In Session 4 for our WoodWorks Conference we will have 2 speakers outlining how the Kāinga Ora team did the mahi to arrive at their recently announced building system approach.
The growing need for homes means innovative approaches are needed to deliver more quality state homes, at a faster rate, and with the best possible outcomes for people, communities, and the construction industry.
Off-site manufacturing (OSM) is one build method that Kāinga Ora says they are committed to ramping up. The organisation is developing an OSM Plan to drive innovation and output, and an OSM pilot programme means they can trial and evaluate more offsite products and design solutions.
Pictured above is a standout pilot project – the 18-home Busby Street development in Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, built by Miles Construction. The three-storey walk-up apartment buildings combine a mix of OSM technology, including Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) panels from Xlam. Engineered light timber frame panels and factory-built bathroom pods from Concision are also used.