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1 06, 2018

Members newsletter CSI NL Insert

Structural Health Monitoring can be very helpful to Building Surveyors… Structures deform as they experience load, resulting in stress developing within the body of the structure. These deformations, and consequent stresses can be monitored to ensure that they do not exceed specified limits adopted during design, i.e. serviceability limit state and ultimate limit state.

1 06, 2018

NZIBS calls for a debate around New Zealand’s current building models

London’s fatal Grenfell Tower fire has raised questions of the adequacy of building systems worldwide, and New Zealand is no exception says an industry expert. Maynard Marks director and New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) past-president Trevor Jones says it’s time to turn our attention towards New Zealand’s own building and construction regulatory

1 06, 2018

Remediation of Building Defects How to protect yourself

Poor workmanship and a lack of skill can lead to further damage instead of homes being repaired. So says New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) executive member Heather Crilly, who believes a residential owner should protect themselves from such situations. “If things go wrong, it is important to determine if and how the

1 06, 2018

Words from the President

With the change and development occurring in the New Zealand building and built environment, there is a continually growing amount of potential and scope for building surveying work for the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) members, trainees and aspirants. Therefore, the future building surveying expertise and careers are at the forefront of

1 06, 2018

EQC blowout just like leaky homes – get a pre-purchase inspection

New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) vice-president recommends that anyone purchasing a home should retain a registered building surveyor to complete a pre-purchase survey. “In Christchurch such an approach is essential to protect your interest. Following the Canterbury earthquake events and subsequent earthquake damage repairs, this approach is essential.” As a Christchurch based

1 06, 2018

From quantity to building surveying easier with NZIBS membership

In his Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) role, Harry Young knows the ins and outs of the industry. But he wanted the letters after his name to prove it. “So, becoming a member has given me credibility among my peers, and allowed me to demonstrate professionalism with everyone I encounter throughout my

1 06, 2018

NZIBS training shows industry experts how little they really know

The more you learn, the more you realise how little one knows! So says UK native, David Heard, when discussing the benefits of the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors (NZIBS) training. “The thing is with training, you study one thing and realise there is a lot of information you know nothing about. “However,