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The New Zealand Institute of Building was incorporated on 24 June 1983 which means we are marking the Institute’s 40th birthday this year.

Join us to celebrate at Good Deeds events around the motu and at the NZ Building People Awards on 18 August in Ōtautahi | Christchurch.

Here’s to another 40 years!


Introducing our newest Young Professional Advisors

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

Congratulations to our five new Young Professional Advisors (YPAs), who are joining the NZIOB YPA Committee and their respective Regional Committees for 2021: Ashkat Malhotra (Auckland), Kat Richards (Auckland), Parke Englebretsen (Wellington), Shannon Lenihan (Wellington), and Tom Evans (Christchurch).

Save the date for Central and Southern Region Quiz Nights

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

Now that New Zealand is (hopefully) moving further away from the threat of COVID-19 Lockdowns and Alert Level changes, the NZIOB is excited to start filling our events calendar back up with some of our signature social events. Both the Southern and Central Regional Quiz Nights are long-standing annual events, enjoyed by local construction practitioners from across the full spectrum of the industry.

Staff changes at NZIOB National Office

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

Our National Events Manager, Kristin De Sousa, has recently moved to a new role with the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners. Kristin’s role has been shared between the existing staff at National Office. Hannah Keir-Smith has moved from three-days a week to full-time to become the NZIOB Events Manager, while Niki Tyler has also increased her hours and has the new title of Membership & Events Coordinator.

2021 AGM and Elections

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

A date has been set for the 39th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NZIOB. The Central Region Committee will host this year’s AGM and accompanying CPD event in Wellington on Tuesday 13 July 2021. Also coming up is the 2021 NZIOB Election, for which nominations will open on 13 April.

Awards entry is free for NZIOB Members

Posted on Friday 26 March, 2021

Entries for the 2021 NZ Building Industry Awards are now open, closing on 7 May. The Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, not just NZIOB Members. However, the great news for NZIOB Members is that they can enter for free! We encourage your company to nominate your high performers for this year’s Awards.

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.

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