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Annual Report, 2018
Welcome to the 17th annual general meeting of the Federation. We meet at a time when our Industry faces a number of uncertainties in the residential market brought about in large part by the prevailing high prices for land in our major urban areas. The challenges this poses for builders in matching costs to market realities for new home buyers is unprecedented. But they are ones faced by our fellow industry participants in Canada and the U.S., among other countries. On our domestic scene the situation is further complicated by uncertainty among political and public sector figures on how best they should address the issues of dwelling affordability, social housing and emergency accommodation needs. The pressures they face can lead to a degree of questionable outspokenness on factors they mistakenly consider relevant to housing costs.
Date: 30-Jul-2018
Size: 132 KB

Construction Strategy Group - Home Warranties
The Construction Strategy Group (CSG) that is strongly supported by BIF has submitted four position papers to the Government asking for future action to improve the regulatory framework around Product Assurance and Occupational Licensing. The basis of the Product Assurance paper is the BIF tiered proposal discussed and agreed at our AGM of 2016. The other two papers submitted by the CSG deal with future skills recruitment for the industry and with the possible introduction of new home warranties. The BIF Board is supportive of all four CSG papers. They are currently under consideration by a Cabinet committee chaired by the Minister of Finance, the Hon. Steven Joyce, with the members being the Hon. Amy Adams, Hon. Simon Bridges, Hon. Nick Smith and Hon. Anne Tolley. They seek industry involvement in the early stages of implementing reform in the areas covered by the papers.
Date: 18-Aug-2017
Size: 278 KB

Construction Strategy Group - Occupational Licensing
Occupational Licensing paper. 2 of 4
Date: 17-Aug-2017
Size: 398 KB

Construction Strategy Group - Product Assurances
CSG Position Paper - Product Assurance - 3 of 4
Date: 17-Aug-2017
Size: 305 KB

Construction Strategy Group - Skills
CSG Position Paper - Skills - 4 of 4
Date: 17-Aug-2017
Size: 415 KB

Future demand for construction works
This report presents key projections from the updated National Construction-related Occupations Model (NCOM). The objective for the NCOM is to help the construction industry plan for their future workforce needs, by providing information on the occupations which are expected to be in demand to the end of 2022.
Date: 15-Aug-2017
Size: 2.19 MB

Housing Taskforce Report
At present, New Zealand has a fractured and dispersed building industry that is vulnerable to losing skilled workers in a downturn and struggles to build enough high quality houses in an upturn. A new and larger-scale way of planning, funding and building different types of developments, including through cyclical peaks and dips, would make home building more efficient and housing more affordable.
Date: 15-Aug-2017
Size: 1.14 MB

National Construction Pipeline Report 2017
The National Construction Pipeline Report 2017 (the report) was commissioned by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and jointly prepared by Pacifecon NZ Ltd (Pacifecon) and BRANZ. The Productivity Partnership1 commissioned the first report in 2013; this report is the fifth edition.
Date: 15-Aug-2017
Size: 1.62 MB

Electronic traceability of NZ construction products
This report sets out the findings of a research project that looked at the feasibility of establishing an electronic traceability system in New Zealand for construction products.
Date: 15-Aug-2017
Size: 2.19 MB

Identification of issues for industry attention within Auckland building activities
This report was requested by the Building Industry Federation with the intention of obtaining information to permit a focussed response to the assertion that 40 percent of building control inspections are failing.
Date: 1-May-2016
Size: 885 KB

 Annual Report, 2018
 Construction Strategy Group - Home Warranties
 Construction Strategy Group - Occupational Licensing
 Construction Strategy Group - Product Assurances
 Construction Strategy Group - Skills

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