The Agenda is unashamedly ambitious

Our ambition is to transform New Zealand's building and construction industry to create a better future for everyone our industry touches.

Our ambition

We aspire to create a future where our industry is recognised as:

  • A quality industry, recognised as professional, ethical, sustainable and productive, delivering value for money.
  • An agile industry that collaborates to better manage cycles of work, and invests in skills and knowledge.
  • A future-focused industry that welcomes and adopts effective technology and innovations.

How our industry will be different

We aspire to achieve the following shifts in how our industry operates:

Current state Future state
Risk is passed down the supply chain to those unable to manage it

 shift to

Fairer allocation of risk: risk is managed in an equitable and reasonable way across all the parties
Susceptible to boom/bust cycle

shift to

Organisations proactively use the ebb and flow of business cycles to innovate
System is designed around failure being inevitable

shift to

The system is designed so companies collaborate to navigate challenges better and learn from failures
Cost of ownership is unknown and not considered

shift to

The total cost of ownership over the building's entire life is known and valued
The system is fragmented, stifling the flow of information

shift to

The right information is shared at the right time to the right people across the system: we use data to understand our sector, build knowledge and continuously improve
Lack of digital uptake, therefore vulnerable to digital disruption

shift to

Digital potential is unlocked, and digital entrepreneurship is integrated
System design disincentivises innovation

shift to

The system gears up for and incentivises innovation
Focus is on short-term and cost

shift to

The focus is on the long-term and collaboration
Fragmented industry lacking cohesion and leadership

shift to

Our industry shows leadership and is aligned around a common vision of creating a better future for everyone the industry touches

A framework for transformation

The Agenda is underpinned by a framework that identifies future best practices to transform our industry. It also maps the interconnected roles that companies, the sector and government must play to drive this transformation.

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