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Welcome to COLAB21: Offsite Construction Innovation Conference











 

Offsite manufacturing in the construction sector is entering the next stage in its exciting development. Awareness of the benefits of offsite manufacturing has grown and we now see a wide range of innovative businesses in the market.

 

PrefabNZ COLAB21 will feature the latest updates from key industry agencies as well as showcasing the latest trends and innovations in our case study section of the day!


Our amazing line up of Speakers include Chris Giattina, Rohan Bush, Judy Zhang, Amanda Nicolle, Chris Litten, Amy Moorhead, Nick Coubray, Bernie O'Fagan, Ged Finch and many many more! 

 CPD Points may be available
 
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COLAB21 OFFSITE MANUFACTURE CONFERENCE
 

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Price ex-GST

PrefabNZ Member

prefabAUS Member

Early Bird

5 July - 31 August

Standard

1 September - 10 October

$ 495

$ 595

Non-member

$ 895

$ 995

Student

(proof of enrolment required)

$ 195

$ 195

Members of the following organisations are eligible to 10% discount on non-member price: ADNZ, NZIA, NZGBC, Engineering NZ, Master Builders, NZIOB, NZIQS 

 

What is COLAB?

COLAB21 is mass knowledge sharing

on a massive scale at its finest. For enablers, disruptors and innovators in the built environment.

We are very excited to be able to bring you a physical conference, taking place in Wellington on 19 October 2021. Speakers are lined up, some overseas-based Speakers will bring us a message using virtual means. 

Offsite manufacturing in the construction sector is entering the next stage in its exciting development. Awareness of the benefits of offsite manufacturing has grown and we now see a wide range of innovative businesses in the market. 

PrefabNZ COLAB21 will feature updates from industry partners as well as showcasing the latest trends and innovations within the residential, commercial and infrastructure offsite sector in New Zealand and internationally.

As well as hearing from exciting international keynote speakers, the conference will also provide an overview of the economic, regulatory, skills and sustainability landscape shaping the sector.

Main Content

Keynotes | Industry Updates | Workshops | Showcases

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KEYNOTES

Chris Giattina

Architect, Manufacturer, Builder, Teacher

Chris Giattina, CEO BLOX, is an architect and manufacturer who thinks everything can be better. Designing training facilities for Honda and Kia introduced him to manufacturing methods that he thought could improve the declining productivity of traditional design.  

KEYNOTES

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Meeting Room

Workshops

Workshops on Offsite Manufacturing Standards and Pre-manufacture Value

Showcasing Sessions

Celebrating innovative build solutions

Architect on Building Site

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WORKSHOPS

 
 
 
 
 

Industry Updates

Updates from MBIE, Kāinga Ora, Construction Sector Accord, BRANZ and MSD

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INDUSTRY UPDATES

Professor Lecturing on Stage

Agenda

JUN 1-10 | LIVE JUN 11

Thanks to our Partner whanau and Conference Sponsors

Morning Session 

Afternoon Session 

9:00-9:30am

Trudi Sully

GOVERNMENT & INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP

PrefabNZ Board Chair Leah Singer kicks off CoLab20 with an on-point interview with Trudi Sully for a LIVE Q&A session.

Prerequisite: TrudiSully pre-recording

9:30-10:00am

Gaynor Tennant

MODULAR RESIDENTIAL SOLUTIONS

PrefabNZ Board Member Lauren Christie will chat at depth with Gaynor Tennant and take audience questions.

Prerequisite: GaynorTennant pre-recording

10:00-10:30am

Eric Crampton

ECONOMIC LANDSCAPE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION SECTOR POST COVID-19

PrefabNZ CEO Scott Fisher heads a power-house interview with Economist Eric Crampton and takes audience questions.

Prerequisite: EricCrampton pre-recording

10:30-11:00am

Danny Forster

BUILDING HIGH WITH MODULES: LESSONS AND OBSERVATIONS

An upfront and open-book interview and Q&A with the audience hosted by Victoria University Senior Lecturer Guy Marriage.

