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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.

Register now and be the early bird. 


Rapid Mobilisation Playbook created to support fast-tracking of construction projects

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects. The Playbook has been developed by the Construction Sector Accord in collaboration with New Zealand Government Procurement within MBIE, Aurecon, and through the Accord Forum.

PwC Tower opens in Auckland after eight years of planning and construction

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

New Zealand’s tallest office building, the PwC Tower on Auckland’s downtown waterfront, opened for business earlier this week, after eight years in planning and construction. Standing about 180 metres tall, the 39-level steel and glass tower offers 39,000 square metres of Auckland’s premium office space.

Site Safe Scholarships now open

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

Site Safe scholarship applications are now open. Each year, the Site Safe scholarships help the health and safety leaders of the future to jump start their careers by completing free higher-level training. The scholarship includes fully-funded Site Safe training towards completion of a New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) recognised New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3).

Hays Construction and NZIOB Salary Guide 2020: Have your say

Posted on Thursday 23 July, 2020

The Hays Construction and NZIOB annual salary guide for the building and construction industry is an important survey undertaken for the Institute's members and industry as a whole. The 16th annual edition is currently being compiled and NZIOB members are invited to complete the survey.

The Central Region Quiz Night is back

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

With life starting to get back to normal, our Central Region Committee decided it was timely for the industry to gather for a night of networking, drinks, and friendly competition. 5:30pm, Fri 4 Sep, Harbourside Function Centre (Mac’s Brewbar)

One big night, three venues, three world-class MCs

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

We are delighted to announce our three MCs for the New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner are Jackie Clarke, Frankie Stevens, and Phil Gifford.

Missed an NZIOB webinar? No problem!

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

Join Paul Lynch and Berhampore Peleti at 12:00pm on Wednesday 22 July, as they further explore the topic of suicide and mental health during these challenging times.

Southern Region Golf Day confirmed for 2020

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

The Southern Region Committee have locked in a date and venue for their annual Golf Day – Friday, 6 November at the Templeton Golf Course in Christchurch.

NZIOB is now on Instagram

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

The NZIOB has recently created an Instagram account to increase the Institute’s visibility and widen our social network reach. And we need your help to create great content.

BDO’s annual construction survey

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

2020 marks the third edition of BDO’s annual construction survey and this year’s edition incorporates questions on business challenges and performance both pre and post COVID-19.

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