Event Summary | WoodWorks 2023 - South
After hosting our popular WoodWorks NZ conferences since 2016 either in the North Island or virtual, our first conference in Christchurch this week was sold out and very well received. Drawing a capacity audience of architecture, engineering and construction professionals our new half-day plus half-day conference format followed by site visits was welcomed by everyone. The case study presentations included a number of large local mass timber projects.
Following the technical sessions on Wednesday afternoon, conference delegates boarded buses to enjoy site visits to two sites. First up was the very impressive new AgResearch offices, with enough large CLT, LVL and glulam exposed architectural and structural features to impress any mass timber advocate. The next stop was to the new Marian College campus due to open later this year. This must be New Zealand’s most innovative new school! Thanks to our WoodWorks partners and sponsors, speakers and hosts for making this event a success – especially to our site visit hosts at from Naylor Love and Armitage Williams Construction teams.
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Date and Venue
- 28-29 March 2023
- Novotel Christchurch Airport, Christchurch, New Zealand
Over 140 representatives from the New Zealand engineered timber industry, including:
- Engineered timber manufacturers
- Engineered timber suppliers
- Quantity surveyors
- 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 future events, please contact Gordon Thomson, Sponsorship Manager, (+64) 7 921 1384 or (+64) 27 275 8022, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Novotel Christchurch Airport
Conveniently located outside the international and domestic terminals of Christchurch Airport, the Novotel is a modern venue with panoramic views of the Southern Alps. It was the perfect base for delegates to fly in and explore Christchurch's heritage buildings and English-style charm - combining the new with the old and offering lots of expansive green spaces.