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Pamela Bell
Pamela Bell
on Prefabrication
CEO (MArch)

Pamela is an expert in the area of prefabricated building. She is CEO of PrefabNZ, a non-profit organisation promoting offsite construction.

16 May 2018

How Can KiwiBuild Be a Success?

Detailed blog post Pamela Bell

Six key points that the KiwiBuild housing scheme must incorporate for history-making success.

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01 March 2018

Faster, Safer, Better Buildings On Time and On Budget

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An introduction to prefabrication: what specifiers need to be aware of when designing for offsite construction.

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23 February 2018

PrefabNZ CoLab 2018

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PrefabNZ’s CoLab is about increasing construction productivity through innovative construction, especially prefab and offsite manufacture. 

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21 September 2017

Partnering Experience and Expertise to Create Better Buildings

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Construction businesses with differing levels of experience and expertise can form partnerships at an individual project level in order to increase information, education and skills — as collaboration between Stanley Group and Tall Wood at The Grounds, Hobsonville Point shows.

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25 November 2016

Building Ourselves Out of the Global Affordable Housing Crisis

As populations grow, could adopting modern construction methods and technologies like offsite construction be the key to responding to the global housing challenge?

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19 October 2016

Taller Timber Buildings on the Rise

Tall timber gets cheaper, better, faster — a construction technology update from recent conferences in Australia and Canada.

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20 September 2016

The Growth of Innovative Engineered Timber Design

The most remarkable architectural legacy of the Canterbury earthquakes is the design community's realisation that engineered timber is a key material for innovative New Zealand buildings.

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18 August 2016

What Will Make You Change to Bigger Building Chunks?

Future design and construction businesses will be influenced by disruptive business models, such as mass customisation, but with everyone quite comfortable with the status quo, an extremely compelling argument must be offered in order to change.

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21 July 2016

What Do We Need to Get Centrally Procured Housing Right?

A clear scope, well designed masterplan, building consent cohesion and coordinated infrastructure delivery are all needed to ensure that the government's latest housing plan succeeds.

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23 June 2016

Who's Holding the Affordable Housing Chequebook?

Strong leadership, development funding and less finger-pointing are needed to solve the affordable housing issue in New Zealand.

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