Events

Events are an important part for educating and promoting timber construction

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Past Events

The Living Pā – Open Day

Date: 7 March 2024
Location: The Living Pā, Victoria University

Join us and members of the project’s design and construction team, LT McGuinness and Dunning Thornton Consultants, for a site visit and be part of the change!

This groundbreaking project is transforming the Te Herenga Waka Marae (the gathering of canoes) into a three-story innovation hub, poised to become a global sustainability icon.

Site Tour – 90 Devonport Road

Date: 7 December 2023
Location: 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga

L.T. McGuiness are currently working with Willis Bond and Tauranga City Council to deliver 90 Devonport Road, the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
This exciting project will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting a 100% reduction in embodied carbon and six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings.

CLT Construction-Stage Site Tour – Ryman Healthcare

Date: 21 November 2023
Location: Ryman Healthcare, Kevin Hickman Village - Christchurch

Places are filling up fast for the exclusive site tour of Ryman Healthcare’s newest sustainably-built retirement village in Christchurch, Kevin Hickman village.

Attendees will have the opportunity to see the innovative use of cross-laminated timber (CLT) construction up-close and learn how this mass engineered timber helps reduce the carbon footprint compared to traditional building materials.

The Living Pā – Open Day

Date: 5 October 2023
Location: The Living Pā, Victoria University

Join us and members of the project’s design and construction team, LT McGuinness and Dunning Thornton Consultants, for a site visit and be part of the change!

This groundbreaking project is transforming the Te Herenga Waka Marae (the gathering of canoes) into a three-story innovation hub, poised to become a global sustainability icon.

AUT A1 Building Tour

Date: 26 April 2023
Location: Auckland University of Technology, Auckland

AUT’s A1 building, set for completion in 2024, is the first step in the university’s masterplan to reinvigorate the North Campus, providing a new social and academic heart. A timber framed atrium connects the new building with existing facilities. AUT is the most energy efficient university in New Zealand.

Kowhai Falls, Warkworth – Site Tour

Date: 13 April 2023
Location: Warkworth, Auckland

The Warehouse group’s latest development ‘Kowhai Falls’ in Warkworth is the most energy efficient building the group has ever built. Utilising LVL and Glulam as well as high spec insulation and solar panels. Come and see for yourself. Spaces are limited so book now!

7 Mass Timber Industrial Buildings – Site Tour

Date: 23 February 2023
Location: Waipa industrial complex, Rotorua

This is your chance to explore 7 different industrial and warehouse building designs and visit 5 of the completed structures in one site visit. Hosted by the Mid-Rise Wood Construction Programme.

Mass Timber Site Visit & Regional Seminar – Nelson

Date: 16 November 2022
Location: Nelson, New Zealand

Mid-Rise Wood Construction bring you Jason Cordes of Red Stag TimberLab, a 4-storey residential apartment building site visit, networking with refreshments and Q&A session. The developer’s key reason for choosing CLT was to be able to design the shape and height of the building and allow the internal layouts to be much more flexible. The main mass timber elements for main structure are all now in place.

Mass Timber Regional Seminar & Networking – Christchurch

Date: 15 November 2022
Location: Christchurch, New Zealand

Mid-Rise Wood Construction brings you; Jason Cordes of Red Stag TimberLab seminar, Hornby Working Mens Club site visit, networking and refreshments. RM Designs was enlisted to give the 65-year-old club a fresh new look, utilising extensive timber construction, both inside and out.

Mass Timber Site Visit & Regional Seminar – Dunedin

Date: 14 November 2022
Location: Dunedin, NZ

Mid-Rise Wood Construction brings you; Jason Cordes of Red Stag TimberLab seminar, Otago Polytechnic
Trades Training Centre site visit, networking and refreshments. See first-hand Otago Polytechnic’s multi-million-dollar building, which uses LVL and cross laminated timber (CLT) as part of their strong sustainability focus and living building challenge (LBC) principles.

World’s Tallest Timber Residential Building: Hear first-hand from the Danish Architect – Wellington

Date: 19 October 2022
Location: Wellington, NZ

Mid-Rise Wood Construction is pleased to welcome Enlai Hooi, Global Head of Innovation at Schmidt Hammer Lassen, to share inspiring insights into the project and to discuss the opportunities for urban and building design. Join us in Wellington, Wednesday 19 October at Prefab.

World’s Tallest Timber Residential Building: Hear first-hand from the Danish Architect – Auckland

Date: 18 October 2022
Location: Auckland, NZ

Mid-Rise Wood Construction is pleased to welcome Enlai Hooi, Global Head of Innovation at Schmidt Hammer Lassen, to share inspiring insights into the project and to discuss the opportunities for urban and building design. Join us in Auckland on Tuesday 18 October at the Residence Room at Park Hyatt.

Mass Timber Case Study – Auckland City Mission HomeGround building

Date: 18 October 2022
Location: Auckland, NZ

The award winning HomeGround building is the venue for a stand-alone Mass Timber Case Study seminar brought to you by Mid-Rise Wood.

Tryp Hotel Mass Timber Site Visit

Date: 7 April 2022
Location: Wellington, NZ

Mass Timber Site Visit: We invite all design and construction professionals to a site visit to the Tryp Hotel building project in downtown Wellington. JOIN US on 7th April from 4pm. The Tryp Hotel is being re-developed with CLT. We invite you to a site tour 4-6pm followed by networking and refreshments at Pan Head brewery.

WoodWorks 2021

Date: 2 March 2022
Location: Rotorua, New Zealand

WoodWorks is a mass timber conference (previously known as ‘Changing Perceptions’) that brings together leaders in engineered wood design and construction.

Clearwater Open Days – November 2021

Date: 10-11 November 2021
Location: Clearwater Quays, Christchurch, New Zealand

In November, construction professionals and property developers are invited to attend site visits to the Clearwater Quays Apartments. The apartments are a model building for low-carbon construction in Christchurch.

Clearwater Quays Industry Open Day

Date: 13-14 May 2021
Location: Clearwater Quays, Christchurch, New Zealand

On the 13th and 14th of May an industry open day and site visit was held at Clearwater Quays Apartments, an innovative new engineered wood apartment building under construction. Click here to view presentation summary.