Useful Links

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). The NZIOB Charitable Trust’s vision is to increase our funds so as to enable the $20,000 per annum of scholarship grants (from 2017) to be paid from fund earnings rather than from capital. Please see the NZIOB Charitable Trust website for more information.

New Zealand Building Industry Awards

The NZIOB’s Awards programme began in 1994 with the initial emphasis being on recognising the achievements of project managers running commercial construction projects. Over the years, categories such as the ‘Innovation Award’, ‘Young Achiever Award’, and ‘Safety Excellence Award’ have been introduced to provide a broader industry focus. For 2018, the New Zealand Building Industry Awards has introduced a ‘Consultant’s Award’ category, and an ‘Interdisciplinary Collaboration Award’ category. The result is that the New Zealand Building Industry Awards now have a category that all high-performing building practitioners can enter. The New Zealand Building Industry Awards are open to anyone in the building industry, and entries are judged by a panel of senior construction practitioners. Please see the NZ Building Industry Awards website for more information.

Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE)

MBIE came into existence on 1 July 2012. It integrates the functions of the former Department of Building and Housing, Ministry of Economic Development, Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation. Please see the MBIE website for more information. 

Construction Industry Council

The NZIOB is a founding member of the Construction Industry Council. The council is an important pressure group with members working in alliance to promote the interests of the building industry to government. For more information on the CIC, including a full list of members, go to


The BCITO is the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation. The organisation has been appointed by the Government to develop and implement industry qualifications for the building and construction sector. For further information go to their


BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing and consulting organisation inspiring the building and construction industry to provide better buildings for New Zealanders. For further information go to their website: