The Building Officials Institute of New Zealand is excited to announce the Call for Papers for the 2023 Annual Conference & Expo is now open.

Next years conference will be held at the Grand Millennium Hotel in Auckland, Monday 22 to Wednesday 24 May 2023.

Our theme is 'Building Competency and Capacity' and we would like you to consider what aspects of this could be incorporated into your presentation.


The Institute invites all those who are interested in submitting an abstract to fill out the 'Abstract Submission' form on our website.

You can also download the form click here to fill in and once complete, email to Belinda Dunn  Please put Call for Papers in the subject line.

We are looking to build a technical programme across the building surveying spectrum. This will encompass a range of relevant industry issues, experiences, solutions and innovations, which will offer delegates an opportunity to gain further insight, knowledge and expertise to develop their skills as professionals.

If you have a topic, presentation, case study or research which would be a great fit in our technical programme, we want to hear from you.


The Technical Committee invites you to submit an abstract based on the following programme topics:

  • Innovation - Materials, products or processes
  • Sustainability - Materials, products or processes
  • Waste Management
  • Climate Change
  • Future Trends & Future Vision
  • Technology & AI
  • Research
  • Legislation and Policy
  • Well being, Inclusion, Diversity, Flexibility
  • Fire/Fire Regulations
  • Plumbing & Drainage
  • Building
  • Commercial
  • Industry
  • Residential
  • Consenting
  • Inspections
  • Disaster Resilience
  • Project Delivery
Submissions close on Monday 31 October 2022.  

Once the Call for Papers has closed on 31 October, the Technical Committee will meet to discuss the merits of individual submissions for presentations and workshops. 

Additionally, if you have any creative ideas that might step outside the concept of a presentation, email Belinda Dunn ( to discuss your idea.

Preliminary acceptance of papers to be sent out on Monday 28 November 2022.

If you require any further information or have any questions, please contact:

Belinda Dunn

Business Development, Marketing & Events Manager

Building Officials Institute of New Zealand

04 473 6005

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