The Construction Sector Accord continues to lead and coordinate the building and construction industry's response to Covid-19. A lot of the support within Government for the industry is being driven through the Accord.

Our Chief Executive, Susan Freeman-Greene, is part of the Construction Sector Accord working group. One of our past Presidents, Dean Kimpton, is leading this work with the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). The work of the group is being provided to the Treasury, Ministers and Cabinet.

Our Leadership Statement

Engineers and architects will help drive New Zealand’s economic recovery – and together we’ve made some commitments about how we will work for the greater good.

Engineering New Zealand, ACE New Zealand and the New Zealand Institute of Architects, supported by chief executives of engineering firms, have released a series of commitments that show our collective will to make a difference for New Zealand, and focus on long-term prosperity not short-term gain. It supports the principles of the Construction Sector Accord,

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Contract guidance

The Construction Sector Accord has released three procurement guidance documents for government agencies working with construction suppliers during Covid-19.

Although the guidance documents are directed at government agencies, the Accord encourages private sector clients to use them too.

Access the documents

Getting projects up and running

The Accord has published guidance to support the mobilisation of shovel-ready projects.

Read the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook

The Accord's response plan

The Construction Sector Accord response plan has three phases:

  • Phase 1: maintain – retain a viable sector during the shutdown
  • Phase 2: restart – ensure readiness to restart works and accelerate projects
  • Phase 3: transform – refocus on high performance

Read more about the Construction Sector Accord’s Covid-19 response plan

Webinar series

The Construction Sector Accord (CSA) is running a webinar series, themed 'Towards High Performance.'

The first one will be 3–4pm on Wednesday, 24 June. Save the date – registration details will be released soon!

CSA Steering Group member and Naylor Love Chief Executive, Rick Herd, will share his experience on construction risk management. This presentation is for anyone working in the industry who has an interest in doing things better.

If you have ideas for future webinars or speaker suggestions, please contact Erin Jamieson, Partner, Convergence Communications & Marketing Ltd.