Programme

Thursday 16 August 2018
8.00am Registration opens, tea and coffee available
8.45am Welcome 

Government
Invited: Minister for housing and urban development – Hon Phil Twyford 

New Zealand is about to embark on the largest building programme in its history. The current Government has set itself a target of building on average 100,000 homes over the next 10 years. Hear what the Government is doing to help us transform the sector to meet these targets and what the opportunities are for the players in the sector.
10.00am Morning Tea Break

10.30am

Opposition
Invited: Leader of the opposition – Hon Simon Bridges

The Opposition will share their priorities for the sector and views on what policies they would introduce to encourage transformation and investment in the sector.

11.00am State of the sector
Prominent sector leaders from major contractors, commercial and residential builders, property developers, engineering and architectural firms have been surveyed on what the most critical issues are 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 discuss these issues and give their views on 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 indeed underperforming. 
12.00am
Lunch
1.00pm Game changers
Businesses are constantly changing the way they work. You’ll hear first-hand from companies that are innovating through new technology such a Building Information Modelling (BIM), Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), pre-fabrication, sustainability and drone technology, and 3D printing. Learn about the difference technology is making in their business.

3.00pm

Afternoon tea 
3.30pm The future of the construction sector 
Fast forward 2030 and beyond

Fast forwarding 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?
5:00pm Wrap up
5:30-7.00pm Cocktail Reception with guest speaker


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