May saw the 2007 series of Future-Proofing Roadshows kick off. The first one was held in Wellington on May 22, and saw more than 250 builders and architects turn up for bacon and eggs, coffee and information on Future-Proof Building.
CMS (Construction Marketing Services Ltd) is the company behind the Future-Proof Building initiative.
The turnout at the roadshows so far shows that the concept is really gaining momentum. This is especially so as the world is becoming increasingly aware of sustainability and environmental issues, all of which reflect the need to prepare for the future.
The roadshow consists of three speakers:
• McConnell Property sustainability manager Mark Fraser presents an interesting update on producing sustainable buildings,
• RMBF chief executive Pieter Burghout provides information on licensing and the Building Act, and
• Lester Haycock from CMS shows his drive and passion for getting people to think about building a better home to live in now that’s worth more in the future.
There are 20 Future-Proof suppliers and partners present with display stands at the roadshows. All of the suppliers are there to showcase and educate the trade on what products they have that fit with Future-Proofing, and how these products can improve a home for their customers and meet future demands.
There are some leading edge innovative products on display, and this forum provides the ideal opportunity to keep abreast of recent developments and trends in the industry.
For example, Norman Ellison anti-allergen carpets, the only 100% wool carpet that’s anti-allergenic, helps eliminate the common triggers of allergies — and they’re no more expensive than other carpets in the market.
Wattyl is another great example, leading their industry in resource responsibility with their eco-proof paint — a paint that gives off virtually no paint odours or dangerous fumes.
And consider In-Sink-Erator, which has a tap system where one tap produces boiling hot water, and the other tap produces cool, filtered water all at the touch of a button.
The Future-Proof Building roadshows are happening all around the country over the next few months. To register your interest call 0508 FUTURE.