Nomination for PrefabNZ Board: Andrew McKenzie, Arrow International
Andrew joined Arrow as Wellington Manager in July 2009, was made Christchurch Director in 2014 and in March 2016 moved into the role of General Manager in Development and Modular Construction.
As Wellington Manager, Andrew led a major change in the direction, operation and culture in the Wellington business unit. Arrow Wellington now has as its major focus, the construction of projects for its clients using Arrow’s Project Delivery Partnership approach.
Andrew is responsible for Arrow’s property development business activities and the establishment of the use of modular or off site manufacturing across Arrow’s business. Andrew believes that modular construction will deliver major benefits to Arrow’s and client’s development projects because of the time, quality, safety and cost advantages modular brings.
With over 30 years’ experience in construction, property development and valuation gives Andrew a wide range of knowledge and experience that is highly valuable for any project from feasibility to completion. Experience to date has shown that in order to maximise the benefits of modular technology a project needs to be set up right from day one with the use of modular technology in mind.
The process Andrew talks about internally and to our clients, consultants and partners – DfMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly) is the key – “A project has to be designed for modular construction in order to maximise the benefits from our manufacturing supply chain”.
Modular projects Andrew is currently working on include:-
- 111 Dixon a 20 level apartment tower in Wellington which will see the use of Bathroom pods for the 228 apartments and
- Quest Christchurch where this 89 apartment building will be constructed from wall, floor and roof panels manufactured in Concision plant in Rolleston as well as Kitchen/Bathroom/Laundry pods.