WoodWorks 2021/22 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,

2 MARCH 2022  |   Online Event
New Zealand Timezone: NZST


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 & Katie Symons, Principal Engineering Advisor, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment


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


Q&A + Panel Discussion


Session Break

Sponsored by FTMA

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


Q&A + Panel Discussion


Session Break

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

Q&A + Panel Discussion


Session Break

Sponsored by FTMA

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”?

Jen Tang, Fire Engineer, Crossfire


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

Brian Berg, Carbon Neutral Housing Director, Kainga Ora


Q&A + Panel Discussion


Conference Concludes

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 21/22 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 21/22 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