1-2 March 2022 | Rotorua, New Zealand

PLEASE NOTE: WoodWorks 2021 has been rescheduled to the date above

WoodWorks 2022

The objective is to grow the capability and use of wood in commercial and multi-residential buildings throughout our cities. This event brings together architects, project managers, designers, fit-out specialists, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists and engineers.

Why Attend?

Our 6th annual WoodWorks mass timber conference 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 buildings.

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.

The WoodWorks 2021 Conference continues to showcase the practical experiences of a range of building professionals and focuses on completed New Zealand and Australian projects. Each year we also showcase an inspirational wood expert from leading tall timber exemplar building projects overseas.

Key Details

Event Dates

1-2 March 2022


Distinction Hotel, Rotorua, New Zealand

Health & Safety

The health and safety of everyone who participates in this event is our top priority. Click here to learn more about how we host safe events and why you can book with confidence.

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Large events are increasingly the target of scammers who offer to sell our attendee list to people like you. Please note we will NEVER sell or provide your contact details to any third party.

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


We have been working closely with a wide range of New Zealand and international companies, service suppliers, researchers and government bodies to develop a strong and innovative programme. If you have any questions about the programme, please contact John Stulen on or (+64) 7 921 1381.

WoodWorks 2022 Programme

Registered Architects are eligible for 70 NZRAB CPD points for attendance at this conference.
DAY ONE  | 1 March 2022
Pre-Conference Events

10.00am - 1.00pm

BRANZ Workshop
BRANZ are running a free 3-hour workshop on fire controls, energy efficiencies, timber durability and environmental benefits. Click here for further Details.

9.00am - 12.00pm


1:00pm -


Red Stag CLT Plant | One-Hour Site Visits
Group numbers are strictly limited on each hourly tour, first tour starting at 9:00am through 11:00am, second tour starting 1:00pm through 3:00pm. Tours start from Red Stag Waipa's site carpark. Click here for further Details.

4.30pm - 7.00pm

Networking Icebreaker – MEET & GREET at Distinction Hotel

Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre,
390 Fenton Street,

DAY TWO  |   2 March 2022
Conference Sessions


Welcome & Introduction

John Stulen, WoodWorks NZ

Session 1: Case Study: Clearwater Quays Apartments – Primary Growth Partnership


Keynote Address: Linking Government Policy & Procurement for Sustainable Supply Chains

Jason Wilson, Deputy Director-General, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service


A 5-Storey Mass Timber Demonstration Building – It’s Role in Building for Climate Change

Marty Verry, Group CEO & Chair, Red Stag Group


Clearwater Quays Architecture: Showcasing Wood in Design for Apartment Living

Phillip Howard, Principal & Registered Architect, Pacific Environments


Rapid Technology Quantifies Advantages of Timber Design & Carbon Sequestration

Barry Lynch, Director & Quantity Surveyor & Eoin McLoughlin, Quantity Surveyor, Logic Group


Panel Discussion + Q&A


Morning Tea & Networking

Session 2: Emerging Growth Markets for Mass Timber and Mitigating Climate Change


Case Studies Showcasing Adaptive Reuse & Mass Timber – Opportunities for Balancing Carbon

Chris Scott, Principal – Registered Architect, JASMAX


Build-To-Rent Case Study: New Ground Living

Roy Thompson, Managing Director, New Ground Capital


Build-To-Rent: An Opportunity for Engineered Wood and Commercial Builders

Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist, Sense Partners


Panel Discussion + Q&A


Lunch & Networking

Session 3: Showcase Projects: Engineered Wood Design & Hybrid Construction


3.1 Case Study Introduction: Te Ara o Puanga (Mary Potter Hospice Apartments)

Daniel Wellington, BDM Engineering Building Solutions, MiTek New Zealand


3.2 Case Study: From Paper to Reality - Te Ara o Puanga (Mary Potter Hospice Apartments)

Daniel Moroder, Structural Engineer, PTL Structural Consultants


3.3.1 The Tools Required to Advocate for Mass Timber - (Perspectives From a Small Christchurch Design Studio)

Bernie O'Fagan, Owner, RM Designs

3.3.2 Potential NZS 3602 Changes Relating to Engineered Wood Products

Tripti Singh, Team Leader (Wood Science Design) & Project Leader (Bioactives, Wood Protection), Scion

Afternoon Tea & Networking

Session 4: Focus on Design – Fire Codes for Architects + Kainga Ora Multi-Residential Building System Comparisons


4.1 “Fire Safety of Mass Timber: The Devil is in the Detail”?

