Tuesday 13 July, preceded by a successful site tour of McKee Fehl’s High Commission of India project, and followed by an informative presentation from CONCove’s General Manager, Bharti Raniga. At the AGM, the election of officers for the 2021-2023 National Board and Regional Committees was formalised.

Student Event: Future Building Legends

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

The NZIOB is hosting the first of its 2021 Student Mentoring Programme seminars on the 4th of August in Wellington. Student attendees will hear from established and upcoming industry professionals about their careers to date, how to carve your own path in the workplace, and the realities of the construction industry for recent graduates.

New MC for NZ Building Industry Awards Ceremony

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

After four years of being in the extremely capable hands of entertainer extraordinaire Jackie Clarke, the NZ Building Industry Awards Ceremony will this year be run by a new MC, multi-platinum selling recording artist and inspirational keynote speaker, Geoff Sewell.

Recent MBIE submissions & invitation for member involvement in future submissions

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

Requests from MBIE for construction industry feedback on their building and construction legislative and policy proposals have occurred with great regularity this past two months. The NZIOB has provided feedback on three MBIE proposals that we believe will be particularly impactful on our membership.

Hays Construction & NZIOB Annual Salary Guide survey

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

The annual Hays Construction and NZIOB Salary Guide is an important survey undertaken for the Institute's members and the broader construction sector. The relevancy and accuracy of our annual guide are totally dependent on our members completing the following survey, therefore your participation is highly appreciated.

Webinar: How to reduce carbon emissions in the construction sector

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

The construction sector is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, from producing materials, to constructing buildings and the energy used in buildings. The sector needs to play a major part if New Zealand is to reach its climate change goals, including being net zero carbon by 2050.

Tōtika: Health & Safety Prequalification

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

Tōtika is the Health & Safety Prequalification Scheme that has been developed and implemented by CHASNZ, to create a standard for all health and safety pre-qualification systems in the Construction sector. It is a single framework that brings all health and safety pre-qualifications together under one umbrella to make the process cheaper and quicker for everyone.

Construction waste: The ugly side of New Zealand’s Building Boom

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

More than 43,000 new houses and apartments have been consented in the year to May, but with that record comes a shocking problem most people are unaware of. Every new house build produces about 4.5 tonnes of waste – it would take 30 years for a household to put its kerbside bin out once a week to generate the same waste.

Christchurch and Miami: Two building collapses, one common theme

Posted on Friday 16 July, 2021

On June 24, the Champlain Towers South condominium complex in Miami Beach, Florida, collapsed. Preliminary inspections of the rubble in Miami suggested that the structural elements of the apartment block lacked adequate steel reinforcement. There are echoes of such a tragedy in New Zealand.

The NZIOB welcomes a new National Sponsor

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

The NZIOB National Office is delighted to announce a new partnership with Pink® Batts®. From 1 July, Pink® Batts® is officially on board as one of the NZIOB’s three National Sponsors, joining Hays and Resene Construction Systems. They, along with our National Partner GIB®, form the NZIOB’s family of core supporters.

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support

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