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Spring has sprung, we’re all at Level 1, and our Event Calendar is filling up!

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

After what has been a difficult and unusual first three quarters of the year, the NZIOB Event Calendar for Q4 2020 and Q1 2021 is filling up nicely. It is encouraging to be able to offer such quality events to our membership again, knowing that due to COVID-19 and its resulting disruptions to our industry, there has been a noticeable lack of events compared to previous years.

Callaghan Innovation Workshop

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

Callaghan Innovation and the NZIOB are hosting a half-day innovation workshop at Callaghan’s Gracefield Innovation Quarter in Lower Hutt. Participants will learn about innovative construction technologies to help leverage Research & Development, as well as how to blend technical and business model innovation to create differentiation and add commercial value to your business.

Exploring an industry and a built environment that is ‘built to last’

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

In three weeks today, the NZIOB will be hosting Built to Last, a one-day conference positioned as a deep dive into new ideas that will transform and strengthen construction industries globally. Focusing on the core topics of resilience, technology and wellbeing, Built to Last will be delivered in a hybrid format, with ‘in-person’ and ‘virtual’ speakers and attendees alike. 

Built to Last speaker profile: Susan Huria

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

The second speaker in Built to Last’s Resilience stream is Susan Huria, former Chair of Ngāi Tahu Property until July 2020. Susan’s presentation will give attendees practical guidance in building resilience.

Built to Last speaker profile: Darryl-Lee Wendelborn

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

Built to Last’s Wellbeing stream features Darry-Lee Wendelborn, Managing Director of Beca New Zealand, who will speak about how the construction industry is in an exciting time of disruption and change.

NZIOB Student Research Surveys

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

The NZIOB is often approached by students in construction-focused post-graduate programmes about the opportunity to expose the NZIOB membership to their data collection surveys. Visit the Student Research Surveys page on our website to participate in research topics that resonate with you.

How structural insulated panels might help to build New Zealand’s future

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

New Zealand has an urgent need for quality housing that can be built quickly and affordably. In response to this demand, the use of prefabricated building systems is becoming more widespread as recognition grows of their potential to expediently deliver resilient high-quality buildings.

Construction industry plan to fund own Covid-19 quarantine centre for skilled workers

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

The construction industry wants more highly skilled workers allowed into New Zealand, and it has a plan of its own to quarantine them. In Auckland, specialised tunneling and mining workers who can construct the $4.4 billion City Rail Link are desperately needed. Some believe the waiting game could become expensive for the sector, and businesses say it needs to be easier to bring the workers in.

Construction sector aided by Accord’s agile and responsive decision making

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

New Zealand’s construction sector could have emerged from COVID-19 in a critical state if not for the actions of the Construction Sector Accord, say construction industry leaders. In a panel session during the Constructive Virtual Event Series, industry leaders and members of the Accord praised the way industry and government worked together during the initial COVID-19 response to make quick decisions that ultimately rescued the sector.

New art museum for central Christchurch to open in April

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

A new $16 million art museum will be open in central Christchurch in April after the Covid-19 lockdown delayed construction by three months. The Ravenscar House Museum on Rolleston Ave was originally set to be completed by 2018 and cost $13m, but design complications and the lockdown added another $3m to the construction price and delayed the opening.