A Study into the Cyclical Performance of the New Zealand Construction Industry (Part 1)

Editor’s Note: This abridged version has been prepared to publicise the method and key findings of a study performed for CAENZ under the auspices of BRANZ. With apologies to the authors and their sources, most of the source references and many of the graphs have been left out to conform with the ConstructingNZ newsletter size and format. The full report is available from the CAENZ … [Read more...]

Lean Construction and Last Planner

What is Lean Construction? Lean Construction is a philosophy based on the concepts of lean manufacturing. It is about managing and improving the construction process to profitably deliver what the customer needs. Because it is a philosophy, Lean Construction can be pursued through a number of different approaches. In particular the following tools are used in the Construction … [Read more...]

Myers-Briggs (MBTI®) Personality Profiling Gives Construction Leaders Competitive Edge

Successful leadership in construction and engineering requires strong business skills, project skills, and people skills. For construction leaders in an increasingly international market, communication skills are more critical than ever. Leaders and managers need excellent communication and people skills for building great teams, managing change, and ensuring that innovation leads to increased … [Read more...]

Ongoing Training for Higher Levels of Construction Leadership

“It’s what you learn after you know it all that counts.” - John Wooden For real excellence in construction and engineering leadership, a plan for ongoing training is non-negotiable in a solid business strategy. In this rapidly-evolving industry, it is no longer sufficient to master current processes. Real leaders in construction must prepare for the future by expanding their knowledge base and by … [Read more...]