A bit about us

For 36 years and counting, we’ve been the only fully representative industry organisation with individual members from across the entire construction sector.

As a member of the NZIOB you have opportunities to make professional contacts, advance your career and business, gain knowledge at exclusive events, shape the industry and much more.

In 1964 the foundations of the NZIOB were built as part of the Australian Institute of Building (AIB). In 1983 NZIOB was incorporated and became an independent organisation. Since then NZIOB and our members have stayed true to its two main focuses:

Development of an active and collegial construction community that provides CPD and social events to a membership that is drawn across the entire sector.

Representing the entire construction Industry as an energetic, articulate, and reliable stakeholder.

What we do

The NZIOB is committed to our members and offers a great membership experience. We take on projects and represent the industry according to our four foundation 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 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) events for industry

Every two years the NZIOB National Board sets its strategic direction and progress against the resulting Strategic Plan is evaluated every 60 days.


The New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) has been running an annual awards programme since 1994. For the 25th edition of the awards in 2018, the NZIOB Awards for Excellence was renamed the New Zealand Building Industry Awards. The new name clearly identifies that this awards programme pertains to the building industry. What has not changed, is the focus of both the NZIOB and GIB® on acknowledging and celebrating the practitioners behind New Zealand’s most successful building projects. To find out more visit nzbuildingindustryawards.org.nz

The NZIOB Charitable Trust

The NZIOB Charitable Trust is registered on the Charities Register (registration number CC32376), first registered in June 2008, being a re-registration of the earlier NZIOB Charitable Trust founded in 1985 (required with legislation changes).

In an 11 March 1993 letter from Garry Tait noted: “The Trust was formed in 1985 and is specifically used for educational purposes, grants and scholarships.”

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