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14 08, 2017

NZIBS training pays off for council building inspector

NZIBS training and opportunities have paid off for Christchurch City Council building inspector, Craig Cameron. Craig (51), has been in the industry since he was 15. Starting with a carpentry apprenticeship, he worked in the cottage industry building houses, and moved to New Zealand in 1993 from Australia. After stints working for a

14 08, 2017

BRANZ scientist helps NZIBS members embrace the science behind building surveying

Catherine Nicholson is helping NZIBS members embrace the science behind their practice. Currently a materials scientist at BRANZ, Catherine graduated with a PhD in chemistry from the University of Aberdeen. Catherine has over 17 years of materials science research experience, with a particular interest in the development of testing methodologies for assessing the

1 08, 2017

Expert witness work a fulfilling career for NZIBS member

Nick Batchelor has over 25 years of building industry experience, the last 12 of which he’s spent working as a building surveyor. Now specialising in expert witness work, his primary duty is to serve the court by providing independent evidence on building disputes or current claims. “Expert witnesses can assist lawyers or homeowners

1 08, 2017

Word from the President, August 2017

On 1 July 2017, a nationally consistent system for managing earthquake-prone buildings (EPB) came into effect. It changes the way earthquake-prone buildings are identified, assessed and managed. Relevant sections of legislation related to this are the Building Act 2004 and the Building (Earthquake-prone Buildings) Amendment Act 2016. The responsibility for identifying EPB lies

1 08, 2017

NZIBS membership prepares foreign-trained building surveyor for work in New Zealand

NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) training modules and membership have prepared Northern Ireland native, Heather Crilly, for building surveying work in New Zealand. As a chartered and registered building surveyor, Heather has over 20 years of industry experience. After completing a degree in building engineering and management, Heather worked in both the

1 08, 2017

pro clima HUB opens to warm reception

The pro clima HUB - centre for advanced building systems, was officially opened by the German ambassador to New Zealand, Gerhard Thiedemann, on 7 July. Over 300 guests participated in the opening, including politicians, pro clima team members from around the world, construction partners, architects, designers, builders, friends and family. The formalities were hosted

10 07, 2017

NZIBS training provides guidance for new Building Surveyors

NZIBS training provides guidance and direction for new Building Surveyors, says Andrew Parkin. After studying building surveying in the UK, Andrew moved to New Zealand three years ago where he started his career. With one and a half years of building surveying experience under his belt, Andrew has found the training and guidance

10 07, 2017

NZIBS training benefits local and foreign Building Surveyors

The high quality and highly technical training provided by the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) benefits both Kiwi professionals and those seeking to enter the Kiwi market from overseas. That’s the message from NZIBS President and accredited trainer, Trevor Jones, who says it’s not just foreigners adapting to New Zealand-specific conditions who