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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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The Material Revolutionizing the Construction Industry? Wood

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California Promotes Architectural Innovation Through Mass Timber Competition

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How construction can emerge stronger after coronavirus

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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

October 2020

WoodWorks 2020

20-21 October 2020
Rotorua, NEW ZEALAND

Our 5th annual WoodWorks mass timber conference and previously known as ‘Changing Perceptions’. The event's objective is to grow the capability and use of wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings throughout our cities.


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WoodWorks Partners

Red Stag Timber

Techlam
Rothoblaas
Rotorua Economic Development
Nelson Pine LVL
SPAX
MiTek
Taranaki Pine / Woodspan
XLam

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.