New awards to celebrate innovation in the sector

By RMBA CEO David Kelly I think, unfairly, the perception of the construction sector is...

RMBA welcomes the Construction Sector Accord

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly A successful construction sector is vital to ensuring a growing economy and, ultimately,...

RMBA CEO: Construction sector needs complete reset

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   There’s no doubt the construction sector has been experiencing sustained growth for a while now. Statistics New Zealand shows the...

Protecting people’s biggest lifetime investment

Too many homes are being built in New Zealand without the protection of a warranty. Building a new home or undertaking a major renovation...

The risks of vocational education reform. Can we get it right?

By RMBA CEO David Kelly   MBIE forecasts show sustained construction sector growth for the next six years, with between $35 billion to $40 billion dollars...

Constructive Forum timing couldn’t have been more opportune

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The timing of this year’s Constructive Forum couldn’t have been more opportune. Construction is firmly at the top of the...

Constructive the driver for major industry change

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly This month we held our fourth Constructive Forum. We...

Understanding construction procurement in NZ

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   Recent high-profile failures of some of our largest construction companies have shone a light on poor procurement practice in...

The demise of high-profile projects demands answers

The demise of certain large, high-profile construction projects was one of the talking points in the media in the second half of 2017. Why did...

Patients, pupils, prisoners, provinces and poverty

By RMBA chief executive David Kelly   The headline might keep readers guessing about what my column is about. It may surprise some, but it is...