DAY TWO 

Commercial Construction: Strategies for Surviving the Cycle

Friday 26 August

TIME

8.00AM
8.30 - 8.45AM

SESSION

Registration Opens

Conference Welcome and Introduction

8.45 - 10.15AM
State of the Sector - Our Annual Sector Stocktake of the Issues
A highlight of Constructive, our annual update on the key issues and opportunities facing the sector. This year's survey is informed by over 1,000 participants, drawn across both supply and demand sides of the sector. We hear about what's keeping sector leaders awake at night, and if those concerns are the same as their customers. A not to be missed session. 

10.15 - 11.00AM
Address by Christopher Luxon, Leader of the Opposition
National Party Leader Christopher Luxon will provide an address, focussing on his party’s goals and likely policy direction for the building and construction sector should they form the government in 2023. Constructive attendees will have the opportunity to engage with him in a Q&A session.
11.00 - 11.20AM
Morning Tea Break
11.20 - 12.05PM
Building Strong and Healthy Teams
This interactive session will focus on the war for talent, and how the sector can attract and retain its best in the face of fierce competition from across the Tasman. The session also provides practical ways to create strong, diverse and vibrant workplaces where people feel supported and well rewarded. 
12.05 - 12.35PM

Building Mental Wellbeing in Construction
Looking after the mental wellbeing of our workforce is crucial to navigating the next difficult phase of the building and construction cycle. This important session is led by MATES in Construction and will focus on the metal wellbeing of the building and construction workforce, including those working in our offices. Importantly, it will offer practical tips about how we can do better in looking after each other. 

12.35 - 1.15PM

Lunch Break

1.15 - 1.40PM

Resetting the Construction Sector Accord
Established in 2019 the Construction Sector Accord played an important role in the development of essential changes across the sector, and in government and the sector working in collaboration to effect better outcomes. But after three years, it is now being refreshed and renewed, with a significant financial commitment from the Government. We hear from the new Accord chair to understand what's next, and how we can get involved and support the framework. 

1.40 - 2.25PM
The Māori Voice in Construction
Māori leadership is a new workstream as part of the Construction Sector Accord, we discuss what this means for the sector and what is already happening at a regional and community level.  
2.25 - 2.45PM
Reframing Social Housing
An update from Kainga Ora regarding their social housing approach and where there are opportunities for the sector to partner and support.
2.45PM
Afternoon Tea Break
2.45 - 3.30PM
Award Winning Approaches
We showcase award winning projects which are pushing boundaries in terms of architectural innovation, community collaboration and climate action.

Foodstuffs North Island Head Office, was constructed by Hawkins and won the sustainability award at this year's New Zealand Commercial Project Awards. This is an architecturally innovative building with a curved roof and concrete glass reinforced concrete (GRC) soffits. It also has been built with the environment in mind and has achieved GreenStar accreditation.

Hundertwasser Art Centre with Wairau Māori Art Gallery, was constructed by Trigg Construction. Not only is this art centre a piece of art itself, but it is one of New Zealand’s biggest community driven projects with an estimated 50,000+ hours put in by volunteers. This project had innovation at its core, both in the design, construction and approach.
3.30 - 3.40PM

Wrap Up of Day 2 and Forum Close