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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.

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Meet the women breaking barriers in the New Zealand construction industry

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The number of female apprentices working in the male-dominated trades (such as construction) more than doubled this year, from 845 last year to 1785. This has come as part of a broader spike since the Labour-led Government made all apprenticeships free in July this year, part of an effort to stimulate the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak. Meet one all-women building team who are breaking barriers in the building industry.

Not all doom and gloom for the construction sector

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

NZIOB CEO, Malcolm Fleming has written an opinion piece for Archipro’s Commercial Edit online magazine, covering where the construction sector currently sits and looking ahead to where it is going. Click Read more to read the full story.

Registrations open for Building Legends Financial Management workshop

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

Promoting better business practices and raising financial management capabilities within the construction industry are some of the NZIOB's main goals. Under the Carters-sponsored Building Legends programme, experts from BDO have prepared a six-hour Financial Management workshop that will be delivered over two half-day sessions.

Central Region site visit to new Wellington Regional Children’s Hospital

Posted on Friday 20 November, 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.

NZIOB has become an Industry Friend of NAWIC

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

The NZIOB has recently become a Construction Industry Friend of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Joining the select group of Industry Friends of NAWIC is an acknowledgement of the NZIOB’s understanding of and commitment to the importance of gender equity in the construction industry.

Southern Region Golf Day

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

The annual Southern Region Golf Day was held on the 6th of November in Christchurch, with 30 teams and over 100 players in attendance. Blessed with fine weather, the day went off without a hitch, with hole sponsors adding another layer of fun to the day by hosting activities and competitions at their respective holes.

Central Region Quiz Night

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

This NZIOB Central Region Quiz Night was held last Thursday at Mac’s Brew Bar in Wellington. This showcase event is firmly established as one of the standout social fixtures in Wellington’s construction sector calendar, and by the way the night played out, it was clear that everyone who came relished the opportunity to get together and have some fun.

Save the Date for upcoming Summer events

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

Although it certainly doesn’t feel like it at the moment, summer is nearly upon us, and planning is underway for three of NZIOB’s long-standing summer events. All three events are very popular, proving their value as opportunities for consultants, contractors, specialist trades, suppliers, and sponsors to come together and enjoy a fun day out.

Welcome to our newest Members

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

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

BDO release third annual New Zealand Construction Survey Report

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

Leading Global Accounting & Advisory Firm BDO have released their third annual New Zealand Construction Survey Report. The Survey is divided into two parts: the state of the sector prior to the impact of Covid-19; and the initial consequences of and responses to the impact of COVID-19. After a tumultuous year, the Survey Report shows a ‘game of halves’ for the industry, with COVID-19 being the ‘half-time’ whistle.

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