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10 ways to prove yourself at work during and after COVID-19

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

One of the NZIOB’s National Sponsors, Hays, offers insights into how to adapt within your role, if required, because of COVID-19 changes and uncertainty; answering the crucial question: how can you prove your value at work, without burning yourself out in the process?

Privacy law changes

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

New Zealand’s new Privacy Act took effect from 1 December 2020. The NZ Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) had the chance to sit down with privacy and risk operations experts, Mark and Caroline Carver of TwoBlackLabs, to learn about the revisions to the Privacy Act that were instituted in December.

Update on Workforce Development Councils

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

The establishment of the six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) is well advanced, which includes the standing-up of the Construction and Infrastructure WDC. Expressions of Interest (EOIs) are being sought from construction industry leaders who have an interest in becoming a member of the Construction and Infrastructure WDC Appointments Committee.

Real-time employee monitoring survey

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

Real-time employee monitoring, one of the basic infrastructures for building a smart construction site, is already beginning to be implemented worldwide. NZIOB members are invited to participate in a BRANZ-funded Massey University School of Built Environment study into real-time employee monitoring.

Cost pressures in busy construction industry start to ramp up

Posted on Friday 05 March, 2021

Recent Stats NZ data shows that for the December quarter, the construction industry was charging out 0.5 percent more than it was in the previous quarter. This included a 0.9 percent increase in building prices and a 0.8 percent rise in the cost of construction services such as carpentry.

Standards NZ Survey: NZ 3910

Posted on Friday 05 February, 2021

Standards New Zealand has been commissioned by the construction industry to undertake a review of NZS 3910 Conditions of contract for buildings and civil engineering construction. NZIOB members are asked to contribute by completing a survey, which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Construction job gains make up for tourism and media losses

Posted on Friday 05 February, 2021

A ''remarkable'' drop in unemployment has been announced, being most unexpected given the impact of last year’s COVID-19 lockdowns. Statistics NZ data showed unemployment stood at 4.9 percent at the end of December, well below economists' expectations, while the accompanying household labour force survey found that many of the jobs lost were offset by construction. 

Building the case for digital transformation in construction

Posted on Friday 05 February, 2021

Surrounded by the waters of Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, Wynyard Quarter is being developed into one of the city's most exciting precincts. In keeping with this area's cutting-edge nature, the recently opened Wynyard 100 is a poster-child for digital transformation in construction.

Online modules to better understand the Building Code

Posted on Friday 05 February, 2021

New Zealand’s building regulatory system is built on the Building Act 2004 and anchored by the performance-based Building Code. MBIE’s Building Performance Team has made online learning modules available, which provide a great introductory overview of New Zealand’s building regulatory system.


Find out more and access the modules

BRANZ GS1 Report: Digital Product Data for Lifting Productivity

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

A BRANZ funded report from GS1 New Zealand has found that New Zealand’s building and construction industry can lift its poor productivity by establishing a digital database on building products.