Canterbury Buildnz | Designex Seminar Schedule



SEMINAR SESSION - 09.30AM Building Control and City Rebuild: 2014 and Beyond A snapshot of the Building Control journey for 2014 including performance highlights, current state and our focus for the future. SPEAKER Peter Sparrow | Director | CHCH CITY COUNCIL, Build Control and City Rebuild On 6 January 2014 Peter took up his role as Director, Building Control and City Re-Build Group. His expertise is centred on building control and the legislation that surrounds it in New Zealand. Peter started his career in the Army with the Royal New Zealand Engineers, where he trained as a carpenter. When Peter left in 1999 he took some time off to build his own house in Auckland. Peter got into building control with a private building certification firm and then progressed into Local Government and spent time at both Auckland and Manukau City Councils. In 2004 Peter joined Central Government, first with the Building Industry Authority and Department of Building and Housing and then Ministry of Business innovation and Employment. From a leadership perspective Peter believes in a team environment that encourages innovation and common sense. Peter is also a leader that likes to lead from the front and actually get in and do some of the work as he believes that if you don’t know what your staff do; you can’t make effective decisions. Peters and the groups vision is to: become the exemplar Building Control Group in New Zealand and to fully support the rebuild of Christchurch and Canterbury. SEMINAR SESSION Building Control and City Rebuild: 2014 and Beyond A snapshot of the Building Control journey for 2014 including performance highlights, current state and our focus for the future. SPEAKER Leonie Rae | Unit Manager | CHCH CITY COUNCIL - Commercial Consents Leonie Rae assumed the role of Unit Manager Commercial Consents on 6 January 2014. Her career at Christchurch City Council began in 2005, when she joined the organisation as a Senior Business Analyst. She was soon promoted to Business Analyst Team Leader and in 2010 she became Service Delivery & Deployment Manager in the Information Management & Communication (IM&CT) Unit. After leading her team through the difficult times following on from the earthquakes, in 2012 Leonie was awarded the Association of Local Government Information Management (ALGIM) Excellence in Leadership Award. Throughout her time at CCC, she has shown inspirational leadership, integrity and energy and is keenly looking forward to applying these qualities to Christchurch’s rebuild. Leonie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Science. From retail and office fitout, through to healthcare and education, interior trends are transforming the way in which people shop, work, heal and learn. Materials, designs, functionality, digital innovation and consumer preferences are combining to shape tomorrows ultimate commercial spaces. SPEAKER Renee Hytry-Derrington | Vice President OF Design for Fletcher Building Laminates and Panels Responsible for leading Commercial design teams in Asia, Europe and North America, Renee oversees new design development of Formica brand surfacing products which include high pressure laminates, solid surfacing, wood and metal laminates destined for global and local markets.  Renee's career has been in marketing and industrial design departments, following her formal education of a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters in Industrial Design-Management & Planning from The Ohio State University. Currently a Board Director for Colour Marketing Group - the premier international association for colour design professionals. In 2008, she was presented with the President’s Award in recognition of her role in expanding the Group’s international activities in Asia, Europe and South America. Renee travels to the pre-eminent global design fairs and provides trend presentations to design groups around the world. Through BRANZ Sustainability Research a number of outputs have been created to assist the industry in making good design decisions. These tools have been developed to look at benefits across the lifetime of a home including Universal Design information, Cost-Benefit analysis for going beyond the basics and key sustainability features. SPEAKER Lynda Amitrano | manaGER OF the Evaluations and Building Sustainability section | BRANZ Lynda manages the Evaluations and Building Sustainability section at BRANZ. Her section has two key roles in delivering services and information to the building and construction industry. The first is delivering research to assist the building and constructing industry to develop more sustainable, efficient and effective buildings. The second is to provide an Appraisal service for products and systems to ensure they are fit for purpose and meet building code requirements. Lynda has a building science education and her past research included work in energy efficiency of buildings, delivering sustainable buildings and creating resilient built environments with a focus on climate change. SEMINAR SESSION - 10.30AM Walking the World of Commercial Interior Trends SEMINAR SESSION - 11.30AM Sustainability research tools

