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Site visit to Sunset West Apartments in Wellington

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

The NZIOB Central Region Committee is hosting a site visit to Sunset West Apartments. Designed by Designgroup Stapleton Elliott for Nightingale Land Investments, this revolutionary apartment building comprises sophisticated, functional one-bedroom apartments that complement the lifestyle of urban-dwellers.

Southern Region Quiz Night – be quick to book one of the last tables!

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

There are only a handful of tables still available for this year's NZIOB Southern Region Quiz Night. This event is a fantastic opportunity for industry colleagues to come together for a night of networking, drinks, and friendly competition. Book your table now to avoid missing out.

Building Legends upcoming workshops

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

Subject to demand, the current Building Legends Financial Management workshop will also be run in Wellington, indicatively across July/August. 2021 also sees the re-run of the workshop on Construction Planning with Warren Hollings, and a third workshop is planned, focusing on Picture Planning.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

The following people have joined the NZIOB, having their membership ratified by the NZIOB Board earlier this month. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event. 

Encouraging signs for the sector

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming, has written an opinion piece for Archipro's Commercial Edit online magazine on progress to date in tackling construction’s entrenched issues head-on, specifically investment into the areas of workforce diversity, the wellbeing of construction workers, and contract risk mitigation.

Awards entries closing soon

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

The NZ Building Industry Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, with entries judged by a panel of senior construction practitioners. There is one week remaining to nominate your company’s high performers for this year’s Awards. Entries close at 5:00pm on Friday, 7 May.

Missed this week’s webinar? Watch the recording and earn CPD credits

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

If you missed Wednesday’s live webinar, featuring Tradie Athlete's Dr Andy Reid, you can view a recording of it via the NZIOB Members Portal. Andy’s webinar covers how workers who are doing physical jobs are often more active than many athletes training for competition.

New insulation rules set to ramp up building costs

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

A major debate is looming over the quality and amount of insulation required in the roof, walls, floors and windows of new builds and small buildings. MBIE has released a discussion paper that proposes to raise insulation standards and the energy efficiency of new homes and buildings.

Climate change a bigger challenge for construction than COVID-19

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

Many comparisons have been drawn between the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis over the past year. While the challenges created by the two appear to be very different, there is much that can be learned from the last 12 months by businesses and policymakers.

Webinar: Tradie Athlete – Optimising Construction Performance

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Tradie Athlete director, Dr Andy Reid recognises that workers who are doing physical jobs are often more active than many athletes training for competition. Behaviour change is more likely to happen when workers reframe themselves as athletes and adopt more productive behaviours, such as optimising movement (skill), nutrition (fuel), and recovery strategies.

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