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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. 


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.

Construction supply chain event in Auckland

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

Issues with the construction material supply chain is one of the biggest constraints currently faced by the New Zealand construction industry. The NZIOB Northern Region is hosting an event in which four leading construction supply businesses will discuss how they are navigating their way through these local and international hurdles.

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. 

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