Constructive Forum to bring Government and building sector together

Constructive 2022 will be held at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre on August 25-26.

Housing and building continue to dominate news headlines and political agendas. The issues are well recognised, and the real focus must now be how to address them.

Constructive 2022 will provide the Forum to facilitate the above, and will bring together the wider sector and Government to move beyond words and into practical actions for change.

Day one focuses on the numerous issues faced in residential construction. This includes the boom-bust cycle, supply chain disruption, skilled labour shortages, and declining mental health.

Day two looks at challenges faced in commercial construction. Procurement, risk management, climate change, waste management, supply chain disruption, cost escalation and business failures will be explored.

The Forum will also present the results of the annual State of the Sector survey, which shows what has been achieved in the past 12 months, while raising the issues being experienced.

For the first time, this year covers the supply and demand side of the sector.

This year, Constructive will feature addresses from Minister of Building and Construction Dr Megan Woods, and National Party Leader Christopher Luxon.

Other speakers are:

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

• Andrew Crisp, Ministry of Housing and Urban Development chief executive

• Ben Drake, OffsiteNZ board member

• Dan McGuinness, LT McGuinness director

• Darrell Trigg, Trigg Construction managing director

• David Kelly, Registered Master Builders Association chief executive

• John Sneyd, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment general manager

• Judith Taylor, NZ Institute of Architects president

• Matthew Duder, EBOSS managing director

• Leonie Freeman, Property Council New Zealand chief executive

• Nate Alley, Sentinel Homes Waikato managing director

• Nathan Te Miha (Te Tairawhiti & Ngati Porou, Aotearoa), Iconiq Group construction director

• Nigel Benton, Nigel M & Jacquelyn N Benton Ltd owner

• Pam McGarry, Naylor Love people and culture general manager

• Patrick Dougherty, Kainga Ora construction and innovation general manager

• Paul Southey, A1 Homes Wairarapa director

• Philip Aldridge, Waihanga Ara Rau chief executive

• Richard Carver, Jennian Homes managing director and co-owner

• Ross Copland, Te Waihanga/NZ Infrastructure Commission chief executive

• Rudy Van Baarle, Molesworth Homes, Liberty Developments and Van Baarle Construction owner, director and head gopher

• Sam Gordon, Hawkins project manager

• Terri-Ann Berry, Unitec Institute of Technology Auckland Environmental Solutions Research Centre director, and School of Construction and Engineering associate professor

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