In the first edition of The Journal, Rory Crosbie says this year is full of change – something the Institute will be taking advantage of.
Albert Einstein once quoted “the measure of intelligence is the ability to change”. Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts, but change is inevitable. The current executive felt it was time to change our previous newsletter offering and hopefully you will bear with us while we transition into the new NZIBS Journal format. In addition to the Journal keep an eye out for NZIBSDirect in the coming weeks.
On the topic of change, the government proposes the biggest change to the New Zealand building laws since the Building Act was introduced in 2004. The aim is to address long-standing challenges in the building sector.
According to Minister for Building, Jenny Salesa, the aim is that “The proposed reforms will deliver safer and more durable buildings, a high performing building sector and better efficiency in our regulatory systems. This also delivers on the Governments commitments under the Construction Sector Accord, to improve building regulatory systems.”
I will work with the Executive and membership to prepare a submission to MBIE by 16 June so that the views of the Institute are taken into
consideration as part of the review.
The Executive are also currently reviewing the order of the modular training offering for the 2019/2020 session and you will read about our new membership portal in this Journal, our way of making membership management easier, for the member and management. The current executive looks forward to rolling out further change initiatives over the coming months.