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1 02, 2018

NZIBS Presidents Foreword – February 2018

I must admit, as I pulled up to the office on 8 January, I was still in holiday mode, and thinking about our family trip along the beautiful, but severely earthquake affected coastline between Christchurch and my old home town of Blenheim. Things have certainly changed. The road is clearly still under construction

1 02, 2018

Knowledge and expertise, a draw card to joining NZIBS

“After attending a New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) conference, I was inspired by the knowledge and expertise of its members, and knew it was an organisation I wanted to be a part of,” says Registered Building Surveyor at Property Check, Kevin Maitland. Kevin started his career in the building industry at

1 02, 2018

Collaboration throughout NZIBS training creates high calibre graduates

The New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors’ (NZIBS) training modules focus on collaboration and discussion to encourage high quality graduates, according to NZIBS accredited trainer, Frank Wiemann. “Students from different backgrounds in the building industry will have different ideas and perceptions from which we can all learn something. “Throughout the NZIBS training modules,

1 02, 2018

NZIBS training – helping a previous transitional member get back in the game

“I have been given a great opportunity to get back into the building surveying world and get stuck into some training again,” says Build Technical Manager at Southern Response, Kevin Phillips.Kevin started his career as an apprentice carpenter in the 1980s and worked towards his New Zealand Certificate in Building, project management, along with

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