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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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BBD Projects Above $100 Million Award

Posted on Friday 06 November, 2020

James Reed of Dominion Constructors was awarded Excellence for his work on the University of Auckland Waiparuru Hall project. James embraced technology, using BIM to simplify and enhance the build process. He demonstrated excellent leadership, promoted innovative solutions, and utilised technology to enhance project delivery.

James Hardie Innovation Award

Posted on Friday 06 November, 2020

Baran Balaban of Spiral Drillers Civil in Auckland was awarded Excellence for his work on the Team Workshop initiative. The judges said Baran's innovations produced measurable production savings, and improved health and safety results by removing difficult manual tasks, resulting in a ‘win-win’ for all stakeholders on the job.

Site Safe & CHASNZ Safety Excellence Award

Posted on Friday 06 November, 2020

Teck Khing (TK) Yong and Daniel Chang Liu of Livefirm Construction in Auckland were awarded Excellence for their work on the Livefirm Mitresaw Dust Control Station initiative. TK and Daniel have designed an innovative, mobile, cyclone and bucket system that uses a cyclone effect to trap dust. This innovation produced multiple health and safety benefits, and resulted in an enhanced working environment.

Dahua Technology Consultants Award

Posted on Friday 06 November, 2020

Kelly Hoara of Griffiths & Associates in Whangarei was awarded Excellence for his work on the Otangarei Papakāinga project. The project design, which followed traditional Māori village design principles, proved challenging for the consent applications. Kelly’s involvement in the consenting process went well beyond what is typically covered by a project manager.

Hays Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award

Posted on Friday 06 November, 2020

The Mt Eden Corrections Facility Building C Team was awarded Excellence in this category, and are also the Category Winners. The judges commented that the team was committed to collaboration, creating a site office to be shared by the client representative, consultants, and contractor, for the duration of the project. This collaboration ensured a well-executed project.

NZ Building Industry Awards Live Streaming

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

One week to go until the industry’s high-achievers and ‘who’s who’ don their Sunday best and gather to celebrate each other’s success. The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are being held on Friday, 30 October across three venues: Auckland (The Cordis), Wellington (Te Papa), and Christchurch (Town Hall); as well as being live-streamed for free. Register here to receive details on how to access the free live stream.

NZIOB Conference on the move

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

The NZIOB will not be running Built to Last this coming Friday, rather the NZIOB Board and Executive will take a bit of time over the balance of 2020 to assess the options available to develop and deliver a construction-focused conference to industry, at some point across the 2021/2022 financial year.

Building Legends upcoming workshops

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

The upcoming Building Legends workshops on Financial Management are targeted at owners or senior managers of the full range of businesses that operate in the construction industry. The workshops will be particularly useful for those who have recently started, or are about to start, a new company.

NZIOB & Mates in Construction Mental Health Workshop

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

NZIOB have teamed up with Mates in Construction to bring our Southern Region members a two-part (one-day) workshop aimed at construction staff, to assist them in working with colleagues who may be struggling with mental health.

NorthTec/NZIOB Student Awards

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

The NZIOB Northland Branch invites Members to join them at their 18th Annual Student Awards where they will acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of construction industry students from NorthTec.

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