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20-21 October 2020, Rotorua, New Zealand

WoodWorks 2020 Conference

Our WoodWorks 2020 Conference continues to showcase the practical experiences of a range of building professionals including architects, project managers, designers, fit-out specialists, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists and engineers.

The program has a focus on completed projects from New Zealand and Australia. Each year we also showcase an inspirational wood expert from leading tall timber exemplar building projects overseas. For 2020 a world class architect from the iconic Brock Commons building in Vancouver will be our keynote speaker.

CPD Points for Architects
Registered Architects are eligible for 70 NZRAB CPD Points for attendance at this conference. More >>

Be in to WIN! Register for WoodWorks 2020 and win a night in a 2 bedroom Penthouse Suite at the Distinction Hotel Rotorua!
 

Who will attend?

The New Zealand engineered timber industry, including:
  • Engineered timber manufacturers
  • Engineered timber suppliers
  • Architects
  • Developers
  • Quantity surveyors
  • Planners
  • Engineered timber researchers
  • Timber industry consultants
  • Wood supply chain and logistics companies
  • Trades representatives including builders, plumbers, electrical

Event Details

Our 5th annual WoodWorks mass timber conference (previously known as ‘Changing Perceptions’) brings together leaders in engineered wood design and construction. Mass timber technology developments, including LVL and CLT, prefabrication and connection systems are set to transform commercial building. Early advantages have included accuracy, early contractor engagement and speed of construction. Now wood’s advantages in creating biophilic environments and long-term carbon-friendly sustainability are set to be recognised.
Our WoodWorks 2020 Conference continues to showcase the practical experiences of a range of building professionals including architects, project managers, designers, fit-out specialists, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists and engineers. The program has a focus on completed projects from New Zealand and Australia. Each year we also showcase an inspirational wood expert from leading tall timber exemplar building projects overseas.

WoodWorks 2020: Conference Program

Registered Architects are eligible for 70 NZRAB CPD points for attendance at this conference.
DAY ONE

Tuesday 20 October 2020

Site Visit & Networking

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Site Visit to Scion Innovation Hub

Te Papa Tipu Innovation Campus, 49 Sala Street, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua

Followed by networking in the exhibition area at the Distinction Hotel

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DAY TWO

Wednesday 21 October 2020

WoodWorks Conference Sessions

8:00 am

Welcome & Introduction

Innovatek

Session 1: Sustainability in Design

Showcase Projects: Green School New Zealand and Nelson Airport

8:15 am

The Mother of Invention

Glenn Brebner, Managing Director, BOON Team Architects

8:55 am

Building for Climate Change: Reducing Carbon Emissions in the Construction Sector

Katie Symons, Principal Engineering Advisor – Building Performance, MBIE

9:30 am

Showcase Project: Nelson Airport – Challenges and Achievements

Kai Kruse, CEO, Nelson Pine

10:00 am

Morning tea break

SESSION 2: Wood Construction and Technology Developments

Showcase Project: Christchurch Arvida Rest Home

10:30 am

New Zealand’s First Timber Mid Rise Reference Building and the Manufacturing Solution to Enable the Industry

Jason Cordes, Managing Director, Red Stag Investments & Wood Solutions

11:00 am

Arvida Living Well Park Lane: Designing a sustainable retirement village

Daniela Vassura, Architect & Associate, Jasmax

11:30 am

Managing Uncertainty and Adversity

Lance Burdett, Founder, WARN International

12:00 pm

Lunch & networking

SESSION 3: Auckland City Mission Project (CLT)
1:00 pm

Auckland City Mission Homeground – Much more than a Tall Timber Building

Gary Lawson, Stevens Lawson Architects; Darren Cutfield Senior Project Manager, Built Environs; and Lana Duboka, AECOM, Melbourne, Australia

2:00 pm

Auckland City Mission Homeground – Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Time

