In March 2017, the NZIOB is hosting the inaugural biennial International Construction Conference in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and Singapore Institute of Building Limited (SIBL). This would not be possible without the support of our sponsors. Please support our sponsors in the same way they support the industry. Find out more about them and connect with them via their website and social media links below.






Winstone Wallboards, under the GIB® brand, has been manufacturing plasterboard and related products in New Zealand for over 85 years.

With an emphasis on technical expertise and guaranteed service delivery, Winstone Wallboards is proud to lead the market with a variety of specialised plasterboard linings including; fire, noise control, impact resistant and bracing systems. The GIB® brand is supported by dedicated technical and development teams providing BRANZ appraised systems and specification advice.

Winstone Wallboards achieved Environmental Choice Certification in 2007 and is a member of the New Zealand Green Building Council. For the ninth consecutive year, Winstone Wallboards continues to be the sponsor of the NZIOB GIB® Supreme Award and is proud to partner the NZIOB as the organisation’s National Partner.




AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital.


It is the fusion of AECOM’s global reach with local knowledge that enables our New Zealand team to deliver innovative solutions, technical excellence and support the nation’s growth. No matter the project’s size or complexity, our people are well placed to enable our clients’ to achieve their vision. See how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.






CSR is the name behind many of New Zealand’s respected building materials brands, with a strong reputation across Australasia for quality, reliability and integrity.


With over 40 years’ experience in the New Zealand construction market and as one of Australia’s oldest manufacturers, we have developed a deep understanding of building products and their role in the performance of buildings. Our products and systems are thoroughly researched and tested for performance and compliance and we continue to innovate to help create comfortable and sustainable buildings for people to live and work in.  CSR is the real choice for the building industry in Australia and New Zealand.




CHH Woodproducts is proud to support the New Zealand Institute of Building Awards for Excellence again.


CHH Woodproducts is proud of our home grown innovation. As  New Zealand’s leading manufacturer and marketer of a full range of wood based building products, including Timber, Plywood, Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL), Particleboard, and Decorative product you can specify with confidence any of our recognisable brands such as Laserframe, Pinex, Ecoply, Shadowclad, Futurebuild and Bestwood.


CHH Woodproducts provide cost effective timber solutions in the building industry and you are supported through technical expertise, engineering support and product innovation that you can rely on. CHH Woodproducts are a product partner of the New Zealand Building Industry.


For more information about our product range and services call 0800 746 399.






Metro Performance Glass (MPG) is one of New Zealand’s leading glass suppliers and has been in operation for more than 27 years. MPG are based in fourteen sites across New Zealand including all the main centres and around the provinces.


We currently operate four manufacturing sites and are responsible for producing a range of customised glass products that are predominantly used in residential and non-residential construction applications such as windows, doors, internal partitions, balustrades, showers, mirrors, furniture and splashbacks. During our 27 years in operation, we have set operational, product and safety benchmarks in the New Zealand glass industry.



Established by Anthony Leighs in 1995, Leighs Construction has grown into a multi-million dollar business. Our South Island operations are managed from our head office in Christchurch, with our Auckland branch having opened in 2015. Our wealth and breadth of knowledge and accumulated expertise enables us to deliver construction projects across a number of sectors, including health, commercial, retail, primary industry, agriculture, education and government, both at home in New Zealand and overseas.


We are very proud of our reputation for being specialists who are known for producing intelligent and innovative solutions. We see productive expansion as a certainty and are a progressive organisation, constantly seeking exciting growth opportunities and rise eagerly to challenges. Our high calibre, professional teams demonstrate strong leadership skills and are not locked into the old paradigm. We constantly aim to be the best.


We have a reputation for completing complex and challenging projects to the highest industry standards, safely, on time and within budget, even under the most extreme environmental and operating conditions. Our clients tell us we are great to deal with, are problem solvers, and that we deliver quality projects. We work in partnership with them, with other partners and the supply chain, and approach all our projects focused on the best possible outcomes.



XLam is dedicated to the supply of sustainable engineered building solutions in natural solid wood. A young, innovative company, XLam’s roots lie in deep and longstanding family commitments to the timber industry on both sides of the Tasman.



Following two years of trial with Radiata pine, in 2012 XLam commenced manufacturing Cross Laminated Timber building panels in Nelson, New Zealand’s centre of excellence for engineered timber. Employing the latest CNC machining technology, over 275 CLT projects have been completed to date, with many more in the pipeline.



The Fletcher Construction Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fletcher Building Limited and is a market leader throughout New Zealand and the South Pacific. We operate in commercial, institutional and industrial construction, as well as civil and marine engineering.


The company has delivered a wide range of projects including schools and universities, hospitals, office towers, industrial and office parks, hotels and shopping malls, building refurbishments, civil, marine and industrial works. Specialist interiors teams undertake commercial fitout contracts, refurbishment and re-imaging projects.


We have been responsible for the construction of many of New Zealand’s most-recognised buildings and infrastructure networks, including the Sky City Casino and Sky Tower, Westpac Stadium, Eden Park’s redevelopment and the University of Auckland’s Business School.


We have offices in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch, and regularly deliver projects in smaller provincial areas.



It has kept its place as an innovative leader with investment in research and development that constantly delivers market leading products.


Linea Weatherboard is one of those –developed, manufactured and perfected in New Zealand by James Hardie. It is a proven product used by builders for the last 13 years, that is now successful in many overseas markets.





