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Construction Sector Accord update December 2022
Accord end-of-year wrap-up and seasons greetings.
Construction Sector Accord update September 2022
Read about progress with the Transformation Plan; Graham Burke's new role; digital tools to help your SME business.
Construction Sector Accord update August 2022
Read about the new forestry and wood processing ITP; find out about ways Kainga Ora is reducing energy costs and carbon emissions through the Passive House standard.
Construction Sector Accord update July 2022
The Accord launches a three-year plan to deliver a thriving, fair and sustainable construction sector for a better Aotearoa New Zealand; welcomes new steering group members.
Construction Sector Accord update June 2022
Departing Accord co-chairs hand over the keys; new industry leaders and sector reference groups to guide Accord transformation plan.
Construction Sector Accord update May 2022
MBIE seeks smoother path for substitute plasterboard – construction immigration agreement coming – Budget boost for Accord – look out for Accord marketing.
Construction Sector Accord update April 2022
Apply to join the new Steering Group; And we thought 2020 was tough: 2021 in review; Get a Digital Boost from our podcast.
Construction Sector Accord update March 2022
First Beacons case study for 2022; How construction MIQ helped hundreds; New workplace vaccination guidance; Clever new way to save fingers.
Construction Sector Accord update February 2022
Environment Roadmap released; Construction MIQ group allocation to close; COVID-19 Risk Guidelines updated for Omicron.
Construction Sector Accord update January 2022
CHASNZ resources to prepare for Omicron; a message from Hon Poto Williams, Building and Construction Minister; Critical Services Register for RAT allocation, and more information about Omicron.
Construction Sector Accord update December 2021
A not-very-fond farewell to 2021, but bring on 2022; Accord backs CHASNZ risk assessment; new Engineer to Contract panel; Beacons 2022 applications.
Construction Sector Accord update November 2021
Read about new broader outcomes guidance, inaugural Beacons Award to New Plymouth District Council, "Amazing” Accord: Ministerial praise for Accord's work.
Construction Sector Accord update 29 October 2021
Read about the Building for the Future report, Accord 2.0, the latest Beacons case study, 55K views for Cainan's "get vaxxed" video, and more.
Construction Sector Accord update 30 September 2021
Providing more information on surveillance testing; New Beacons case study: Less risk, more productivity – KiwiRail and BIM; COVID-19 vaccination and your workforce; Building & Construction Sector Trends report from MBIE; Strong construction showing in Diversity Awards, and more.
Construction Sector Accord update 27 August 2021
Inaugural Beacons Awards launched; See the latest Beacons video - how Canam and Whangarei District Council achieved 80% local contractors on new Civic Centre job; COVID-19: Ask your staff - they may need to stay home.
Construction Sector Accord update 29 July 2021
Read about the latest Beacon project - productivity leap for SME through leadership training; carbon reduction webinar our most popular so far; take the Diversity survey and win prizes.
Construction Sector Accord update 24 June 2021
Read about the Alert Level changes in Wellington; join the Accord Network; take a short survey to help shape the Accord's environment workstream.
Construction Sector Accord update 27 May 2021
Read about the Accord Network; watch a Beacons video case study about the Piritahi House Removal Programme; register for the next Accord webinar on managing risk post-COVID.
Construction Sector Accord update 26 March 2021
Read about the upcoming Construction Sector Accord Network; watch a case study about City Rail Link; read about how the Government housing package impacts the construction sector.
Construction Sector Accord update 25 February 2021
Watch a video case study about Fonterra; read about our partnership with MATES; submit a nomination for a CCNZ award; and save the date for our next webinar.
Construction Sector Accord update 28 January 2021
Read about the new members on the Accord Steering Group, industry and Government improving good business practice, and the new environment workstream.
Construction Sector Accord update 17 December 2020
Read about the 2020 Construction Sector Progress report, watch the Accord's latest webinars, have your say on the WDCs.
Construction Sector Accord update 20 November 2020
Watch Watercare's beacon project video; watch the Accord's webinar on mental health; read about the Rebuilding Nations Symposium.
Construction Sector Accord update 5 November 2020
Have your say on an extension of the Government Procurement Rules, look out for an Accord survey, and save the date for the Accord's next two webinars.
Construction Sector Accord update 17 September 2020
Read about the Diversity Awards winners and finalists, Government's procurement announcement, the Constructive Virtual Events Series, and a KPMG webinar on the role of construction in the post COVID-19 world.
Construction Sector Accord update 10 September 2020
Read about the new members of the ASG and TDG, the latest webinar summary on the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook, and updates from our partners.
Construction Sector Accord update 3 September 2020
People Development updates - read about today's ConCoVE announcement, an update on the WDCs and the Apprenticeship Support Package.
