Master Builders’ Constructive tackles housing crisis

Master Builders Constructive Forum plays a vital role in Master Builders’ advocacy programme as it brings the construction sector together to tackle the big issues. This year, the event was extended to delve deeper into critical housing and residential building challenges facing New Zealand. More than 300 attendees gained deeper insight into the complex issues the sector is facing, news ways of thinking and practical approaches that can be adopted to help drive change.

Working closely with Master Builders we helped develop the forum programme. This year’s focus was on how we can create significant system changes to enable the large-scale shifts needed in areas such as capacity, affordability and decarbonisation, while also addressing some of the short-term issues which are holding us back now.

Results from the annual State of the Sector survey were shared to set the context. This survey captures feedback from across the sector and is brought to life through an infographic-based video and features commentary from industry leaders. This was a great draw card for media seeking an inside view on how construction is currently faring.

Across the two days, attendees heard from over 30 speakers including the Deputy Prime Minister, Grant Robertson, Minister of Building and Construction, Poto Williams, alongside industry heavyweights, government leaders, and the cream of our architects, builders, urban planners and engineers who shared their insights into the sector’s current condition and future direction.

More than 300 Constructive attendees gained deeper insight into the myriad of complex issues the sector is facing, and news ways of thinking and practical approaches that can be taken to initiate change. Constructive received over 3.7 impressions through the media and across Master Builder’s social channels. Following the event, Master Builders’ identified key focus areas that they will continue to discuss and drive forward.