WoodWorks 2021/22

2 March 2022 | Online Event

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.

Event Summary

The 6th annual WoodWorks mass timber conference bought together leaders in engineered wood design and construction. It successfully brought together 260 architects, project managers, designers, quantity surveyors, BIM specialists, engineers and wood producers from throughout New Zealand and internationally.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the event was postponed twice before moving to a 100% online event for March 2022. Luckily, the conference programme itself was not affected and we were treated to 15 outstanding presentations throughout the day.

WoodWorks 2021/22 focused on case studies, technology developments (including LVL and CLT) and the prefabrication and connection systems transforming commercial and multi-residential construction.

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.

The “Build-to-Rent” session, which included a business case from Roy Thompson of New Ground Living and in-depth analysis by Shamubeel Eaqub from Sense Partners, also received excellent feedback.

Jason Wilson, deputy director-general of Te Uru Rākau – New Zealand Forest Service, also announced the creation of a new Timber Design Centre. In addition to providing information on engineered timber design guidance, it’s expected that the centre will foster connections across the forestry and construction sectors to build up local design and construction expertise, knowledge, techniques, and skills.

Plans also include a new industry advisory service to provide advice to building designers and help promote, facilitate and speed up the greater use of timber for mid-rise buildings.

What's Next?

We are already planning the next WoodWorks event, so stay tuned for further details. If you are interested in presenting, please contact the programme director, John Stulen.

Who 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

Sponsorship & Exhibition Opportunities

The WoodWorks conference always offers a tremendous opportunity for companies involved in wood engineering to be a part of the future of timber use in New Zealand construction. If you’d like further information about upcoming events, please contact Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022,

Platinum Partners

Logo “Rotorua Economic Development”
Logo “Red Stag TimberLab”
Logo “Te Uru Rakau – New Zealand Forest Service”


Logo “Arxada”
Logo “Fireshield”
Logo “Scion”
Logo “Tectonus”
Logo “FTMA | Frame and Truss Manufacturers’ Association of New Zealand”
Logo “Futurebuild LVL”
Logo “Marshall Innovations”
Logo “Warren and Mahoney”
Logo “Simpson Strong-Tie”
Logo “Henkel”
Logo “Cadwork”
Logo “New Zealand Wood Products/IBuilt”
Logo “Rothoblaas Timber Connect”
Logo “Concision”
Logo “Milwaukee”
Logo “BECK | Lignoloc”
Logo “Northpine”
Logo “Techlam”
Logo “Jowat”
Logo “JACKS”
Logo “Pacific Environments Architects NZ”
Logo “Beca”
Logo “XLam”
Logo “Nelson Pine”
Logo “SPAX”
Logo “Taranaki Pine / Woodspan”
Logo “BRANZ”
Logo “Stirling Global”
Logo “MiTek”
Logo “Toi Ohomai TePukenga”
Logo “Structure Design”