Over 260 people registered for the 2021/22 WoodWorks Conference held last week using an online format. Delegate feedback ratings were close to the highest ever received for this event which has been running annually since 2016.
In his keynote address to conference delegates, Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service deputy director-general Jason Wilson, announced plans for a new virtual Timber Design Centre, to be formed later this year. Further details can be found in this story.
Top sessions from the one-day conference included case studies of some building project exemplars including the mass timber demonstration project – Clearwater Quays Apartments near Christchurch and Mary Potter Hospice Apartments in Wellington constructed using a range of engineered mass timber products and technologies.
A “Build-to-Rent” session, including a business case from Roy Thompson, of New Ground Living and in-depth analysis by Shamubeel Eaqub from Sense Partners, received excellent feedback.
To see more details about the conference programme, click here.