Construction Survey 2020

We're taking the pulse of the New Zealand construction industry and want to hear from you.

This survey is different. It focuses on the real day-to-day challenges that keep members of the industry awake at night. By participating you can gain valuable insight from your industry peers and competitors and help drive changes in the industry.

There is an opportunity to provide an email address at the end of the survey should you wish to receive a copy of the summarised results, together with commentary and advice from our specialist construction team. You will also be invited to a presentation and networking opportunity (alert levels permitting) where the results will be discussed.

Your answers in the survey remain confidential and you do not need to answer all questions unless you so wish.  If your time is limited please answer the questions with options and spend less time on those where comments are invited.

This survey was delayed due to the disruption from Covid-19.  As a consequence there are 2 parts; the state of the industry pre lockdown and the state of the industry and its future measured now.  Accordingly, please answer the pre-Covid-19 questions as at the end of February 2020 and the post Covid-19 questions based on what you are experiencing or planning at present.

We expect the findings will be very useful to participants in the industry and help you manage the risks and exploit the opportunities coming up in the next 12 months.



2019 Construction Survey Results


The 2019 BDO Construction Survey Report is here!

Our team of construction experts have recently released the results of the 2019 Construction Survey.  This is the second year of the annual survey and already the numbers of participants have more than doubled from last year. The survey is rapidly becoming recognised as an important resource that can provide meaningful insights into current trends and issues in the construction industry.

This year’s survey highlighted issues with low margins and decreasing forward work and the two-tier construction sector comprising experienced operators with robust businesses and management practices and fragile businesses with low margins and inexperienced operators is still very evident. This fragile group is highly vulnerable to the pressures and constraints operating within the industry. 


In the media





2018 Construction Survey Results


The 2018 BDO Construction Survey Report is here!

As you may be aware, we recently undertook a comprehensive Construction Survey of nearly 100 New Zealand construction companies. The results are now in and we invite you to download your copy of the Construction Survey Report.


In the media


Radio New Zealand

  •  Builders breaking law by not using trusts. - Listen to the recording here.