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Thursday 16 August 2018
8.00am Registration opens in the Amokura Gallery at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Tea and coffee available.
  Facilitator Jehan Casinader
8.45am Welcome 
David Kelly, CEO, Registered Master Builders Association
9.00am State of the sector
The CEOs of New Zealand’s most prominent commercial building companies were surveyed about the most pressing issue affecting the sector. Find out the results from the survey and hear personally from some of them on the state of the sector. 

Access the video results of the survey here.

Panel discussion:
Anthony Leighs, Managing Director, Leighs Construction
Aidan Jury, Chief Operating Officer, Jennian Homes 
Helen O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, Ockham Residential
Adrian Mathieson, Regional Manager, CalderStewart
Quin Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, Southbase Construction
10.00am Morning Tea Break


The Opposition will share their priorities for the sector and views on what policies they would introduce to encourage transformation and investment in the sector.
Hon Simon Bridges, Leader of the opposition

11.00am Game changers
Businesses are constantly changing the way they work, we are already seeing evidence that change is being embraced. You’ll hear first-hand from companies employing new innovation and technology. 
Jason Howden, BIM Technical Manager, Warren and Mahoney. Presentation available here.
Stephen Cummings, General Manager, McKee Fehl. Presentation available here.
Justin Candish, Managing Director, Scott Construction. Presentation available here.
Jeff McHardy, Project Manager, LT McGuinness. Presentation available here.
1.30pm Industry attractiveness
The lack of skills has been identified as one of the most pressing issues confronting the sector. This is not helped by a prejudice against encouraging New Zealand’s best and brightest into a building career.  Hear about what is being done to turn this around. 

Presentation available here.

Warwick Quinn, CE, BCITO 
1.45pm How to manage risk? 
The demise of large commercial projects last year has raised doubts about how viable these undertakings will be in the future. Some suggest the industry needs to stop undervaluing itself. Others say the way risk is allocated from principal to contractor has been a key factor.  Why is it that numerous special conditions are added to standards such as NZS3910. This is even though these standards are accepted as reflecting a fair and equitable distribution of risk and liability.  The CEO of one New Zealand’s most prominent major contractors Rick Herd talks about what can be done to promote a better understanding of how risk should be shared so projects reach a successful outcome. 

Rick Herd, CE, Naylor Love
2:15pm  Tomorrow's technology today - how can we make it happen
The use of BIM is growing in the NZ Construction Industry and it's a necessary gateway for converging technologies in the digital construction space. This session will demonstrate how these technologies allow automated consenting systems to use a digitised Building Code and it will highlight the actions NZ Inc can take to further digitise the Building Code in order to achieve significant productivity gains through savings in time, resource and greater consistency across BCAs.

Presentation available here. 


Robert Amor, BIM Acceleration Committee
Johannes Dimyadi, Compliance Audit Systems


Transformation is happening
The building and construction Industry Transformation Agenda was launched at Constructive 17. It acknowledged the urgent need for the industry to transform although it promised no silver bullets. A year on what insights have been gained and what is happening next? How is the systemic change required for long term industry transformation unfolding? How might transformation be experienced by the industry practitioner? Don’t miss this chance to enjoy a bite from the future transformed.

Presentation available here.


Chelydra Percy, CEO, BRANZ
3.30pm Afternoon Tea
4:00pm Government
New Zealand is about to embark on the largest building programme in its history. The Government has set itself a target of building on average 100,000 homes over the next 10 years. What is the current government doing to help us transform the sector to meet these targets? What are the opportunities for the players in the sector?
Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban development
Followed by panel discussion with:
Peter Fehl, Director Property Services, Auckland University
David Kelly CEO Registered Master Builders Association. 
Richard Harris, Principal Jasmax 
Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive, NZ Institute of Architects
5:00pm Wrap up
David Kelly, CEO, Registered Master Builders Association
5:30-7.00pm Cocktail Reception - Te Marae
Former Sevens star Craig Hudson went from ‘ground zero’ to Xero. Craig has increased the number of roles at Xero that are available to people without university degrees, just one of the transformations happening in the company. 
Craig Hudson, Country Manager, Xero

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