Industry Updates

Come along to our Industry Updates to learn what’s new from some of our industry leaders.

12:30pm – 1:00pm: Low maintenance claddings and medium density housing

Join Jonathan Brooks for this informative update on cladding systems for medium density and other projects. Jonathan will discuss low maintenance cladding systems and cost savings that can be realised both at the build stage and throughout the life of a building. Also covered in this Industry Update will be new cladding systems recently launched in New Zealand, and how these are best applied to suit local conditions.

Presented by – Jonathan Brooks, National Cladding Systems Manager, State of Clad


1:30pm – 2:00pm: LVL engineered midfloor solutions

Join Futurebuild LVL to learn about using hyJOIST, Carter Holt Harvey’s engineered solution for floor joist and rafter applications in residential and light commercial buildings. This Industry Update will cover installation and cost efficiencies, dimensional stability, and the ability to optimise your floor layouts. Also covered will be the CHH residential design service available onsite as support for builders, designers, and developers.

Presented by – Colin Taverner, Business Development Manager, Carter Holt Harvey – Futurebuild LVL


2:30pm – 3:00pm: Auckland Council

Hear the latest from Auckland Council on:

  • Consent Applications – what best practice submissions look like
  • Product Selection – making compliant and non-generic decisions
  • Inspections – an update on current Inspection timeframes and processes
  • Product substitutions – the approved process for nominating alternative solutions
  • Obtaining your Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) – how to avoid the most common issues
  • Construction insights and trends based on Auckland Council consent submissions

Presented by – Jason Wang, Manager – Inspections Northwest, Building Control Auckland Council


Ask an Expert sessions

At our Ask an Expert sessions you get to talk one-on-one with specialists from across the construction industry with years of experience delivering residential and commercial projects.

Session one: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Jacky Li
Treasure Homes

Construction for stand-alone and terrace housing

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Tom Shen, Bill Huang, Leo Bai, and Tony Cui
Dreamcast Group

Structural, civil, and geotechnical engineering

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Demi Zhao

Residential and commercial subdivisions, new builds, and extensions

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Auckland Council
Zoning and subdivision information, building consent guidance, inspection bookings, common issues observed on sites, and obtaining Certificates of Completion
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Session two: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Evan Pan
North Island Design Limited

Resource consenting, building consenting, and project management

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Marco Wang
Jennian Homes

Project planning, subdivisions, and new builds

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Leo Liu
Best Construction

Purchasing land for development, project planning, building, and construction

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Paul Lan and Bernny Zeng

Subdivision underground services, electrical design and build, solar and EV chargers, commercial electrical systems, smart home wiring provisions, futureproofing for electrical, data and technology, CCTV and access control.


Industry happy hour

Build new connections and enjoy drinks and canapés on us at our industry happy hour between 3:00pm and 4:00pm. We look forward to catching up with you!