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Webinar: Behaviour and culture change

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

Don’t miss the first of the Construction Sector Accord’s 2021 webinar series, being held at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 31 March. The webinar is entitled ‘Towards High Performance: How do we go about enabling behaviour and culture change in the construction sector?’

Construction Sector Accord & MATES partnership

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord (the Accord) has partnered with MATES in Construction NZ (MATES) to help prevent suicide in the construction sector by supporting them to get their programme out to more people. The partnership is part of the Accord’s Health and Safety workstream, delivered though the three-year Construction Sector Accord Transformation Plan.

Minor changes to the Plumbers, Gasfitters, and Drainlayers Act

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

The Government has decided to make some minor changes to the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Act to enhance the effectiveness of the Act. The Review is part of a series of reforms to the building laws to lift the efficiency and quality of building work in New Zealand, provide fairer outcomes if things go wrong, and instill greater confidence in the sector.

Warning 3D printed homes could fix housing crisis but devastate construction industry

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

A Kiwi tech expert says 3D printed homes could help to solve New Zealand's housing crisis but warns hundreds of jobs could be lost in the process. As well as the speed of the development of 3D houses, they also cost significantly less.

Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility expected to open late 2022

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

The wait continues for the opening of Christchurch's Metro Sports Facility and a local swimming organisation is disappointed with COVID-19 delays. The $300M facility, expected to be the biggest aquatic and indoor recreation and leisure venue in the country, was announced as part of the Central City Recovery Plan and was originally due to open in early 2016.

Opportunity to help frame second BIMinNZ conference

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

In 2019, the NZIOB hosted the inaugural BIMinNZ Conference. The event attracted an audience of 250+ and was successful in promoting the adoption of BIM across the New Zealand construction industry supply-chain. The second BIMinNZ Conference is proposed for March 2022 and the NZIOB is seeking Expressions of Interest from BIM practitioners who wish to be involved in the Conference Committee.

NZIOB Kalmar Fishing Competition rescheduled

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

Due to Auckland currently being in COVID-19 Alert Level 3, the date for the annual NZIOB Kalmar Fishing Competition has been moved to Friday, 7 May 2021. Tickets are still available! Prize Categories: Snapper, Kingfish, Trevally, John Dory, Kahawai + spot prizes.

Webinars: What time of day suits?

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

The NZIOB National Office is currently working on our 2021 webinar programme, but we’ve love to hear from you on what the best time of day is to host them. Please jump into this one-question survey and let us know what you prefer.

NZIOB PlaceMakers Northern Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

The annual NZIOB PlaceMakers Northern Region Golf Day was held at the North Shore Golf Club in Auckland on 25th February. The weather could not have been better, and the industry was well represented with teams from across the full breadth of the construction supply chain.

10 ways to prove yourself at work during and after COVID-19

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

One of the NZIOB’s National Sponsors, Hays, offers insights into how to adapt within your role, if required, because of COVID-19 changes and uncertainty; answering the crucial question: how can you prove your value at work, without burning yourself out in the process?

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