Prefab Construction Workshop

Prefab Construction Workshop

ADNZ presents in association with PrefabNZ a national Prefabrication event series presented by PrefabNZ board member Guy Marriage.

COST: $60.00 ( Cost to members: $25.00 ) PrefabNZ Members price at ADNZ Member rate (use code prefabnz)

All prices are charged in NZD and include GST


Designed to close the gap around prefabrication and to provide a pragmatic approach and real-life focus on the level of detailing required, this three-hour technical workshop will focus on the use of SIPs panels/modular builds and will work with a local design example from one of our ADNZ members.

Expect to come away with a deeper understanding of the prefab process including:

  • An interactive session about the notes on drawings, builds verses plans and challenges faced
  • Plans and discussions – which is the best process for the site/time/cost.
    Each workshop will feature a knowledgeable speaker who will be sharing their experience of working with prefabrication and how they dealt with the design and detail of the product, sharing if this is a construction method they would use again and the prefab involvement of their project.

    Presenter Guy Marriage

    Guy Marriage is an architect registered in Britain and in New Zealand. Now teaching construction, design and project management at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand, he gained construction experience from 11 years working in architectural practices in London, including The Colman Partnership, Jestico & Whiles, and Foster + Partners.

    Returning to New Zealand in 2000, he worked for 7 years at the Studio of Pacific Architecture and was one of the founding directors of First Light Studio in 2012. He has experience in projects that range in scale from small homes, prefabricated houses, apartment buildings, shopping centres and multi-storey office buildings, to working on two of the largest underground railway stations in London at the Jubilee Line extension. In 2016 he designed and built his own house, which was featured on Grand Designs New Zealand. He swears that this will be the last non-prefabricated house he will ever build.

  • Educational learnings – what issues occur
    •SIPS, Panel, CLT, sandwiches, Prefab/modular
    •Weathertightness and how it works
    •Different build types – charts of benefits, cost, duration – compare the pros/cons of each product

  • 21 March - Wellington

  • 27 March - Queenstown

  • 28 March - Dunedin

  • 8 April - Tauranga

  • 9 April - Hamilton

  • 11 April - Auckland

  • 15 May - Nelson

  • 16 May - Christchurch

  • 21 May – Palmerston North

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