To enable members deliver, with relevant stakeholders, sustainable shelter that addresses the housing needs of the nation through research and development and global best practices.

Membership of the NIOB offers you the most direct route to a management career in building construction, and you’ll join the largest professional network of its kind spanning the globe.

CORBON means COUNCIL OF REGISTERED BUILDERS OF NIGERIA (CORBON). It was established by Act CAPS 613LFN, 2004 (formerly known as Decree No 45 of 1989). CORBON was established to regulate and control the practice of building profession in all its aspect and ramifications.

  1. Visit www.niobnat.org
  2. On the top right hand of the web page, click on “membership” to display membership page.
  3. Scroll down to view categories of membership.
  4. Select your choice and click “Register”.
  5. A drop-down box will display for the member to fill and upload required documents and then make appropriate payment.
  6. Submit the application.
  • Visit www.niobnat.org
  • On the top right hand corner of your web page click on “Examination” to examination page.
  • View examination enrollment fees and select the examination category of your choice, click enroll.
  • A drop-down box will display for the member to fill and upload required documents and then make appropriate payment.
  • Make payment for the category of examination you are to sit for and generate your payment receipt.
  • NOTE: Only admitted members can apply/ register for examination.
  • Visit www.niobnat.org
  • On the right hand corner of the web page, click on “Member Login”.
  • A drop-down box will display for the member to login with email and registration number to display member dashboard.
  • Click on workshop or conference depending on which you are registering for.
  • A drop-down box will display for the member to fill required information and then make appropriate payment.

Examinations are held twice in a year. I.e. June and December. The Venues for Examinations are communicated to Candidates via emails. Also when you Logon to the Institute web portal www.niobnat.org you will get your required information.

  • Visit www.niobnat.org
  • On the top right hand corner of your web page click on “Register”
  • A drop-down box will display “Old Member” and “New Member”
  • Select “old member”....a drop-down box will open for you to fill out the fields
  • Fill out the drop-down box...makes sure your registration number is properly filled
  • After filling the fields, click on REGISTER
  • A Validation Page will open.
  • A confirmation code will be sent to the registered email.
  • Open a New Tab to Access your mail or safely navigate to your mail to get your 6 Digits Code while leaving your Validation Page open
  • Check your Inbox, Spam or Promotional Mails for the Code

  • Copy the Code and return to the Validation page where you should paste/insert it.
  • Your registration will be activated. You (the member) can then login to access the dashboard.
  • For Workshop Certificate Kindly login onto your dashboard to download your certificate by visiting www.niobnat.org Click on “member login” Insert your email and password to access your dashboard and print your workshop

    To become a member applicants must have:

    • B.Sc in Building or Building Technology or Construction Management or Construction Project Management. OR Higher National Diploma (HND) In Building or Building Technology or Post HND in Building or Building Technology.
    • Applicant must register under a State Chapter before applying with the National body.
    • To apply/register with the National body, Logon to the Institute web portal www.niobnat.org.
    • Fill and upload required documents and then make appropriate payment.
    • Applicant will be contacted when admission is approved.

    Kindly login onto your dashboard by visiting www.niobnat.org Click on “member login” Insert your email and password to access your dashboard Click on renew and follow the prompt to make payment

    Interphase with the Nigerian Institute of Building through info@niobnat.org or Send a mail to exams@niobnat.org

    1. As a member of NIOB you get the validation and public recognition of your professional competence through registration.
    2. We have portfolio of publications, which brings you industry news as well as site reports.
    3. Professional Recognition: NIOB membership gives you distinctive edge over your pairs as members have confirmed that their membership has made positive impact on their confidence, marketability and career progression.
    4. NIOB membership is ideal for professionals looking for innovative and affordable ways to develop their career. NIOB membership status provides recognition of competency and commitment to Construction Industry (Building).
    5. As a member of NIOB this brings a great opportunity to network with like-minded professionals, while benefiting from a wide range of resources, support services and career enhancement alongside professional recognition in construction industry.
    6. Registered NIOB Members have access to mandatory workshop/Conference at affordable rate than non-members.
    7. They have right to be voted and voted for in state and National positions.

    The NIOB website is undergoing system maintenance and upgrade, as soon as it is completed, the workshop certificate will be displayed on your dashboard for you to access and download.

    A builder is a person whose job is to build or repair houses and other buildings. A Builder is an academically trained specialist and statutorily registered professional responsible for Building Production Management, Construction and Maintenance of Building for the use and protection of mankind. A builder must be a member of Nigeria institute of building (NIOB) and Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria (CORBON).

