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Led by the Registered Master Builders Association (RMBA), Constructive is an industry-led effort to enhance collaboration to enable the sector to deliver the step change required to respond to New Zealand’s growing building and construction industry

NZ construction industry forum Constructive returns for 2018

Is the construction sector ready to step up? At Constructive 2018, this question will be put to key influencers in the building and construction industry. This is your opportunity to hear whether they think the sector can, and if in fact it is already doing so.

As the only industry association that is truly representative of the full gamut of building and construction companies in New Zealand, Master Builders is well placed to give ‘a view’ on this. Without wanting to give away a key conclusion in the association’s assessment of the sector, it is realistic, but optimistic. In short: let us build.

Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford has been invited to outline what the government is doing to help the industry transform. Simon Bridges, Leader of the Opposition, has also been invited to give his views on what policies they would introduce to encourage transformation and investment in the sector.

Industry survey

In the lead-up to Constructive 2018, prominent leaders in the sector – from major contractors, commercial and residential builders, property developers, engineering and architectural firms – will be surveyed. They will be asked what are the most critical issues affecting the sector. Is it the lack of skills, finance, land, infrastructure, regulation, lack of innovation, lack of certainty, risk – or all of the above?

Leaders will also be asked about how much confidence they have in New Zealand’s economy, whether the right policies are in place and, importantly, whether the sector is performing or underperforming. Findings from the survey will be released and discussed at Constructive 2018.

Constructive 2018 will also pinpoint trends that are starting to make a difference in New Zealand. A range of businesses will showcase new technology they are using, such as building information modelling (BIM), early contractor involvement (ECI), prefabrication, sustainability, drone technology, and 3D printing.

Macro trends

The forum will then fast-forward to 2030, from micro to macro trends. Constructive will identify what phenomena will shape the way the building and construction sector operates in the future. Just what will the sector look like in terms of people, tech and value chains?

Join this all-of-industry forum and be part of an industry putting its hand up, not its hand out. We are not waiting for solutions, we are confidently generating them.

Constructive is owned by the Registered Master Builders Association and supported by a family of sponsors and partner organisations, and will be held at the Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, on 16 August 2018.

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