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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 CEO in ArchiPro’s new Commercial Edit magazine

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Archipro has launched its new digital publication, The Commercial Edit, designed specifically for the commercial sector. In the first edition, NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming, discusses dodging the pitfalls of a ‘boom-to-bust’ cycle in a post-COVID-19 environment.

MBIE’s Building for Climate Change – consultation now open

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

MBIE seeks your views on proposals to increase the operational efficiency of buildings, and to reduce the embodied carbon across the lifecycle of buildings as part of the Building for Climate Change Programme. This is the first public consultation under the Programme – the building and construction sector’s contribution to New Zealand’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

NZ Construction sites flying flags to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Hundreds of construction sites around New Zealand are flying flags to mark World Suicide Prevention Day and to spread the message about improving mental health to prevent suicide. Mates in Construction, an organisation aiming to fight the high rate of suicide among the construction industry's workers, has organised the event and says the construction sector has the highest rate of any commercial sector in the country.

How the construction industry is tackling waste

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

The construction industry is one of the country’s largest waste producers by weight. It makes up around half of all waste going to landfill, but industry leaders are creating innovations to recover valuable materials instead of letting them go to waste. Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) funds projects from businesses, local iwi, and education and community groups that will divert waste from landfill.

Commercial construction activity hit harder by lockdown

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Non-residential building activity led a sector slump in the June quarter, Statistics NZ data shows. For the three months, residential building volumes fell 19 per cent while commercial and other non-residential work fell 27 per cent. Commercial construction projects were more affected by social distancing requirements than residential builds.

The NZIOB's biggest day – ever!

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

The NZIOB is pleased to announce that ticket sales are now open for the two biggest events in our annual calendar, both happening on Friday, 30 October. Delegates can attend the Built to Last conference during the day, and then the New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner that same evening. Ticket sales for both events are open now.

Built to Last: Programme confirmed and tickets now on sale

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

Our speaking programme is confirmed and ticket sales are now open! Join us as we take a deep dive into new ideas that will transform and strengthen New Zealand’s construction industry. Our line-up of national and international industry experts will speak on what construction best practice now looks like in a COVID-19 world, focusing on the core topics of Resilience, Technology and Wellbeing.

Awards Finalists announced and Gala Dinner tickets on sale

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

The NZIOB and GIB® are delighted to announce and congratulate all finalists in the 2020 New Zealand Building Industry Awards. You can view the full list of finalists here. Finalist interviews are currently being arranged for the final round of judging. The ‘big night’ to celebrate our finalists is the New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner on 30 October. Tickets for this event are on sale now.

NZIOB Members booking events online – easy!

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

As reported in an earlier issue of News from the Source, the NZIOB National Office has been busy working with our IT developer to build a new event registration system onto our existing website and membership portal platform. We are delighted to announce that the system is now live. Instead of being directed to an external third-party website to register for an NZIOB event, members log in to the member portal, and the rest is easy.

22M view TED Talk presenter at Built to Last

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

The first of our Built to Last speaker profiles is on Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author and Founder of GoodThinkInc. Throughout his career, Shawn has used research and case studies to show practical ways in which individuals and teams can enhance the ecosystem of potential via the maxim: expand power out, defend the system against the negative, and sustain the gains.

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