BuildUP24 The NZ Institute of Building’s annual conference brings together a broad cross-section of Institute members. The conference is an opportunity to focus on both big-picture strategic issues and dive deeply into practical solutions, tricks, tips, and lessons learned.
The Institute of Building is the only construction and infrastructure industry organisation focused on individuals and best practice professional behaviour – the Institute is literally made up of ‘building people’ at its heart. Together, we are ‘building’ the best people to deliver Aotearoa New Zealand’s built environment.
The conference focuses on 3Ps:
BuildUP24 will be practical and hands on, providing real-world examples and proven success stories which you can take away and use in your own work.
If you’re a manager of people in the construction sector (or aspire to be) - then this event is for you.
Examples of roles this will be useful for: Site Manager, Construction Manager, Design Manager, Cost Manager, Digital Manager, Project Manager, Site Supervisor, Foreman, Project Coordinator, and Services Manager.
Need to convince the higher ups this event is worth your time and their money?
Below is some info you can copy and paste into an email to whoever is holding the purse strings:
**Non-member registration includes Connect Membership until 31 March 2025.
If you have multiple colleagues attending BuildUp, we can offer the following discounts:
1x = 0%
2x = 5%
3x = 10%
4x = 15%
5x = 20% (max discount)
Note: Discount applies to registrations from the same organisation in the same registration group.
We’ve added a Flexi Registration option which makes it possible for more than one person in your organisation to share a registration. If you have team members interested in attending but they don’t have enough time to make it for the whole day, this is the option for you!
The fine print:
As part of your BuildUP24 registration we are running a series of site visits in Auckland CBD the day before, Wednesday 13th March between 1pm-5pm.
* Sites subject to change
Register for the afternoon of Site Visits (Site visits are for those registered for BuildUP24 only, registration is required as there are limited spaces.)
Subject to change
8:45am Opening: Host Tommy Honey
9:00am Opening Keynote: Productivity Lessons from NSW, David Chandler, Office of the Building Commissioner, NSW (Australia)
10:00am Panel discussion: Productivity Lessons in construction for NZ. Panelists: David Chandler; Jane Henley, Growthlines; John Hemi, Board Chair; Grace Jack, Young Professionals Chair
10:30am Morning tea
11:00am Next Gen Quick-fire Showcase: Australian Institute of Building, Singapore Institute of Building + Keystone Trust
11:30am Panel discussion: Encouraging 'Next Gen' participation in construction. Panelists: Geoff Dart, Australian Institute of Building; Simone Sharp, Samantha Morris, George Holtom; Winstone Wallboards; Yan Chen, Young Professionals advisor; Nigel Dong, Board member
1:00pm Keynote: Digital First Lessons from Norway, Bridget White, Warren and Mahoney (formerly with Nordic Office of Architecture)
1:45pm Panel discussion: Digital Productivity Tools - what's working and what isn't? Panelists: Bridget White; James McLean, LT McGuinness; Keri Niven, Aurecon; Martin Ryall, Autodesk; Jason Howden, Revizto; Philip Negus, APL; Kirsten Magnusson, Board member
2:15pm Roundtable sessions x3 - topical discussions on DigiGuide, Flexi work, Digital tools + Productivity hacks
3:15pm Panel discussion: Success Stories for People + Performance. Panelists: Mark Watson, Sophrosyne; Zoe Lyon-Gifford, Waihanga Ara Rau; Gillian Brookes; Kylie Eagle, Fletcher Construction; Jamie Dickson, First Principles Constructors
4:00pm Keynote: Personal Lessons in Resilience, Dyann Stewart
4:45pm 40 Years Book Launch
Tommy Honey - Educational Consultant, innovator and leader + Executive Director NZCIC
Tommy Honey is a director, designer, educational manager, architectural critic, cultural commentator and occasional architect. He has worked in the theatre, taught architecture and design, directed a Film School and been CEO of an Art & Design college. Tommy was for a long time the resident urbanist on Radio New Zealand’s Nine-to-Noon and in 2018 he completed a Masters in emergent and disruptive technology at the Tech Futures Lab where he investigated disruption in housing. Tommy is currently the Executive Director of the New Zealand Construction Industry Council.
David Chandler OAM - New South Wales Building Commissioner
David Chandler OAM was appointed NSW Building Commissioner in 2019 after an
impressive forty-year career in the Australian construction industry. David is improving the
quality of construction and restoring trust in the industry through leading the delivery of
Construct NSW in collaboration with the sector.
David delivered major infrastructure and urban renewal projects including the new
Parliament House in Canberra and Sydney’s Quay Apartments. As Adjunct Professor in the
School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University, David
helped shape the next generation of construction professionals and founded the Centre for
Smart Modern Construction, which invests in new academic and research capabilities for
the construction sector. David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1989 for his
services to the construction industry.
Bridget White - Senior Associate at Warren and Mahoney
For the past 14 years, Bridget led Nordics Office of Architecture's design technology team as their Senior Architect/BIM Director.
Bridget returned to Aotearoa in February 2024 bring her knowledge and experience to Warren and Mahoney as a Senior Associate.
She has high level experience in multiple scales of complex BIM projects such as Stavanger University Hospital, NOIDA international airport in India, and Oslo's own Governmental Headquarters.
With a passion for promoting digital tools towards a sustainable future in the AEC industry, she has worked to innovate new workflows for modular design, rehabilitation and reuse, and facilitate the effective collaboration of global teams to reach inspiring environmental goals.
Dyann Stewart – DPS Consulting
Dyann has been working in the construction industry since 1996 starting in design before moving to management and consulting. In 2021 Dyann completed a Bachelor of Business with a major in Management and a minor in Business Law via Massey University distance learning while holding down a busy full-time job.
In October of 2021 Dyann came off her bike resulting in a staggering 31 broken bones (in her back, neck, ribs, shoulders, ankle) plus ligaments torn and a severe concussion which led to post-concussion syndrome. As Dyann puts it: “not much of me worked for quite a while.”
At BuildUp24 Dyann will tell her mind-blowing story of recovery and resilience for the first time. We will hear how she has rebuilt herself and her career from the ground up.
Wednesday 13 March 2024
Various sites around Auckland CBD
Thursday 14 March 2024
Hunua Rooms, Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Some accommodation options close to the Aotea Centre
59 Federal Street, Cnr Kingston Street, Auckland
P: +64 9 375 5900
For stays between 13 March 2024 and 15 March 2024
20% discount code applicable to the Best Available Rate
1. Visit www.rydges.com
2. Select Rydges Auckland, enter your required dates* and number of guests staying and click ‘GO’
3. Click ‘I have a code’
4. In the ‘Corporate ID’ field enter your booking code: NZIOBCONF
5. Click ‘UPDATE’6. Your special rates will appear on the rates screen
128 Albert Street, Auckland
P: +64 9 302 1111
For dates between 13/3/2024 – 15/3/2024
$270 Room Only
$300 Bed & Breakfast for 1
$330 Bed & Breakfast for 2
The link is for room-only rates, guests are welcome to add the discounted breakfast upon check-in for $30.00 per person, per night.
71 Mayoral Drive, Auckland
P: +64 9 366 3000
15% discount off all room rates, only available up to 30 days prior to event date (13/2/2024).
For dates between 13/3/2024 - 15/3/2024.
Thank you to all our sponsors for their generous support