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Useful COVID-19 themed construction industry resources

Posted on Friday 01 May, 2020

RLB Forecast

In analysing the impact of COVID-19 on the construction supply chain, RLB has summarised the key factors and observations that they anticipate will influence construction pricing over the next 12 months.
April 2020, RLB’s NZ Construction Market & Escalation Forecast


Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Friday 24 April, 2020

The theme for this week’s NZCIC/CHASNZ weekly update is 'preparing for the return to work'. It contains clarification on areas of ambiguity within the government guidelines, including: 

Works that can be undertaken to prepare sites for a restart on Tuesday 28 April

PrefabNZ COLAB:20 Virtual Conference

Posted on Friday 24 April, 2020

A fellow construction industry association who is proceeding with their fast-approaching annual showcase, albeit in a different format, is PrefabNZ. Their upcoming COLAB:20 Innovation in Action conference will be held virtually. With the NZIOB currently assessing a number of delivery models for...

Useful COVID-19 themed construction industry resources

Posted on Friday 24 April, 2020

MBIE’s Building Performance Unit 
Guidance for working at COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Guidance for returning to building sites at COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Mates in Construction
Returning to work induction resources for COVID-19 Alert Level 3

Building the future: How can the Construction sector adapt and...

Protocols for working at COVID-19 alert levels

Posted on Friday 17 April, 2020

Yesterday, we advised members that the COVID-19 Standard for New Zealand Construction Operations had been published by Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ). Overnight, CHASNZ has published the underpinning Protocols for working at COVID-19 alert levels.

There are two Protocols:

Construction Protocols: Applicable...

COVID-19 Standard for Construction Operations

Posted on Thursday 16 April, 2020

Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) has been tasked by the Construction Sector Accord with developing safe work processes for all who work in and around the construction sector, while New Zealand is operating under COVID-19 alert levels.
Businesses must,...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

This week may be short, though the list of work the government and construction industry have been collaborating on is long.

While New Zealand is observing COVID-19 alert levels, the NZIOB will be sharing with members the joint New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC)...

COVID-19 Response Plan for the Construction Sector

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

The Construction Sector Accord’s Steering Group has been tasked with developing a strong connection between industry and government throughout the full lifecycle of COVID-19. Initially set-up in April 2019 to transform the construction industry, the Accord’s Steering Group (made up of...

Government Contract Guidance to support industry

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

An early demonstration that government is committed to the Industry Response Plan announced on Monday (see previous story) was Wednesday’s publication by MBIE’s Chief Executive of guidelines to government agencies engaged in construction projects, whether they be vertical or horizontal in nature....

Important resources in brief

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance on MBIE’s Building Performance website
The NZIOB has fielded several queries from members in relation to what building work constitutes essential services. Construction practitioners should use the following questions to reach a pragmatic decision on...