Bringing together government, building owners, developers, certifiers, insurers, fire safety professionals and architects to develop solutions and ensure the safety and compliance of New Zealand’s buildings

Safe Cladding, Buildings & Façade Innovation Summit, Auckland

Conference: 21 November 2019   |     Post-conference workshop: 22  November 2019

The New Zealand building and construction sector is at a crossroads. Systemic building defects including poor weathertightness have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in costly remediation work. Many of New Zealand’s commercial buildings do not meet fire safety standards, putting life and property at risk. The Building Act is currently undergoing its biggest change in 15 years, with significant implications for building products and methods; risk and liability and penalties for failure to comply.
Join us in Auckland on 21 November 2019 for the Safe Cladding, Buildings and Façade Innovation Summit as we bring together key industry leaders, policymakers, surveyors, certifiers, fire safety professionals, architects, and insurers to advance greater safety and compliance in the building industry.
The Safe Cladding, Buildings and Façade Innovation Event  Legacy Series have brought together more than 200 senior decision-makers and an unrivaled program of over 50 speakers to develop strategies and solutions to ensure the safety and compliance of current and future buildings. This year we will tackle the most pressing challenges facing the New Zealand building and construction sector.
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Hon Jenny Salesa MP

Minister for Building and Construction, Customs and Ethnic Communities

New Zealand Government

Julien Leys

Chief Executive

Building Industry Federation NZ

Ed Claridge


Institute of Fire Engineers (New Zealand)

Ron Green


Fire Group Consulting

Michael James

Managing Director and Principal Fire Engineer

Origin Fire Consultants

Greg North

Senior Associate – Fire Engineer


Tania Morgun

Principal Fire Engineer

TM Fire

Rob Woodger

Principal Specialist Building Surveyor – Building Control

Auckland Council

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WHY ATTEND          

  • Find out from the Hon Jenny Salesa MP, Minister for Building and Construction, regarding measures the New Zealand Government is undertaking to ensure a safer building industry.
  • Hear from Christchurch City Council on how upcoming changes to the Building Act could impact your organisation. 
  • Find out how we can establish a greater culture of accountability across the building supply chain with the Building Industry Federation NZ.
  • Learn how the withdrawal of insurers from the Professional Indemnity (PI) market poses significant risks to the New Zealand building industry and responses that can be undertaken with Crombie Lockwood
  • Discover how to avoid costly remediation of structural design and construction failures in your buildings with the New Zealand Institute of Building, Oculus, and Kaizon.
  • Make sure your building doesn’t repeat the same mistakes that led to the Grenfell building fire in the UK – inform yourself about passive fire safety measures with Beca, Origin Fire Consultants and the Institute of Fire Engineers (New Zealand).
  • Discover what emerging technologies are available in the market to boost the fire resistance of facades and deter fire propagation with Auckland Council, Aurecon and Fletcher Construction.


  • Government and industry regulatory bodies and associations 
  • Building owners and asset managers
  • Developers and construction companies
  • Fire and rescue services
  • Certifiers, accreditors, and surveyors
  • Building material importers and suppliers
  • Designers and architects
  • Insurers, financiers, lawyers and strata bodies
  • Fire safety and risk officials, engineers and technical managers
  • Fire protection companies and solution providers


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Auckland |  21-22 November 2019

Pullman Auckland
Conf: Top of the Town
WS: Pullman Boardroom
Address: Corner Waterloo Quadrant & Princes Street, 1010
T: +6493531000
About: Pullman Auckland is located in the heart of the city, just minutes from iconic Viaduct Harbour and a short stroll of Spark Arena. It is the ideal place to stay when visiting Auckland for the many international acts or sporting events held at the stadium. Also nearby you can explore the waterfront dining and entertainment precinct during your stay.
Parking: The car park located beneath the Hotel is operated by Wilson Parking. There is limited car parking and availability is based on a ‘first in first served’ basis. The Hotel also offer Valet parking at $45.00 per day.
Accomodation: Pullman Auckland offers discounted accommodation rates; please visit: