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CoLab 2019 Speaker Announcement Ian McCormick

Ian McCormick Auckland Council

Ian McCormick from Auckland Council will be speaking at CoLab 2019, learn more about enabling modular housing solutions.

Ian McCormick is currently Auckland Council’s General Manager Building Consents. This is a position he has held since the amalgamation of the Auckland region’s territorial authorities.

The Building Consents department at Auckland Council is responsible for the delivery of all building consent authority functions and building related territorial responsibilities. It includes responsibilities for the monitoring of domestic swimming pool fencing and management of all financial assistance package weather-tightness claims. The department assesses and approves over 20,000 Building consents and 150,000 inspections for new builds and alterations every year. Specialist units manage the city’s reclads, post construction compliance through the Building Warrant of Fitness programme. The Durability and Certificate of Acceptance (COA) teams address historic consents and legalises unconsented building works. The department is accredited to undertake building consenting functions by MBIE. The department’s training programmes develops staff to a highly competent level.

Ian was previously Vice-President of the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand board. He is the chair of the Metro Sector Group - a national collective of regulatory managers focused on improving consistency and efficacy of building control service delivery. He is a member of the Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC). He is also a member of the Institute of Directors.

Ian holds a Masters degree in Business from Massey University, a Bachelors degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry from University of Auckland and a Diploma in Business Administration from Massey University. Ian is just finishing a further Masters degree in Management from Massey University.


CoLab is the anticipated annual conference of PrefabNZ, its the prefab and offsite event at the heart of innovative construction CoLab 2019, 13 - 15 March, Auckland. More information on session leaders, programme, site visits and registration click here.

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