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9 10, 2017

NZIBS training boosts confidence

Licensed building practitioner of BuySmart Home Inspections Ltd, Steve Fertich, says the training he has received at the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) has boosted his confidence and his professionalism. Steve became aware of NZIBS through online research and began training at the Institute 18 months ago as a transitional member.

9 10, 2017

Industry expert keeping up to date with the “young ones”

Not only is Warren Nevill a registered building surveyor, he also helps decide who else becomes one. With a background in consultancy and teaching, Warren got involved in construction and became an accredited trainer for the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) in 2010. Warren primarily teaches the forensic and cladding modules

2 10, 2017

NZIBS welcomes the new president

As confirmed at the AGM in Queenstown, Trevor Jones steps down from the Presidency after 3 years of service, and the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors Inc. (NZIBS) welcome Darin Devanny as the new President for the next two years. Darin comes on board with a wealth of industry and professional knowledge,

2 10, 2017

NZIBS – Maintaining our nations built environment

Everyday, 200,000 people around the world move from rural areas to live in our urban centers. The 2006 New Zealand census recorded a New Zealand population of 4 million. In 2015 this number was 4.65 million. Over this nine-year period the New Zealand property industry has overtaken manufacturing to become the country’s largest

2 10, 2017

NZIBS membership putting ethics into ‘hammer swinging’

With 37 years in the building industry under his belt, managing director of Wizebuy Building Inspections Ltd, Ed Morris, knows the importance of professional ethics. He has acknowledged this by gaining a recent membership to the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). “I’ve had a passion for the building industry all my life, along

11 09, 2017

Quality professional development a key benefit of NZIBS training

As in any industry, professional development plays a vital role. As a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) accredited trainer, Michael Gray, says the quality professional development the Institute provides is key to helping building surveyors stay relevant in a constantly evolving industry.  He sees first-hand the benefits of training and professional

1 09, 2017

Word from the President, September 2017

Insurance – it’s taken out to cover events that go astray in our private and working life. It is well known that our homes are no longer insured against total replacement values and are now assessed against ‘sum insured. This provides a cap on the amount insured. This is because most of the