Innovation Shift - specifying panels masterclass

Innovation Shift - specifying panels masterclass

PrefabNZ presents the inaugural ‘Innovation Shift’ series of interactive half-day masterclass to propel you, your ideas and your enterprise along the innovation curve towards greater productivity. Thanks to BOINZ for collaborating with PrefabNZ in bringing this masterclass to Wellington!

When: Thursday 21 February, 12-5pm

Where: Southern Cross, 39 Abel Smith Street, Wellington

50 RAB CPD Points available!

At this Innovation Shift masterclass we will focus on Design for Manufacture and Assembly = DfMA for panel products.

The master class will show you:

  • HOW to specify timber Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) with NZSIPs Smart Panels Guy Shaw (see bio below)
  • HOW to specify Cross Laminated Timber panels (CLT) with Paul Kremer from XLam (see bio below)
  • HOW to get your panelised designs through the Building Consent process with Helen Oram, Hutt City Council and Chris Scott, Wellington City Council

We are also offering you the possibility to:

  • BRING your own designs to the masterclass and get direct feedback
  • GAIN tangible solutions to put to work in your business

Join us for a hands-on, how-to, deep-dive into key challenges to offsite that PrefabNZ is heavily engaged in, such as specifying panels + pods, procurement at scale, more efficient building consenting, disruptive business models, lean construction, applied design thinking, and better bank finance.

This exclusive masterclass workshop series is a face-to-face experience that is complementary to the light digital PrefabNZ Innovation Bites webinar series.

Attend the Innovation Shift workshops to develop attitude, skills and behaviours with useful tools as tangible takeaways. This is about the HOW to do offsite manufacture – it’s a hands-on learning experience.

50 RAB CPD points available.

Introducing Paul Kremer, from XLam

Paul Kremer has been instrumental in evolving the construction market throughout the Asia Pacific region over many years. In more recent times, Paul has worked specifically in the prebuild and panelised building/manufacturing sector. Paul works for XLam Australia and New Zealand as part of their senior executive team. XLam are the only manufacturer of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panlised construction solutions in the Southern Hemisphere. Paul is also a fellow at Melbourne University and an Associate Professor at Deakin University undertaking research, and supervising masters and PhD students, exploring the changing nature of construction and the impacts new technologies might have on the industry. Paul is a published author with several peer-reviewed papers, is a Gottstein fellow (a prestigious Australian timber industry award), and presents on the topic of ‘disruptive technologies’ at conferences all over the world.

Introducing Guy Shaw, from NZSIPs

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Guy spent five years in London working on low energy and environmentally sensitive projects. During this time he worked for two architecture practices specializing in low energy new build and retrofit projects across a range of sectors.

In Late 2012, Guy decided to bring his experience back to New Zealand and formed Energy Architecture NZ Ltd. Guy has been involved with NZSIP Ltd from the outset as Technical design consultant. His ambition is to use his extensive experience in energy efficiency to solve long standing health and energy efficiency issues associated with construction in New Zealand.

Since 2013, Guy has also volunteered as treasurer for the Passive House Institute NZ, a charitable trust promoting the Passive House Standard.


  • PrefabNZ Members = $295
  • Non-Members = $395

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