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Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill passes first reading

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The Construction Contracts (Retention Money) Amendment Bill, which provides greater financial protection for subcontractors, passed its first reading on the 8th of June. The Bill amends the retention provisions in the Construction Contracts Act 2002 (CCA) to provide increased confidence and transparency for subcontractors that the retention money they are owed is safe.

Housing supply to be sped up in major changes to New Zealand’s building laws

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

New building laws will support housing supply and affordability, improve trust and confidence in the building sector and support the use of new, innovative and efficient building methods, Building and Construction Minister Poto Williams announced.

Is your project a Beacon? The Construction Sector Accord wants your story

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The Construction Sector Accord is looking for small and medium businesses to profile as case studies for the Accord’s Beacons Programme. Beacons are about shining a light on good practice, but also sharing lessons so that we can learn from each other’s successes and missteps.

Building for Climate Change summary of submissions

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The full summary of submissions from the 2020 Building for Climate Change consultation is now available. A number of key themes came out of the consultation, including the need for more information, concerns around cost, and whether or not existing buildings should be included.

Empty shelves hamper building industry’s Covid recovery

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

The effects of COVID-19 continue to linger on the house building industry, which is now being held back by supply shortages. A Statistics NZ survey covering 3,000 new home projects showed that half were still being impacted in the March quarter by Covid-19 problems.

Innovation: The key to unlocking the future of smart construction

Posted on Friday 11 June, 2021

A recently published article in Forbes magazine suggests that the construction industry is one of the least digitalised industries in the world, making the case that traditional business methods still dominate the construction sector, even though construction projects are becoming more complex. The writer of the opinion piece poses the question, how can construction companies keep up with the rapidly changing industry dynamics? The answer lies in Innovation.

Passing of the NZIOB’s first President

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

Bob Lockwood, a central figure within the New Zealand construction industry across three decades, and the NZIOB’s first President, passed away earlier this month. The level of industry service that Bob provided was extensive.

The 2021 BDO Construction Sector Survey

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

Following a year disrupted by Covid-19, BDO is taking the pulse of the New Zealand construction industry in its 4th annual survey and they want to hear from you. The NZIOB encourages its members to contribute to this important survey, which provides both the industry and its participants' critical data and information.

Industry study investigates the origins of stress in construction

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

An industry study conducted by Site Safe and Massey University’s School of Built Environment has investigated the negative effects of work-related stress on productivity, and physical and emotional health of construction workers in New Zealand.

Government to pay entire $306m bill for Scott Base rebuild

Posted on Friday 28 May, 2021

The Government will now foot the entire bill for the replacement of Scott Base – New Zealand’s research headquarters in Antarctica – with $306 million promised in the newly released 2021 Budget.

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