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SESOC Seminar Series 2021 – Christchurch

August 11, 2021 1:00 pm 5:30 pm

SESOC would like to present its second seminar series for 2021. In the month of August, the seminar series will be in four different cities.  The series is called ‘Engineering for buildability – Designing structures for efficiency in the New Zealand construction industry’.

August 4 – Hamilton
August 11 – Christchurch
August 12 – Wellington
August 26 – Auckland

Join our presenters Andrew Blackford, Greg McFetridge, Cameron Belliss, Sigi Kerbers, Kelvin Oh, Tomonori Kaneko and Nick Bamford share their knowledge on designing structures for efficiency in the New Zealand construction industry.

This seminar aims to:

Provide insight into how structures get built, what’s required in terms of temporary works and logistics.

Understand the importance of construction tolerance and how to provide for it in design.

Worked examples of real-life projects and how the designs could be altered to better suit construction practices and ultimately the ease and cost of building.

Provide an opportunity for designers to discuss their designs with peers working for main contractors and work through problems or issues they’ve encountered.

Discuss the consequences of designs that aren’t inherently stable until construction is complete.

Discuss examples of real Safety in Design that would make buildings safer to construct and thereby provide other tangible benefits.

Gain an understanding of “preliminaries and generals” and how they can have a significant influence on construction cost.

Registration fees: SESOC Member at $360.00 + GST; Non-member at $440.00 + GST



August 11, 2021
1:00 pm 5:30 pm