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NZ Building Industry Awards update

Posted on Friday 24 April, 2020

As with all upcoming major events in New Zealand, the NZIOB is considering whether we proceed with this year’s NZ Building Industry Awards, and if so, in what format should it be. Since it became clear that COVID-19 was going to...

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...

Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Thursday 16 April, 2020

Due to Easter, we have only had two working-days since the last NZIOB Dispatch, though in that time the focus of both government and industry has been firmly on when and how New Zealand moves from Alert Level 4 to...

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,...

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Thursday 16 April, 2020

The NZIOB’s COVID-19 themed webinars on Contracts and Wellbeing have proven very popular, with in excess of 600 people registering for the two events held so far. The second webinars for both series are scheduled for next week.
Wellbeing Webinar: Identifying signs...

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....