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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....

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Thursday 09 April, 2020

Following the government’s announcement of COVID-19 alert levels, the NZIOB saw a need for our membership, and the wider construction industry, to be provided with accurate information and guidance on critical issues that construction practitioners and companies are facing right...

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...

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...

Upcoming NZIOB webinars

Posted on Friday 03 April, 2020

A traditional strength of the NZIOB has been its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which until now has been primarily delivered via face-to-face mediums: seminars, site visits, workshops, and conferences. With COVID-19, we are developing a suite of webinars 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...

NZIOB Staff and Role Changes

Posted on Monday 24 February, 2020

With the increase in scheduled events and programmes for 2020, the NZOB National Office required an increase in resource. In December we welcomed Kristin De Sousa to the team, as our new National Events Manager. Kristin has a background in...

New Chair of the Young Professional Advisors Committee

Posted on Monday 24 February, 2020

Congratulations to Farran Inglis, who was recently appointed as Chair of NZIOB’s Young Professional Advisor (YPA) Committee for 2020.

Farran is currently a project manager at RCP, responsible for various projects in Christchurch. He holds a Bachelor of Building Science and...

Raising funds for the NZIOB Charitable Trust scholarships

Posted on Monday 24 February, 2020

The NZIOB Charitable Trust is an active and effective arm of the NZIOB, enabling the Institute to promote higher performance and increase productivity across the building industry. The primary purpose of the Trust is to provide funding to research projects, innovations,...

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