For 40 years and counting

We’ve been the only organisation to fully represent the industry, with members from across the entire construction sector.

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The New Zealand Institute of Building was incorporated on 24 June 1983 which means we are marking the Institute’s 40th birthday this year.

Join us to celebrate at Good Deeds events around the motu and at the NZ Building People Awards on 18 August in Ōtautahi | Christchurch.

Here’s to another 40 years!

We are committed to our members and we love to celebrate their excellence and provide support for their worthy endeavours.

We strive to be an energetic, articulate and reliable stakeholder. To provide meaningful and relevant contributions to the ongoing development of our members career pathways.


The foundations of NZIOB were built as part of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB).


NZIOB became incorporated and an independent organisation.

Since then

The Institute of Building and our members have stayed true to its two main focuses:

To provide advancement for an active and collegial construction community.

To provide continual professional development and meaningful events to our member whanau that embraces the entire sector.

To serve as an energetic, articulate, and reliable stakeholder.

We commit

We love and strive to give our members a great membership experience.

We take on projects and represent the industry that adhere to our foundational principles:

Encouraging high performance within the construction industry, and raising standards and productivity.

Representing the construction industry and lobbying on its behalf.

Fostering construction research and innovation.

Engagement with Government.

Providing quality Continued Professional Development (CPD) events for industry.

Every two years, the Institute of Building's National Board sets its strategic direction and progress against the resulting Strategic Plan, which is evaluated every 60 days.

We celebrate and give recognition

Our popular annual awards event has been running since 1994. In 2018, for the awards 25th edition, it was renamed to align with its representation of the whole building industry. It was changed from the NZIOB Awards for Excellence to the New Zealand Building Industry Awards. 

What has not changed is the focus, from both the Institute of Building and GIB®, on acknowledging and celebrating the practitioners behind New Zealand’s most successful building projects.

To find out more visit nzbuildingindustryawards.org.nz

We support and fund

Established in 2017 by the New Zealand Institute of Building Charitable Trust, the NZIOB Charitable Trust Awards supports worthy individual endeavors for the betterment of the construction industry.

“How the NZIOB Charitable Trust Award has transformed what Ged could achieve in his Masters is incredible. I believe it has set him up as a potential contributor to the transformation of our industry.”
Mike Donn, Director, Centre for Building Performance Research, VUW

Visit NZIOB Charitable trust to find out more and to register for upcoming events: nziobcharitabletrust.org.nz

Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support

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