Buildnz designex has been running for more than 26 years serving the building, architecture, design and specifier sectors with a biennial three-day exhibition of leading products and services providers, and complimented with seminars for ongoing professional training requirements.
NZIA chief executive Beverley McRae says it made sense to align the seminars with buildnz designex, given the large numbers of architect members (and sponsor partners) historically attending the industry event.
Ms McRae says the NZIA will be delivering a seminar line-up from leading architects, specifiers and build designers across New Zealand and Australia.
“There is a serious pipeline of work in the build, design and architectural services, and the landscape has never been so challenging,” she says.
“Consider the issues facing our sector — we have the Christchurch rebuild, the growing lack of supply of new home builds in Auckland, and the nationwide rework addressing leaky buildings. All of these issues on a standalone basis are creating a major challenge for the wider industry in the coming years.
“Consider also the strong pipeline of commercial build projects, and these are very exciting times for the industry, but also times where we must ensure everyone involved is delivering a world-class standard of work.”
Organisations already closely aligned to buildnz designex 2013 include the Registered Master Builders Federation, Certified Builders Association of New Zealand and BRANZ.
The Registered Master Builders Federation hosted its own conference at the last buildnz designex.
Other initiatives in 2013 will include:
• NZIA CPD Days — two days of seminars attracting more than 500 member architects;
• RMBF-lead build seminars — three days of seminars targeted to New Zealand builders;
• SPLASH feature — pools and spas;
• 200+ exhibitors expected from leading build, design and interiors companies; and
• Visitor promotions where one lucky attendee will win a brand-new Ford.
Buildnz designex 2013 will be held on June 23 to 25 at Auckland’s ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane. The event is expected to attract more than 5000 trade visitors.