Construction Sector Accord update 7 August 2020
The Construction Sector Accord welcomes two initiatives to support the residential construction sector – a $350 million Residential Development Response Fund, and the Progressive Home Ownership Fund.
Construction Sector Accord update 28 July 2020
In this update we are pleased to release the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook which will help fast-track construction projects.
Construction Sector Accord update 9 July 2020
In this update we are excited to share the video of our first 'Towards High Performance' webinar on risk management, which can be viewed on the Accord website.
Construction Sector Accord update 2 July 2020
In this update we are very pleased to be sharing two significant new tools to help the sector adopt good behaviours and principles in line with the Accord. Find out about the Accord's first Beacon Project, and a new Contract Partnering Agreement.
Construction Sector Accord update 12 June 2020
In this update, you can find out about the inaugural Towards High Performance Accord webinar series introduced by ASG member Rick Herd sharing his insights and expertise on how to recognise and understand risk, and updates on the Transformation Plan workstreams. You can also find an update on the Accord's focus this month.
Construction Sector Accord update 22 May 2020
In this update you can read about the 2020 budget, a new report from Infrastructure NZ about Digital Twins, Visionweek, Kāinga Ora's apprenticeship programme, and updates from TEC on the Workforce Development Councils and Centres of Vocational Excellence.
Construction Sector Accord update 11 May 2020
This week we update you on progress in the Construction Sector COVID-19 Response Plan including our new guidelines on agreeing the value of contract variations, advice on ways to rapidly mobilise construction projects, and progress to develop new health and safety protocols for the industry under Alert Level 2.
Construction Sector Accord update 1 May 2020
Today we hear from the Building and Construction Minister Hon Jenny Salesa on the government's COVID-19 response to the sector. We also introduce a new COVID-19 guidelines and information webpage, and you can read an update on what the Accord COVID-19 Response Forum is focusing on this week.
Construction Sector Accord update 21 April 2020
This week the Accord Transformation Director Dean Kimpton gives a roundup of COVID-19 response activity as we plan to move out of lockdown next week. You can read about what Alert Level 3 means for the sector, and find new guidance on maintaining positive partnerships between clients and suppliers, and on supporting mental health at this time.
Construction Sector Accord update 7 April 2020
Government has implemented the first action from the Construction Sector Response Plan and has issued guidance and expectations to agencies on managing contracts during the shutdown. Find out more about how agencies will be supporting the industry through a fair and consistent approach to contracts.
Construction Sector Accord update 5 April 2020
This week we have been working on advising government on how best to support the industry during the COVID-19 shutdown through a Construction Sector Response Plan. Read the plan and find out what the Accord is asking government to focus on to help the sector.
Construction Sector Accord Update 2 March 2020
In this month’s update you can:
- Find out: Who's leading the Transformation Plan workstreams; Kāinga Ora's partnership with MATES in Construction; Upcoming events
- Watch: An Accord case study video about how Armstrong Downes and the Ministry of Education are working differently together to build new classrooms at a Wellington school.
- Read: The Infrastructure Commission’s report into how the public can benefit more from government construction procurement
- Get involved: In the latest CoVE developments
- Support: The launch of The Diversity Agenda Accord
Construction Sector Accord Update 26 January 2020
This month we launched the Construction Sector Transformation Plan. Find out what areas the plan will focus on to lift the performance of the sector and get a recap on the process so far. We’re also putting a call out for your examples of good practice in the construction industry. Read the 26 January update (external link).
Construction Sector Accord Update 7 November
In this month's update you can watch our first Accord case study about how Hamilton City Council is living the Accord principles. You can also find out about the Accord Steering Group's endorsement of the Transformation Plan, the launch of the Mates in Construction mental health programme, TEC’s plans for the Construction Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE), and risk education workshops. Read the 7 November update (external link).
Construction Sector Accord Update 9 October
In this month's update you can find out about the Wellington workshops, the new Construction Procurement Guidelines announced by NZGPP, and CHASNZ's new mental health in construction resources. Read the 9 October update(external link).
Construction Sector Accord Update 16 September
Find out how the Transformation Plan is shaping up and get an update on the recent and upcoming sector and public workshops. Read the results of the recent Accord survey, and find out about upcoming TEC and MOE public meetings on Workforce Development Councils. Read the 16 September update(external link).
Construction Sector Accord Update 7 August
In this update we would like to hear from you on what initiatives you think would make the biggest difference in the sector, and you can read more about our progress toward a Sector Transformation Plan. Read the 7 August update(external link).
Construction Sector Accord Update 5 July
Read about our progress on phase two of the Accord programme including setting up a steering group, and find out more about the transformation initiatives in the Accord. Read the 5 July update(external link).