The Accord is proud to present its webinar series, ‘Towards High Performance’. Read summaries of the webinars on a variety of topics.

Innovation in construction

23 May 2022

The New Zealand construction sector has a productivity challenge. Innovation is vital to increase our productivity and for us to achieve a productive and profitable sector, we need to embrace new ways of constructing.


How to deliver broader outcomes in construction

7 April 2022

The construction sector alone contributed $17 billion to the country's GDP in 2020 and employs more than 200,000 New Zealanders but there are significant opportunities in the sector that go beyond constructing new works.


Presenting Tōtika – streamlining health and safety pre-qualification

17 November 2021

Tōtika was designed to streamline the health and safety pre-qualification process for the construction sector.


The Reform of Vocational Education and the construction sector

28 October 2021

The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) aims to create a more unified and sustainable vocational education system that delivers the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive. Learn more about the reform and its impact on the construction sector.


How digital tools can grow your construction business

8 September 2021

Digital capability is becoming increasingly important for New Zealand businesses, including industries across the construction sector. Learn about what tools and support are available for the sector and understand the benefits of digitsing your business.


How to reduce carbon emissions in the construction sector

28 July 2021

The construction sector is a significant contributor to carbon emissions, from producing materials, to constructing buildings and the energy used in buildings. The sector needs to play a major part if New Zealand is to reach its climate change goals, including being net zero carbon by 2050.


Managing risk post-COVID: Achieving rapid mobilisation and rethinking construction supply chain

09 June 2021

Mobilising projects rapidly can get people into jobs sooner and have a positive impact on society, the economy and the environment. This webinar explored current successes and barriers to rapid mobilisation across the sector.


Enabling behaviour and culture change in the construction sector

07 May 2021

Webinar addressing how the construction sector is facing the unique challenges of developing and implementing cohesive work-place cultures.


Reflections on 2020 show a united sector

16 December 2020

The final Towards High Performance webinar for 2020 saw four members of the Construction Sector Accord Steering Group (ASG) reflect on the past year, and discuss how the Construction Sector Accord is working with the sector to undertake change.


The role of diversity in the construction sector

1 December 2020

The Construction Sector Accord recently partnered with Diversity Works NZ, the national body for workplace diversity and inclusion, to talk about diversity as part of the Accord's Towards High Performance webinar series.


Mental wellness in the construction sector

19 November 2020

Suicide rates within New Zealand's Construction Industry are higher than first thought – but the MATES in Construction programme is already making a positive difference.


Rapid Mobilisation Playbook Webinar summary

10 September 2020

As part of the Accord's Towards High Performance Webinar Series, the Playbook was recently launched by the Minister for Building and Construction, Hon Jenny Salesa and other construction sector leaders.


Construction Risk Management

10 September 2020

This webinar is the first in the Accord's "Towards High Performance" webinar series, and focuses on the better ways to deal with risk.


Last updated: 10 September 2020