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1 12, 2017

NZIBS senior members reflect on 2017

There has been a certain focus on New Zealand housing over the past year.  The main issues being that; we don’t seem to have enough of them, there are affordability issues in the main centres and they are not always particularly healthy. That’s what the newly appointed President of the New Zealand Institute

1 12, 2017

President’s Foreword, December 2017

There is no doubt the building surveying industry is growing with fresh, new members of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). Since the beginning of 2014, we have increased new transitional members and new full members by around 65 percent.  In 2017 alone, the Institute’s registered membership grew by 10 percent.

1 12, 2017

Integration and trust are some of the key benefits of NZIBS membership

Fresh off the boat, UK building surveyor, Richard Cakar, has been integrated into the New Zealand building surveying community and has gained a new level of respect from his clients, thanks to his membership of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS). “It is apparent there is a real need for building

1 12, 2017

A deeper understanding is essential to the future of building surveying

One of Philip O’Sullivan’s main ambitions is to ensure the building surveyors he teaches, and mentors are as well trained and as knowledgeable as possible. A Registered Building Surveyor, Philip is a past President of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS), and a Director of Prendos. He’s worked in a variety

27 11, 2017

You’ve been reading enough this year

It’s time to just wish you joy for the impending Christmas doom…I mean, season! If you are still reading – STOP. Nah, just kidding! We are putting on the finishing touches at the pro clima HUB and can’t wait to see you at one of our free workshops next year. Sign up now or

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