Housing Matters 6: Successful strategies to survive the slowdown
This Housing Matters breakfast focused on the construction slowdown in Christchurch and different strategies for the sector to survive the slowdown.
The session covered
- An overview of the latest BRANZ research into strategies to survive the construction sector slowdown, presented by Suzanne Wilkinson (University of Auckland). This research was based on local interviews about the current situation in Christchurch particularly focused on solutions / best practice approaches.
- MBIE’s Brett Parker talked about boom bust cycles in construction, focusing on the National Construction Pipeline report 2016, and the linked National Construction-related Occupations Projections.
- BRANZ’s David Sharpe discussed BRANZ work in the area of boom bust cycles in construction and how they apply to Christchurch
- Bob Burnett from the Superhome Movement presented on how the Superhome Movement is differentiating itself through quality and whole-of-life value, and how collaboration may help the sector pull through.
The breakfast ended with an open discussion, led by a panel of experts, on ideas and solutions for the Christchurch construction sector post recovery.