Members include manufacturers of structural steel and steel products, distributors, fabricators, designers, details, galvanisers, and paint and building supply companies.


SCNZ provides its members with technical advice on the latest in steel design trends and standards, networking opportunities and a representative voice with key industry and government decision-makers.

ibex sponsor


IBEX International provides lighting solutions to commercial, roadway and urban projects. We import, manufacture and distribute quality luminaires from some of the world’s leading European brands.


We believe true value is crated from a collaborative approach to construction. Early project engagement allows IBEX to assist key stakeholders to find the right balance between the architectural vision, technical and aesthetic performance and budget constraints.


This is achieved through innovative thinking and design input, which aligns to quality, flexible and trusted products backed up with strong supplier relationships and warrantees.


With an ever-evolving procurement model in the construction industry, IBEX are well positioned to deliver value to even the most complex light projects. Our customer promise is to continue brining rapid developing technology and innovation to the market through leading edge products and design support services.





Resene has all the quality paint, coatings, stains, wallpaper, curtains and professional advice you need to get a superb finish on your decorating projects.


We provide full specification and colour services or can assist you with product and colour selections to suit. The Resene range includes innovative products, such as Resene CoolColour heat reflective technology, Resene ClinicalCote anti-bacterial and Resene Zylone Sheen VOC Free paint finishes. Resene has an extensive range of Environmental Choice approved low VOC paints to choose from, all tinted with durable Resene non VOC tinters.


Choose from thousands of colours in the Resene Total Colour System or let Resene create a custom colour match to suit your project. Resene products are designed and made in New Zealand for our harsh environment.


We pride ourselves on our focus on quality and sustainability reflected in Resene being named Most Trusted Paint Brand 2012 and 2013, and Sustainable Business of the Year 2010.


Resene is proud to support the NZIOB Awards for Excellence and celebrate excellence in the building professions.



Anderson Lloyd is a leading New Zealand law firm focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients, with a history of supporting the sectors and industries that make New Zealand successful. Our lawyers are widely recognised for their expertise and the value they deliver. Located in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and Queenstown, we have more than 125 partners and staff across our offices.


What makes Anderson Lloyd successful?

Our clients – We take time to understand our clients and form long-term partnerships with them.

Excellence – We strive for excellence in everything we do to achieve the best results for our clients. We provide the highest standards of service.

Commercial outcomes – We understand the needs of our clients’ businesses and provide strategicand commercially focused solutions. We are straightforward and pragmatic.

Acting responsibly – Our sustainability programmes promote environmentally sound practices, encourage diversity, and form partnerships that benefit the communities in which we live.



Archaus, led by directors Mike Cole and Dennis Burns, work closely to deliver a diverse range of architectural and interior design projects, from commercial and industrial developments to multi-unit residential, concentrating on cost and effective results with a focus on innovative solutions.


We provide designers who are comfortable working on any development, creating design solutions that excite and fulfil client demands. All of our projects are addressed with the same focus and determination.


Computer-generated visualisations are produced in-house. Images can be used for massing studies, material selection, consent applications and marketing.


A leader in the adoption of computer 3D modelling and BIM, Archaus has developed the byline of ARCHITECTURE + BIM, where the opportunities and capabilities of each, complement and enhance each other, leading to better outcomes for designer, and clients.


Archaus look forward to the opportunity of working with our existing and new clients.



Our clients do incredible things every day. They are transforming their communities and changing lives through the structures they build, the products they manufacture, the services they provide, and the families they support. And we are right there alongside them.


We are the problem-solvers – the thinkers, the creators, the planners and practitioners – who understand their vision and make things happen!


We are 3000-plus professionals spread across 19 offices across the Asia Pacific. But we are One Beca.


We are diverse enough to bring a wide range of perspectives, skills and disciplines to every client and every challenge. We’re also a team that understands the power of working together to bring resourceful, smart solutions from our collective experience and insights. And this holds true whether we’re working on a small library for a local community or a multi-site expansion programme for a global food and beverage giant.



Exactal are the makers of CostX estimating software. CostX is used in over 80 countries around the world by estimators, builders, subcontractors and quantity surveyors, from companies both large and small. CostX contains our world-leading on-screen 2D and 3D/BIM takeoff, integrated workbook with subcontractor comparison, and customised report writer. If you are looking for a faster, smarter and more accurate estimating program, be sure to check out CostX.


One of the key reasons for the increasing interest in CostX is its ability to work with BIM. As BIM becomes of more importance to the construction industry, people need to know that their estimating solution will be able to support them on the BIM projects they receive. CostX has a range of BIM compatible features, including support for Revit BIM files and IFCs, ability to automatically extract quantities or manually measure from the model, ability to add information to the model, ability to link 2D drawings to the BIM, and more. In addition, a variety of 2D drawings (scanned, PDF, CAD and more) are still supported.


Exactal now has nine offices worldwide, including in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore, covering 24 hours. For more information on CostX please contact us below.




Central to the organisation is the collaborative and positive working relationships that we have with the trades and industries that we represent.  As our environment shifts about us, we continually look to improve our service to these industries so that their needs may be met in the future.


We arrange training and develop qualifications in the following industries:

Architectural Technology, Brick and Blocklaying, Carpentry, Concrete, Construction Management, Exterior Plastering, Flooring, Frame & Truss, Glass & Glazing, Interior Systems, Joinery, Kitchen & Bathroom Design, Masonry, Painting & Decorating, Tiling, Quantity Surveying.