NZIOB Central Region Student Event: Future Building Legends

Wednesday 04 August 2021, Room VSLT2, Wellington School of Architecture, 139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011

The NZIOB is hosting the first of its 2021 Mentoring Programme seminars on the 4th of August 2021. Attendees will hear from established and upcoming industry professionals about their careers to date, how to carve your own path in the workplace, and the realities of the construction industry for graduates. 


- Katherine Skipper, Studio Principle, Architect, Warren and Mahoney
- Jack McGuinness, Quantity Surveyor, LT McGuinness 
- Anna Walsh, Materials Research Scientist, BRANZ
- Ralph Titmuss, Project Manager, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Attendance is free for all.

More information

NZIOB Southern Region Site Visit: Parakiore Recreation and Sports Centre

Tuesday 10 August 2021, Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre sits within Moorhouse Avenue, Stewart Street, St Asaph Street and Antigua Street.

When construction is completed in 2022, the Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre will be the largest aquatic and indoor recreation and leisure venue of its kind in New Zealand, accessible to people of all ages and abilities.

The Christchurch Central Recovery Plan identified the need for a world-class venue and centre of sporting excellence, accessible to people of all ages, abilities and sporting skills. 

Parakiore Recreation and Sport Centre will provide an aquatic and indoor recreation and sports facility catering for the day-to-day needs of the leisure, sporting, recreational, education and high performance sporting communities in Canterbury.

NZIOB has been given the opportunity to have a sneak peak before it opens next year - don't miss out!

Strict PPE is required: Hard hat, closed-toed shoes, high vis and goggles (even if you wear glasses). The site also asks that you wear long sleeves and pants (pants should be jeans or cotton drill - no yoga leggings or track suit pants).  

Only 20 spaces available. 

Free for NZIOB Members and $25 + gst for Non-Members 

Sold Out

2021 New Zealand Building Industry Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

Friday 13 August 2021, Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland

Following industry feedback, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards will revert to a single Auckland venue for its 2021 Ceremony & Gala Dinner. This reflects both waning travel concerns and a desire for attendees to be with the entire industry in one room for the vertical construction industry’s ‘big night’.

Table of ten $2,750 plus GST
Single ticket $295 plus GST
Single ticket (NZIOB Members) $275 plus GST

Find out more about the New Zealand Building Industry Awards

Enquire about purchasing tickets to the Awards Ceremony & Gala Dinner

NZIOB/NAWIC Panel Discussion: Construction Risk Allocation

Thursday 19 August 2021, 3:30pm, Theatre Royal Gloucester Room, 145 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

The NZIOB Southern Region Committee is hosting a joint event with NAWIC to explore Construction Risk Allocation.

Are standardised industry agreements fair for all parties and projects? Is standardisation actually realistic? Should consultant IP be protected or more freely shared? What are the cost implications? If my insurer can’t fully protect me, how do I go about mitigating or re-allocating procurement risk and liability?

A panel of industry leaders has been selected to discuss this vital topical issue and share their insights, with a war story or two.

Donald Gardner – Head of Construction, Marsh Limited
Gary Walker – CEO Leighs Construction Limited
Russell Pyne – Regional Manager for Fletcher Living (former General Manager Development Ngai Tahu)
Helen Trappitt – Director Lewis Bradford Structural Engineers
Colin Corsbie – Technical Principal, Architecture WSP

Barrister Richard Johnstone from Left Bank Chambers (who many of you will know from our Legal Breakfasts) will be compère for the session.

Free for NZIOB Members & $25 + GST for Non-Members

More information

NZIOB Northern Region Site Visit: VOCO HIE

Thursday 26 August 2021, Meet at ICON offices - Level 3, 63 Albert Street, Auckland CBD

The VOCO HIE building is an impressive 41 level, 140-meter-tall hotel development, which consists of two independently operated hotel chains which are 'stacked' one above the other.

All attendees will meet at the ICON office, and the site visit will commence from there. After the site visit, all attendees will be welcomed over the road to the Shakespeare Brewery for a presentation on the project as well as drinks and nibbles. 

PPE Requirements: Hi-Vis Vest, Hard Hat and Safety Shoes.

Free for NZIOB Members & $25 +GST for Non-Members 

Building Legends Workshop: Financial Management (Wellington)

Monday 20 September 2021, BDO, Level 1, Chartered Accountants House, 50 Customhouse Quay, Wellington

Promoting better business practices and raising financial management capabilities within the construction industry are some of the NZIOB's main goals, which are closely aligned with the Construction Sector Accord's objectives.

Under the CARTERS-sponsored Building Legends programme, experts from BDO have prepared a six-hour programme that will be delivered over two half-day sessions.


Part 1: Monday, 20th September (3pm–6pm)
Part 2: Thursday, 30th September (3pm–6pm)

$475 +GST for NZIOB Members & $575 +GST for Non-Members

More information

Building Legends Workshop: Construction Planning

Thursday 08 July 2021, Carters, 64‑68 Harris Road, East Tamaki, Auckland

The NZIOB is pleased to re-run Warren Holling’s ‘Construction Management' workshop in Auckland. This follows a sell-out running of what was then the first Building Legends workshop across late 2018 and early 2019. The Construction Management workshop is made up of 3 sessions, which will cover the following:

Session 1: The 'Big Picture' – How to get the construction methodology right
Session 2: Picture Planning – How to develop the best strategy to deliver your project
Session 3: Making It All Work  Getting the full team involved in developing the project delivery detail and how to get the best out of yourself each day

NZIOB Members $650 +GST / Non-Members $750 +GST

This workshop is now SOLD OUT. If you wish to add your name to the waitlist, in case of spaces becoming available or additional workshops being added, please register your interest and we will be in touch.

Sold Out