Transforming the Building Industry

Project Information

This research aims to transform the current conservative, constrained and fragmented building industry into a productive, innovative industry for the 21st century. Under the overarching theme of innovation, the research will focus on three areas: new technologies, appropriate upskilling of labour, and improving processes with a focus on whole-of-building, whole-of-life performance. 

The research will:

  • improve the quality and functionality of new buildings through the use of technology and education to improve housing stock
  • use new technologies and education to reduce the cost of building, thus meeting future demand for affordable housing
  • co-innovate with numerous industry organisations and upskill the labour force to increase the likely uptake of innovation
  • draw on values embedded in mātauranga Māori in upskilling the Māori labour force.


Further information

Email us at: