ACENZ is keen to help Members stay abreast of relevant or useful events in the industry, including networking opportunities and professional development, please find these below.  Please contact them directly if interested - ACENZ does not handle or organise their registration. 


Engineers Without Borders - Elevate: Summit for Social Change Event

Have you ever wanted to make a positive difference but aren’t sure of the best way to go about it?

Elevate: Summit for Social Change is an event focused on helping you to discover opportunities of how you can get involved with making an effective, positive difference to the lives of others! The day will include dynamic presentations and workshops from leaders in the field of social change. There will be stalls from lots of socially conscious organisations and businesses, catering is being provided by social enterprise Eat My Lunch, and of course, the conference will be attended by many other people just like yourselves, looking for opportunities to make an impact.

Tickets are $100 each for a group of 5, so bring along some mates. If you are a recent grad, email conference@ewb.org.nz for a special deal. If you know someone in secondary or tertiary education student pricing is available. More details, a programme, and speaker profiles are on our website so check out www.ewb.org.nz/elevate2017!

The event is on Saturday 29th July at the University of Auckland, so mark it in your diaries and we’ll see you there!

View the Programme here                View the Conference Brochure here 



IPENZ Events - Secrets to Success

IPENZ Secrets to Success Evenings – Free Event


Help the next generation of engineers! Share your stories of how to be successful with final year engineering students over drinks and pizzas provided by our sponsor RobLawMax Recruitment.


We’ve lined up industry leaders to share their journeys to success and the insights they’ve learned along the way. In Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch, Malcolm Malcolm Buchanan from Silver Fern Farms will be will be sharing his story. Martin Peat from Beca will be sharing his story in Wellington and Palmerston North.


We’ll also be talking to students about how IPENZ can help them on their journey…and giving them a sneak peek as we unveil our new-look as Engineering New Zealand.


This event counts towards your CPD hours. 


Dates for events

24 July Christchurch Malcolm Buchanan
27 July Auckland Malcolm Buchanan
1 August Hamilton Malcolm Buchanan
9 August Wellington Martin Peat
15 August Palmerston North Martin Peat


To find out more information and to register, use the following link





Week of Engineering - July 31st to August 5th 2017

Last year the first, highly successful Week of Engineering was held in Wellington. It was a fantastic mix of school visits to firms and client sites, capped off with a public open day at Wharewaka on Wellington’s waterfront. Over a thousand people, young and old, ventured out on a gruesome Wellington day to find out what engineering’s all about. For 2017...the event is expanding to Christchurch and Auckland too! 


The intent of the event was to showcase Engineering to the public to both give them an insight into how engineering supports their lives and also to show young students that there is a rewarding career to be had. 
This year it will be bigger and better by:

  • Running simultaneous events in Auckland and Christchurch – this is where you come in!
  • Coinciding with screenings of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)’s inspiring Dream Big movie up and down the country


Events will run throughout  the week:  Monday, 31 July to Saturday, 5 August with the  open day to be held on the Saturday 5 August at ARA – Institute of Canterbury.

We’re looking for organisations representing all facets of engineering to get involved – from hosting a school group or site visit, to having a stand at the public open day. Come and join us for drinks and nibbles on Wednesday 7 June to find out how you can help bring engineering to life and inspire our next generation of Kiwi engineers.

Week of Engineering info night drinks
Wednesday 7 June
The Canterbury Club, 129 Cambridge Tce
Dress:  Please note that the dress code at Canterbury Club requires smart/business attire for this function
RSVP to Harry Wright on harry.wright@ipenz.org.nz



New Tools for Better Buildings - Nationwide Roadshow by NZ Green Building Council

As our communities become denser and we live in closer proximity to one another, better standards for our homes are essential. High environmental performance buildings and houses are proven to boost productivity, improve health, reduce energy costs and ease the burden on urban infrastructure.
Join us for a half day thought leadership workshop to discuss how sustainable rating tools are increasing the quality of New Zealand buildings. Gain insight into the incentives that councils are using to encourage the building of better buildings. Followed by the launch of the Homestar v4 tool!

The Roadshow will tour around New Zealand, so if you are interested in attending, find more information and register online by clicking one of the locations below:

25th July - Auckland 1st August - Wellington 3rd August - Tauranga 8th August - Queenstown 9th August - Christchurch


Women in Construction Awards


On Friday, 18 August 2017 NAWIC will celebrate the 2017 annual Hays National Association of Women in Construction Excellence Awards. The awards programme aims to annually celebrate and honour the achievements of women working in construction and affiliated industries, as well as recognising those organisations active in redressing the gender imbalance in the industry.

Awards categories in 2017 are:

  • Helen Tippett Award
  • Tradeswoman of the Year
  • Professional Woman of the Year
  • Rising Star
  • Excellence in Construction Services
  • Outstanding Achievement in Design
  • Student or Apprentice Excellence Award

Each award category information page has a checklist to ensure entries include the necessary documents. We encourage entrants to include any other criteria they consider relevant in their submission (within the page limit) which highlight their abilities relevant to a particular award category.
ENTRY CLOSING DATE: Monday, 5 June 2017 at 9:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact us at awards@nawic.org.nz



Civil Contractors New Zealand Annual Conference

The Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) Annual Conference will be held in Dunedin from August 2-5, 2017 at the Dunedin Centre. The theme for 2017 is "Smart Contracting: Developing Capability and Capacity". 
Currently, they are holding a call for papers, with interested persons to submit their proprosal directly to CCNZ organisers at paula@fp2.co.nz or online here.




Building Nations Symposium - October 26 to 27, 2017

Building Nations is New Zealand's infrastructure event of the year. Our annual symposium provides the opportunity for the public and private sector to come together to advance best practice in national infrastructure development. This year, Building Nations will will focus on exploring New Solutions for Infrastructure Challenges, and be held at TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf in Wellington (map) on 26 – 27 October 2017. Be sure to mark the dates in your calendar, more information will follow.




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