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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. 


Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill passes first reading

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill, which provides greater financial protection for subcontractors, passed its first reading on the 8th of June. The Bill amends the retention provisions in the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) to provide increased confidence and transparency for subcontractors that the retention money they are owed is safe.

Housing supply to be sped up in major changes to New Zealand’s building laws

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

New building laws will support housing supply and affordability, improve trust and confidence in the building sector and support the use of new, innovative and efficient building methods, Building and Construction Minister Poto Williams announced.

Is your project a Beacon? The Construction Sector Accord wants your story

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord is looking for small and medium businesses to profile as case studies for the Accord’s Beacons Programme. Beacons are about shining a light on good practice, but also sharing lessons so that we can learn from each other’s successes and missteps.

Building for Climate Change summary of submissions

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The full summary of submissions from the 2020 Building for Climate Change consultation is now available. A number of key themes came out of the consultation, including the need for more information, concerns around cost, and whether or not existing buildings should be included.

Empty shelves hamper building industry’s Covid recovery

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 continue to linger on the house building industry, which is now being held back by supply shortages. A Statistics NZ survey covering 3,000 new home projects showed that half were still being impacted in the March quarter by Covid-19 problems.

Innovation: The key to unlocking the future of smart construction

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

A recently published article in Forbes magazine suggests that the construction industry is one of the least digitalised industries in the world, making the case that traditional business methods still dominate the construction sector, even though construction projects are becoming more complex. The writer of the opinion piece poses the question, how can construction companies keep up with the rapidly changing industry dynamics? The answer lies in Innovation.

Passing of the NZIOB’s first President

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

Bob Lockwood, a central figure within the New Zealand construction industry across three decades, and the NZIOB’s first President, passed away earlier this month. The level of industry service that Bob provided was extensive.

Building Legends Workshop: Construction Planning (with Warren Hollings)

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

The NZIOB is pleased to announce we are re-running Warren Holling’s ‘Construction Management’ workshop in Auckland in July/August this year. This workshop was first run in late 2018 and early 2019, with every session sold-out.

Northland Branch Site Visit: The Hundertwasser Art Centre

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

More than 20 years after inception, the Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Maori Art Gallery project is now in the final pre-construction stages. Join the NZIOB Northland Branch Committee as they take a look through the site and view its progress.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

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

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