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8:30 am

REGISTRATION OPENS


9:30 am - 9:45 am

CONSTRUCTIVE FORUM WELCOME & OPENING

Diamonds are made under pressure. As we navigate challenging economic conditions, now is the time to advocate for, and implement change. Over the next two days we will work together to come up with bold and creative solutions to help business and the sector to successfully navigate the changes ahead.

9:45 am - 10:15 am

STATE OF THE SECTOR – OUR ANNUAL STOCKTAKE OF THE SECTOR  

Our annual stocktake of commercial and residential builders as well as homeowners provides an overview of the issues facing our sector. We delve into the concerns of homeowners, the issues impacting the sector, and what sector leaders are doing to emerge stronger. 

10:15 am - 11:00 am

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY 

How do we meaningfully tackle New Zealand’s housing affordability challenge? This is not just about how and what we build but also how we deliver the infrastructure that enables development. How do we create a unified approach across the sector to help us balance development and affordability? A diverse panel of experts provide their thoughts on the way forward. 


11:00 am - 11:20 am

MORNING TEA 



11:20 am - 12:20 pm

EXPLORING NEW FINANCE MODELS

Access to capital is a key challenge for all New Zealand businesses today, including the building and construction sector. At a time when many residential and commercial developments are stalling due to finance, others are finding more innovative ways to fund their critical projects. We hear from experts about the finance challenges and how to navigate through, including examples of developments which have broken the mould and are now well underway.


12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

LUNCH



1:20 pm - 2:00 pm

PRACTICAL BREAKOUT SESSIONS

The Constructive 2024 experience allows you to choose practical breakout sessions held across the two days which are tailored to residential and commercial building. Topics will Include:  

  • Commercial procurement models 
  • Navigating contracts and employment law
  • Navigating new requirements, such as H1 insulation 
  • Using AI to support business productivity 
  • Real solutions for waste management 
  • Upcoming consenting changes

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

AFTERNOON TEA



PREPARING NOW FOR WHAT’S NEXT 

In this fast-paced & research-rich keynote presentation, 10-time bestselling author and trend forecaster Michael McQueen will explore: the key technological trends that will shape the coming 5 years for the construction sector with a specific focus on generative AI and its transformational potential for building design and functionality. He’ll also discuss how to meaningfully engage with the next generation of customers, apprentices and employees and set your business up for the future.

3:30 pm - 4:50 pm

INNOVATION

The saying goes: innovation is the future delivered. In this session facilitated by our keynote speaker Michael McQueen, we will explore what that means for the building industry and hear from some of the key innovators in the sector on what they’re doing, what challenges they’ve faced, if they’d do anything differently and what sort of rewards they’ve seen. 

 
4:50 pm - 5:00 pm

END OF DAY ONE

Summary and close for the day


7:00 pm

CONSTRUCTIVE FORUM DINNER

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