New awards to celebrate innovation in the sector

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By RMBA CEO David Kelly I think, unfairly, the perception of the construction sector is often of it being reluctant to innovate, and dragging its...

RMBA welcomes the Construction Sector Accord

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly A successful construction sector is vital to ensuring a growing economy and, ultimately, better well-being for all New Zealanders. Our...

The risks of vocational education reform. Can we get it right?

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By RMBA CEO David Kelly   MBIE forecasts show sustained construction sector growth for the next six years, with between $35 billion to $40 billion dollars...

RMBA CEO: Construction sector needs complete reset

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   There’s no doubt the construction sector has been experiencing sustained growth for a while now. Statistics New Zealand shows the...

Understanding construction procurement in NZ

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   Recent high-profile failures of some of our largest construction companies have shone a light on poor procurement practice in...

Constructive Forum timing couldn’t have been more opportune

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The timing of this year’s Constructive Forum couldn’t have been more opportune. Construction is firmly at the top of the...

Constructive 2018: Cutting to the chase

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   Industry transformation is happening. After two Constructive Forums we are now seeing new approaches and technologies being applied right...

Patients, pupils, prisoners, provinces and poverty

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By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The headline might keep readers guessing about what my column is about. It may surprise some, but it is...

Protecting people’s biggest lifetime investment

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Too many homes are being built in New Zealand without the protection of a warranty. Building a new home or undertaking a major renovation...

The demise of high-profile projects demands answers

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The demise of certain large, high-profile construction projects was one of the talking points in the media in the second half of 2017. Why did...