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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

3 04, 2018

Expert witness skills go beyond the courtroom, says NZIBS trainer

“The skills you need to be a good expert witness are simply the skills you need to be a good building surveyor,” says New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) accredited trainer, Tim Rainey. As a trainer for the Institutes module on expert witness, Tim says the modules core focus, is to ensure

3 04, 2018

NZIBS training – helping Aussies adapt to the industry in New Zealand

“My primary reason for taking part in the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) training modules is to help me integrate into the industry in New Zealand,” says Kaizon Engineer, Ben Critchlow. Fresh off the boat from Australia, Ben is adjusting to the building culture in New Zealand. “Originally from Sydney, I

1 03, 2018

Healthy Homes – Building Better Neighbourhoods

“When approaching building surveying and design, the focus is now shifting from remediation, to building houses that we know are going to be healthy homes for the future,” according to the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors executive member, Nick Gaites. During the building boom in the 90s and early 2000s, houses were

1 03, 2018

Words from the President, March 2018

A question for you: How does a member of the public know the commercial building they are about to enter is safe? Quite simply, they don’t. They could ask to view the ‘Building Warrant of Fitness Certificate,’ however that will only tell them that the safety features relating to the means of fire

1 03, 2018

NIZBS membership promotes trust within the community

“Being a member of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NIZBS) holds not only me, but also my staff to a high degree of professionalism. Our clients know we are a building consultancy they can trust,” says Director of Grant Hunt Building Consultants, Grant Hunt. Based in Nelson, Grant has directed his

1 03, 2018

Knowledge = credibility for building surveyors in New Zealand

“Any building surveyor who wants to be professional needs to know building law, and their clients need to be able to trust them.” That’s the message from founding director of Building Networks, and New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) accredited trainer, Rosemary Killip. Rosemary is the trainer for Module three, Building Law,