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Government fast-tracking infrastructure projects

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

The construction industry is fortunate to have an accord in place, being the Construction Sector Accord. Through that entity, the industry is getting clear signals from the Government, that it understands fully the importance of construction to New Zealand, and...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

Further to last week’s COVID-19 update to our members, the NZIOB is a member of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council (NZCIC) Executive, and we will be sharing the joint NZCIC and Construction Health & Safety New Zealand (CHASNZ) COVID-19...

Building & Construction Sector specific COVID-19 communications

Posted on Wednesday 25 March, 2020

With Monday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that New Zealand is about to enter COVID-19 Alert Level 4 - Eliminate (as at 11.59pm, Wednesday 25 March), the NZIOB and our fellow construction and building associations believe that it is essential...

Redefining the Building Levy to reimagine the sector

Posted on Wednesday 18 December, 2019

In a recent opinion piece, NZIOB's CEO, Malcolm Fleming, suggests that the construction sector may be on the cusp of transformation – if the government gets it right with their proposal to widen the Building Levy purpose.


NZIOB welcomes Government Construction Procurement Guidelines

Posted on Tuesday 08 October, 2019

The New Zealand Institute of Building has welcomed the announcement of the second edition of the Government Construction Procurement Guidelines released earlier today by the Minister for Building and Construction, Hon Jenny Salesa, and the Minister for Economic Development, Hon...

Opinion piece for Hotel magazine, June 2019

Posted on Thursday 20 June, 2019

With the media coverage of main contractor collapses, along with hotel operators and developers experiencing project delivery delays, the hotel industry holds concerns about the construction sector’s capability and resilience. The opinion piece that features in the June edition of...

CEO opinion piece for NZ Construction News

Posted on Thursday 28 February, 2019

NZIOB Chief Executive, Malcolm Fleming, has produced an opinion piece for the February edition of NZ Construction News. Titled 'The best of times, the worst of times', the article concludes that education of both the construction supply-chain and its clients...

BIM NZ Industry Training Group Concludes Stage 1 Work Stream

Posted on Monday 18 December, 2017

Since 2015, the promotion of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in New Zealand is an area that the NZIOB has fully supported and committed resources to. Earlier this month, the Dennis Burns (MNZIOB) Chaired NZ BIM Industry Training Group* undertook a...

Reimagining Construction as a Technology Hot-Spot

Posted on Monday 18 December, 2017

The construction industry’s perceived inability to be an innovation adopter is receiving considerable attention of late. This is not just a local problem, in 2016 the World Economic Forum labelled the global construction industry’s track record on innovation adoption as being...

NZ Construction Industry Forecasts Sustainable Growth

Posted on Tuesday 29 August, 2017

The 2017 Hays Construction & NZIOB Salary Guide was launched in Wellington earlier this month. The report shows that the construction sector has experienced strong growth over the past 12 months with 73% of organisations surveyed reporting increased business activity...