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Join us for the Institute's annual conference on 13/14 March 2024 in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

The hui will focus on three p's: People, Productivity + Performance. If you’re a manager of people in the construction sector (or aspire to be) - whether that’s as a site, construction, design, cost, digital, or project manager – then this event is for you.

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NZIOB Kalmar Fishing Competition results

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

Despite a change of date due to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, almost 200 fishermen and women turned out for the annual NZIOB Kalmar Fishing Competition. Lots of fish were pulled in, and some of them were whoppers!

Southern Region Quiz Night

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

The Southern Region Committee hosted their annual quiz night on Wednesday, 12 May at The Welles in Christchurch’s CBD. The sold-out event was a great success, with teams from across the construction sector coming together for some friendly, and at times intense, competition.

Central Region site visit of Sunset West Apartments

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

The NZIOB Central Region Committee hosted a site visit to Sunset West Apartments in Te Aro Wellington on Tuesday, 11 May. This high-profile building is the first major project for Aoraki Construction, with interest in the striking building design and the new construction company contributing to a well-attended site visit event.

NZIOB student events

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

NZIOB Student Members are being well catered for, with a recently completed welcome BBQ at Massey University in Auckland, and an upcoming site visit at Concision’s off-site manufacturing facility in Christchurch.

Online CPD Quizzes: Can you help?

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

As part of the NZIOB’s CPD offering, we have online assessments available to Members. You can find these in the NZIOB Member Portal under 'Assessments'. We are currently looking for an NZIOB member to help us put the BRANZ Build bi-monthly quizzes together. Can you help?

Entries closed for the 2021 NZ Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

Entries for the 2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards have now closed and the NZIOB is delighted to have received, yet again, a large number of impressive entries. Preliminary judging of the entries will take place next week, with the list of finalists being announced on Monday 31 May.

NZIOB 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

Following on from NZIOB’s Strategy Day in March, a post-workshop exercise was undertaken to group the ideas into a set of cohesive themes. These themes were then presented to and discussed by the National Board, and a resulting set of Strategic Goals was established.

Three engineering institutions, three female presidents

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

Rosalind Archer was appointed president of Engineering New Zealand in March. One month before Archer, Michelle Grant became the first woman president of the Structural Engineering Society. And last April, Helen Ferner made similar waves at the Society for Earthquake Engineering.

Green Building: Building a better future for New Zealand

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

The building and construction sector is New Zealand's fourth largest employer, accounting for 10 per cent of New Zealand's workforce, and is our fourth largest industry by GDP. The success of the sector, and the quality of the buildings it produces, impacts on virtually every wellbeing indicator.

Consultation opens on improving regulation of engineers

Posted on Friday 14 May, 2021

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has opened consultation on options to improve the regulation of the engineering profession. Submissions close Friday, 25 June 2021.

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