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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. 


Encouraging signs for the sector

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming, has written an opinion piece for Archipro's Commercial Edit online magazine on progress to date in tackling construction’s entrenched issues head-on, specifically investment into the areas of workforce diversity, the wellbeing of construction workers, and contract risk mitigation.

Awards entries closing soon

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

The NZ Building Industry Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, with entries judged by a panel of senior construction practitioners. There is one week remaining to nominate your company’s high performers for this year’s Awards. Entries close at 5:00pm on Friday, 7 May.

Missed this week’s webinar? Watch the recording and earn CPD credits

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

If you missed Wednesday’s live webinar, featuring Tradie Athlete's Dr Andy Reid, you can view a recording of it via the NZIOB Members Portal. Andy’s webinar covers how workers who are doing physical jobs are often more active than many athletes training for competition.

New insulation rules set to ramp up building costs

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

A major debate is looming over the quality and amount of insulation required in the roof, walls, floors and windows of new builds and small buildings. MBIE has released a discussion paper that proposes to raise insulation standards and the energy efficiency of new homes and buildings.

Climate change a bigger challenge for construction than COVID-19

Posted on Friday 30 April, 2021

Many comparisons have been drawn between the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis over the past year. While the challenges created by the two appear to be very different, there is much that can be learned from the last 12 months by businesses and policymakers.

Webinar: Tradie Athlete – Optimising Construction Performance

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Tradie Athlete director, Dr Andy Reid recognises that workers who are doing physical jobs are often more active than many athletes training for competition. Behaviour change is more likely to happen when workers reframe themselves as athletes and adopt more productive behaviours, such as optimising movement (skill), nutrition (fuel), and recovery strategies.

Welcome to our new Members

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

The following people have joined the NZIOB, having their membership ratified by the NZIOB Board last month. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Entries for the NZ Building Industry Awards close in four weeks

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

We encourage your company to nominate your high performers for this year’s Awards. Unlike other industry awards, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards reach across professional boundaries and provide entrants with recognition from ‘industry’ as opposed to acknowledgment from ‘professional peers’ only. Entries close 7 May.

NZIOB Strategy Day

Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

Every two years the NZIOB holds a Strategy Day to review progress, discuss challenges, and decide on future goals. On Friday 26 March, a group of 12 construction industry representatives generously gave their time to attend the Institute’s 2021 Strategy Day in Auckland and were expertly guided through the process by Peter Harrison from ThinkPlace.


Posted on Friday 09 April, 2021

BOINZ recently launched their new dedicated industry TV show Breakfast with BOINZ, a fortnightly virtual 30-minute TV show providing a unique communication channel across the building industry. This week, NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming was interviewed by BOINZ TV host, Greg Ward.

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