BRANZ Group, comprising BRANZ Inc and BRANZ Ltd and their partly-owned subsidiaries, is owned and directed by New Zealand's building and construction industry. Want to know more about who we are, how we work and how we're funded? Click on a link to find out more.
BRANZ is an independent and impartial research, testing, consulting and information company providing resources for the building industry.
Our Quality Systems
Quality underpins everything we do. It is at the very core of our values and it enables BRANZ to be a credible, sought after and respected enterprise that contributes to the betterment of the built environment.
BRANZ Incorporated Society
BRANZ Inc is a significant investor in industry-good research and knowledge dissemination to the wider building and construction industry. It receives almost all its income from the Building Research Levy, and invests this to achieve benefits for the New Zealand community by improving the knowledge base of the New Zealand building and construction sector.
Building Research Advisory Council
Membership of the Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC) is drawn from across the industry and comprises nominees of a wide range of industry organisations who advise on information needs and strategic directions for BRANZ. The BRACe newsletter is for members of the Building Research Advisory Council and their respective industry bodies. This section is for authorised members only.
Building Research Levy
The Building Research Levy Act 1969 authorises the levying of building contractors to provide money for research into improved techniques and materials for use in the building industry.
We can trace our roots back into the 1950s as the Building Research Bureau, an industry-owned information service.
Our Board and staff
Our current BRANZ Board members and contact details for key BRANZ staff.
Our Environmental performance
In December 2009 BRANZ received its Diamond certification to the Enviro-Mark NZ environmental programme.
Being a BRANZ member means you receive free copies of Build and BRANZ Ltd's technical bulletins, a copy of our annual report and an opportunity to attend the AGM and vote.
BRANZ allocates funds to assist students with outstanding academic credentials to research in fields that are deemed to be of importance to the construction sector.
Work with us
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