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Not all doom and gloom for the construction sector

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

NZIOB CEO, Malcolm Fleming has written an opinion piece for Archipro’s Commercial Edit online magazine, covering where the construction sector currently sits and looking ahead to where it is going. Click Read more to read the full story.

BDO release third annual New Zealand Construction Survey Report

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

Leading Global Accounting & Advisory Firm BDO have released their third annual New Zealand Construction Survey Report. The Survey is divided into two parts: the state of the sector prior to the impact of Covid-19; and the initial consequences of and responses to the impact of COVID-19. After a tumultuous year, the Survey Report shows a ‘game of halves’ for the industry, with COVID-19 being the ‘half-time’ whistle.

Otago construction labour shortage

Posted on Friday 20 November, 2020

A new study commissioned by the Ministry of Social Development (MSD), the Dunedin City Council and consultancy firm, Aukaha, estimates that an extra 1000 construction workers will be required in the Otago region for each of the next ten years. Driving that demand is in excess of 100 major construction projects, foremost of which is the new $1.4 billion Dunedin Hospital – billed as one of the largest vertical infrastructure projects that has ever been undertaken in New Zealand.

Hays Barometer Report

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

The Hays Barometer Report is a snapshot of workplace mental health and wellbeing. Employers and professionals were asked about changes in the workplace as a result of COVID-19, specifically around two important topics: mental health and wellbeing; and equality, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I).

Massey Industry Engagement Event

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

The School of Built Environment at Massey University would like to increase its direct engagement with the Auckland construction industry. They are hosting a catered event at the Auckland Massey Campus and have extended an invitation for NZIOB Members to attend.

Site Safe online course for Consultants

Posted on Friday 23 October, 2020

Site Safe has created an online health and safety course specifically for consultants. The four-hour entry level online course, Foundation Passport – Consultants (Online), is designed to ensure consultants can fulfil their personal health and safety responsibilities based on the law and industry standards, throughout the project life cycle and when on site.

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.