The new name identifies that this awards programme is open to all occupations involved in the New Zealand building industry, including Quality Surveyors. We have made several other changes to reinforce that, notably the development of two new awards categories, which will broaden the awards appeal beyond primarily recognising project managers running commercial construction projects. A description of the two new categories is as follows:
New for 2018, this award recognises high performance of design consultants (architects, engineers, quantity surveyors, or client-side project managers) who have contributed to the design, documentation and delivery stages of a successful project; and
- Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award
Another new award for 2018, recognising exceptional examples of collaborative partnerships between consultant(s) and contractor.
The result is that the New Zealand Building Industry Awards now has a category that all high-performing building practitioners can enter. We have also made it easier to enter online, so there’s no excuse not to.
This is an opportunity for design consultants to be recognised amongst their building industry peers, rather than just their professional peers. To encourage Quantity Surveyors to enter the new ‘Consultants Award’ category, the NZIOB is pleased to offer NZIQS members the same entry rate (FREE) for this category, as NZIOB members receive.
For more information about the New Zealand Building Industry Awards, and to enter online, please visit the awards website.