About Us People
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Gary Caulfield joined the PrefabNZ board in August 2010 and is the current board chair. Gary is the Director of Stanley Group, with responsibility for Stanley Ecobuild and for the business development and project definition for Stanley Modular. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute and a member of the NZ Green Building Council Core Credits Group.
Gary moved to New Zealand in 2004 bringing with him a number of years of experience in the construction sector in the UK. Prior to coming to New Zealand he spent a number of years in the PPP sector on educational and healthcare projects. His experience with international prefab projects includes modular construction of McDonalds in the UK and prefabricated toilets in airports. He has spoken at the last four Tonkin Modular Conferences in Australia.
Gary has been involved with recent projects in New Zealand including: Knoll Ridge Café and Cat Shed, Tuwharetoa Settlement Trust Ablution Block, Casita Miro, Hobbs Wharf Market Building, Cooper & Co Relocatable Retail along with a number of with schools and educational institutes.
Gary hopes the future for Prefab in New Zealand includes a change in mindset from “leaky, cold prefab classrooms” to value for money products.
Contact Gary Caulfield at Gary.Caulfield@stanleygroup.co.nz
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Paul is a Registered Quantity Surveyor, a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a Member of the Quantity Surveyors’ Institute and an Associate of both the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He holds an Honours Degree in Law from the Open University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Auckland and a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from the College of Estate Management. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the Auckland branch of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors.
Paul is the Secretary of PrefabNZ Inc.
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Chris Moller is the Deputy Chair of PrefabNZ. Chris is an award-winning architect and urbanist with 25 years experience, currently Director at 'Chris Moller Architecture+Urbanism' (CMA+U). He founded ‘S333 Architecture+Urbanism’ studio in Europe, was Senior Urbanist for the City of Groningen and taught design research at the Architecture Association in London. In 2007, his work was exhibited as ‘New Urban Ecologies’ at La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris, the DAZ gallery in Berlin and the NLA gallery in London.
Chris’ experience with prefabrication comes from 20 years based in the Netherlands where he was involved with mixed use developments, innovation environments and multi-unit housing. Chris’ projects include Schots 1&2 – a cutting edge mixed use, multi-unti project which won numerous and was nominated for the Mies van der Rohe Award for the Best Building of the Year in Europe 2004. Chris has also worked on click-raft – a radical, low cost prefabricated building system that has been implicated in a number of different ways. See the different applications here, here and here.
Chris says, “PrefabNZ is perhaps the first truely cross-industry platform in NZ which is reflected in the make up of the board. The organisation has direct links to government at multiple levels, research institutions such as BRANZ, and academic research resources, as well as a solid membership across industry and the design professionals.
“PrefabNZ offers a crucial answer to the massive challenges NZ is facing - leaky buildings, earthquakes, and very high costs making building your own house the domain for the wealthy few. This is irresponsible. PrefabNZ can solve this. Additionally Prefab offers a huge quality and method step change - imagine a bunch of engineers and craftsmen turning up on your doorstep to build you a car.... mad you say? That's how we currently make our buildings, it is time to change!”
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MAS ETH Zurich, BArch (Hons 1) BAS
Director: Young + Richards Ltd, Eunoia Holdings Ltd, Eunoia Projects Ltd, Worldwide Parking Group Ltd
Harriet specialises in modular design and modern methods of construction. Building on sustainable building methodology experience obtained in Europe, her passion is in the interior and in the productisation of architecture. She continues to build on her Masters work, an in depth study in Europe of prefabricated design and construction methodologies with a focus on timber and green building techniques.
Harriet brings her experience working in Melbourne for internationally renowned architectural firms Denton Corker Marshall Architects and Carr Design. She is a member of the NZ Timber Design Society Management Committee and holds ongoing positions as a Senior Design Tutor at The University of Auckland School of Architecture and Senior Lecturer at AUT University in the Department of Spatial Design.
Harriet is also a Director of the design and build bach company Eunoia Holdings Ltd, and Worldwide Parking Group Ltd, developers of precast concrete car parking systems.
