Industry partners and MoUs

ACE New Zealand works alongside similar industry organisations in the engineering and built and natural environment to achieve the maximum amount of good for both the public and our Members. Our principal partners are listed first, followed by other organisations you may have interest in learning more about. To access any of the below organisation websites, just click on their logo below to be re-directed.


Part of the value of ACE New Zealand Membership includes industry advocacy on your behalf. We do this in many ways, one of which is by establishing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with various client bodies. Over the years, we have built up many MoUs which you can learn more about below.

We are currently working towards establishing an MoU with MBIE and will notify Members when that is complete.

Principal Partners


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CEAS - Principle Partner and MoU

The Consulting Engineers Advancement Society - known simply as CEAS, they are a risk management organisation providing risk management advice, loss prevention information, group insurance (including professional indemnity), claims management and assistance to those professionals working in the engineering and built environments. CEAS is prominent in its support of the profession at large, particularly by coopering with IPENZ and ACE New Zealand to formulate Agreements for Consultant Engagement. Find out more about CEAS here.

Engineering New Zealand - Principle Partner

Engineering New Zealand. Our sister organisation, Engineering New Zealand focuses on the technical and educational components of individual consulting engineers. While Engineering New Zealand Members are indivuals, ACE New Zealand Members are the companies and firms. We share similar roles and goals such as advocacy and offering training and awards for the industry. Engineering New Zealand is the Registration Authority for Chartered Professional Engineers (CPEng), and also handles disciplinary matters for engineers on an individual level. Find out more about Engineering New Zealand here.

IPWEA NZ - Principle Partner

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia. IPWEA NZ is the society to uphold and improve the status of engineering and management of public assets in New Zealand and throughout Australasia. IPWEA NZ has individual and company memberships available for those involved in the engineering industry and in public asset management (such as local councils, government bodies, etc). Find out more about IPWEA NZ here.

CCNZ - Principle Partner

The Civil Contractors New Zealand. CCNZ is a firm based membership organisation which represents civil engineering, construction and general contracting sectors. Members range from sole practitioners to large companies providing the building and maintenance of New Zealand's infrastructure, transport, and public services both to the public and private sector. ACE New Zealand partners with CCNZ every 2-3 years by holding a joint conference to encourage networking and collaboration between engineers and contractors. Find out more about CCNZ here.

NZIA - Principle Partner

The New Zealand Institute of Architects. NZIA is the professional body for the promotion and celebration of architecture in enhancing the built environment. NZIA has individual membership and focuses on technical training and certification among other recognition and training programmes. Many architects work closely with engineers, the former focusing more on design of structures and places. The collaboration between ACENZ and NZIA have led to some of the most beautifully constructed marvels in New Zealand. Find out more about NZIA here.

Registration Authority - Principle Partner

The Registration Authority is a branch of IPENZ, tasked with the certification and maintenance of the Chartered Professional Engineers programme. Not all engineers must be CPEng certified to practise and CPEng qualifications must be renewed every 6 years. This certification however is a prestigious recognition which recognises engineers who have thoroughly trained and maintain up to date knowledge and practice in a given discipline. Find out more about the Registration Authority here.BIMinNZ - Principle Partner

The BIM Acceleration Committee (BAC) is a nationwide alliance of industry and government, established to coordinate efforts to increase the use of Building Information Modelling (BIM) in New Zealand. BIM is about better building process, building better performance for whole of life, through the sharing of structured, coordinated information, specially for horizontal and vertical, buildings and infrastructure type assets. The BAC has the primary roles of promoting the application of BIM and identifying and championing initiatives that improve productivity, safety and building quality.

The BAC is the driving force behind the BIMinNZ website which offers a host of essential resources to support BIM use and the acceleration of its use, in New Zealand. The BIM Acceleration Committee also supports regional BIM network events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch which offer a forum for knowledge and information sharing on BIM. Find out more here.


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Wellington Water - MoU

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Business Mentors New Zealand - MoU

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Auckland Transport - MoU

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Ministry of Education - MoU

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