Skills, innovation and productivity

For the long-term growth of the building and construction sector, skills and productivity need to be lifted. The building regulatory system has the potential to enhance or hinder productivity in the sector.

New Zealand’s performance-based building regulatory system allows flexibility. It enables and encourages the building and construction industry to develop innovative and cost-effective building design, technology and systems.

We need to ensure our labour market and skills systems provide opportunities for people in construction-related occupations and businesses. This will increase the number of skilled people and innovative firms in the building and construction sector.

Changes to the LBP scheme

We are changing the licensed building practitioners Skills Maintenance Scheme.

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Construction contracts

The Construction Contracts Act 2002 (the Act) regulates payment provisions in construction contracts.

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Labour Market Adjustment

The Labour Market Adjustment in the Construction Industry report examines how the construction industry workforce responds to changing labour demand.

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National Construction Pipeline

The construction pipeline reports provide the market a forward view of building and construction work.

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National Construction Occupations Projections

You can find construction investment and construction occupation projections by using the National Construction Occupations Projections tool. It brings together the National Construction Pipeline 2016 dataset, produced by BRANZ and Pacifecon (NZ) Ltd, and the National Construction Occupations Model prepared by Market Economics Ltd. You can also download graphs and tables.

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Productivity Partnership

The Building and Construction Productivity Partnership between industry and government (2011-2014) was established to address the issue of low sector productivity. The partnership developed a range of research and evidence on sector productivity issues.

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