Latest News

News

Keep up to date with what's going on in the industry and NZIOB.

News from the

SOURCE

Built to Last Case Study: Scott Base – New Zealand’s coolest redevelopment

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

The redevelopment of Scott Base, New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, is the largest and most complex project ever undertaken by Antarctica New Zealand. The ultimate ‘Built to Last’ case study, this conference session will examine the core topics of resilience, technology and wellbeing in what is arguably the harshest environment in the world.

Built to Last 2020, Friday 30 October 2020, Auckland NZ & Virtual

Simon Lincoln of Make Architects closing keynote at Built to Last

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

With the auspicious task of wrapping up the Built to Last programme, Make Architect’s Asia Pacific Director, Simon Lincoln will be presenting the benefits of enduring design as a catalyst for maximising the potential of our built environment. This is one presentation not to miss.

Built to Last 2020, Friday 30 October 2020, Auckland NZ & Virtual

First two CoVE’s announced: Primary & Construction sectors

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced that two successful groups have been confirmed to establish the first two Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) – a Primary Sector CoVE and a Construction CoVE. The construction and primary sectors were chosen as the pilot CoVEs in response to the skills shortage and rapid technological changes happening in these sectors.

Video showcases quality NZIOB events

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

As covered in our 31 July issue of News from the Source, this year’s NZIOB AGM and accompanying site visit to Christ Church Cathedral were filmed, with the aim of creating a short highlights reel that the Institute can use to showcase what a regional NZIOB event looks like. This video is now ready, and we are delighted with how it turned out – a snapshot of the quality of events that NZIOB members have the opportunity to attend. Check out the video here.

Make a day and night of it!

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Ticket sales are open for the NZIOB’s two major events for 2020, both being held on 30 October. Why not make a day (and night) of it and attend both? During the day is the Built to Last conference (Auckland and online) and in the evening, the NZ Building Industry Awards Gala Dinner (Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and online). Visit nziob.org.nz for further information on both events and to buy tickets.

NZIOB CEO in ArchiPro’s new Commercial Edit magazine

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Archipro has launched its new digital publication, The Commercial Edit, designed specifically for the commercial sector. In the first edition, NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming, discusses dodging the pitfalls of a ‘boom-to-bust’ cycle in a post-COVID-19 environment.

MBIE’s Building for Climate Change – consultation now open

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

MBIE seeks your views on proposals to increase the operational efficiency of buildings, and to reduce the embodied carbon across the lifecycle of buildings as part of the Building for Climate Change Programme. This is the first public consultation under the Programme – the building and construction sector’s contribution to New Zealand’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

NZ Construction sites flying flags to mark World Suicide Prevention Day

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Hundreds of construction sites around New Zealand are flying flags to mark World Suicide Prevention Day and to spread the message about improving mental health to prevent suicide. Mates in Construction, an organisation aiming to fight the high rate of suicide among the construction industry's workers, has organised the event and says the construction sector has the highest rate of any commercial sector in the country.

How the construction industry is tackling waste

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

The construction industry is one of the country’s largest waste producers by weight. It makes up around half of all waste going to landfill, but industry leaders are creating innovations to recover valuable materials instead of letting them go to waste. Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) funds projects from businesses, local iwi, and education and community groups that will divert waste from landfill.

Commercial construction activity hit harder by lockdown

Posted on Friday 11 September, 2020

Non-residential building activity led a sector slump in the June quarter, Statistics NZ data shows. For the three months, residential building volumes fell 19 per cent while commercial and other non-residential work fell 27 per cent. Commercial construction projects were more affected by social distancing requirements than residential builds.