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9:30 AM


Engineered fall protection access systems and how they work in with today’s architects, engineers and building designs

    speaker greg peterson Greg Peterson, Technical Engineer for 3M Fall Protection at 3M

Hear about the latest fall protection system designs, incorporating function and compliance for today’s architectural building designs NEW…more

10:30 AM


The Relationship Between Consumer Attitudes Toward Mass Timber Construction and Property Purchasing Decisions: The Mediating Effects of Environmental Attitudes

    speaker Paul Kremer Paul Kremer, Marketing, Strategy & Sustainability (Aus & NZ) at XLAM

This presentation explores the results of a recent survey exploring consumer’s (N =281) attitudes toward a number of identified factors that may constrain the widespread adoption of mass timber construction. Specifically, this study…more

11:30 AM


How Labour's fresh approach will transform the build environment

    speaker Phil Twyford Phil Twyford, Spokesperson Housing, Building and Construction and Auckland Issues, Labour Party

The country is poised for big changes in how and what we build. The housing crisis has got people thinking about new…more

12:30 PM


CLT…what’s all the worldwide fuss

    speaker Gary Caufield Gary Caulfield, CEO XLAM

What to think about when using cross laminated timber.…more



1:30 PM


“Where will the additional capacity come from?” A look at the Government’s housing construction targets for Auckland

    speaker John Tookey Professor John Tookey, Head of Dept Built Environment Engineering AUT


A look at the Government’s housing construction targets for Auckland.…more

2:30 PM


Analysis of Structural Integrity in Buildings using Low-Cost Seismic Sensors

    speaker Jim Lin Mr Jim Lin, Manager of Research and Development, Sanlien/Jenlogix

Many countries around the world lie on fault lines that mean a high risk of Earthquakes that could damage infrastructure and buildings. As such, the local building codes naturally require high building resilience standards.…more


9:30 AM


GIB® Central Barrier Intertenancy Walls

    speaker Hamish Ewan Hamish Ewan, Senior Technical Support & Development Engineer at GIB

Record population growth is putting pressure on housing supply. The public and private sectors are responding by designing and building terrace homes and apartments instead of standalone homes. This has prompted the team…more

10:30 AM


Leaky Building Syndrome 2.0 – All You Need to Know

    speaker Thomas van Ramsdonk Thomas van Raamsdonk, General Manager at ProClima

What is Leaky Building 2.0? Gain an understanding of what causes it and how to prevent it from occurring in your construction. Discover the practical steps you can take to control internal moisture build up and avoid this systemic failure…more

11:30 AM


Antoni Gaudí’s Sagrada Família Basilica: from humble origins to an ambitious conclusion (2h)


speaker Mark Burry Professor Mark Burry, Professor of Urban Futures at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning

Free to attend. Registration is required.


Antoni Gaudí worked on the Sagrada Família Basilica project for 43 years – effectively his entire professional career, yet when he died aged 74 in 1926, very little of the building had been constructed. He bequeathed his …more

1:30 PM


Enabling Growth in Auckland

    speaker John Dunshea John Dunshea, General Manager at Development Programme Office

An overview of the growth challenges facing Auckland and some of the mechanisms Auckland Council is looking at to address these challenges.…more

2:30 PM


Non-toxic building materials

    speaker Jerome Partington Jerome Partington, Sustainability Manager & Senior Associate Jasmax at Jasmax / Declare

Jerome will share the sustainability challenges our industry faces and map out the opportunities of designing and constructing…more

3:30 PM


Beauty Matters

    speaker David Trubridge David Trubridge, Director at David Trubridge

David looks at why beauty and art have always been important to the human race in all cultures. He offers some personal insights into how beauty and art may have first appeared in palaeolithic culture. Without beauty, there is no care, so…more

4:30 PM



    speaker Steve Davis Steve Davis, Director at Assemble

Let’s take a look at what BIM really is and what’s happening in a New Zealand context as well as how it is being applied…more


9:30 AM


Our Role in Developments Across Auckland

    speaker Gyles Bednall Gyles Bendall, Public Realm Programme Leader; Place Shaping at Panuku Development Auckland

This session will introduce the role of Panuku Development Auckland, a newly formed development agency for Auckland. It will outline…more

10:30 AM


Q&A Session - Specifying Products and the Product Assurance Framework

    speaker Trevor Pringle Trevor Pringle, Principal Writer at BRANZ
speaker Jason Wanden Jason Wanden, Project Manager - Assurance Services at BRANZ
speaker Russell Clarke Russell Clarke, Project Manager - Assurance Services at BRANZ

Appraisals & product evaluations – overview of the BRANZ Appraisal and product evaluation process…more

11:30 AM


Designing the Dynamic – Learning from Gaudí (2h)


speaker Jane Burry Professor Jane Burry, Dean of Design at Swinburne University of Technology and Adjunct Professor at RMIT University

Free to attend. Registration is required. 


The work of Antoni Gaudí (1852-1926) exhibits a dynamism in architecture that runs deeper than its organic and morphogenic appearance. Gaudí’s pioneering design of a three-dimensional funicular model to work ‘live’ with gravity to…more

1:30 PM


Bostik NZ's ASA Waterproofing CPD course/Seminar

    speaker Jaco Malan Jaco Malan, Market Development Manager at Bostik

The presentation covers Internal Wet Area Design, Waterproofing Detailing and Specification. The objective of this is presentation is to understand Acceptable Solutions…more


2:30 PM


Taking High-Performance Mainstream

    speaker Nick Hubbard Nick Hubbard, General Manager at Formance


Every year thousands of New Zealander’s are growing up in cold, unhealthy and inefficient homes. Formance General Manager…more

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