7 December 2016
Tall timber buildings - high aspirations for Tall Wood
"Tall Wood is a new kind of company - Tall Wood thinks about buildings as products." says Daiman Otto, PrefabNZ Board member and Director of Tall Wood. "We all know building could be better. But it's not just the buildings themselves - how we design, collaborate and construct the built environment could be dramatically different." Tall Wood is a deep-thinking technology business committed to delivering future-proofed buildings now. The expert team creates a product prescription for the project - and then back themselves to deliver it.
5 December 2016
Prefabricated LVL Modules for TCC Floors
Timber Concrete Composite (TCC) floors represent a move to optimise the advantages of both Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams and a concrete screed/slab, combined using defined connection methods to provide composite action.
29 November 2016
Helena Lidelöw from Luleå University of Technology confirmed as key speaker at CoLab 2017
PrefabNZ looks forward to welcoming Helena Lidelöw from Luleå University of Technology as our first confirmed key note speaker at CoLab 2017. Helena's topic is Industrialized construction in Sweden – from single-family homes to multi-family buildings.
3 November 2016
The Value in Breaking Things
Breaking things to save money may sound counter intuitive. But that’s exactly what the team at Holmes Solutions do on a daily basis. It’s a process they call evidence based design, and manufacturers of prefabricated systems are uniquely placed to take advantage of the benefits.
1 November 2016
Click-Raft: Clever Affordable Building
Did you see the Click-Raft structure for the Kapiti beach on Grand Designs NZ? We're delighted to have one available and for sale at a reduced price.
31 October 2016
Evidence for Change in NZ
The construction sector delivers almost as much of New Zealand’s GDP as the whole of the Waikato region, and this contribution is growing.
6 October 2016
New Platinum Partnership with XLam
We're thrilled that XLam, supplier of engineered timber, has come on board as a Platinum partner of PrefabNZ!
5 October 2016
Best Practice Building Education
Do you work in residential construction? Are you based in North Auckland or South Waikato? Free build quality education on-site sessions are available.
4 October 2016
Stanley Construction deliver prefab solution for Housing NZ
PrefabNZ Member Stanley Construction recently completed a project for the Housing NZ RightSize project: providing the right sized homes in the right places.
28 September 2016
Better finance of offsite construction
Traditional mortgage structures cause many issues for prebuilt construction. This month we met with Members and financial representatives to explore the issues and potential ways forward.
7 September 2016
Builder-by-day, rock star-drummer at night
How can we encourage women into the construction industry? Careers NZ is trying to help address stereotypes via their Oompher channel.
5 September 2016
Success in the Den
Our new PrefabNZ Board Member, Lauren Christie from Insiteful, recently put her pitch into practice at a 'Dragons Den-esque' evening held by New Zealand Software Association.
1 September 2016
What Will Make You Change to Bigger Building Chunks?
Pamela Bell, PrefabNZ CEO, asks if you're ready for change in the lastest Detailed eboss blog.
5 July 2016
Government announcement for 140 modular homes
It's a big news week for PrefabNZ with the government announcement to procure up to 140 one and two bedroom homes for land in South Auckland. See information about the announcement and how to join the panel of providers here.
8 June 2016
When did disruption become a good thing?
BRANZ's research project on barriers to disruptive innovation is now complete. Find out about the seven new business models emerging globally in the construction sector.
11 May 2016
Notice of 2016 Annual General Meeting
PrefabNZ invites you to attend our 2016 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 28 June in Christchurch.
9 May 2016
Emerging Talent finalist at NYCxDESIGN Awards
The Plato interactive element at CoLab has made it to the finals of NYCxDESIGN Awards in New York.
9 May 2016
The Auckland Cluster draws a large crowd
Last week's Cluster event in Auckland had a great variety of presentations, catch up on the presentations.
15 April 2016
The UNIpod prototype is launched at CoLab Title
Drum roll please... Deputy Mayor of Auckland Penny Hulse launched the UNIpod prototype at PrefabNZ's CoLab 2016 conference.
14 April 2016
A new approach to affordable housing
Click-Raft provides a low-cost, high-quality, rapid-assembly, flexible live/work environments... and it's won sustainability awards.
11 April 2016
HIVE commemorative book is launched
New Zealand's first Home Innovation Village - experience each of the houses through case studies, from the architectural award-winning to the ultra-sustainable.
4 April 2016
Prefab’s time has come…
This week PrefabNZ launches the UNIpod – a tool towards quality intensification in Auckland.
4 March 2016
Light Gauge Steel award-winning apartments continue Petone trend
Aurora apartments designed by Coast Edge Architecture and constructed by LGSC Ltd was the national winner in the recent ADNZ architecture awards in the Residential Multi-unit Dwelling category.
29 February 2016
Daniel Scheibmair from Pryda to speak at CoLab
Learn how the Frame & Truss industry looks to shape the future of more efficient, effective and sustainable construction.
28 February 2016
Can you help rebuild Fiji?
The Fijian government is seeking expressions of interest for the construction of new houses in the areas affected by tropical Cyclone Winston.
17 February 2016
International key-note Scott Hedges confirmed for CoLab
Scott will provide an insight into Lindbäcks - the largest producers of wood multi-family buildings in Sweden using timber volumetric assembly.
15 February 2016
James McNicholas and Azmon Chetty to speak at CoLab
James McNicholas and Azmon Chetty to speak at CoLab on digital design and fabricated construction, its evolution and capabilities.
10 February 2016
Shamubeel Eaqub to speak at CoLab
In true CoLab-style, Shamubeel will provide a 'deep-dive' into the consequences of unaffordable housing and its resulting impacts.
4 February 2016
100 AEC Industry Leaders Expected at Modular Construction and Prefabrication ANZ 2016
Senior decision-makers will gather at this Sydney conference to explore the potential of off-site construction.
3 February 2016
UniPod Design Competition results announced
What if your bathroom and kitchen came to your building site in one-piece like a giant piece of Lego? That’s exactly what the UniPod is all about.