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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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Infrastructure New Zealand announces three new board members

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

Infrastructure New Zealand (formerly New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development) appointed three new directors to its board earlier this month. They are Natalie McClew, a partner at PwC; Rhys Clark, a Commercial Director at Tonkin + Taylor; and Fraser Wyllie, Managing Director of McConnell Dowell’s New Zealand and Pacific business.

Medium – a new resource for creating better medium density housing

Posted on Friday 01 July, 2022

Medium: A technical design guide for creating better medium density housing in Aotearoa New Zealand, is the latest book by architect, lecturer and author, Guy Marriage. Medium brings together design guidance, case studies and practical solutions for medium density housing and is available free of charge to architects and designers.

New Zealand Building Industry Awards tickets are now on sale

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

General ticket sales are now open for the 2022 New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner is being held in Auckland on Friday, 2 September. Secure your tickets to New Zealand’s foremost Building Industry Awards celebrating high-performing individuals and teams.

Save the date for the National Student Awards Regional Ceremonies

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

NZIOB members are encouraged to save the date for the inaugural National Student Awards Regional Ceremonies which are being held in July. These events provide valuable networking opportunities while celebrating the achievements of NZIOB’s student members.

NZIOB Otago Branch Launch Event

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

The Southern Region is gearing up to officially launch the Otago Branch at an in-person event on Thursday, 30 June. Guest speaker Andrew Holmes, Construction Director, New Dunedin Hospital – Outpatient Building Project has been announced for the event. Andrew will talk about the project followed by a Q&A session.

Sneak peek at Tākina - Wellington Convention and Exhibition Centre

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

Central Region members had a site tour of Tākina, Wellington’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, due to open in mid-2023. Tākina will offer 10,000sqm of flexible meeting and events space over two floors on Wakefield Street and is across the road from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Access to digital mental health support tools for members

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

A reminder that NZIOB members are able to access online mental health wellbeing support tools via Clearhead. Clearhead is an online mental wellbeing website and app created by doctors and psychologists to help build self-awareness and to help members reduce stress, handle anxieties, manage their moods, sleep better, and support loved ones.

Night at the Trots

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

The NZIOB Charitable Education Trust’s 2022 ‘Night at the Trots’ fundraiser is being held at Auckland’s Alexandra Park Raceway on Thursday, 30 June. This event will provide you and your guests with a fun night of racing and entertainment, including raffles and sweeps. Secure your tickets to this exciting event now.

Wayne Carson wins Steel Construction NZ Chairman’s Award

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

Wayne Carson, managing director of D&H Steel Construction, has won the 2021 Steel Construction NZ (SCNZ) Chairman’s Award. The annual award recognises individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution to New Zealand’s structural steel industry.
SCNZ Chair Frank Van Schaijik presented Wayne with the award earlier this month, delayed because of COVID restrictions.

Hon Dr Megan Woods becomes Minister for Building and Construction

Posted on Monday 20 June, 2022

Hon Dr Megan Woods was appointed Minister for Building and Construction in the Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, 13 June. The Prime Minister said the Building and Construction portfolio was given to Woods to consolidate housing-related portfolios in one minister.

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