The NZIOB is pleased to announce that with the support of Carters, the Institute’s ambition of creating a suite of training workshops that are specifically targeted at construction managers, has been realised. Titled, Building Legends, the workshops will see today’s industry legends passing on their skills and experience to create a pool of highly skilled construction managers, who will in turn become tomorrow’s industry legends.
The role of construction manager is a critical one, these are the people that the Institute has been identifying and recognising in the Cost-based categories at the annual NZIOB awards programmes since 1994. Construction managers run the country’s commercial building sites and larger residential projects. They are responsible for delivering the building within the agreed time frame and budget, while dealing with the myriad of challenges that arise during a construction project. It is a fast-paced role that requires the practitioner to keep a lot of balls up in the air, and it all starts with programming.
NZIOB National President, Graeme Birkhead, has been driving this initiative. Graeme says “The NZIOB has identified that there is a gap in the market for training directed at the construction manager profession, many of whom are struggling with the issues of building in today’s hot, resource constrained market. The objective is to provide real world training from seasoned professionals. With Building Legends, the NZIOB is providing training that is designed to accelerate the development of the next generation of New Zealand’s construction managers.”

The first workshop in the Building Legends will be presented by Warren Hollings on the topic of ‘Construction Planning’. The workshop will be delivered across three half-day sessions (3.00pm-5.30pm). Dates for Building Legends Workshop No 1 are:
Auckland ‘Construction Planning’ Workshop

  • Session 1. Wednesday 18th of July
  • Session 2. Wednesday 1st of August
  • Session 3. Wednesday 15th of August

Auckland ‘Construction Planning’ Workshop

  • Session 1. Wednesday 22nd of August
  • Session 2. Wednesday 5th of September
  • Session 3. Wednesday 19th of September

Christchurch ‘Construction Planning’ Workshop

  • Session 1. Wednesday 29th of August
  • Session 2. Wednesday 12th of September
  • Session 3. Wednesday 26th of September

Important Details

  • Attendee numbers are capped at 20 participants per workshop;
  • Each workshop is comprised of three half-day sessions;
  • Non-NZIOB member rate is $750 + GST (total for all three half-day sessions);
  • NZIOB Member rate is $650 + GST (total for all three half-day sessions);
  • NZIOB Members receive 15 CPD credits for the workshop (5 CPD credits per session); and
  • Bookings are now open.

With Carters as Programme Partner, a second Building Legends workshop on another topic will be developed for October/November 2018, and up to four Building Legends workshops on a variety of relevant subjects will be delivered in 2019.

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