PrefabNZ Innovation Bites Webinar 26 June 2018

PrefabNZ Innovation Bites Webinar 26 June 2018

PrefabNZ Innovation Bites – inspiration through conversation

Innovation Bites webinar: Tuesday 26 June, 12:15pm - 13:00pm

Topic Leader: Ben Rickard - Director Builtin Insurance

Topic: How big could your business be if your customers could get bank finance?

PrefabNZ webinar host Olly Townend will be chatting with Ben Rickard. Got a question you want to ask Ben? Great! This will be your chance to ask him. Enjoy a 25min presentation, followed by 15min Q&A opportunity. Plus receive 3 actionable takeaways and Ben will have an offer exclusive to Innovation Bites registrants.

Ben’s talk will feature a run down of what 10 Year Building Warranties actually cover, including the benefits for both building owners and builders in the context of offsite/prebuilt construction. He will also describe the challenges preventing banks from lending for offsite construction and outline the various solutions that are being worked on to crack this market open.

Ben is a construction insurance specialist with an in-depth understanding of the risks faced by building industry professionals. Over the past 7 years Ben has presented regularly at construction industry events in relation to these risks, highlighting the pros and cons of the insurance cover available and helping contractors understand the liability environment they work within. Ben is a Qualified Insurance Broker and holds a double-degree from Victoria University. He is currently working closely with PrefabNZ and New Zealand’s major banks on a solution to enable customers wishing to build offsite to obtain traditional mortgage finance.


PrefabNZ, the heart of innovative construction, are over-the-moon to offer an engaging series of bite-sized webinars to benefit you and your enterprise -- wherever you are!

These Innovation Bites will nurture you along the innovation curve and enable uptake of disruptive technologies. To help you identify technologies and how to benefit from their implementation e.g. DfMA, CNC, AR, VR, BIM, 3D -- and other catchy acronyms! Providing fun interactive opportunities for collaborative and easy-to-digest 45 minute lunchtime learning sessions, held every two weeks.

Innovation Bites are open and free for PrefabNZ Members and Cluster whanau organisation Members (NZGBC, NZIA, ADNZ, NZIQS, BOINZ, EngineeringNZ). CPD points available. All registrants will receive a replay link to the recording, including absentees. Absentees are still eligible for CPD points on completion of viewing the replay recording.

Informative and relevant, topics will include:

  • Design for manufacture and assembly
  • Investment in your enterprise
  • Gaining CodeMark for prefab design and manufacture processes
  • Future of Technology
  • Leadership
  • Business support
  • Taking a product to Market
  • Financing of prefabs
  • KiwiBuild
  • R&D
  • Collaboration
  • + Topics you suggest

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