Transportable Homes | Industry Insights webinar

Transportable Homes | Industry Insights webinar

26 Sep 2023

$0.00 Member
$0.00 Student
$20.00 Regular


Save the date and register now for this Industry Insights webinar on transportable homes, in collaboration with Martin Pratchett from Engineering NZ. See below for more information.

- To claim your NZRAB points - Please key in your membership number in brackets beside your company name when you register.


10.00 NZRAB 1.00 ADNZ | LBP CPD
0.50 Design 0.50 Documentation 0.00 Construction 0.00 Management

Time & Place

26 Sep 2023
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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Event details

With this webinar, we hope to achieve a greater understanding between Engineers & Designers of the common design and construction issues with small transportable homes/building.

Topics to be discussed:

  • Challenges of designing for transportable dwellings
  • What is transportable easy vs transportable difficult
  • Mitigating transport issues
  • Different structures and foundation methods
  • Common questions regarding consenting/councils/inspections
  • Designing for difficult sites
  • Ensuring structural sound while moving
  • Additional costs to transport
  • Fitout before or on site
  • Specifications/design with transport in mind
  • Pain points

Our panellists are keen to hear from you on what topics or questions you would like answered during this webinar. Please e-mail

Meet your speakers:

Martin Pratchett - Engineering NZ

Martin is the Engineering Practice Manager at Engineering New Zealand. He works with industry partners and regulators to produce good practice guidelines and continuously improve the standard of engineering in New Zealand.

Ron Pynenburg - Registered Architect

Ron is a registered architect, past President of the NZIA and past chair of the NZRAB, now practicing part-time as a sole-trader consultant on building compliance and competency matters since retiring after 40 years in his architectural practice 2021.

Casey Curtis - ADNZ Professional Member

Casey is the owner and director of CA Architecture - a collaborative practice specialising in high performance energy efficient homes throughout New Zealand. Casey is an active member of the Superhome Movement, contributor to and on the review team of the Healthy Home Design Guide (released 2020) and has studied through the Passive House Institute of New Zealand. Joining ADNZ in 2018 and subsequently nominated to the Regional Executive in 2020.

Jamie Lester - WSP

Christchurch-based Jamie is Technical Director - Building Structures. He's been at WSP since 2005 and specialises in the structural and seismic design of new buildings and strengthening of existing building structures.

Craig McGhie - Director at Seajay Consulting Engineers Limited

Craig is owner and director for Seajay Consulting Engineers Ltd and provide structural and fire engineering design services for:

- Residential and commercial buildings and structures.
- Infrastructure buildings and structures.
- Industrial buildings and structures.


12.30pm | Webinar commences with ADNZ welcome and introduction to team of panellists

12.30pm | Jamie Lester and Craig McGhie - The technical issues they experience when it comes to transportable buildings/homes

12.50pm | Ron Pynenburg on his knowledge on the topic

1pm | Casey Curtis on her design experience with transportable homes

Approx. 1.10pm | Panel discussion - facilitated by Martin Pratchett

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