Thursday 31 August


8.55 - 9.00AM


Registration Opens

Welcome to Day 2

Improving Productivity

9.00 - 10.00AM

Learning From International Experiences – The UK’s Considerate Constructors Scheme
The UK’s Considerate Constructors Scheme has been in place for 20 years – focused on lifting performance and improving the reputation of the sector with the public. It now has 60% coverage across the UK and has driven demonstrable change. We hear from Amanda Long, previous CEO of the CCS UK, who has also supported the development of other schemes such as in Chile. Could a similar scheme also deliver change in New Zealand? 


  • Amanda Long, International Strategic Adviser to the Construction Sector, and past CEO of the Considerate Constructors Scheme
    View Amanda's presentation slides here
  • Tony Hird, Director at N Cole Construction
  • Nick Clayton, Director, Naylor Love
  • Denita Wawn, CEO, Master Builders Australia

10.00 - 10.30AM

Improving the Consenting Process
Consenting continues to be a major drain on the sector’s productivity – costing us both time and money. We discuss new plans for change. 


10.30 - 11.00AM
Morning Tea
11.00 - 11.45AM

Opposition Spokesperson Keynote Address
Chris Bishop National spokesperson for Housing, Urban development, RMA Reform and Infrastructure, provides a keynote address focusing on his party’s goals and policies for housing, infrastructure and the sector in the build up to the election. This session includes a significant attendee Q&A session.


  • Chris Bishop, Opposition Spokesperson for Housing, Urban Development and Infrastructure
11.45 - 12.30PM

Procurement And Contracts – What You Need To Know In The Current Environment
Whether it’s a residential or commercial build, how you set the project up at the beginning can determine its success. The contract and procurement process should be open and transparent and provide a fair balance of risk – but too often this is not the approach. How can we improve this process to ensure a more productive sector? 


12.30 - 1.15PM


Addressing Climate Change

1.15 - 2.00PM

What And Where To Build, And What Happens When We Get It Wrong
Recent weather events have highlighted a need for far more discussion regarding what and where we build. We also need to understand the process for when we need to retreat from an area. These are not straightforward decisions, impacting people lives, homes and communities. We hear from those working through these issues today.  


  • To'osavili Nigel Bickle, CEO, Hastings District Council
  • Sally Grey, Manager Premium Building Consents, Auckland Council
2.00 - 2.30PM

Delivering For Better Housing Outcomes  
Ngāti Toa is working with others to change the way housing is delivered in Porirua. CEO, Te Rūnaga o Toa Rangatira shares his views on the issues facing the sector and his vision to achieve better housing outcomes for Māori. 


2.30 PM

Afternoon Tea - Served at tables 

2.30 - 2.50PM

Building Resilience – A Project Of National Significance   
Construction has started on a new resilient purpose-built National Archives facility in Wellington, which will be a building of National Significance. The building will house and protect our memory of government and taonga to best practice standards and provide specialist facilities for conservation and digitisation at scale. Hear more about this ground-breaking project. 


2.50 - 4.05PM

New Approaches To Sustainable Building    
We look at new solutions and approaches in the building sector. From addressing a circular economy and better solutions for managing waste, through to new products, we provide a practical approach to improving productive and sustainability.


4.05 - 4.10PM

Day 2 Wrap Up and Forum Close

4.10 - 5.20PM
Drinks for those interested in further networking