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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 bring the team!


Big Budget boost for Construction Sector Accord

Posted on Friday 03 June, 2022

The 2022 Budget included $37M of new funding for the Construction Sector Accord to deliver the new Transformation Plan 2022-2025. Accord Transformation Director Dean Kimpton said, "This new funding is a significant step forward for the Accord and we are determined that it will help unlock the sector's potential to transform its productivity, its innovation, its sustainability, and its health and safety record."

Collaboration creates solutions for Kiwi construction threat

Posted on Friday 03 June, 2022

Researchers from the Universities of Canterbury and Auckland, supported by the Earthquake Commission, BRANZ and Concrete NZ, have found how to fix earthquake-prone precast concrete hollow-core floors. The ReCast Project team spent the last four years testing and verifying retrofit solutions to strengthen buildings with precast floors, which have been widely used since the mid-1980s.

MBIE proposes an extension of transition for insulation rules

Posted on Friday 03 June, 2022

Tougher insulation rules date for new homes could be pushed out. A six-month extension is being proposed to the date at which better insulation for new houses will be required. The changes double the requirement for roof insulation, increase the performance requirements for windows, and raise requirements for underfloor insulation.

Budget Overview from BDO

Posted on Friday 03 June, 2022

The Government’s 2022 Budget announced a significant infrastructure fund, with $61.9B forecast to be spent on infrastructure over the next five years. This includes a substantial amount of health infrastructure and affordable housing - $1.8B was announced to improve housing outcomes, including $1.0B to support the delivery of public and transitional housing.


NZIOB recognises member achievements

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

Two NZIOB members were recently presented NZIOB Awards for their contribution to the industry. Anthony Leighs was made a Fellow of the NZIOB, and Graeme Earl was presented with a Regional Honor Award. Anthony has won both the Young Achiever and the Supreme Awards, and Graeme has served on the NZIOB National Board since 2018.

Missed the Scott Base Redevelopment event?

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

This Scott Base Redevelopment is the largest and most complex redevelopment project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. If you missed the event or livestream, the presentation was recorded and is now available. The recording is free for NZIOB Members and can access the recording via the NZIOB Membership Portal.


Housing and building sectors missing from Emissions Reduction Plan

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

The Government has announced its plan to get to zero carbon emissions by 2050, but more can be done with housing.
Property Council New Zealand says one of the biggest ways to reduce emissions is to encourage high-quality intensification of our housing supply across metropolitan centres and along transit routes.

NZIOB Charitable Education Trust Night at the Trots

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

Save the date – the NZIOB Charitable Education Trust’s 2022 ‘Night at the Trots’ fundraiser is being held at Alexandra Park Raceway in Auckland on Thursday, 30 June. ‘Night at the Trots’ will provide you and your guests with a fun night of racing and entertainment, including raffles and sweeps.



Regional events are back!

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

With the move to orange, regional events are back. The NZIOB Kalmar Annual Fishing Competition held on 6 May attracted over 170 keen participants and the NZIOB Central Region’s Golf Day also held on Friday, 6 May was a huge success with 28 teams competing. NZIOB thanks the sponsors of these two events for their generous support.

NZIOB National Student Awards

Posted on Friday 20 May, 2022

A reminder that entries for the NZIOB National Student Awards are open and close on Tuesday, 31 May 2022. To recap, the National Student Awards replace the Institute’s three regional awards with a single programme thereby ensuring that students are recognised by the full construction industry.

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