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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.

Register now and be the early bird. 


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?

Membership renewals: Update your details

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

It’s that time of year again! NZIOB Membership subscriptions are up for renewal on 1 April 2021. To make the process as smooth as possible, please log in to the Member Portal and check that your Billing Details are correct.

Privacy law changes

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

New Zealand’s new Privacy Act took effect from 1 December 2020. The NZ Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) had the chance to sit down with privacy and risk operations experts, Mark and Caroline Carver of TwoBlackLabs, to learn about the revisions to the Privacy Act that were instituted in December.

Update on Workforce Development Councils

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

The establishment of the six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) is well advanced, which includes the standing-up of the Construction and Infrastructure WDC. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are being sought from construction industry leaders who have an interest in becoming a member of the Construction and Infrastructure WDC Appointments Committee.

Real-time employee monitoring survey

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

Real-time employee monitoring, one of the basic infrastructures for building a smart construction site, is already beginning to be implemented worldwide. NZIOB members are invited to participate in a BRANZ-funded Massey University School of Built Environment study into real-time employee monitoring.

Cost pressures in busy construction industry start to ramp up

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

Recent Stats NZ data shows that for the December quarter, the construction industry was charging out 0.5 percent more than it was in the previous quarter. This included a 0.9 percent increase in building prices and a 0.8 percent rise in the cost of construction services such as carpentry.

Save the date for NZ Building Industry Awards Gala Dinner

Posted on Friday 19 February, 2021

We are delighted to announce that, following last year’s successful multi-venue live-stream format, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner will once again be held across three locations: Auckland (Cordis Hotel), Wellington (Te Papa), and Christchurch (Town Hall); and will also be live-streamed. The confirmed date for the Awards Ceremony & Dinner is Friday, 13 August 2021.

New YPA Committee Chair

Posted on Friday 19 February, 2021

The NZIOB wishes to thank Farran Inglis for his commitment and drive during his 2020 tenure as Chair of the Institute’s Young Professional Advisor (YPA) committee, and we are pleased to announce that Adam Baxter has been appointed as the new Chair for 2021. Adam was a member of the NZIOB YPA and Southern Region Committees in 2020, so is well versed in what the NZIOB is trying to achieve within the construction industry.

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