The annual Future-Proof Building national roadshows have been a fixture on the construction calendar for many years.
Traditionally split into a two-year cycle covering half the country each year, the event has now been expanded to cover the whole of New Zealand annually.
Construction Marketing Services (CMS) national operations manager Dilip Patel says feedback from the construction community asked that the FPB message be explained and expanded on in every major centre every year.
“It said ‘that there is too much happening in the industry to only visit towns like Invercargill and Tauranga every two years’,” Mr Patel says.
Last year the event attracted more than 3000 people to 11 events nationally, with this year promising to be even bigger.
This year the focus is on Energy Efficiency, with the keynote speaker from EECA explaining the Home Energy Rating Scheme (HERS) and other initiatives that make up the Energywise consumer campaign.
Update on H1
In addition, there will also be an update on the effect that changes to H1 have had on the industry, and an insight into how Future-Proof Building is growing and influencing consumers’ building decisions.
The level of interest in Future-Proof Building has grown massively over the past few months following the introduction of Greer Robson as the spokesperson for the campaign.
To ensure consumers across the country are able to access information on FPB, the National Bank is sponsoring a series of How to Future-Proof Your Home seminars at each centre the night before the industry breakfast.
Builders’ customers will be exposed and educated on how to build a better home to live in, that will be worth more in the future.
2008 will be a slower year than the past few, and CMS says builders will need to understand how to market their business more effectively, and to ensure they maximise every enquiry.
The Future-Proof Building roadshow seminars are a must for anyone who wants to be competitive in a down market.
To book your place at the breakfast, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 0508 FUTURE, quoting which breakfast you wish to attend.