Empty shelves, labour shortages, and a booming sector

While our sector is in a building boom, we are also facing unprecedented disruption from shortages of skilled labour and key supplies. The issue is complex and will require both short-term solutions, as we navigate the current situation, as well as long-term planning to ensure a more sustainable and robust sector for New Zealand. 

As a sector we are also grappling with how New Zealand responds to the significant issues of housing supply and affordability, sustainability and climate change and we are facing a period of major regulatory change. Constructive will discuss the impacts, on both what and how we build.

With so much to discuss, this year Constructive is being held over two days to enable robust discussion and the opportunity to share ideas and opportunities. The first day is centred on continuing our discussions on commercial construction, and day two turns to residential building. Constructive provides an opportunity for the sector to share their views and experiences. Participants will come away with practical insights and examples to improve the way they operate in the current environment.

Constructive is different. It is the only construction industry forum that brings the entire construction supply chain together, from Government decision makers through finance, land, design and build, and key enabling sectors such as research, training, and regulation, to find practical solutions based on collaboration.