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  Building Research Levy Investment Prospectus

2017/2018 Building Research Levy Prospectus - Round now closed

To ensure the industry gets the greatest benefits possible from the Building Research Levy investment BRANZ releases a Prospectus to source innovative and practical proposals from external providers. The 2017/18 Building Research Levy Prospectus sets out key themes and priorities that BRANZ will be looking to invest Building Research Levy in.
BRANZ is shifting to a new approach for its research investment. This is our ‘portfolio approach'. It is an integrated investment approach to deliver better outcomes in the built environment and make a positive difference to New Zealanders.

There are three main components in this early stage of our portfolio development: 

  • Multi-year, multi-disciplinary programmes of work.
  • Stand-alone projects.
  • Key initiatives that underpin transfer of accessible knowledge to industry.

Further changes in the development of this portfolio approach will be taking place in 2017/18.

The focus of this Prospectus is a call for proposals responding to questions which contribute to existing programmes of work:  

  • Giving industry the tools to deliver medium-density housing that meets the needs of New Zealanders;
  • Helping consumers understand what the minimum means and the benefits of exceeding it;
  • Eliminating quality issues; and
  • Warmer, drier & healthier buildings: providing knowledge and solutions for the industry. 

Download the 2017/18 Building Research Levy Prospectus. and 2017/18 Expression of Interest template.


Information about the bid process and timetable is contained in the prospectus document.  

  • The submission deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on 26 April 2017.
  • The deadline for the return of full applications is 5pm on 24 May 2017.
  • Applications will be approved and announcements made by 8 June 2017.

Terms and Conditions

Applicants must comply with the terms and conditions for this Prospectus. Download the Terms and Conditions.

If you have any questions, you can contact the BRANZ Research Investment team.