The Accord's Construction Sector Transformation Plan is focused on tackling the sector's systemic challenges while building resilience across the industry.
The second iteration of the Transformation Plan spans 2022-2025.
BRANZ has been involved in several different aspects of the Accord and the Transformation Plan. This included, as part of the first phase, leading the Environment workstream, participating in the Accord COVID-response leadership group and participating in the Building Sector Working Group of the Regulatory Environment workstream.
BRANZ continues to fund research, through the Building Research Levy, of direct relevance to the Accord’s work. See for example the work on construction sector performance measurement.
In 2020, BRANZ’s then CEO Chelydra Percy was invited to lead the Environment workstream. This workstream was scoped from the perspective that good work is happening across the sector to address some of the environmental issues. What was missing was coherency around how the sector can work together to contribute to Aotearoa New Zealand’s environmental and climate change goals. BRANZ led the development of two pieces of work with colleagues from across the sector:
- A review of the environmental challenges and opportunities for the sector - see Environmental challenges, opportunities and transitions for construction in Aotearoa New Zealand.
- The Construction sector environment roadmap for action. This Roadmap was seen as an important step the Accord could take to identify what actions need to happen to begin the steps towards the 2050 climate and environmental goals that Aotearoa New Zealand has signed up to. The Roadmap underpinned and informed the second iteration of the Accord Transformation Plan and maintains relevance as we step towards longer-term goals.