CoLab 13 - 15 March 2019 Auckland

13-15 Mar 2019

Ellerslie Event Centre, Ascot Avenue, Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand Map

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CoLab 2019 - a must-attend event. Fun. Interactive. Thought-provoking. This event places you at the heart of innovative prefab + offsite construction. Held in Auckland 13-15 March.

CoLab 2019 is brought to you by PrefabNZ - a non-profit membership organisation that informs, educates and advocates for innovation and excellence in offsite design and construction in New Zealand. Our Members are at the heart of everything we do.

Set to inspire, challenge and engage in innovative design and construction, our global and local session leaders include:

Hon Phil Twyford, Minister Housing + Urban Development / NZ

Hon Jenny Salesa, Minister Building + Construction / NZ

Lucy Black, Construction Scotland Innovation Centre / Scotland

James Murray-Parkes, Brookfield Scientific Solutions Group / Australia

Joyce Ferng, Aecom + prefabAUS / Australia

Craig Chatman, Arkit / Australia

Warwick Quinn, BCITO / NZ

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CPD Points available - 80 points for 2 days and 100 points for 3 days.

Not yet a PrefabNZ member? Did you know that amongst other perks, members receive special discounts for this event? Join up here:

Wednesday 13 March, CoLab Site Visits, Depart from Grand Millenium Hotel or Airport
Thursday 14 March, CoLab Presentations, Ellerslie Event Centre
Friday 15 March, Member Morning, Pro Clima Hub - Extended event: afternoon workshop with James Murray-Parkes

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13 Mar 2019, 9:00am-8:00pm


14 Mar 2019, 8:00am-7:00pm


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15 Mar 2019, 9:00am-1:00pm


15 Mar 2019, 1:30pm-4:30pm


Innovative thinking is crucial to the continuing success of any industry.
Rather than be pre-emptive and just think “outside of the box”, why not go to the point of induction, and reverse engineer how this “box” is constructed? What issues does this box have? How can it be improved?
By using this approach, areas that need improvement/development will be identified and as a byproduct, innovative game changing ideas and solutions will start to appear and evolve. This workshop will demonstrate Brookfield Scientific Solutions Group’s (BSSG) approach to innovative thinking as well as unveil a byproduct of this approach, BohrHaus, which was conceived as a lightweight, cost effective, environmentally sustainable and modular solution for rapid construction of new buildings anywhere in the world.

What will you come away with?

  • How to encourage “Outside of the box” thinking
  • The process of calculating, quantifying and proving an innovation
  • How to legally protect intellectual property and effectively communicate an innovative design idea

Wed 13 - Fri 15 Mar 2019


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Prices are in NZD and include GST.

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If you wish to collect CPD points, please provide your CPD Membership number

Day 1 CoLab Site Visits

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