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BIF Archives & Documents

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

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

Newsletter July, 2017V4
NEWSLETTER Industry pro-active in pursuing identified issues The industry is now pursuing at a high political level long running issues which your Board and members have identified as needing government action to resolve in meeting challenges that have arisen during this period of high demand.
Date: 15-Aug-2017
Size: 175 KB

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

NZ Building Industry Federation Annual Report 2017
Welcome to the 16th annual general meeting of the Federation. It comes at a period when we are seeing a number of challenges facing the industry as a whole against a backdrop of ongoing high demand for our products and materials.
Date: 15-Aug-2017
Size: 160 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

BIF position on product assurance
The issue of Product Assurance has been to the fore in the New Zealand and Australian construction sectors for the past two years, catalysed by a surge of non-conforming imported building products. In recent months this attention has been particularly focused upon steel conformance with Standards and the NZ Building Code, however other product areas have also come into question, including electrical cabling, glass, cladding, plumbing materials (especially pipe), and roofing tiles,
Date: 26-Apr-2017
Size: 288 KB

Targeted Commerce Act Review: Cross Submissions Consultation
This submission of the Building Industry Federation (BIF) on the Targeted Commerce Act Review “Cross Submissions Consultation” is directed at mooted changes to Part II of the Commerce Act, primarily in Section 36 addressing misuse of market power. That provision prohibits a firm with a substantial degree of market power from taking advantage of that power for the purpose of preventing, deterring or excluding competition. Section 36(1) is broadly similar to section 46(1) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act of 2010.
Date: 12-Jul-2016
Size: 411 KB

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

Submission - Targeted Commerce Act Review
This submission of the Building Industry Federation (BIF) on the Targeted Commerce Act Review is directed at mooted changes to Part II of the Commerce Act, primarily in Section 36 addressing misuse of market power. That provision prohibits a firm with a substantial degree of market power from taking advantage of that power for the purpose of preventing, deterring or excluding competition. Section 36(1) is broadly similar to section 46(1) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act of 2010.
Date: 3-Feb-2016
Size: 391 KB

 Construction Strategy Group - Home Warranties
 Construction Strategy Group - Occupational Licensing
 Construction Strategy Group - Product Assurances
 Construction Strategy Group - Skills
 National Construction Pipeline Report 2017

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