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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. 


Got nouse? Find out at the Southern Region Quiz Night (Chch)

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022


Will your team be the next Institute of Building Southern Region Quiz Champions? Pull together your team of six and join us on Wednesday 17 August for a fun night out with your construction colleagues in Christchurch.

Nau mai haere mai to our new members

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

These amazing people have recently joined you at your Institute of Building. The membership process wheels have turned (the Board ratified in July). We are so thrilled you have joined us – come join the club and see you at an upcoming event!

What can we learn from history about how to tackle material supply issues?

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Institute of Building member Dr Nigel Isaacs is a senior lecturer at the Wellington School of Architecture at Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington. Nigel has looked back nearly 400 years searching for answers about how to tackle material supply issues, and focusing on the current plasterboard shortage in New Zealand and around the world. Check out this article he wrote for Newsroom.

Have your say about the building consent system

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

You may have seen that MBIE is consulting on an issues discussion document as the first step in the review of the building consent system.The Review of the Building Consent System issues discussion document aims to build a shared understanding of issues with the current consenting system as a basis for considering future system changes. How would you like to get involved and have your say?

Extension on home insulation deadline decided by MBIE

Posted on Friday 29 July, 2022

Radio NZ reported recently on the six-month extension to the deadline for complying with new energy efficiency regulations in homes. MBIE has pushed the start date for wall, floor and roof insulation requirements from November to May next year because of industry input claiming supply chain disruptions and material shortages.

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!

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