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WoodWorks is an industry-driven advisory service to inform, educate and motivate people to use engineered wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings

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Berlin’s New Timber Tower Comes With Lofty Ambitions

Berlin’s New Timber Tower Comes With Lofty Ambitions

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Case Study: Hutt Valley Health Hub

Case Study: Hutt Valley Health Hub

Our Challenge For this project, New Zealand’s most earthquake resilient health centre was to be built. Designed to withstand a one in 2500-year earthquake, the Hutt Valley Health Hub needed ...
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About The SCGZero+ project is designed to be the first “5Zero” office building – Zero carbon, Zero energy, Zero water, Zero waste, and Zero formaldehyde that houses 400+ staff in ...
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Glulam on the BIG Stage – Our Longest Beams Ever!

Glulam on the BIG Stage – Our Longest Beams Ever!

University of Waikato, The Pā – TimberLab Project Update March 2021 CREDITS: Client: The University of Waikato / Project Manager: Greenstone Group /Architect: Architectus & Jasmax / Engineer: Beca / ...
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Building Carbon Calculator

Building Carbon Calculator

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Tianfu Agriculture Expo

Tianfu Agriculture Expo

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Nashville's First Large-scale Mass Timber Project

Nashville’s First Large-scale Mass Timber Project

Nashville is getting its first large-scale mass timber structure in the form of two office buildings, up to 5 storeys tall, as part of a larger mixed use development. A ...
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UBC planning $315 million facility expansion of medical research and nursing schools

UBC planning $315 million facility expansion of medical research and nursing schools

Another wave of major construction is planned for the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Point Grey campus, with the key projects creating new health sciences facilities located at the main ...
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Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk

Japan developing wooden satellites to cut space junk

A Japanese company and Kyoto University have joined forces to develop what they hope will be the world's first satellites made out of wood by 2023. Sumitomo Forestry said it ...
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Red Stag celebrates first CLT job from Rotorua plant

Red Stag celebrates first CLT job from Rotorua plant

Following their presentation about local manufacture of CLT, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Red Stag Wood Solutions team, alongside Advantage Construction celebrated their first installation of panels from ...
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Report Shows Impact Of COVID-19 Is Likely To Be Felt Across The Construction Sector For The Next Few Years

Report Shows Impact Of COVID-19 Is Likely To Be Felt Across The Construction Sector For The Next Few Years

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What do we do?

WoodWorks is an industry-driven advisory service designed to overcome the key objections to using engineered wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings. Our key objectives are to inform, educate and motivate to people to use more wood in construction. The target audience is decision-makers, key stakeholders, consulting professionals and influencers involved in developing, designing, building and occupying commercial property.

The pan-industry support model for “WoodWorks” services is proven in Australia, Canada and USA. Their services have been operating successfully for 5 to 10 years. If we can learn from their experience using new enabling technologies (eg building information modelling) we can continue to improve our effectiveness.

For WoodWorks in New Zealand, we will collaborate with the professionals offering to donate their time alongside producers and sources of technical information, building case studies and engineering examples. As these various sources become available we will collect and promote a library of practical and reliable information.

We will also support and promote a single information source to co-promote regional and local initiatives by local technical specialists. We have had over 35 offers for the contribution of professional time to assist us to promote wood widely.

Where appropriate we will establish and foster local and practical 'networks of expertise' to share open source architectural and engineering information. This will be combined with 'hands-on' experiences through site visits to exemplar buildings both during construction and on completion as widely as possible with support from collaborators.


Objective

"Our key objectives are to inform, educate and motivate to people to use more wood in construction. The target audience is decision-makers, key stakeholders, consulting professionals and influencers' involved in developing, designing, building and occupying commercial property."

Method

"Working with technology leaders we communicate through seminars, conferences, workshops, site visits. Modern media including regular updates of industry news, focused blogs, webinars and online presentations supports these methods."
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Upcoming Events

May 2021

Industry Open Day - Clearwater Quays

13 & 14 May 2021
Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND

You are invited to register to attend a FREE industry-only open day and site visit to an innovative new engineered wood apartment building under construction.

September 2021

WoodWorks 2021

21-22 September 2021
NEW ZEALAND

Our 6th annual WoodWorks mass timber conference. The event's objective is to grow the capability and use of wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings throughout our cities.

More information coming soon!

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WoodWorks Partners

MiTek
XLam
Hector Egger NZ HENZ
Techlam
Scion
Taranaki Pine / Woodspan
Nelson Pine LVL
Rothoblaas
Rotorua Economic Development
Henkel
Tectonus
Timberlab
Lignoloc

About Us

Our company, Innovatek, is a small team of people focused on providing technology transfer. We have over 21 years of experience in forestry and wood products in New Zealand, Australia and Canada. We specialise in connecting people with the latest intelligence, technologies and innovations best suited to improving their business operations.

Thousands of technical professionals, operations leaders, technical specialists and industry service providers regularly use Innovatek as their trusted source for objective and practical technology updates for business improvement and competitive advantage.


WoodWorks

"We will address and overcome key objections and misconceptions of wood in commercial structures commonly held by people such as developers, architects, engineers, designers, specifiers and building officials"
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Contact Us

WoodWorks

  (+64) 7 921 1382

Postal Address

  • Innovatek
  • Building X91, Sala Street, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
  • PO Box 1230, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand

How can we help?

Feel free to ask a question, enquire about our services and how we could help, or simply leave a comment.