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*Please note that in order to qualify for a member rate you need to have an active membership at the time of conference. 

What is COLAB?

COLAB is mass knowledge sharing

on a massive scale at its finest. For enablers, disruptors and innovators in the built environment.

COLAB is a well-established conference event designed to share knowledge with enablers, disruptors and innovators in the built environment. COLAB24 will keep everyone up to date with the latest developments and innovations and hear from experts in the industry, from here and abroad. 

Awareness of the benefits of offsite manufacture has grown and we now see a wide range of innovative businesses in the market plus regulations are changing to enable offsite solutions to grow. 

OffsiteNZ's COLAB24 will feature updates from industry partners as well as showcasing the latest trends and innovations within the residential, commercial and infrastructure offsite sector in New Zealand and internationally. As well as hearing from exciting international keynote speakers, the conference will also provide an overview of the economic, regulatory, skills and sustainability landscape shaping the sector. There will be a dedicated Expo Area and an offsite showcase section in the public foyer area profiling offsite solutions that are in the market today.

New for this year are the site visits we are planning for the morning of 21 June 2024. You can register your interest when booking your conference ticket and we will reach out to you to complete your site visit booking when the sites have been confirmed.

Here's what delegates had to say about COLAB23: 

“COLAB23 provided an exceptional collaboration platform, where like-minded disruptors sharing a growth mindset and common purpose came together. This unique environment encouraged psychological safety, allowing free expression of opinions and ideas.” Martin Fenn, CIOB MMC Lead for Oceania

“…a great event. It was an awesome opportunity to share our journey and to meet up with old friends and make new connections.” Andre Heller, Founder of FlexiHouse

“COLAB is one of my favourite conferences. OffsiteNZ’s commitment to creating a space that is safe to challenge leads to attracting professionals from all through the Design and Build Process who are seeking innovative solutions. The space for interaction, learning about what others offer, and creating collaborations is there.” Sharon Robinson, Smart Living Spaces


Please note that timings and speakers are subject to change

19 June 2024

8.30 am

Venue opens/Registrations

Tea + Coffee

8.50 am


9 am

Opening COLAB24

Hon Chris Penk | Minister for Building and Construction

9.15  am

Update from Scott Fisher & Andrew McKenzie | OffsiteNZ CEO & Board Chair

9.30 am

International Keynote

Vaughan Buckley | Volumetric Building Companies | US

Unprecedented speed, unparalleled predictability 

Vaughan will share his insights and learnings from VBC's journey to becoming a global leader to building better, faster and more sustainably.

10.30 am


11 am

11.30 am

12 pm

Exemplar Case Studies

Bruce Chave | Clever Core | NZ

The Clever Core Journey - From Start Up to Scale

Bruce will provide an overview of Clever Core's journey from factory set up to full operation.  Clever Core is providing NZ customers with a panelised solutions and is flexible in design across standalone, duplex and terrace typologies.

Thomas Kaestner | Hector Egger New Zealand| NZ

Modern timber construction - think, plan, build

Hector Egger is a new Otago, NZ-based company that specialises in the manufacture of high-tech timber structures and prefabricated timber panels for residential and commercial building construction. Hear how cost certainty with higher quality outcomes are coupled with a sustainable focus.

Rob Moule | Precision | NZ

Hybrid solutions - an important balance

Insights into how an optimised construction methodology uses hybrid OSM for two-level homes. A balance between full panelisation vs just pre-nail uses a pre-sheathed balloon frame system.

12.30 pm


1.30 pm

2 pm

Future Workforce

Gavin Norrington | A-Line | NZ

OSM - the mechanics of making it work

Outlining key OSM processes + giving some practical examples of how to achieve cost savings.

Shaun Higgins | Higgs Building | NZ

Workforce productivity - good for the business, good people!

A blend of offsite solutions with LEAN thinking helps improve business performance with a happier workforce. How SIP, hours of work and diet combine to deliver real productivity benefits.

2.30 pm

2.45 pm

Project Showcases

Sharon Robinson | Smart Living Spaces

A brief introduction to Passive House Standards

How to incorporate passive house standards into offsite strategies. An energy-efficient design approach covers operating carbon, energy bills, cost of running and energy-efficient (passive House) versus a code compliant one.

Scott Matthews | EasyBuild

Speed of completion - the Salvation Army project

How fourteen friends built a quality house in Tonga in just 20 days and how this can be done in New Zealand

3 pm


3.30 pm

3.45 pm

4 pm

4.15 pm

Project Showcases

Johann Betz | Offsite Design

How digital tools can drive OSM adoption

Commercial and residential examples on how to efficiently build with OSM timber solutions - after the fact. 

Simon Waldren | Apex Wiring Solutions

Modular wiring and services potential

Looking at existing modular wiring services for buildings and how they are used. 

Ben Rickard | BuiltIn Insurance

Overcoming the insurance challenges in the offsite sector

Identifying risk events and determining how to effectively manage them.

Tom Boon | Woodspan

Shifting mass timber from customised to mainstream

It's time for us as an industry to shift the paradigm that 'offsite' or 'mass timber' is something unique and only suitable for a limited range of projects.

4.30 pm

Wrap up and close

4.30- 6 pm

Networking Function

20 June 2024

8.30 am

Venue opens/Registrations

Tea & Coffee

8.55 am


9 am

9.30 am

10 am

New Zealand's 5-year Roadmap

Jane Henley | Growth Lines | NZ

Global insights with relevance to New Zealand

Global insights to help shape the NZ OSM narrative. Lessons from international markets applicable to New Zealand.

Daiman Otto | DK Otto Ltd | NZ

NZ supply chain mapping

The latest baseline capability of existing OSM manufacturers. A snapshot of the current ecosystem which provides an easy-to-understand spectrum of capability with a comprehensive product map showing suppliers and installers with lead times (design and manufacture), production capacity and ability to scale when required.

Kim Aitken | TrussHouse | NZ

2030 carbon

Understanding a clear, visible pathway for OSM supply chain to achieve Building for Climate Change 2030 requirements.

10.30 am


11 am

11.20 am

11.40 am

12 pm

Policy & Regulation Updates

Jeff Fahrensohn | Auckland City Council

Council update

Robert Wright | BuiltReady/MBIE

MBIE/BuiltReady update

An update on the BuiltReady scheme as well as some other relevant updates from across the building regulatory system.

David Carradine | BRANZ

Policy, regulation & research update

How BRANZ is working to keep New Zealanders safe with ambitious new facilities and research focus

Mark Williams | Waihanga Ara Rau & Samantha McNaughton | Hanga-Aro-Rau

Innovating workforce development

Using an innovative approach to workforce development to meet the needs of the construction and engineering sectors. 

12.20 pm

Morning wrap up

12.30 pm


1.30 pm

2 pm

2.30 pm


Phil McIntosh | EcoTech & Elvon Young 

Modular offsite: how offshore meets onshore

How Ecotech reached 95% offshore solutions.

Rene Pienaar | Mitre10

Embracing LEAN in offsite construction

Exploring how LEAN is applicable to the offsite manufacturing sector.

Gareth Jew | WSP | NZ

Innocell - Hong Kong's first multi-storey modular steel project

How an overseas project achieved a construction programme reduction + how to apply this domestically.

3 pm


3.30 pm

Nicola Turner | MainstreamGreen | NZ

Small changes + big impact

A blueprint for better. Start small and keep on improving.

4 pm

Stephen Good | Built Environment - Smarter Transformation (BE-ST) | UK

Lessons from Scotland

Virtual pre-recorded message

4.30 pm

Vaughan Buckley & Scott Fisher 

In conversation

Vaughan and Scott looking to the future and discussing the challenges facing the OSM sector.

5 pm


21 June 2024

9 am - 12 pm

Site Visits


FRAMECAD is the world leader in cold-formed steel technology globally. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand with a major focus on export markets, we have over 1,000 systems across 120 countries. With an end-to-end building system, FRAMECAD streamlines the building process from design to manufacture through the build.


Smart Solution Homes

At Smart Solution Homes, our streamlined manufacturing process in our Auckland-based factory ensures that up to 90% of each home is efficiently produced within about 30 days while, at the same time, the necessary site works are completed. This controlled manufacturing environment guarantees precision, efficiency, and quality, circumventing common issues like weather delays, staff availability and material delays and shortages found in traditional construction.


Clever Core

At Clever Core, we’re constructing the next generation of quality homes and we’re doing it faster and smarter with less waste. Our high-tech, off-site manufacturing process helps developers, designers and builders streamline their construction processes, in a safer and controlled environment. By designing and building our ‘Super Panels’ off-site, we can improve outcomes for businesses, homeowners and the environment.



CPD Points may be available.

  • What CPD points are available and how do I claim them?
    We will publish available CPD points on this website. Generally your CPD points will be allocated within a week of you attending the event. In some cases you will need to approach the CPD provider to claim your points.
  • What is your cancellation policy?
    48 hours or more prior to event start date: 50% refund 24 hrs prior to event start date: no refund No show: no refund
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