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Awards 2024

Nominations for our 2024 NZ Building People Awards and Next Gen Awards are now open! 

The awards evening will take place on 30 August at the Viaduct Event Centre in Tāmaki | Auckland. 

Help us recognise the people doing great things in the construction industry and nominate someone today. 


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.

NZIOB welcomes new members

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

The following people joined the NZIOB earlier this month, having their membership ratified by the NZIOB Board on 21 August. A warm welcome to you all and we look forward to connecting with you at an upcoming NZIOB event.

Managing risk in the construction sector

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

The construction sector manages risk every day, but little is known about how risk management practices impact the productivity of the sector. A recent BRANZ-funded survey of the construction sector looked at the impact of a range of risk factors on project errors, delays, and productivity. Survey respondents were also asked about how they manage risk and uncertainty.

Fly the flag for your mates on World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

Fly the Flag is an outward display to the broader community of the important work the construction industry does every day toward improving mental health and preventing suicide. The message is about taking the time out of our day to notice when our mates may be struggling, and that it’s not only OK to have these conversations, but essential!

New dates for updating Building Code

Posted on Friday 28 August, 2020

From 2021 the Building Code will be updated annually, with only two keys dates for the sector to remember. Consultation will open on the first Monday in April, while changes will be published the first Thursday in November. These dates were chosen to avoid conflicting with school and summer holidays.

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