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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. 


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.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

The NZIOB welcomes its newest members, who had their memberships ratified by the NZIOB Board on 17 June. NZIOB members have opportunities to make professional contacts, advance their careers and business, gain knowledge at exclusive events, and help shape the industry.

NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Rugby Lunch

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

In keeping with tradition, after a brief COVID-related hiatus, the NZIOB Charitable Education Trust will be holding its annual rugby-themed fundraising event in Wellington on Friday 27 August. The guest speaker for the event has been confirmed as All Black legend, Kieran Reid.

Building Legends Financial Management workshop in Wellington

Posted on Friday 25 June, 2021

Sold-out Building Legends Financial Management workshops were recently held in Auckland and Christchurch. Due to demand, the workshop will now be repeated for Wellington attendees. Registrations will be opening soon, but in the meantime you can register your interest in attending.

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