Programme

Thursday 12 September 2019
8.00am Registration opens tea and coffee available.
8.30am Welcome
8.40am State of the Sector  
Speakers: 
David Kelly, Chief Executive, Registered Master Builders

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 panel and Q&A session. 

Panellists:
Doug Johnson, Managing Director, Tonkin Taylor
Graham Burke, President, Specialist Trade Contractors Federation
Mary Haggie, Construction Law Specialist, Haggie Law
Quin Henderson, Chief Executive, Southbase 
 
10.00am Transforming the Sector- The Government Agenda
Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister for Building and Construction
Hon Phil Twyford, Minister for Urban Development

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
Speakers: 
Chris Bunny, Deputy Chief Executive, Building, Resources and Markets, MBIE
Karen Mitchell, Interim Head, Infrastructure Transaction Unit, Treasury
Steve Killeen, Chief Executive New Zealand, Downers 

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? 

How can the Government and industry collaboratively utilise the Accord to achieve outcomes to nurture and share intellectual property as well as foster a better understanding of risk? What steps do industry need to take to implement these and other beneficial Accord outcomes?

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. 

Panellists:
Alex Waldren, National Director-Industry Policy, Master Builders Australia
Chris Bunny, Deputy Chief Executive, Building, Resources and Markets, MBIE
Chris Hunter, Managing Director, NZ Strong
Karen Mitchell, Interim Head, Infrastructure Transaction Unit, Treasury 
Steve Killeen, Chief Executive New Zealand, Downers
12.40pm Lunch
1.40pm Across the Ditch: The Outlook for Australia’s Construction Sector
Speaker: 

Alex Waldren, National Director-Industry Policy, Master Builders Australia

Australia’s cities are booming and the need for housing, commercial property, infrastructure, and amenities are at record levels. But how healthy is their construction sector? Hear from Master Builders Australia on the challenges facing their sector, what they are doing to meet them and how can we learn from our Australian counterparts. 
 
2:00pm  Mental Health and Wellbeing
Speaker: 
Chris Alderson, Chief Executive Officer, CHASNZ

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?

2.15pm

Opposition
Speaker: 

Andrew Bayly, Spokesperson for Building and Construction, National Party

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. 
 
2.30pm What Role Does Technology Play in Improving Collaboration and Trust Across the Sector? How does this support the vision of the Accord?
Speakers: 
Chelydra Percy, Chief Executive, BRANZ
Jason Howden, Associate Principal, Warren and Mahoney

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.

Panellists: 
Andrew Field, Manager-Digital Delivery Leader, BECA
Chelydra Percy, Chief Executive, BRANZ
Jason Howden, Associate Principal, Warren and Mahoney
Teena Hale Pennington, Chief Executive, New Zealand Institute of Architects
Dr Vicente Gonzalez, Senior Lecturer, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Auckland

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  Carters Cocktail Function


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