Featuring Gary Lawson, Darren Cutfield and Lana Duboka

2:15 pm

Key Considerations for Durability of CLT in Construction

Denise Martin, Principal Analyst, Oculus Architectural Engineering

3:00 pm

Afternoon tea

SESSION 4: Growing Wood Markets for Commercial Building
3:30 pm

Construction Perspectives: WPMA Design Guide Focus

Thomas Kaestner, Construction Management Advisor & DfMA Engineer, Offsite Design

4:00pm

Case Studies with Seismic Solutions facilitated by LateralLok and PosiStrut Cassettes

In Ling Ng and Daniel Wellington, MiTek New Zealand

4:35 pm

WoodWorks 2020 concludes

4:45 pm to 6:00 pm
Networking in sponsors exhibition area
DATE TO BE ADVISED
Site Visit

4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Site Visit to Auckland City Mission Homeground build site (to be confirmed)

Hobson Street, Auckland CBD, Auckland

EVENT REGISTRATION

CPD Points for Architects
Registered Architects are eligible for 70 NZRAB CPD Points for attendance at this conference. More >>

Early Bird Rate until 4 September 2020

$595

excl. GSTper Person
REGISTER NOW!
Be in to WIN! Register for WoodWorks 2020 and win a night in a 2 bedroom Penthouse Suite at the Distinction Hotel Rotorua!

COVID-19 related information:

  • The event organiser will work diligently to ensure that all instructions provided by the New Zealand Government and Health Authorities, relating to travel and the running of events because of COVID-19 are strictly adhered to. You can be sure that we will have all measures in place to safeguard your health and safety.
  • It is the responsibility of the sponsor, exhibitor or delegate, if intending to travel to attend the Rotorua conference, to check on all updated health and Government guidelines for any specific entry requirements.

To read our full Terms and Conditions, click here.


Site Visit: Scion Innovation Hub


As part of the 5th Annual WoodWorks 2020 Conference, we invite all delegates to register to attend a pre-conference site visit to the soon-to-be opened Scion Innovation Hub – a brand new state-of-the-art mass timber building. To ensure you don't miss out register for the WoodWorks Conference today.

The new Innovation Hub represents a sea change for Scion – a crown research institute for forestry and bioproducts - as the building will be open to the public to showcase the best of wood design and innovation to everyone who visits. The design of this space is very intriguing, and the elements showcase timber in a Diagrid form that expresses the engineered shape and strength of laminated veneer lumber (LVL) in a stunning visual display of architectural brilliance.  It is a delightful space in which to celebrate the use of wood to maximum advantage.

Our WoodWorks Innovation Hub site visit takes place on 20th October at the Scion Campus, 49 Sala Street, less than 1 kilometre from our conference venue – the Distinction Hotel on the corner of Fenton and Sala Streets – so allow 15-30 minutes for your visit.

Join us for a guided site visit – Group visits will start from 4:30pm.  Visit start times for each group will be advised to each individual delegate closer to the event date.

Following the Innovation Hub site visits, our WoodWorks conference sponsors will host an icebreaker session in the conference exhibition area at the Distinction Hotel.

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Mass Timber Suppliers: Timberlab
Designers: RTA Studio
Architect:  Irving Smith Jack Architects
Consultants: Ryan Clarke and Alistair Cattanach
Engineers: Dunning Thornton
QS & Client-side Project Manager: RDT Pacific
Constructors: Watts and Hughes Construction
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Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The WoodWorks conference offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in wood engineering to be a part of the future of timber use in New Zealand construction. Exhibition spaces will be made available to sponsors of this conference and partners of WoodWorks. These booths will provide a unique platform for promoting your products and services to the industry.

To ensure you get a place at either event, if you’d like further information or if you haven’t yet seen a Sponsorship & Exhibition Pack, please contact
John Stulen, Director, (+64) 7 921 1381 or (+64) 27 275 8011, john.stulen@innovatek.co.nz.

WoodWorks Partners:

 
 

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

 

Venue

Distinction Hotel Rotorua

Your home of adventure located adjacent to the Whakarewarewa Forest offering world class mountain biking trails. With a beautiful garden setting, the affordable Distinction Rotorua Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind after enjoying the wealth of attractions and activities that Rotorua has to offer.

For more information on the conference venue, see www.distinctionhotelsrotorua.co.nz.
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