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8 06, 2017

Upskilling with NZIBS adds “another string to bow”

Having worked in the building and construction industry 37 years, Ian Burford understands the importance of staying ahead of the game. He recently completed all 10 modules of the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors’ (NZIBS) Core Module Training Programme to complement his many years of experience. Already, the transitional NZIBS member is seeing

1 06, 2017

“Teaching is a great way to learn”

The benefits of NZIBS training through the eyes of an NZIBS ISO9001: 2008 accredited trainer William Hursthouse says being an NZIBS Accredited Trainer has kept him focused on developments within the construction industry throughout his teaching career. “Teaching is a great way to learn,” he says. Now mainly practising dispute resolution and remediation,

1 06, 2017

NZIBS provides member practical and research-oriented approach

Following an excursion into biological science, Dirk Stahlhut wanted to get back into the building industry with a more hands-on but research-oriented approach. He saw the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors as a professional body that could offer him that perfect combination. “My skillset allowed me to take up a position as a

1 06, 2017

Word from the President, June 2017

When there is plenty of opportunity for work it’s easy to put learning to one side and concentrate on the next big job. We all do it which is only natural. However, as professionals we have a duty to keep up to date and in an ever-changing world that is not easy. Look

1 06, 2017

Landlords and tenants benefit by using a Building Surveyor

Both commercial landlords and tenants can benefit and protect themselves when agreeing on lease conditions by using the services of a registered Building Surveyor. “It is really sensible for both parties to include a registered Building Surveyor in the consulting team alongside your lawyer, the property manager and other property advisors,” says NZ

1 06, 2017

Is your home too airtight?

First we had houses that were cold and draughty with the average residential structure leaking air through the equivalent of a one metre square hole.  The garden variety weatherboard structure.  Brr!! Then we had houses with monolithic cladding that coincidentally addressed that particular problem … but which obviously came with their own set

15 05, 2017

Architectural Designer furthers career thanks to NZIBS training.

Joining the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) as a Transitional member was a natural career progression for Aaron Shinton. A designer for one of Prendos’ architectural team, he has many years’ experience in fabricating architectural solutions for a wide range of residential, commercial and educational projects. He has a comprehensive understanding in

1 05, 2017

Contract administration of building works can facilitate a project

A well-executed contract administration of building works can be like playing rugby with a good referee, says one Registered Building Surveyor. New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors past president Philip O’Sullivan likens the contract administrator and their responsibilities to an objective role, ensuring a result of a well-controlled building project for both parties.

1 05, 2017

Word from the President, May 2017

Together with Darin Devanny and Jake Woolgar, I attended a Unitec industry liaison meeting to get feedback on a new degree that is just about to be launched. It includes a major in Building Surveying, and is the culmination of four years of hard work by the Unitec staff. You may recall we

1 05, 2017

Giving back after reaping NZIBS rewards

Engineering was “too boring” a subject for Jake Woolgar to study, so he sunk his teeth into becoming a building surveyor instead. The British expat is now plying his trade in New Zealand, and swears by his membership with the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) for its diverse range of opportunities. Jake