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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!


Controlling the spread of airborne diseases in commercial buildings

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Managing ventilation, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can aid in reducing the risk of airborne diseases travelling within a building. MBIE’s Building System Performance (BSP) branch has provided guidance on controlling the spread of airborne diseases in commercial buildings.

Resource Management Acronym Update

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Environment Minister Hon David Parker, in a speech to Local Government last week said reforming the resource management system is a priority and the Government has committed to repealing the Resource Management Act (RMA) and enacting the Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) and Spatial Planning Act (SPA), this parliamentary term.

Special Sauce: A house built in just two weeks!!

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Hutt City company Flexi House has developed a component-based building system that allows a watertight structure to be built in a matter of hours. From bare foundations to an enclosed envelope in one-and-a-half working days. Wow! The company believes it has come up with a ‘radical’ solution to contribute towards relieving the housing crisis.

NZIOB appoints Pamela Bell as Chief Executive

Posted on Friday 22 July, 2022

The New Zealand Institute of Building has appointed Pamela Bell as its new Chief Executive. Pamela was the founder and former chief executive of PrefabNZ (now OffsiteNZ) and is a leading advocate for sustainable, innovative building methods.

NZIOB members Linda Kestle, Caitlin Sanford & Kat Ricketts win NAWIC Excellence Awards

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The NZIOB is delighted to acknowledge and congratulate our members who were award winners at the recent NAWIC Awards. NZIOB Fellow Dr. Linda Kestle was awarded Outstanding Leader of the Year - Office Based, Caitlin Sanford, a student member won the Student Excellence Award and Kat Ricketts, a student member won the Apprentice Excellence Award. Congratulations!

Secure your tickets for the New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

Don’t miss out, secure your tickets to the 2022 New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner at the Cordis Hotel in Auckland on Friday, 2 September 2022. Tickets can be purchased as a table of 10 or individual tickets.

NZIOB Southern Region & NAWIC Panel Discussion: Construction Risk Allocation

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee is hosting a joint event with NAWIC to explore Construction Risk Allocation on Thursday 28 July 2022 in Christchurch.

Diversity and inclusion – the right thing for construction

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The Construction Sector Accord has produced new research and a roadmap to promote and support diversity in construction. The project aimed to better understand the barriers to diversity and what gaps exist in the industry, and then map the steps to help build a sustainable, diverse, and inclusive workforce.

Commercial Construction Survey Invitation

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

BRANZ would like to invite NZIOB members to take part in an industry-wide survey on the uptake of engineered wood products (EWPs) in the construction industry. They are seeking a diverse range of views and experiences across the sector no matter how big or small the company is.

Changes to COVID-19 reinfection advice

Posted on Friday 15 July, 2022

The Ministry of Health has updated its advice around possible reinfection with COVID-19 within 90 days of a previous infection. If a person develops COVID-19 symptoms, and it has been 29 days or more since their previous infection, they should take a rapid antigen test (RAT).

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