PLACEMAKERS SKILLS MAINTENANCE

Announcement 31st May 2017

PlaceMakers continues to evolve to serve the changing needs of the industry 

The building industry has changed significantly over the past five years – with it, so have builders’ needs and our approach to ensuring we meet them. 

We launched Under Construction and our skills maintenance seminars in anticipation of the introduction of Restricted Building Work, which made being a Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) compulsory for many. Our goal was to help LBPs earn the skills maintenance points required by the scheme – later termed ‘elective’ learning. 

For four years, the scheme depended wholly on industry-led activities such as those offered by PlaceMakers – and we remained committed to supporting builders along the way. 

That commitment has never changed, but what has is the LBP points system. The introduction of mandatory activities towards the end of 2015 reduced the need for elective points by half. 

With those changes well and truly in full swing, we’ve looked at how best we can use our resources to support our builders. As such, we will now host one series of skills maintenance seminars per year – with the next starting in late July – and publish a printed version of Under Construction every two months. 

That doesn’t mean we’ll be delivering any less news, views and tips each month. Our website will feature the same number of monthly articles to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the relevant industry information you have come to rely on – we’ll be posting articles as they become available, so make sure to visit the site for the latest updates. 

We know that gathering points isn’t the only reason our customers read Under Construction – most are committed to staying up to speed for their own professional development. 

Evolving to meet customer demand is a key aspect of good business and we want to ensure that PlaceMakers is in the best position to service your needs. We look forward to continuing to provide high-quality content that adds value to your business.

 

PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance

PlaceMakers customers will be able to earn all their elective points (half the total number for LBPs under the new scheme)* required over a two-year period through PlaceMakers initiatives, such as reading our Under Construction Magazine and attending PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars.

*Those LBPs who haven’t transferred to the new scheme can continue to earn all their points by reading Under Construction and attending PlaceMakers seminars.

Employers

SERIES 12

PlaceMakers 12th round of Skills Maintenance seminars helps you: 

  •          Stay updated on the latest key regulatory changes
  •          Get the know-how on best practice installation from suppliers to help you on the job
  •          Be information about tools and resources to run your business, with less risk

 

We have refreshed our LBP seminar series with the aim of adding more value to your business.

 Our new format includes:

  •        a regulation segment  (presented by John Tait)
  •        a technical product presentation by a supplier  (SIKA, James Hardie and Thermakraft)
  •        a business improvement segment (NextMinute – Job and Team management tool; Andy Burrows - The Trades Coach and Ben Rickard - BuiltIn Insurance)

 The next series kicks off on Monday 24th July and we hope to see you there!

 

Skills Maintenance Series 12 schedule for sessions 24 July to 13 October 2017

Week

Branch

Date

Time

Week 1

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Napier (Hawkes Bay)

Monday, 24 July 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Whakatane

Monday, 24 July 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Taupo

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Te Kuiti

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Mt Maunganui

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Thames

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Whitianga

Thursday, 27 July 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Te Rapa/Huntly

Thursday, 27 July 2017

6:00pm - 8:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Morrinsville

Friday, 28 July 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 2

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Clarence Street (Hamilton)

Monday, 7 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers New Lynn

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Cook Street

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Pukekohe

Thursday, 10 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Takanini

Friday, 11 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 3

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Pakuranga

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Waiheke

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Wairau Park

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Albany

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Silverdale

Thursday, 17 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Westgate & Helensville

Thursday, 17 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Mt Wellington

Friday, 18 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 4

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Whangarei

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Kaitaia

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Kerikeri

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Mangawhai

Thursday, 24 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 5

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Cranford St, Kaiapoi,

Hornby

Monday, 28 August 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Riccarton/Antiqua St

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Oamaru

Thursday, 31 August 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Twizel

Friday, 1 September 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 6

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Ashburton

Monday, 11 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Timaru

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Blenheim

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Nelson (Saxton Road)

Thursday, 14 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers  Motueka 

Friday, 15 September 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 7

 

 

 

 

Wellington Session 2 - Kaiwharawhara,

Evans Bay, Seaview, Porirua

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Levin

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers  Kapiti

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Week 8

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Mosgiel

Monday, 25 September 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Dunedin

Friday, 29 September 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 9

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Palmerston North

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Ohakune

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Wanganui

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Hawera

Thursday, 5 October 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers New Plymouth

Friday, 6 October 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

Week 10

 

 

 

 

PlaceMakers Invercargill

Monday, 9 October 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Gore

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Te Anau

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Wanaka

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

PlaceMakers Queenstown

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

4:30pm - 6:30pm

 

PlaceMakers Cromwell

Thursday, 12 October 2017

5:00pm - 7:00pm

 

PlaceMakers Alexandra

Friday, 13 October 2017

7:00am - 9:00am

 

FEEDBACK NEEDED

Please take the time to complete our 1 minute quick feedback form before you leave the session. It’s important for us to know how we are doing and where we can improve.

 

Employers

KEEPING RECORDS OF RESTRICTED BUILDING WORK – WE CAN HELP!

We know it’s tough to keep up with all the paperwork required these days, so to give you a hand we’ve produced a triplicate Record of Work book with three copies of the memorandum forms for your job details – one for the homeowner, one for the council and one for you to keep.   Each book holds up to 25 jobs with the colour coded forms.

Pick one up at your local PlaceMakers branch today!

 

Employers Employers

FURTHER INFORMATION

Who should attend the Skills Maintenance Seminars?

All Licensed Building Practitioners and those who have applied for a license. The session is for all license classes including sub-trades e.g. Brick & Block Layers/Roofers/Plasterers.

 

How many LBP points do I earn for attending a PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance Seminar?

Each seminar is aproximately two hours long. Every hour of educational learning is equal to 1 LBP point towards your Skills Maintenance requirements. 

View the LBP Skills Maintenance guidance and how points can be earned.

 

What if I haven't got my license yet?

If you have applied for your license or are still thinking about becoming licensed, you are still welcome to attend the PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars, however you must currently hold your license to gain the LBP Skills Maintenance points.

For information on the upcoming PlaceMakers Skills Maintenance seminars, please contact your local PlaceMakers store.