A Building Control Manager with rich ties to Future Skills has won a prestigious industry award. The Timaru District Council supervisor, Jayson Ellis, has been recognised for advancing the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand in the marketplace with the Pryda NZ Contribution to BOINZ Award.
The institute is a non-profit registered charitable peak body representing more than 1200 members involved in building surveying across the public and private sectors. Jayson has not only contributed to the institute at many levels, but also to Future Skills Academy. He holds a longstanding relationship and works closely with the academy. Over the years, we have trained many of his staff through our In-Employment linked building surveying qualification programmes, the NZ Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment (Level 4) and the NZ Diploma in Building Surveying (Level 6). “I have been most impressed with Future Skill’s ability to take on board feedback and make appropriate and relevant practical changes for the benefit of the building regulatory environment,” he says. “I have just had two team members complete the NZ Certificate in Building Regulatory Environment. They found it hugely valuable and enjoyable.”
A BOINZ member since 2008, Jayson has served on the board and represented the organisation on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Building Code Technical Risk Advisory Group. He has also worked with the Southern Cluster Group and the institute to create a combined training plan for the 11 Building Consent Authorities (BCAs) in their region.
This recognition marks the first time he has taken the podium at the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand’s Annual Excellence Awards. “I felt very humbled to be recognised by my peers and colleagues as there are many members who do a lot of work for BOINZ, which makes this even more special,” he says. “I am very proud of my involvement with BOINZ, particularly in the training and professional development space. As professionals we need the guidance and support of our institute to develop and deliver on public expectations. It is also equally important to create improved collaboration between Building Consent Authorities within our Cluster Group, and eventually others across the country to deliver consistency and economies." Jayson,52, says he is grateful to all who have helped him and been involved in achieving the great outcomes.
Speaking at the online awards ceremony, the BOINZ Master of Ceremonies described Jayson as a strong and dedicated supporter of BOINZ and an advocate for the institute’s vision, “to improve the quality and performance of the built environment. He knows the value his peers provide to the ongoing success of his fellow members and advocates strongly in respect of the drive for building surveying professionalism that underpins the institute’s existence,” the MC says. “This recipient also co-led the training alliance initiative with fellow BCA’s managers and the Institute’s Training Academy across the Institute’s Southern Branch to deliver a comprehensive, needs based training calendar for councils in the South.”
Future Skills Academy would like to congratulate Jayson on this great achievement and looks forward to a great long-lasting relationship with him and his team at Timaru District Council.