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COVID-19 Response Plan for the Construction Sector

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

The Construction Sector Accord’s Steering Group has been tasked with developing a strong connection between industry and government throughout the full lifecycle of COVID-19. Initially set-up in April 2019 to transform the construction industry, the Accord’s Steering Group (made up of...

Government Contract Guidance to support industry

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

An early demonstration that government is committed to the Industry Response Plan announced on Monday (see previous story) was Wednesday’s publication by MBIE’s Chief Executive of guidelines to government agencies engaged in construction projects, whether they be vertical or horizontal in nature....

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

Following the government’s announcement of COVID-19 alert levels, the NZIOB saw a need for our membership, and the wider construction industry, to be provided with accurate information and guidance on critical issues that construction practitioners and companies are facing right...

Important resources in brief

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance on MBIE’s Building Performance website
The NZIOB has fielded several queries from members in relation to what building work constitutes essential services. Construction practitioners should use the following questions to reach a pragmatic decision on...

Government fast-tracking infrastructure projects

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

The construction industry is fortunate to have an accord in place, being the Construction Sector Accord. Through that entity, the industry is getting clear signals from the Government, that it understands fully the importance of construction to New Zealand, and...

Upcoming NZIOB webinars

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

A traditional strength of the NZIOB has been its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which until now has been primarily delivered via face-to-face mediums: seminars, site visits, workshops, and conferences. With COVID-19, we are developing a suite of webinars and...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

Further to last week’s COVID-19 update to our members, the NZIOB is a member of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) Executive, and we will be sharing the joint NZCIC and Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) COVID-19...