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Dr Wayne Sharman is the Treasurer for the board of PrefabNZ. Wayne has held a number of positions at BRANZ: as a scientist, General Manager Science Operations and now as Strategic Business Development Manager.
He was involved at start-up of the NZ Green Building Council and is currently a board member of the Building Industry Federation. Wayne is also a member of the Evidence Working Group of the Productivity Partnership and is on the Commercialisation Committee of the Structural Timber Innovation Company.
Wayne admits his own experience with prefabrication is limited but he sees it as a key factor in increasing productivity in the construction sector. BRANZ is currently researching the impact of prefabrication on the sector.
Wayne says in order to meet housing needs in New Zealand, Auckland and Christchurch in particular, a faster method of construction needs to be found than is traditionally used. Prefabrication could be the solution but it is currently a long way from filling its potential. That’s the challenge for PrefabNZ.
Contact Dr Wayne Sharman at Wayne.Sharman@branz.co.nz
Dave Strachan is Architect Director at Strachan Group Architects (SGA Ltd) and is currently an adjunct professor at Unitec School of Architecture. Dave has a Master of Architecture degree in sustainable design and has over 35 years experience in the field of building, interiors, teaching and architecture. Dave was also a contributing author to the book ‘A Deeper Shade of Green’.
Dave is a Licensed Building Practitioner in Carpentry and Site 2 and was recently made a fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects. Dave has hands on experience with prefabrication; he has built four fully volumetric houses including prefabricating the timber joinery, windows, doors and cabinetry.
Dave has been involved with the Studio 19 project assisting students at Unitec to design and build the Onemana transportable bach. The design and construction was undertaken at Unitec’s Mt Albert campus in Auckland and transported to its final site at Onemana beach on the Coromandel. The bach won a NZIA award in 2011 and was a finalist for home of the year in 2012.
Dave says prefabrication is the way out of traditional stick built construction. It provides the opportunity for higher performance, efficiency and faster construction processes with less waste and higher quality buildings. He thinks PrefabNZ can bring the right people together who can deliver these solutions for the future.
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PrefabNZ acknowledges the start-up support of founding Board members:We are currently speaking with client representatives who work with prefabrication or offsite solutions, and hope to welcome the successful candidate onto the board shortly. Contact us if this could be you.
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Pamela Bell is PrefabNZ's Chief Executive Officer:
Pamela brings experience in architecture (MArch), Olympic-level sport (snowboarding), small business development (Fruition Apparel Ltd and NZ Snowboard Academy Ltd), governance (Snow Sports NZ) and management.
In 2009, she completed a Master of Architecture thesis ‘Kiwi Prefab: Prefabricated Housing in NZ’.
The 'Kiwi Prefab: Prefabricated Housing in NZ' thesis is available to view here. And an A3 Summary Brochure here.
In 2012, Pamela co-authored the book 'Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge' with Mark Southcombe (Victoria University) - published by Balasoglou Books and available from Aalto Books here. She was also the Knowledge Expert for the 'Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge' exhibition at Puke Ariki Museum, New Plymouth - Dec 1 2012 to Apr 1 2013. See more about Kiwi Prefab here.
Contact Pamela Bell by email email@example.com or phone 021 972 635
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Debbie Jones is the part-time Financial Officer for PrefabNZ. She has a background in Administration and has been Financial Officer & Administration Manager for Wellington's Logan Brown Restaurant for the past 12 years. Debbie also has experience in Product Manufacturing and Distribution (Grillslinger International).
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AdvisorsPrefabNZ is lucky to have a number of advisors waiting in the wings to consult on specific industry issues:
- Patrick Arnold of E-cubed Building Workshop for environmental services.
- Peter Bryant of Sustainability Energy Environment Consultancy for services.
- Alistair Cattanach of Dunning Thornton for structural engineering.
- David Eddy, of BES, Built Environment Services, for draughting services.
- Chris Patterson of Procis Information Systems for cost modelling.
- Vernon Wall, formerly of Universal Building Systems, for financial guidance.
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