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How structural insulated panels might help to build New Zealand’s future

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

New Zealand has an urgent need for quality housing that can be built quickly and affordably. In response to this demand, the use of prefabricated building systems is becoming more widespread as recognition grows of their potential to expediently deliver resilient high-quality buildings.

Construction industry plan to fund own Covid-19 quarantine centre for skilled workers

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

The construction industry wants more highly skilled workers allowed into New Zealand, and it has a plan of its own to quarantine them. In Auckland, specialised tunneling and mining workers who can construct the $4.4 billion City Rail Link are desperately needed. Some believe the waiting game could become expensive for the sector, and businesses say it needs to be easier to bring the workers in.

Construction sector aided by Accord’s agile and responsive decision making

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

New Zealand’s construction sector could have emerged from COVID-19 in a critical state if not for the actions of the Construction Sector Accord, say construction industry leaders. In a panel session during the Constructive Virtual Event Series, industry leaders and members of the Accord praised the way industry and government worked together during the initial COVID-19 response to make quick decisions that ultimately rescued the sector.

New art museum for central Christchurch to open in April

Posted on Friday 09 October, 2020

A new $16 million art museum will be open in central Christchurch in April after the Covid-19 lockdown delayed construction by three months. The Ravenscar House Museum on Rolleston Ave was originally set to be completed by 2018 and cost $13m, but design complications and the lockdown added another $3m to the construction price and delayed the opening.

Celebrate Level 1 with your team at the NZ Building Industry Awards

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Get your crew together for a much needed and long-awaited night out. The NZ Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner is being held simultaneously across three venues this year: The Cordis in Auckland, Te Papa in Wellington, and the Town Hall in Christchurch. Each venue has its own MC and entertainment, and the whole event will be live-streamed.

Built to Last Conference opening keynote: Jesse Devitte

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Jesse Devitte is Co-Founder and General Partner at Building Ventures (Boston & San Francisco, USA), a company that provides capital, mentorship, and industry connections to entrepreneurs working on innovative solutions to design, construct and operate to a better built world. Jesse will be opening the Built to Last programme with a session exploring a more efficient and integrated construction industry that improves how we design, build, and operate a better built world.

Built to Last Conference technology speaker: Jit Kee Chin

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

Jit Kee Chin is the Chief Data and Innovation Officer at Suffolk (Boston, USA) and is responsible for leveraging modern advances in data and technology to improve the organisation’s core business. At Built to Last, Jit Kee will be presenting in our technology stream with a session entitled, “People-centered innovation: Putting people at the heart of how we encourage innovation in the organisation and in the ecosystem.”

Webinar: Getting Job-Ready

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

‘Getting Job-Ready’ is an NZIOB event specifically targeted at tertiary students who are currently in their final year of study in a construction-related qualification. This webinar features a resume writer and a recruiter who will share ‘tips & tricks’ to assist final year students as they start to navigate the critical transition from study to employment.

Southern Region Legal Breakfast

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

This year's NZIOB Southern Region Legal Breakfast will discuss and break down a smorgasbord of topics such as build-ability, payment claims, retentions and awarding damages, with an update on COVID-19 requirements for the construction sector. Our speakers, Jonathan Pow and Richard Johnstone, have been presenting the annual NZIOB Legal Breakfast since 2016.

NZCIC 2020 Election Platform videos

Posted on Friday 25 September, 2020

For the 2020 election, the NZCIC developed a list of six election platforms representing key opportunities and threats facing the New Zealand construction industry. The NZCIC 2020 Election Platforms were sent to the Building & Construction spokesperson of each of the five main political parties, who were invited to participate in a recorded interview with Radio New Zealand journalist, Phil Pennington.