2020 Construction Sector Progress Report shows benefits of Accord

The 2020 Construction Sector Progress Report, released by the Construction Sector Accord, shows the value of genuine industry and government partnership to manage the unprecedented challenges of 2020.

The 2020 Construction Sector Progress Report shows the Accord has helped maintain a viable sector throughout COVID-19 and is enabling transformation of the sector to meet long-term challenges.

"It goes without saying that 2020 has posed unprecedented challenges for New Zealand and our construction industry. The economic, physical and mental health impacts of COVID-19 have been significant," says Accord Co-Chair Chris Bunny.

"However, the 2020 Construction Sector Progress Report has highlighted that the collaboration between government and industry has been critical in getting us through this tumultuous year."

"We acted as platform to provide coordinated leadership and collaboration between government and industry. We acted with urgency to help protect and support the sector and its workers. It's a great example of the good that can happen when industry and government come together for a shared cause. The support from senior industry stakeholders, government and Ministers was incredibly valuable."

Accord Co-Chair Peter Reidy says, "We made some good progress this year, despite the challenges of COVID.

"We launched our first Beacon Project to showcase transformative innovation and leading practices; we launched our Towards High Performance webinar series in collaboration with partner organisations; we developed a Contract Partnering Agreement to help public and private parties embrace Accord principle and behaviours; and we partnered with Engineering NZ and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to lead the establishment of a panel of approved Engineers to the Contract."

Read the full report.

Last updated: 17 December 2020