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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

3 04, 2017

Building and construction industry must front up to challenges

Inappropriate repairs or cheaper remediation solutions to earthquake-damaged buildings will result in future failures, the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) says. Executive NZIBS member and Registered Building Surveyor Rory Crosbie has observed many examples of such scenarios since the Canterbury earthquakes. And this could result in putting people at risk of future

3 04, 2017

Giving back after years of career full opportunities

When weathertightness was beginning to rear its ugly head throughout the New Zealand building industry, Warren Neville joined the ranks of other experienced Registered Building Surveyors to help. It was early 2003, and he became a NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) member. “The industry was calling out for people like me with

3 04, 2017

New NZIBS programme to offer greater guidance

Guiding up-and-coming building surveyors is a key strategy to further enhance the building and constructing industry, the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors says. The Mentoring Workshop Programme was established to help guide its Transitional Members through the NZIBS membership process and career pathway. Anyone studying in the construction industry or holders

3 04, 2017

Pro Clima Hub – Centre for Advanced Building Excellence

Pro Clima is a leader in development and manufacture of high-performance roof and wall underlays and the INTELLO® air control layer creating completely draft-free, energy efficient, low allergen emitting, comfortable and healthy environments for families, schools and businesses. Pro Clima has been providing intelligent, leading-edge airtight and weathertight building solutions from Germany to

9 03, 2017

NZIBS training ‘pays for itself’

You never stop learning, according to Brendon Sylvia, who after a 22-year long career in the building and construction industry has afforded sufficient specialist experience. Nevertheless, to further develop that sound industry knowledge, Brendon undertook the NZ Institute of Building Surveyor (NZIBS) Core Module Training Programme. He began in June last year, ticking

9 03, 2017

NZIBS training opens door on new professional opportunities

Kavisha Singh’s passion for buildings lead her to study a Master in Architecture at the University of Auckland. However, it was her desire to learn the ‘nitty-gritty’ of what is entailed beyond a building’s design that drove her to the NZ Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). Having recently joined consultancy firm Babbage Consultants,