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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!


NZIOB submission made on CIWDC Order in Council

Posted on Thursday 04 February, 2021

In February 2019, the Minister of Education launched a consultation to fundamentally reform vocational education in Aotearoa – the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). Six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) have since been created, including the Construction & Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (CIWDC). The instrument used to establish these WDCs is called an Order in Council, and on 5 February the NZIOB made a submission on the draft CIWDC Order in Council.

Meri Kirihimete to all our Members

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

As this will be our last newsletter for 2020, the NZIOB would like to wish all our members and their families a very Merry Christmas. After an unusually tumultuous year, full of challenges and big changes, we hope you all get to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Registrations open for Central Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Proudly sponsored by Carters, the NZIOB Central Region Golf Day returns to Wellington for 2021. With participants including contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and specialist trades, the day is fully representative of the construction industry. A must-attend networking opportunity and a great day of fun.

Northern Region Golf Day all go for 2021

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The ever-popular NZIOB PlaceMakers Northern Region Golf Day is being held on Thursday, 25 February 2021 at the North Shore Golf Club in Auckland. As usual, there will be a putting contest, spot prizes, pre-tournament BBQ, and a prize giving dinner to follow.

Places still available at Building Legends Financial Management workshops

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Under the Carters-sponsored Building Legends programme, experts from accounting and financial services firm, BDO have prepared a six-hour Financial Management workshop that will be delivered over two half-day sessions. Places are still available at both the Auckland and Christchurch workshops.

Don’t miss the Central Region’s site visit to new Wellington Children’s Hospital

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The NZIOB Central Region Committee, along with contractors McKee Fehl, are hosting a GIB® sponsored site visit to the much-anticipated Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital, a highly technical project that will house state-of-the-art facilities, uniquely designed to treat children, in one centralised space.

Southern Region Student Awards 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee hosted an awards evening last night to celebrate the achievements of industry students from Ara’s School of Construction. NZIOB Members were invited to attend, to both show their support for what will be their future construction industry peers, and to celebrate the festive season with fellow members and industry colleagues.

NZIOB/NorthTec Student Awards 2020

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

On Thursday, 26 November, the 18th annual NZIOB/NorthTec Student Awards evening was held at the NorthTec Apprentice Restaurant in Whangarei. This awards programme represents a close collaboration between NZIOB and Northtec, at which the polytechnic’s top construction students are recognised.

BRANZ GS1 Report: Digital Product Data for Lifting Productivity

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

A BRANZ funded report from GS1 New Zealand has found that New Zealand’s building and construction industry can lift its poor productivity by establishing a digital database on building products.

Construction boom triggers workforce demand forecast

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Work is underway by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) to get a better picture of the number of construction and infrastructure workers needed by the construction sector over the next 15 years. The research project will forecast workforce demand to cover residential and commercial construction as well as civil infrastructure like roading, three waters (drinking, waste, and storm), hospitals and schools.

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