★ In 1952, China Northwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd. was incorporated by the Department of Survey and Design separated from five large public construction companies in Xi'an and set up the survey group, which marked the birth of China Northwest Research Institute of Engineering Investigations and Design.

★ In 1954, the business of investigations was divided from China Northwest Architecture Design and Research Institute Co., Ltd., and existed in which established as the northwest branch of the investigation company under the Ministry of Works.

★ In 1956, it was renamed as the Northwest Branch under CIGIS (China) Limited.

★ In 1961, it was renamed as the Northwest Branch of Non-metallic Mineral Geology Company under the Ministry of Works.

★ In 1964, it was reverted to the Northwest Branch under CIGIS (China) Limited.

★ In 1970, it was renamed as the Northwest Branch of CIGIS, State Infrastructure Commission. In the same year, Shaanxi Institute of Engineering Prospecting and other units were incorporated into the northwest branch ,which was renamed as China Northwest Institute of Engineering Investigations.

★ In 1987, it was renamed as China Northwest Institute of Engineering Investigations and Design.

★ In 1994, it was renamed as China Northwest Research Institute of Engineering Investigations and Design.