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Health and safety

CHASNZ: COVID-19 and working at the current alert level

Building and construction sector information

MBIE: COVID-19: Building and construction sector guidance
Construction Sector Accord: latest COVID-19 news and guidance for the sector
Master Builders Association: COVID-19 resources. What you need to know, what it means for the sector, and information and resources for you and your business
Civil Contractors New Zealand 
New Zealand Institute of Architects: COVID-19: Getting through. Tips, documents and advice
Property Council New Zealand Latest updates on the COVID-19 situation 

Build articles

Force majeure in a COVID-19 world by Dentons Kensington Swan
The supply chain and recovery by Julien Leys, Chief Executive, Building Industry Federation of New Zealand
Building business resilience by David Kelly, CEO Registered Master Builders
Building resilience in 2020 by Resilient Organisations
Health and safety can help by Site Safe
Was your business prepared? by Baker Tilly Staples Rodway 

Check Build Online for further articles:

Government contracts, procurement and pipeline of work

Contractual guidelines for procuring agencies
Guidance to government agencies on a consistent approach to construction contracts during the COVID-19 disruption. Private sector clients are encouraged to also follow the guidelines.  

Contract variation guidelines
Guidance to government agencies on determining the fair value of variations due to COVID-19 disruption. 

General COVID-19 procurement guidance
Guidance to government agencies on discussions with contractors re essential services, procurement, contracts, and business continuity plans. 

Rapid mobilisation models 
Rapid mobilisation models for central and local government agencies


Technological solutions

Artisan is a digital solution developed by BRANZ that enables each key step in the residential build inspection process to be prescribed, seen, assessed, verified and recorded.
In simple terms, builders can photograph the quality of their work, submit the photos via the Artisan app and the BCA can review the work off-site.
Artisan is currently being used by Auckland Council and several other BCAs are currently implementing the solution.

Need to talk

Mates in Construction is a mental health charity specifically designed for people working in the building and construction industry. The service supports all workers and subcontractors at our building sites.

People can connect with MATES in Construction, including a 24-hour support line (0800 111 3015), or by free texting 5353. The charity has also created a free online 'Lunch Room' to support workers throughout the lockdown. Find out more at