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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.

Construction boom triggers workforce demand forecast

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

Work is underway by the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) to get a better picture of the number of construction and infrastructure workers needed by the construction sector over the next 15 years. The research project will forecast workforce demand to cover residential and commercial construction as well as civil infrastructure like roading, three waters (drinking, waste, and storm), hospitals and schools.

Meet the women breaking barriers in the New Zealand construction industry

Posted on Friday 11 December, 2020

The number of female apprentices working in the male-dominated trades (such as construction) more than doubled this year, from 845 last year to 1785. This has come as part of a broader spike since the Labour-led Government made all apprenticeships free in July this year, part of an effort to stimulate the economy after the Covid-19 outbreak. Meet one all-women building team who are breaking barriers in the building industry.

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.