‘Kiwi Prefab’ Workshop

‘Kiwi Prefab’ Workshop: Prefabricated Housing in New Zealand
Thursday 25 February 2010
School of Architecture and Design – Victoria University of Wellington

The prefabricated housing industry in New Zealand consists of businesses designing, manufacturing and distributing a range of housing product types, including components, panels, modules and complete buildings. There is great potential for businesses to work together and gain advantages from increased cohesiveness. This industry has been studied in depth by Pamela Bell through a two-year Master of Architecture research program and thesis ‘Kiwi Prefab: Prefabricated Housing in New Zealand’. The resulting outcomes and recommendations form the basis for this ‘Kiwi Prefab’ workshop.

This workshop is an opportunity to formally recognise the wider prefabricated housing industry and potentially develop a holistic outlook for the future. It is also a chance to share successes and challenges, and to learn of new development and marketing opportunities at both domestic and international levels. Please join us to hear the latest research findings, learn more about other members of our industry and discuss how we can work together to increase the uptake of prefabricated housing in New Zealand.

Workshop attendees will hear from Buildoffsite in the United Kingdom to discuss how that non-profit
industry marketing organisation has made a difference to their domestic industry and export relationships. Workshop attendees will include prefabricated housing industry members, architects and academics, as well as stakeholders from agencies such as Housing NZ, Department of Building and Housing, BRANZ, NZ Trade and Enterprise, NZ Wood, Solidwood, Heavy Engineering Research Association, Cement and Concrete Association and the NZ Institute of Architects.

The workshop day will start with registration opening at 8.30am and finish by 5.30pm. Please arrange
your own transport, accommodation and dinner. Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. A contribution of $50 will be collected on the day, and attendees will receive workshop proceedings and a copy of the ‘Kiwi Prefab’ thesis on compact disc. Please extend this invitation to other members of the prefabricated housing industry and interested parties. Your attendance and support is appreciated.
Please RSVP by February 1st 2010
Pamela Bell
pam_bell at xtra.co.nz


One response to “‘Kiwi Prefab’ Workshop”

  1. Please note: this one day event will be worth 40 CPD points to Registered Architects. RSVP to Pam at the email address above (use @ in place of at, obviously….) by 1 Feb.

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