About the Conference

In New Zealand, modular construction have been increasingly gaining prominence especially in the aftermath of natural disasters due to its flexibility and relocatability, which can serve as effective temporary housing solutions for displaced residents. Modular construction and pre-fabrication techniques will no longer only be a solution as temporary buildings for disaster recovery but it also emerges as one of the most brilliant ideas to construct buildings in a faster, smarter and cost-effective way. Besides being able to mitigate the housing crisis New Zealand is facing, modularization and pre-fabrication methods are also able to reduce costs and offset cost savings to consumers to bring down property prices.

Join us at the New Zealand Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Conference in Auckland, New Zealand from 5 – 7 December 2016 and explore how modular construction will shape the future of New Zealand’s construction landscape as well as ways to tackle emerging challenges for tomorrow. You will also discover high-growth sectors which you can tap into and achieve growth and gain crucial competitive advantage through effective adoption of off-site construction techniques.

Why Join This Forum


  1. Discover how modular construction and pre-fabrication can help alleviate the housing crisis New Zealand is currently facing
  2. Change the negative mind set and perceptions against off-site construction
  3. Address the current challenges in modular construction and pre-fabrication and discuss how to overcome them
  4. Uncover the potential of Building Information Modeling (BIM) in developing modern architectural designs
  5. Explore the importance of managing construction logistics efficiently for off-site construction techniques
  6. Formulate well thought out procurement strategies for building materials to deliver timely projects
  7. Understand how modularization and pre-fabrication are solutions to the labor shortages in the construction industry
  8. Grasp the building code and laws that apply to modular construction and prefabrication to ensure your buildings adhere to standards
  9. Recognize the importance in engaging with various stakeholders when delivering modular building projects to deliver an effective, delay-free project
  10. Engage with industry leaders on how to transform your organization’s construction processes and prepare for the future

Featured Speakers

  • Ben Campbell
    Technical Director, Abodo Wood Ltd
  • Janine Stewart
    Partner, Minter Ellison Rudd Watts
  • Gary Caufield
    CEO, Xlam NZ Ltd 
  • David Finnie
    Senior Lecturer Built Environment, Otago Polytechnic
  • Michael Warwick
    BIM Specialist and Owner, MAW Design|Sustainable Light
  • Warwick Quinn
    Chief Executive, Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation
  • Bill McCorkell
    Owner Director, ArchiBlox Pty Ltd
  • Jamil Khan
    Technical Director – Structural Engineering, Beca Ltd
  • Waco Tao
    Founder & CEO, PowerHouse Homes (Australia)
  • Karen Overend
    Founder and Principal, Overend & Associates
  • Sean Murrie
    Managing Director, Matrix Homes Ltd
  • Jason Howden
    Director, Warren and Mahoney Technologies Ltd
  • Brad Sara
    Director, Warren and Mahoney Technologies Ltd
  • Rose McLaughlan
    Manager Policy, Auckland Council
  • Sam Archer
    Director of Market Transformation, New Zealand Green Building Council
  • Richard McEwan
    CEO, Mike Greer Homes NZ Ltd
  • James West
    Managing Director, Quantum Aspects Limited

Past Participating Companies

Our inaugural Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication ANZ was conducted in Sydney, Australia in March 2016 to resounding success. Selected past participating companies from construction, real estate and AEC industries which have benefitted from Clariden’s programs in New Zealand and Australia include:

  • ACCIONA Infrastructure
  • Archaus
  • Arrow International (NZ) Ltd
  • Aurecon New Zealand Limited
  • Beca Ltd
  • BlueScope
  • Boral
  • Christchurch City Council
  • CSR Building Products
  • Griffiths & Associates Limited
  • Hansgrohe
  • Hawkins Construction
  • Hickory Group
  • Hindmarsh
  • Keneco Property
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Leighs Construction
  • Lendlease
  • Matrix Homes Ltd
  • McConnell Dowell Constructors Ltd
  • Modulum Homes
  • Mossop Construction + Interiors
  • New Zealand Consulting Engineers Limited
  • Onesteel
  • Parkview Constructions
  • Precinct Properties New Zealand
  • PrefabNZ / Holmes Solutions
  • Probuild
  • Rawson Homes
  • Rebbeck Dunn Watters
  • Savills (NZ) Limited
  • Swanbuild
  • Schiavello
  • Warren and Mahoney
  • Woollam Constructions
  • Willis Bond & Co
  • Turner Construction
  • Watpac Construction