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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

1 05, 2017

Leading specialist imparts significant experience

When you have the world’s leading authority on mould and decay damage forensics in the classroom, you can be sure to learn a thing or two. For nearly 10 years, Dr Robin Wakeling has presented module 5 of the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors’ (NZIBS) Core Module Training Programme. Robin has investigated more

1 05, 2017

Blower Door – Measuring Building Performance

A Blower Door is the diagnostic tool which measures the airtightness of buildings and helps to locate air leakage within the building envelope. Measurements are performed in pressurised and depressurised buildings where climatic or other external influences are minimised due to the high pressure difference created by the Blower Door fan, allowing for a

10 04, 2017

A career without ongoing training is at risk

You put your professional career at risk if you stop pushing yourself, newly registered Building Surveyor Allan Charles says. He was one of a handful of graduates to recently receive the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) Diploma in Building Surveying – ISO9001: 2008 (level 5). His latest milestone, after working tirelessly in

10 04, 2017

Don’t get pinged, ‘know the rules’, says NZIBS trainer

Navigating the New Zealand building law is a bit like playing rugby; if you don’t know the rules, the referee will hamper your every play. Rosemary Killip says it’s an apt analogy for New Zealand’s building and construction industry because many lack comprehensive building law knowledge. As a training practitioner who specialises in

3 04, 2017

March Training Day

“What success – the fifth March Training Day was a good event from which I had the chance to network with the attendees.” So says Daniel Paul, Director of The PR Company, who is one of the Institute’s event sponsors. He hosted a tradestand among others, such as Resene Construction and GIB. Held

3 04, 2017

Word from the President, April 2017

New Zealand has seen a few too many natural events in the last 12 months, with damaging seismic activity, raging land fires and flooding affecting many areas in both main islands. This has displaced many owners and severely affected livelihoods. What this should teach us, is that we are not immune from disasters