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8:30 am 
9:30 am - 9:40 am
REGISTRATION OPENS 

CONSTRUCTIVE FORUM WELCOME TO DAY TWO

Welcome back to day two of Constructive.

9:40 am - 10:25 am

MINISTERIAL ADDRESS

The new Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and RMA Reform, Hon Chris Bishop, will provide a keynote address canvassing what progress he’s made in his portfolios since the election last year, and the coalition’s direction for the future. The session will then open to the floor for Q&A. 

10:25 am - 10:55 am 

OPPOSITION ADDRESS

We will hear from the Leader of the Opposition, Hon Chris Hipkins and Hon Barbara Edmonds, spokesperson for Finance and Infrastructure for Labour. The session will then open to the floor for Q&A. 

10:55 am - 11:40 am

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO CREATE RESILIENT CITIES IN NZ?

From weather events to earthquakes – our cities need to be resilient. But what does that mean and how do we ensure we are building the best, while still keeping what exists. Do we need a more balanced view of existing versus new building requirements 

  • Alistair Cattanach, Director, Dunning Thornton 
  • Chris Speed, Design Engineer, Dunning Thornton
  • John Lucas, Insurance Manager, Insurance Council 
  • Dan McGuinness, Director and General Manager, LT McGuinness 
  • Adrienne Miller, CEO, UDINZ 

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

EARLY LUNCH


12:10 pm - 12:50 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Attendees can choose to attend one of the following breakout sessions. 

SESSION ONE:
HEALTHY HOMES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE 

A chance to learn some practical tips and tricks for building energy efficient homes that align with the recent changes to clause H1 of the building code

  • Aidan Jury
  • Chris Litten


SESSION TWO:
BUILDING BETTER – FOR MORE NATURALLY HEALTHY, LONG-LASTING, AND AFFORDABLE STRUCTURES 
Wao’s Better Building Working Group brings together the many disciplines of the building industry from design, build and other suppliers to provide practice approaches to do this better. Based in the South Island – this innovative model can be applied to other regions?

12:50 pm - 1:30 pm

EXPLORING DIFFERENT FINANCE OPTIONS

Access to finance is a significant challenge across the both the residential and commercial sectors. Public and private sector projects need to think of new approaches to access capital.  
Our MC, Jehan will facilitate a conversation with: 

  • Sam Stubbs, Co-founder and Managing Director, Simplicity 
  • Bernard Hickey
1:30 pm - 1:50 pm 

THE FINANCIAL STRENGTH DIFFERENTIATOR 

Good building companies need to be more than just good craftspeople, they must also be good businesspeople. But how do you demonstrate strong financial performance to customers?

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm 

DEALING WITH PRESSURE AND EMERGING STRONGER

Now is the time to deliver at our peak – performing under pressure to emerge even stronger from the current cycle. 

Keynote speech from Di Foster.

Following this, there will be a panel discussion with:

  • Stu Hercus, project site manager at LT McGuinness  
  • Justin Carnie, managing director at CDL Building 
3:00 pm - 3:20 pm

AFTERNOON TEA AND END OF DAY 2

Networking afternoon tea