    The reasons a building collapses can be due to poor structural design, poor compliance with specifications, poor quality control, faulty construction methodology, foundation failure, and corruption. Natural disaster is also identified as a cause of building collapse.

    THE recurring cases of building collapse across the nation, calls for an emergency solution. The situation, apart from the human carnage and materials lost during the deadly incidences, the image of the nation, is also being dragged in the mud.

    Sub-standard materials: The use of sub-standard materials in buildings is rampant. Substandard means lower than the minimum standard established by a regulatory institution. The Nigerian regulatory institute is the SON (Standards Organization of Nigeria). Unless the issue of use of sub-standard materials is totally addressed by SON and other bodies saddled with the responsibility to curb the danger, all attempts by the government’s agencies to manage the situation may be a mirage.

    Building permits a consistent number of collapsed buildings do not have building permits. Though in some areas as the FCT, the use of building permits is being successfully enforced, it is not yet common practice all over the country for people to obtain permits prior to starting construction.

    Adequate Site Supervision: Adequate site supervision is very critical for preventing building collapse. Reading, understanding and the consequent ‘ad hoc’ execution/implementation of structural drawings can only be guaranteed by professionals.

    Monitoring by the responsible organs: although commendable effort to keep building regulation violations under control are being made in some key cities we still have a long way to go in installing an efficient monitoring system. Unfortunately, the covering of all critical geographic areas implies the use of a great amount of public revenue and human resources which are not always available, thus leaving a lot of room for the builders’ (lack of) common sense.

    Soil analyses: a good number of high-rise buildings in the country were built without preliminary soil analysis. Shamefully enough, this practice which should have been relegated to our past has continued into the present decades.

    A Builder is an academically trained specialist and statutorily registered professional responsible for Building Production Management, Construction and Maintenance of Building for the use and protection of mankind. A builder is often seen as a contractor whose job is to construct a civil structure by employing necessary man-power (skilled & unskilled labours), materials and other resources. He is a Professional with all the requisite knowledge to actualise Building construction that have been conceptualised.

    An Engineer is someone who has acquired knowledge of designing, constructing and maintenance of a structure.

    While a Builders allegiance is to CORBON i.e. the Council or Registered Builders of Nigeria, an Engineers allegiance is to COREN (Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria) but both are technological and industrial drivers.

    Lack of enforcement of legislations and will power to enforce legislation is very crucial to the existence of Quackery in the construction Industry. Quackery is a term describing the act of the wrong person doing the right thing there by producing bad results. When you put square pegs in a round hole it will definitely not fit. Other causes of Quackery are; get rich quick syndrome, I know it all syndrome, anything goes syndrome, lack of proper planning, common sense mentality, insufficient finance, unfavourable client relationships, some clients are scared of professionals etc.

    The construction industry in Nigeria accounts for almost 70% of the nation’s fixed capital formation, 1.4% GDP and employs approximately 8 million people, which represents approximately 25% of Nigeria’s workforce and the largest employer of construction labour in Africa. This achievement is an indication of the significance of the sector to the Nigerian economy. Despite its achievements, the Nigerian Construction Industry is characterised by evidence of underperformance due to high construction cost; delay in project delivery; poor quality works; incidences of collapsed buildings; high level of corruption; poor or lack of regulation; dominance of substandard materials; non-patronage of indigenous contractors; over dependence of imported materials and components; non-involvement of the right professionals or the use of non-structures and processes; contract trafficking; excessive cost overrun; poor supervision of projects; high level of ignorance of project delivery regulations and processes; poor physical planning and control; and conflict in professional services. These problems resulted to the Industry’s inability to deliver services effectively and efficiently consequently, creates dissatisfaction amongst clients and researchers attributed most of the construction industry’s underperformance to unethical professional practices.

    The need for industrial and technological development makes engineering and technical courses a hot cake. A central issue in technological development is industrial development. Technological development is motivated and driven by industrial development, which in turn promotes the development of the capability to manufacture goods, particularly capital goods.

    Industrial development is a process by which a nation acquires competence in the manufacturing of equipment and products required for sustainable development. Technology is considered the prime mover. Engineering is the specialized aspect of technology which deals with the design, development and evaluation of technological processes and equipment. Engineers provide the leadership in technological manpower development in any nation. Other components are technicians and artisans. While each of the three cadres is important in stimulating technical and industrial development, it is the engineer who, by training, is most equipped to provide the thrust for the acquisition, adaptation and diffusion of technology.