NZIBS Newsroom

6 11, 2017

Contract administration plays a key role in a building surveyor’s success

“Contract administration is one of the most important roles in the construction industry. It is critical to resolving disputes, maintaining progress on deliverables and ensuring effective communication. Administering contracts keep the project moving,” said New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) accredited trainer, David Clifton. David is a Course Lecturer for the Contract

1 11, 2017

New President Elect promoting fresh ideas for NZIBS

The new President Elect of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS), Darin Devanny, has a raft of new ideas he’s looking forward to implementing as he succeeds President, Trevor Jones, in the top job as of 30 September, 2017. “I’m excited by the challenge and I’m looking forward to building on

1 11, 2017

Being under-insured:  Don’t take the risk

Getting the sum insured right when insuring a property can be a very complicated business and homeowners are advised to seek expert advice, or risk being under-insured. That’s the message from NZIBS registered Building Surveyor, Trevor Jones, who says the Canterbury earthquakes and health and safety legislation have wrought major changes to the

1 11, 2017

NZIBS membership supports members in a new direction

When the global financial crisis hit, Kent Hazlehurst was a new business owner who had no choice but to put down his hammer after 20 years in the building and construction industry. However, it wasn’t long before he found his feet again. Kent was introduced to a local building surveyor who happened to

1 11, 2017

NZIBS Best in Class 2017 Award Winner: Robin Miller

Winning the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) Best in Class 2017 Award is something that Robin Miller doesn’t take lightly. The experienced building surveyor puts his success down to his long career. “I’m absolutely delighted and very pleased to receive this award. I’ve been in the profession for 30 years and

9 10, 2017

NZIBS training boosts confidence

Licensed building practitioner of BuySmart Home Inspections Ltd, Steve Fertich, says the training he has received at the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) has boosted his confidence and his professionalism. Steve became aware of NZIBS through online research and began training at the Institute 18 months ago as a transitional member.

9 10, 2017

Industry expert keeping up to date with the “young ones”

Not only is Warren Nevill a registered building surveyor, he also helps decide who else becomes one. With a background in consultancy and teaching, Warren got involved in construction and became an accredited trainer for the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) in 2010. Warren primarily teaches the forensic and cladding modules

2 10, 2017

NZIBS welcomes the new president

As confirmed at the AGM in Queenstown, Trevor Jones steps down from the Presidency after 3 years of service, and the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors Inc. (NZIBS) welcome Darin Devanny as the new President for the next two years. Darin comes on board with a wealth of industry and professional knowledge,