SEMINAR SESSION - 01.00PM Building Workforce Capability with Qualifications

Demand grows for qualified tradespeople. There is a real need to provide a range of options for the construction sector, with a growing migration of trade qualified/experienced workers transferring, the question is how do we quantify skills and get them to a trade level efficiently. SPEAKER Neville Ward | Manager | BCITO Canterbury With 38 years experience in the Construction sector and the last 16 involved in Trade Training in the Canterbury region, Neville Ward, who recently joined the BCITO, brings a wealth of experience in apprenticeship training, qualification development and Experience Recognition Processes (ERP). Post-earthquake Neville has been involved with Maori and Pacifica trade training programmes along with remolding the way training happens in a local tertiary training institute. Conflict in the building industry is on the increase. Whether it is conflict between Builder and Home Owner or Builder and Sub Contractor the result is often costly legal disputes or loss of money. Common sense dictates that there has to be a better way that leaving it and cause major harm. This seminar looks at ways of learning how to identify and manage conflict in the building industry. SPEAKER Bruce Cotterill | Business Director | FairWay Resolution Services Limited Bruce has 25 years’ experience as a dispute resolution practitioner, change agent, teacher and trainer. He joined FairWay Resolution in 2012, following 20 years leading his own practice in conflict resolution. For the last 16 years, Bruce has been a lecturer in Massey University’s Dispute Resolution programme. Bruce is considered one of New Zealand’s leading dispute resolution practitioners. Bruce leads FairWay’s skill development team, diagnosing needs and designing and conducting a wide range of customised skill development. SEMINAR SESSION - 03.00PM International High-Performance Building Standard: Certified Passive Houses brought to New Zealand Introduction about German energy efficiency efforts in the building sector in New Zealand. SPEAKER Monique Surges | CEO | NZGBA Monique became the official German Trade Representative in 2001, a position officially recognised by the German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology. In this capacity she has initiated a number of important German business delegations to New Zealand. The most recent ones focused on the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. Locally she has worked with both large & small New Zealand exporters, assisting in opening doors to export with Germany. As Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand German Business Association Incorporated (NZGBA), she manages a team of German staff and is responsible for a membership of over 200 NZ based companies trading in some form with Germany. A further 5000 clients come to the NZGBA on a regular basis for assistance in doing business with Germany, including advice on the international trade fairs taking place in Germany. Monique is currently still on the Executive Committee. SEMINAR SESSION - 03.00PM International High-Performance Building Standard: Certified Passive Houses brought to New Zealand Discussion about the practical necessities of building or managing a Passive House project as well as the key skills required and the lessons learned on the building site: Glenn will discuss the practical necessities of building or managing a Passive House project, the key skills required and the lessons learned on the building site. SPEAKER Glenn Murdoch | Chairperson | Passive House Institute NZ Glenn is the founding and current Chairperson of the Passive House Institute NZ, a Charitable Trust with the broad aims of promoting and educating New Zealand about the Passive House Standard. As a Certified Passive House Consultant and the owner of a Christchurch based company busy designing and building Passive Houses he has an intimate knowledge of the Standard and its practical implementation in New Zealand. SEMINAR SESSION - 04.00PM You Asked - 24 critical questions answered BRANZ will provide a forum for your questions plus an update on questions from the floor at the recent BRANZ Seminar You asked - 24 critical questions. SPEAKER Trevor Pringle | registered architect | BRANZ Trevor Pringle is a New Zealand registered architect with extensive experience first as an Architect in public and private practice and secondly with BRANZ as Principal Writer with resposiblity within the the Knowledge Transfer Group for the preparation and delivery of industry specifc wrttten and spoken information. SPONSORED BY SEMINAR SESSION - 02.00PM A Better Way of Managing Conflict

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