Prerequisite: DannyForster pre-recording

11:00-11:30am

Patrick Dougherty

PREEMINENT KAINGA ORA UPDATES

To-the-point discussion on what's what regarding Kainga Ora hosted by PrefabNZ Deputy Chair Wade MacAuley. Audience questions will be taken.

Prerequisite: PatrickDougherty pre-recording

11:30-12:00am

Networking Sessions 

OPTIONAL. Participatory round-table conversations with speakers.

Choose from: Jeff Fahrensohn, Jamie Kissock, Eric Crampton, Guy Shaw, Andrew Eagles, Scott Fisher.

  • 10 seat limit/room - pre-booking required. Paid registrants will receive a booking form (FCFS basis)

Prerequisite: Pre-recordings for each speaker.

A Delegates Session will be available to all, plus a fun network-matching feature open as well.

11:30-12:20pm

Lunch break

Grab a drink and a bite. We'll see you for the afternoon session. Or connect with delegates using the 1-on-1 network-matching feature.

Note: We may make minor adjustments to the schedule as things progress.

 

Agenda

19 October 2021

8 am

Venue opens 

Tea and coffee will be available

8:45 am

Welcome

Scott Fisher and Toni Kennerly run through some information about the day

9:00 am

International Keynote

Virtual message with live Q&A

Chris Giattina | CEO BLOX (US)

9:30 am

Industry Update

 Amy Moorhead | MBIE (NZ)

9:50 am

Showcase

Delivering a Hybrid Model solution

Nick Coubray | Howick (NZ)

10:05 

Virtual Message

Trudi Sully | Construction Innovation Hub (UK)

10:15 am

Break

Morning Tea

10:45 am

Industry Update

Rohan Bush | Kāinga Ora (NZ)

11:05 am

Showcase

DfMA

Bernie O'Fagan | RM Design (NZ)

11:30 am

Industry Update

Judy Zhang | Construction Sector Accord (NZ)

11:50 am

Showcase

Laminated Timber Solutions

John Eastwood | XLam (NZ)

12:05 pm

Virtual Message

The Australian Journey - How to Re-Set

Tim Strong | Viridi Group (AUS)

12:15 pm

Break

Lunch

1 pm

Industry Update

Amanda Nicolle | MSD (NZ)

1:20 pm

Showcase

Panelised Offsite Solution

Tony Whale | Concision (NZ)

1:35 pm

Virtual Message

Wasteful or LEAN

Brandon Searle

University of New Brunswick (AUS)

1:45 pm

Industry Update

Dr Chris Litten | BRANZ (NZ)

2:05 pm

Showcase

Constraints in Innovation

James Clarke | NZSIP (NZ)

2:20 pm

Virtual Message

TBC

2:30 pm

Showcase

Stephen Mäusli | Hector Egger (NZ)

2:45 pm

Showcase

Sustainable Innovation from Concept to Market

Ged Finch | X-Frame (NZ)

3:00 pm

Break

Afternoon Tea

3:30 pm

Keynote

Waste Minimisation in Construction

James Griffin | Sustainable Business Network (NZ)

4:00 pm

Industry Update Panel Q&A

MBIE, MSD, Kainga Ora, BRANZ, Construction Sector Accord (NZ)

4:30 pm

OSM Research Update

Latest Baseline Update & Insights

Scott Fisher | PrefabNZ (NZ)

4:50 pm

Closing

Scott Fisher & Toni Kennerley

5-7 pm

Networking

Drinks and Canapés

Note: We may make minor adjustments to the schedule as things progress.

 

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INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 
 

CPD POINTS

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Frequently asked questions

What CPD points are available and how do I claim them?


We will publish available CPD points on this website. Generally your CPD points will be allocated within a week of you attending the event. In some cases you will need to approach the CPD provider to claim your points.