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1 05, 2018

NZIBS membership, a platform to learn and teach

Membership with the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) provides the opportunity for those in the industry to give and receive knowledge. Maynard Marks Director, Simon Paykel, started his working career as a tradesperson and after returning from an overseas stint, he started using his head instead of his hands. Mr Paykel

1 05, 2018

There is always more to learn with NZIBS training

For someone as well-experienced as New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) transitional member Brett Watson, upskilling might seem like a waste of time. But the Tauranga-based Director of Solutions Building Services Ltd is experienced enough to appreciate and utilise the benefits further training offers. “The NZIBS training modules provide a more in-depth

1 05, 2018

Future Proofing – indoor air quality control

As a nation, we all want healthier, safer and more energy-efficient homes to live in. This became evident during the leaky homes crisis of the mid 1990s and early 2000s, which shone a light on New Zealand’s low building standards and forced a national review of the weathertightness and durability of our residential

1 05, 2018

Building surveyors: who better to address the healthy homes issue

“Building surveyors need to reengage in the conversation around what makes a healthy home and utilise our skills to urgently address the issues.” That’s the message from New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) accredited trainer, Rosemary Killip following her Institute March Training Day attendance. The NZIBS March Training Day saw a wide

1 05, 2018

Word from the President, May 2018

Within every business, there is a ticking time bomb, and the longer it ticks, the more chance of an explosion. The time bomb I am referring to is complacency, known in the business world as ‘the silent killer’. It may sound severe, but it’s true. In the business world, we get so busy

3 04, 2018

Word from the President, April 2018

With the theme of “Healthy Homes”, the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) March Training Day was a complete success thanks to General Manager, Sally Dunbar, the sponsors and the speakers. Attendees were treated to exceptional presentations from speakers about their expertise on what makes a healthy home. The presentations revealed New

3 04, 2018

New Zealand’s cultural heritage conservation – yes, we have old buildings in NZ!

For most historic buildings, it’s not about preserving them so they don’t change, it’s about conserving those things that make them special, and ensuring they remain useable and valued. Good heritage conservation should be about the successful management of change. That’s the message from the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) whose executive members

3 04, 2018

NZIBS membership lets international players onto the New Zealand field

Leon Goodwin is a man with international experience in the building surveying realm, but it is his membership of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) that his clients really appreciate. “Although I am a Chartered Building Surveyor (RICS), my NZIBS membership shows I have specific knowledge of the New Zealand building