How to deliver broader outcomes in construction

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.

This webinar was recorded on 29 March 2022. It includes speakers from the Construction Sector Accord, Ministry of Education, John Fillmore Contracting (JFC) and Downer New Zealand.

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Creating a higher performing industry through broader outcomes

Broader outcomes are the additional benefits that can be achieved by the way a service, project or goods are produced or delivered. These outcomes can be social, environmental, cultural or economic benefits that deliver long-term public value for New Zealand.

Embedding broader outcomes into construction projects will help create a higher performing industry, which is why government agencies and construction companies across the country are already making these outcomes a key part of their projects. To help the sector on this journey, the Construction Sector Accord has published new guidance to support government buyers and industry suppliers in applying broader outcomes in construction procurement.

As part of the Accord's Towards High Performance webinar series, experts from government and industry shared examples of how they've used broader outcomes in their projects and some of the lessons learnt in the process. Speakers covered a variety of key issues, including why broader outcomes are important, how to use the Accord's guidelines and how to implement these outcomes into construction projects.

Key speakers

Alison Murray

Director Construction Procurement Transformation, Construction Sector Accord.

The Accord's broader outcomes guides are a practical framework to help construction buyers and suppliers better understand what these outcomes are, why they are important and how to embed them into government procurement and tender documents. Alison talked about the purpose of the guides and what they mean for the construction industry, as well as provided practical advice on how to implement them in projects.

Junior Ioane

Lead Advisor - Broader Outcomes, Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education started their journey with broader outcomes in mid-2020. Previously there was little information within the Ministry on broader outcomes and a lack of understanding about what the Government's push means for its construction projects. Junior shared how the Ministry embedded broader outcomes into its procurement processes and some of the key challenges and successes.

Adam Brown

General Manager of New Business, John Fillmore Contracting (JFC).

Adam is passionate about broader outcomes and has been heavily involved in delivering supplier diversity initiatives for JFC since they first became a government priority. He has led the development of a broader outcomes strategy for the company and overseen the implementation of initiatives, by engaging with 'priority' businesses to enhance their offering, attributes and approach. Adam explained what supplier diversity is, why it's important as a broader outcome and how others in the industry can support diverse suppliers.

Prakash Ramasubramaniam

Senior Project Manager Infrastructure, Downer New Zealand.

Designed to increase connectivity and safety for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers, the Tāmaki Drive Cycle Route project will provide a 2.34km bi-directional off-road cycleway on the northern side of Quay Street to Tāmaki Drive in Auckland. Environmental broader outcomes are a key focus for the project, including reducing emissions and enhancing the local ecology. Prakash from Downer, the project's contractor, discussed why environmental outcomes are important for the project and shared some of the lessons learnt so far.

Last updated: 07 April 2022