ABOUT THE AWARDS

The NZIOB’s Awards programme began in 1994, with the initial emphasis being on recognising the achievements of project managers running commercial construction projects. Over the years, categories such as the ‘Innovation Award’, ‘Young Achiever Award’, and ‘Safety Excellence Award’ have been introduced to provide a broader industry focus. For 2018, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards has introduced a ‘Consultant’s Award’ category, and an ‘Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award’ category. The result is that the New Zealand Building Industry Awards now have a category that all high-performing building practitioners can enter.

The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, and entries are judged by a panel of senior construction practitioners. The 2018 awards ceremony will be held at the Cordis (nee Langham) Hotel in Auckland on Friday the 24th of August 2018.

WHY ENTER THE AWARDS

Since its inception in 1994, the NZIOB’s annual awards programme has been considered an important and prestigious event. For employers of finalists, it is an opportunity for them to showcase their company’s capability, and the talent that their culture and systems produces. Nothing says; “we are a high performing organisation” like having team members recognised by their peers at the NZIOB’s ‘Big Night’. For finalists, it is vindication of their abilities, and of the pride that their employer has in that ability.

For design consultants who have their own professional awards, the new ‘Consultants’ category at the New Zealand Building Industry Awards provides finalists with recognition from your ‘industry’ peers, rather than being limited to your ‘professional’ peers.

WHO CAN ENTER THE AWARDS

The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are open to those who participate in the building of New Zealand’s built environment. Nominees must be New Zealand residents, and the project that is tied to their nomination must be in New Zealand, and for the ‘Cost-band’ categories, have been practically completed (the issuing of a CCC is not a prerequisite) during the 18-month period prior to the 11th of May 2018.

Nominees for a category in the New Zealand Building Industry Awards are likely to be drawn from the following occupations:

  • Construction Managers
  • Project Managers – contractor and client-side
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Suppliers (Innovation and Safety Excellence categories)
  • Academics (Innovation category)
  • Property Managers (Innovation category).

Note, this list is not exhaustive.

JUDGING OF THE AWARDS

Simon Barnes, FNZIOB has been the Convener of Judging of the NZIOB’s annual awards programme since 2011. Simon is a Quantity Surveyor with more than 40-years building industry experience, which has been accumulated across a wide range of commercial, residential, industrial and retail developments.

The judging process for the New Zealand Building Industry awards is undertaken in three stages:

1. AN INITIAL PRELIMINARY JUDGING ROUND

a. For categories other than ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’, the Preliminary Judging round is a desk-top study undertaken by the Convenor of Judging and a small pool of experienced NZIOB awards programme judges. Phone calls to nominees and their referees, may occur at the discretion of the judges.
b. The ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’ categories have a designated judging pool, who conduct telephone interviews with all nominees as part of the Preliminary Judging process. Referee checks are undertaken as part of the Preliminary Judging round.

2. FINALS JUDGING ROUND

a. For categories other than ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’, a set of three Finals Judges is formed for each awards category. Those judges will undertake referee checks prior to meeting with the finalist for a formal interview (face-to-face or Skype).
b. The ‘Safety Excellence’ and ‘Young Achiever’ category judges who undertook the Preliminary Judging round (telephone interview with the nominee, and referee checks) are carried through to meet with the finalist for a formal interview (face-to-face or Skype).

3. SUPREME AWARD SELECTION ROUND

The Winners of; the six ‘Cost-based category Awards’, ‘Innovation Award’, ‘Safety Excellence Award’, ‘Consultants Award’, and ‘Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award’, are all eligible for the ‘GIB® Supreme Award’. A representative of the ten judging teams are bought together for a face-to-face meeting to decide on which of the ten category winners is selected as the winner of the New Zealand Building Industry Awards highest accolade.

"It is great to see each year the high calibre of entrants and the quality buildings they have produced throughout the country. These awards are the only industry awards that commend and reward individuals or teams for excellence in the construction related industry thereby giving companies the opportunity to provide recognition to those people who have excelled on projects".

Simon Barnes, Convener of Judging