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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. 


Mental health and wellbeing resources

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

This is a time of increased pressure and stress for all New Zealanders. We all have a role to play in reducing the spread of COVID-19, and that means we are being asked to make major changes in our lives. This is affecting how we work, how we relate, and what we can or can’t do.

2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards – we’d love your feedback!

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

If you were involved in this year’s New Zealand Building Industry Awards, we would love your feedback on the entry and judging process, as well as the Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner. Take our quick survey and be in to win one of two $100 Prezzy Cards.

Builders returning to work face prospect of not being able to get materials

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The building industry is struggling to get supplies out of Auckland and could be in pain if Auckland remains in lockdown for more than another two weeks. The Building Industry Federation says the Government has decided not to issues exemptions to allow most building materials past Auckland’s border.

EBOSS 2021 Construction Supply Chain Report

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The EBOSS 2021 Construction Supply Chain Report gives fresh insights into the challenges the New Zealand construction industry is currently facing – with freight, price hikes and staff shortages shared concerns across the board.

Top 10 sustainability innovations in Construction

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The construction industry is responsible for 24% of our carbon emissions. Here are 10 construction innovations that could change the future of the industry.

Construction staff and supply shortages: 'Very challenging times'

Posted on Friday 03 September, 2021

The construction sector needs a rethink as challenges posed by the pandemic place the future of some firms at the risk of failure. Business advisory firm BDO's annual construction sector report shows the industry was struggling with product shortages and significant pressures from higher material costs and wages.

New Zealand Building Industry Awards: Congratulations to all our winners!

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

The winners of the 2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards were announced on Friday, 13 August at a gala evening at the Cordis Hotel, Auckland. With 680 guests in attendance, it was the biggest ceremony ever held in the 28-year history of the Awards. The GIB® Supreme Award was won by Farzam Farzadi from Beca for the Digital Delivery Processes on the Waikato River to Redoubt water supply programme.

COVID-19 update and resources for the Building and Construction sector

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

With all of New Zealand currently in Level 4 Lockdown, it is timely to remind all our members of the COVID-19 advice and resources available to everyone. The overriding message is that for building, construction, and maintenance services to be undertaken at Alert Level 4, at least one of the following must apply: that the work is required to address immediate risks to health and safety; or that the work relates to nationally important infrastructure.

NZIOB webinars to return if Lockdown is extended

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

Should COVID-19 Lockdown settings extending beyond 7 days for Auckland/Coromandel and 3 days for the rest of New Zealand, the NZIOB will be reintroducing our webinar series. Dates and speakers are to be confirmed once the COVID-19 Alert Level outlook for the coming week is known. Stay tuned for updates!

Pushing the Envelope: An NZIOB Podcast – coming soon!

Posted on Friday 20 August, 2021

The NZIOB’s Young Professional Advisor (YPA) Committee serves the role of providing strategic guidance to the NZIOB National Board from the perspective of millennials. One of their recent proposals was for the NZIOB to produce a construction-related podcast, and we are pleased to announce that this project is well underway.

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