Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu

Adorn the bird with feathers so it may soar.

4 0  Y E A R S  O F  T H E  I N S T I T U T E

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!


Light Lunch Webinar with Daniel Merwyn & Thomas Steel

Wednesday 27 September 2023 at 12:30 PM, online




Light Lunch discussion about what is keeping us up at night when dreaming about the built environment.



Your fun bite-sized Light Lunch webinars are a convenient way for you to get to know the people behind those projects and hard hats, without you having to leave your desk. This Light Lunch will be with two fabulous professionals currently working in the construction industry.




Site Visit: ACC Ōtepoti

Thursday 26 October 2023 at 5:00 PM, 15 Dowling Street, Dunedin



Join the Institute and Naylor Love for a look at ACC Ōtepoti new office development in Central Dunedin for Dowling Street LP (a partnership between Ngāi Tahu and ACC Investments).


ACC Ōtepoti is the largest inner city office development in Dunedin for many years, providing 8000m2 of floor space over 4 levels. The hybrid structure incorporates concrete, steel and timber elements, complete with warm roof and thermally broken curtain walling. Of note, the curtain walling is embedded with a cultural narrative, befitting the significance of the site location.  


Naylor Love Dunedin Limited has been engaged to complete the works, with a target completion date of mid-2025.  




Industry Insights (in partnership with Bluebeam): Ignite Architects

Wednesday 11 October 2023 at 12:00 PM, Online



Join us as we connect with Kevin Adasko, Associate Director & Jeremy Benseman, Associate Director & Group Technology Manager at Ignite Architects.


Kevin and Jeremy will be sharing their thoughts on Balancing creative expression and digital efficiency, collaboration, success and what is to come in the future. 


As a gift from Bluebeam, this will be FREE for all attendees.






NZIOB National AGM + Old Dogs vs New Tricks Debate (Members Only)

Wednesday 11 October 2023 at 5:00 PM, High Performer Building, 199A Main Highway, Ellerslie, Auckland 1051

We are looking forward to coming together with our members at the 40th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NZ Institute of Building. The rescheduled 2023 AGM will be hosted in Auckland at the High Performer Building at 5pm. 

At the conclusion of the AGM, we will all come together to enjoy a light-hearted debate we’re calling: ‘Old Dogs vs New Tricks'. The debate will be followed by drinks and nibbles and a chance to connect. 

Note: if you are unable to attend in person, you will be able to join the AGM online. The debate will not be live streamed. 

Central Region Quiz Night 2023

Friday 13 October 2023 at 5:30 PM, Harbourside Function Centre, 4 Taranaki Street, Wellington




We welcome you to come together for a night of mixing n mingling, drinks and to see who can win the NZ institute of Building Central Region Quiz this year! Pull together your team of 10 and join us for a fun night which has become one of the standout social fixtures in Wellington’s construction sector calendar.



The event features a professional Quizmaster, food, drink, and some fabulous prizes. Colleagues, clients, and family (above the age of 18) are all welcome!



$1,100 + gst for a team of 10 (includes 2 x bottles of wine and a buffet dinner)

Southern Region Golf Day

Friday 27 October 2023 at 11:00 AM, Templeton Golf Club; Pound Road, Templeton, Christchurch 7676



Our Southern Region Golf Day returns to Christchurch for 2023 With participants including contractors, suppliers, design professionals, and specialist trades, the day is fully representative of the construction industry. A must-attend networking opportunity and a great day of fun.