PrefabNZ CoLab 2019
PrefabNZ’s CoLab 2019 is open for registrations NOW. Join the race to deliver and get in quick - as we usually sell out ahead of the event!!!
This event comes at a pivotal time, providing you with a great opportunity to up-skill and meet all the right innovative construction people in a fun, heartfelt environment. It’s an exemplary three days of site visits, indoor presentations and table-top discussions - all about increasing construction productivity through innovative prefab and offsite manufacture processes. Together we can advance prefabrication use to meet current housing policy and private building demand. Thanks to all our amazing Partners that assist in delivering such a fun, inspiring and interactive event!
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Where and When
CoLab 2019 is in Auckland, the heart of NZ's housing crisis and the building action.
- Wed 13 March: CoLab Site Visit Day @ CBD or Airport pick-up (9.00am – 8.00pm)
- Thur 14 March: CoLab Conference Day @ Ellerslie Event Centre + evening soiree (7.45am – 7.00pm)
Come dressed for a casual day at the races!
- Fri 15 March: CoLab Members’ workshops @ pro clima HUB. (8.30am – 5.00pm)
CPD Points available
2 days - 80 points
3 days - 100 points
What is CoLab?
CoLab is the fun, interactive and thought-provoking event that places you at the heart of innovative construction. Join specifiers, manufacturers, builders and other construction professionals for site visits, hands-on activities, engaging sessions and provocative conversations that will inspire and invigorate.
- Exposure to international offsite policy and relevant industry response
- Information on advanced prefabrication technology, systems and uptake
- Sharing issues, challenges and lessons learnt for the sector
- Connecting to people in the know and creating collaboration opportunities
- Being part of the innovative and burgeoning design and construction industry
- Being at the forefront of modern methods of productivity and sustainability
If you have an interest in advancing the design and construction industry in NZ then CoLab is your place. We can't wait to see you there!
PrefabNZ is arranging an impressive team of onshore and offshore session leaders, who will open their hearts to share their expertise, giving participants valuable information and tools to advance their prefab business.
Session Leaders on 14 March
(more confirmed session leaders announced every Wednesday)
Hon Phil Twyford, Minister Housing + Urban Development / NZ, on the More Efficient Consenting (for OSM) programme, on KiwiBuild and integrated strategies for Skills + Regional Economic Development – there will improvements for prefab uptake here for all. Read here
Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister Building + Construction / NZ. Read here
James Murray-Parkes, Brookfield Scientific Solution Group / Australia, returns to tell us ‘how to design a building’ using fundamental principles of physics that reduce excess material and cost Read here
Lucy Black (Construction Scotland Innovation Centre) on Scotland government’s investment in innovation and how their industry is pushing ahead with collaborative action between universities and regional economic development agencies – including robot workshops + new skills certs. Read here
Craig Chatman (ARKit) will show us the bespoke architectural prefabrication work from his Australian business ARKit – from educational facilities to residential projects Read here
Joyce Ferng (prefabAUS / Aecom) will update us on Aecom’s international offsite construction strategy and work from the UK to Australia / NZ, as well as the good work of prefabAUS over the ditch. Read here
BCITO’s Warwick Quinn on the baseline of carpentry needed for a micro-credentials qualification programme. Read here
||Competenz’s Fiona Kingsford on the manufacturing focus needed in a combined skills programme for prefabrication. Read here||Chris Aiken (Homes Land Communities) on the large-scale development plans (many using OSM) that HLC is rolling out around Auckland and the country – see how you can be involved. Read here|
Jo Duggan, NZGBC. Read here
Simon Waldron, Apex Wiring Solutions. Read here
||Anna Butler (MBIE Building Systems Performance team) on MBIE’s work-plan for improving consenting, risk allocation, guarantee + insurance products, and the new charter between government and industry.Read here|
|Mark Farmer (Cast Consultancy, UK) on their national work programme for bank finance + insurance. Read here||Andrew Eagles, NZGBC. Read here||Ben Rickard of Builtin on bank finance update. Read here|
Programme (more updates to come!)
Conference day and soiree - See Session Leaders above
Quick-fire presentations - session leaders to be announced
Participants may choose up to six tables to visit for a 15 mins conversation with
Lucy Black - CS-IC, James Murray-Parkes - Brookfield Scientific Solutions, Joyce Ferng - AECOM, Craig Chatman - ARKit, Jock Hyde - Auckland Council, Sam Archer - NZGBC, Ben Rickard - Builtin, Simon Waldren - Apex Wiring Solutions.
For CoLab 2019 we will extend our Members Day to include an afternoon workshop run by James Murray-Parkes. You will be able to register for this workshop as a separate session and at no extra charge.
Innovative thinking is crucial to the continuing success of any industry. Rather than being pre-emptive and just thinking "outside of the box", why not go to the point of induction, and reverse engineer how this "box" is constructed? What issues does this box have? How can it be improved?
By using this approach, areas that need improvement/development will be identified and as a byproduct, innovative game-changing ideas and solutions will start to appear and evolve. This workshop will demonstrate Brookfield Scientific Solutions Group's (BSSG) approach to innovative thinking as well as unveil a byproduct of this approach, BohrHaus, which was conceived as a lightweight, cost-effective, environmentally sustainable and modular solution for rapid construction of new buildings anywhere in the world.
- How to encourage "outside of the box" thinking
- The process of calculating, quantifying and proving an innovation
- How to legally protect intellectual property and effectively communicate an innovative design idea
All prices include GST. Members* rate for Members 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020. Earlybird registrations open on Monday 8 October 2018.
*Not a Member yet? Join PrefabNZ for 2019 and receive the discounted Members rate and attend the Member Morning on Friday 15 March.
|PrefabNZ Member||Non Member||Student Member|
|Earlybird to 31 Dec 2018||$700||$1,000||$300|
|From 1 Jan 2019||$800||$1,100||$350|
100% of the attendees would recommend this event to a colleague From CoLab 2018 survey results
"It was great to see so many passionate people wanting to share their knowledge in this sector which has so much potential!"
"Thoroughly enjoyed the conference. Very well put together and possibly the first conference in history where I didn’t yawn once!"
"Most enjoyed meeting people (great people!) and having the opportunity to all sit in a room and talk about doing things better."
"Great networking opportunity. Great way to keep up with what’s progressing (or not) in the industry."
If you wish to cancel your registration, a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee, will be given provided you have notified us in writing (by email, letter or fax) at least five working days before the start of the event. If less than five business days’ notice of cancellation is given then we regret that a refund cannot be given. Please see full Event terms and Conditions here
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Questions about CoLab? Contact us at Info@prefabnz.com
Download the poster here
Partners - Thanks to all our amazing Partners that assist in delivering such a fun, inspiring and interactive event!