Programme

Thursday 12 September 2019
8.00am Registration opens tea and coffee available.
   
8.30am Welcome
8.40am State of the Sector  
What transformative opportunities does the Construction Sector Accord bring? Industry leaders will discuss the Accord’s opportunities, the state of the sector and the economy as well as share ideas about what is working well and what the industry needs moving into a complex future.
Building on the success of the first State of the Sector Survey in 2018, we have broadened our survey to include prominent sector leaders ranging from major contractors, commercial and residential builders, property developers, engineering and architectural firms to get their thoughts on the most pressing issues affecting the sector. Find out the results from this year’s survey and hear from several participants about their state of the sector views. 

Includes a Q&A session. 
10.00am Transforming the Sector- The Government Agenda
The Government has an ambitious policy and procurement agenda for our sector. Driving this agenda is a significant and broad investment in social policy outcomes. This is an opportunity to hear from senior Government leaders on the importance of the sector to their agenda and how they will engage the industry to address the industry’s issues. 
 

10.40am

Morning Tea

11.00am Building a High Performing Sector: Risk Management, Professional Skills, and Accreditation
The demise of large construction firms taught us businesses often struggle to retain and share commercial intellectual property that could benefit the wider sector. Underpinning this is a common misunderstanding of what risk is and how to effectively manage it. Is the existing emphasis on trade skills over professional skills contributing to an inability to effectively manage risk? 

Considering these issues, should the sector be considering accreditation, and if so, what are the implications if we go down an accreditation path? 

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to hear from our panel of industry leaders, from across the supply chain, who’ll robustly debate these challenging topics. 
1.00pm Lunch
2.00pm Industry Update
Two years in, the Industry Transformation Agenda is delivering change. Don’t miss the chance to hear about these developments and what the next ones are that can positively disrupt the sector.
Rapid product, skills and technological transformation is occurring now. How do we ensure the health and wellbeing of the hundreds of thousands of people the sector employs during this transformation? 
2:20pm  Opposition
The Opposition will share their priorities for the sector and views on what policies they would introduce to encourage transformation and investment in the industry. 

2.40pm

Technology Disruption and Learning Transformation
Hear valuable insights into what is around the corner for the sector and the challenges and exciting opportunities the industry will face. 

Panel discussion on current technologies and how they promote collaboration as well as how new learning methodologies are influencing project decision-making. Hear how innovative New Zealand companies are using technology to improve collaboration and business outcomes.
3.55pm Afternoon Tea
4:10pm BIM Innovation Award
For the first time, Constructive is introducing a set of awards celebrating the achievements of the people and teams delivering innovative and world class projects using BIM. The Constructive BIM Innovation Awards honour excellence within the digital construction sector. 
4:50pm Wrap up and Closing 
Summary of the day and next steps.
5:00pm  Cocktail Function


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