Pre-Forum Site Tour  

Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality in Construction & PreFabrication Lab Site Visit

Visit to Massey University, Auckland’s Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Lab for Construction and Prefabrication, to learn the latest application of this new technology in the modular/prefab space.


Other Site Visits:

  1. Social Housing Project in Auckland
  2. Prefab site in St John area, which installs screw-pile foundations, and relocate portable buildings
Latest Trends, Techniques and Market Opportunities on New Zealand’s Modular Construction and Prefabrication 
 09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer

Mayor’s Keynote Address:

Mayor of Palmerston North


Is Modularization and Prefabrication Solution to Housing Affordability in New Zealand? Perspectives by Housing New Zealand & Local Councils

  • The New Zealand housing scenario, going forward
  • Identify what is modular housing and prefabrication and its techniques involved
  • Discover opportunities for modularization and prefabrication to tackle housing affordability
  • Sourcing abroad for modular construction skills, materials & technology
Andrew-rounded Andrew Booker
GM Business Innovation & Development
Housing New Zealand Corporation
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
Learning from Overseas Successful Modular Experiences: International Case Studies of Prefab Design & Construction in Australia, Singapore, Germany and Finland

Clearing the Prefab Product Compliance Pathway: The Good Offsite Guide

  • Compliance with NZ’s performance based building code (seismic activity, exposure to salt-laden winds and sea spray, high ultra-violet light levels and wind-driven rain)
  • Relevance of overseas testing
  • Acquiring building consent with imported prefab products
John-Gardiner-rounded John Gardiner
Managing Director, Building Confidence Ltd
Manager, Determinations & Assurance, MBIE
Building Confidence Ltd

Innovation Showcase: 3D Printing for Prefab Projects

  • What can we expect from prefab and 3D printing in the future?
  • Will 3D printing remodel the construction industry?
  • Challenges of 3D prefab printing: Quality, Scale and Future Adoption
Dr-Behzad-Nematollahi-rounded Dr Behzad Nematollahi
Deputy Director-Smart Structures Laboratory
Swinburne Univeristy of Technology
11:30 The Australian Modular Success Story: Recent Innovations and Lessons Learnt

  • Case Study Australia’s Tallest Prefabricated Building
  • Further innovations in universities, affordable housing, residential aged care facilities, prisons and more
Stuart-rounded Stuart Marsland
Rothelowman Architects
12:00 Innovation Case Study: New Zealand’s First Modular Hotel – Lessons Learnt & Challenges Faced
TLC_HiResStdlt_NMT_C01 Alistair Sawer
Managing Director
TLC Modular
12:30 Networking Luncheon
New Zealand Modular Construction Innovative Implementation Case Studies 

Recent Case Study: Prefabrication for New Zealand Student Accommodation

  • A milestone in prefabricated timber (CLT & LVL)
  • The largest timber building in New Zealand in both volume of timber and height
  • The case of the recently completed Otago Polytechnic Student Village
Sam-Cadden-rounded Sam Cadden
Logic Group

Building With Code: Working Within The Compliance Rules

Jock-Hyde-rounded Jock Hyde
Principal Specialist Building Surveyor
Auckland Council

Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and Technical Transformation in the Building and Property Sectors: Implications for the industry

Connal-Townsend-rounded Connal Townsend
Property Council, New Zealand

Refreshment & Networking

15:30 Lean and Continuous Improvement for the Prefab & Modular Construction Industry
Applications of Lean principles of “Flow and Pull” to improve productivity/profitability in the Prefab Building and Construction Industries
Jeff-Tuffnell-rounded Jeff Tufnell
NZ Operational Excellence Manager
Fletcher Steel
16:00 What is the Scope for modular construction in the Hotel sector?
Dean-rounded Dean Humphries
National Director Hotels
Colliers International
16:30 New Challenges and Opportunities in Prefabs: How Can We Make the Necessary Change?
red stag wood Jason Cordes
Managing Dirctor
Red Stag Wood Solutions
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:15 End of Day One Cocktail Reception

After a long day of learning, benchmarking, and planning, unwind and mingle with your peers.

Next Generation Prefab Modular Innovations + Intersection with BIM and AR/VR in Construction 
08:45 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
08:50 Keynote Address by HLC
Chris Aitken
Chief Executive
HLC New Zealand, a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand Corporation
09:15 Prefab Case Study: Utilizing Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT), Mass Engineered Timber (MET) and Glulam  
Bernie-O'Fagan-rounded Bernie O’Fagan
Managing Director
RM Designs
09:45 Homestar Homes: The Modular Option  
Andrew-Eagles-rounded Andrew Eagles
Chief Executive
New Zealand Green Building council
10:15 Case Study: Prefabrication for Infrastructure Projects

Designing for Prefabrication & Assembly using Timber Systems, Case Study of the iconic new Nelson Airport Terminal Building

Johann-rounded Johann Betz
Founder/Managing Director, Offsite Design
10:45 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
11:00 Modular Plantrooms: Taking a Leap in Modular World

  • Introduction to external HVAC plant location
  • Security and amenity advantages for restricted access applications
  • How it allows flexibility during construction process
Tony-Sanderson_rounded Tony Sanderson
Stephenson & Turner
11:30 Modular Construction for Seismic-prone Areas and for Disaster Recovery from Cyclones/Floods
John-Jing-rounded Dr. John Jing
Technical Director
EQ Struc Limited
12:00 Building Cladding and Fire Safety Considerations for Modular Projects
Michael_James_rounded Michael James
Managing Director
Origin Fire Consultants
12:30 Networking Luncheon
Best Practices in Modular Quality Control and Improvement 

Sustainability Issues in NZ Construction and possible implications on passive houses and modular construction

John-Mauro-rounded John Mauro
Chief Sustainability Officer
Auckland Council
14:00 Contracting, Tendering and Procuring for a Modular Construction Project

  • Developing best procurement and contracting practices
  • Dealing with multiple stakeholders: architects, surveyors, designers, building contractors and building services companies
  • Sourcing pre-fabricated components from overseas
Andrea-rounded Andrea Morton
Director Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Finance & Performace
Housing New Zealand Corporation
14;30 A Services Supplier’s Perspective: Building a truly sustainable prefab future for NZ Housing, Manufacturing & Agriculture

  • As suppliers of professional services to HousingNZ and other local council social housing departments, what are the options for rapidly increasing stock to help redress the present vast undersupply of social and emergency housing?
  • Cultivation and fabrication of industrial hemp for use as composite panels, laminates, hempcrete and other building materials for prefab builds
  • How to build a truly sustainable prefab future for NZ Housing, Manufacturing & Agriculture?
Will-Shaw-rounded Will Shaw
Director – Industrial
SHAW Group
15;00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session
15:30 VR and AR in Construction Engineering and Prefabrication
Dr-Rugg-rounded Dr Ruggiero Lovreglio
Lecturer & Specialist in BIM, VR and AR for Construction
Massey University
16:00 End of Summit Panel Discussion
Invited Speakers of the Summit

Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson