NZ Wood PrefabNZ Wellington Event:
Tuesday 12 June (12.30-5PM)
Lecture Theatre 4B06 at Massey University, Wallace Street entrance, Wellington
You are warmly invited to the PrefabNZ Wellington Event, hosted by the College of Creative Arts (CoCA) at Massey University, Wellington. PrefabNZ is a catalyst for prefab collaboration, a front-door-portal for prefab information and an incubator for prefab innovation.
NZ Wood is the operational arm of the Wood Council of New Zealand. It is committed to enabling and facilitating the uptake of timber, including engineered timber, as the construction material of choice in the residential and commercial sector. NZ Wood attaches significant importance to knowledge exchange and acknowledges the support of PrefabNZ.
Earthquake resistance is the topic of the moment, and there is no better place to discuss engineered solutions than Wellington. The Massey University CoCA building is one of the first combination STIC / PRESSS-lam systems to be used in New Zealand. There are four key components of prefabrication on the project, not-with-standing the normal elements like plant and equipment and precast wall panels.
- LVL Frame (Columns and Beams)
- Composite Floor Slabs
- Unitised Curtain-wall
This prefab mix has brought the programme forward, by an estimated 8 weeks, in spite of some reasonably complex structural design and “world first” learning curves.
The afternoon will include presentations on the new CoCA building at Massey University’s Wellington campus and a site visit of the building as it nears completion. Please wear closed-toe flat shoes for site visit. Afternoon tea will be provided and the event will finish with drinks so you can continue your conversations.