Supporting a skilled and productive workforce

We need to lift skills and productivity to ensure the long-term growth of the building and construction sector.

Growing the number of skilled people

New Zealand’s performance-based building regulatory system is flexible, enabling and encouraging the building and construction industry to develop innovative and cost-effective building design, technology and systems.

New Zealand’s labour market and skills systems need to provide opportunities for people in construction-related occupations and businesses. This will help increase the number of skilled people and innovative firms in the sector.

In this section

Construction Skills Action Plan

Do you have access to people with the skills and capability you need?

Understanding the Construction Contracts Act 2002

The Construction Contracts Act 2002 provides a process for dealing with payments and disputes under a construction contract, including retention money provisions to protect subcontractors.

National Construction Pipeline Report

The National Construction Pipeline Report provides the sector with a 6-year projection of national building and construction activity.