Jonathon Beardmore, Senior Fire Engineer, Crossfire


4.2 Generation 2 & 3 Case Studies: Mass Timber & Other Systems – How do they compare?

Matt Noyes/Brian Berg – Commercial Group, Kainga Ora


4.3 Kainga Ora Projects: Constructability and Practical Perspectives

Alastair Miles, Owner, Miles Construction Ltd


Networking in Sponsors Exhibition Area

Red Stag Site Visit | Pre-Conference | Further Details

CLT Plant Tour Information:

  1. Red Stag management reserves the right to limit access or refuse entry to their site to anyone at their own discretion at any time.
  2. Limited spaces are available for a limited number of WoodWorks 2022 Conference delegates (first come, first served) for a short tour to the Red Stag Wood Solutions Engineered Wood Product (EWP) plant tour departing from the Red Stag Investments Building (Black and Grey building in front of Red Stag Timber reception), at the end of the Waipa site carpark just south of Rotorua on the edge of Whakarewarewa Forest (Waipa State Mill Road). Tours depart from the red Stag Investments building and leave every hour, precisely on the hour. If you miss your allotted tour start time your place will be forfeited.
  3. Group numbers are strictly limited on each hourly tour starting at 9:00am through 3:00pm on Tuesday 1 March. Closed footwear and long pants must be warn and the taking of photographs is not permitted (images can be requested and distributed by Red Stag to interested parties). All health and safety briefings and warnings must be adhered to for you to participate in each tour.
  4. For directions to the tour starting point use this address: Red Stag Investments, Waipa State Mill Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3074.

BRANZ Workshop | Pre-Conference Details

BRANZ are running a free 3-hour workshop on fire controls, energy efficiencies, timber durability and environmental benefits. This pre-conference workshop starts at 10am on Tuesday 1 March 2022. Please note this is a separately bookable event and, while registration to WoodWorks 2022 is recommended, this is not required to attend. For further details and to register, clock on the button below.

Register for BRANZ Workshop | View Programme

Conference Speakers

Check out below further details about our speakers. This section will continue to be updated in the lead up to WoodWorks 2022.

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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
Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Platinum Partners

Red Stag Timber
Rotorua Economic Development


BECK | Lignoloc
Simpson Strong-Tie
Accurate Australia and New Zealand
Rothoblaas Timber Connect
Frame and Truss Manufacturers' Association
Nelson Pine
Futurebuild LVL
New Zealand Wood Products/IBuilt
Taranaki Pine / Woodspan
Structure Design

Registration Rates

Standard Rate

NZ$895 + GST

Group Rate
(3 or more attendees)

NZ$695 + GST

Site Visit to Red Stag*


Icebreaker Meet and Greet


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Registration Details

  • The Conference Rate refers to your attendance in person at the Rotorua conference and exhibitions
  • All prices exclude GST (15%).
  • A credit card processing fee of 2.9% will be charged for all transactions.
  • The Early Bird Rate applies only to the standard conference rate. To be eligible for the Early-Bird Rate, registrations and payment must be received ON or BEFORE Friday 30 July 2021. All 'Early Bird' discounts require payment at time of registration and before the cut-off date in order to receive any discount.
  • *Please note: Red Stag management reserves the right to limit access or refuse entry to their site to anyone at their own discretion at any time.
  • For those attending the Rotorua event, the event registration payment covers morning and afternoon teas, lunches, refreshments, a conference handbook, post-event access to presentation PPT’s (electronic download of PDF’s for those presentations where presenter approval has been given).

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.
  • If for any reason the Rotorua venue was unable to be used because of COVID-19 restrictions that were imposed by the New Zealand Government, those registered to attend the physical event would be transferred to a new virtual on-line event that would be set up by the organisers.
  • Please refer to our full Terms and Conditions relating to any event related issues around COVID-19.

Cancellation policy:

For cancellations on or before Tuesday 1 February 2022, a 10% administration fee applies. Cancellations received after this date are non-refundable but are transferrable. Please allow 30 days for refunds to be processed. If you wish to transfer your registration to another individual from within your company, please provide us with at least 24 hours advance notice.

To read our full Terms and Conditions, Click Here.


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.

Special accommodation rates (per night):

  • $155 | Superior Room
  • $175 | Deluxe Room
  • $230 | Junior Suite
  • $250 | Executive Suite
All accommodation rates include GST. For more information on the conference venue, see or book below.

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