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New learning modules to understand the Building Code

Posted on Friday 19 June, 2020

To help better understand the Building Code and how it works, MBIE’s Building Performance Team have created some online learning modules covering the Building Code, performance requirements, and compliance.

NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Monday 08 June, 2020

8 June 2020. With the announcement today that New Zealand is moving to COVID-19 Alert Level 1 at 11:59pm tonight, CHASNZ (in conjunction with the NZ Construction industry Council) has published a revised standard and protocols for ongoing operations. The...

NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. With New Zealand moving to COVID-19 Level 2, the sheer volume of government and industry information required to be shared with construction practitioners during the lockdown, and subsequent shifts to Levels 3 and 2, has subsided. The...

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. This week’s NZIOB webinar represents a change of tack. While the NZIOB’s previous COVID-19 themed webinars dealt with topics that the construction industry needed immediate information on as COVID-19 struck, the focus now is to provide guidance...

NZIOB Level 2 event planning

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. With New Zealand now operating under COVID-19 Level 2, there is an ability for organisations to hold gatherings of up to 100 people under certain conditions (that are expected to be eased further over the next month).

With this...

Recent government initiatives in the construction sector

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020: Changes to Building Consent exemptions

In a move designed to fast-track small residential projects from proposal to construction, the government has increased the size of detached buildings that are exempt from a Building Consent. The previous exemption was for buildings...

Construction related announcements in brief

Posted on Tuesday 02 June, 2020

2 June 2020. Following the recent National Party’s recent leadership change and reshuffled line-up, the Building and Construction portfolio has moved from Andrew Bayly to Waikato MP, Tim Van de Molen.

View additional information on National’s new spokesperson for Building and Construction
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Weekly NZCIC & CHASNZ COVID-19 update

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

14 May 2020. In this week’s NZCIC/CHASNZ weekly update, the Construction Protocols for Level 2 are released (and operative from yesterday), and there are a number of updates from the Construction Sector Accord, specifically: 

Guidance for public sector agencies dealing with...

NZIOB COVID-19 themed webinars

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

14 May 2020. The second wave of the NZIOB’s COVID-19 themed webinars will be launched next week, with a new suite of topics, as well as the return of an earlier theme.

Upcoming webinar

COVID-19 Employment Law FAQs
Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Employment law expert,...

2020 Budget: Rebuilding Together

Posted on Thursday 14 May, 2020

14 May 2020. Today’s Budget provides for a $50bn COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund. Detailed in the first $15.9bn of the newly announced spend is significant investment in new building projects and industry training.

Key aspects from the 2020 Budget:
 
Housing and...