James Hardie & GIB pre-event CPD Seminar | Wellington

ADNZ TWM Pre-Award CPD Event

Thanks to James Hardie & GIB, Wellington/Wairarapa members, and those coming from out of town for the TWM/Wellington/Hawkes Bay design award function, can partake in an afternoon seminar delivering valuable CPD.

With three key speakers providing a range of information from marketing to future technology, this seminar will have you thinking creatively and innovatively in time for the ADNZ|Resene Architectural Design Awards regional dinner.

Speakers include:

Steve Dimakis - Group Media Partner at Strategy Media - He will speak on powerful marketing strategies for business.

Chris Welch - Wellington based designer, artist & educator - Chris will talk on 'Where we are and where we will be'; looking at the current state of technology in the AEC industry and take a look at the emerging technologies that may shape the years to come.

Stacey Mendonca - Quantity Surveyor - Stacey will cover topical QS content.

A light lunch will provided and Heidi Misseldine from James Hardie & Dennise Austin from GIB will be there to network with you.


12:15pm: Arrival

12:15pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 2:45pm: Speakers

3:00pm: Finish

Please register to attend for catering and venue capacity; this event is free.

Speaker Bios:

Steve Dimakis
Steve is a media innovator. His planning philosophy has been shaped by the experience he has gained over the past 18 years working for both global and independent agencies as well as media publishers.

By using paid, owned and earned media channels to make covert, overt and one-to-one content discoverable, searchable and shareable throughout customer decision and behaviour change journeys, Steve has helped brands of all sizes find the success they have been looking for. His experience spans both private and public sector with clients that include Colgate-Palmolive Limited, Suzuki New Zealand, the Health Promotion Agency, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Lincoln University, Heartland Bank and Trade Me Property just to name a few.

Chris Welch
Chris is a Wellington based designer, artist, and educator. His research focuses on combining the affordances provided by generative tools to design and plan space, and the interaction between complex geometry and the practical requirements of fabrication, assembly, and mass production. In his role as a computational designer at Aurecon, he applies this research to automate tasks and improve internal design processes.

Stacey Mendonca
Stacey is an avid Wellingtonian who is proud to have been involved in the construction of some of Wellington’s landmarks, including Te Papa, the Stadium and the Hospital, as well as working on many smaller fit outs and refurbishments.

While working for Fletcher Construction in 1996, Stacey identified that the few women in the construction sector at that time sometimes encountered challenges in the predominantly male environment. With two others, Stacey established the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in New Zealand to encourage women to pursue, establish and sustain successful careers in the construction industry.

Currently Stacey is the Chief Estimator at Pacific Doors Systems Limited, a specialist manufacturing business located in Seaview.


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    12.15pm - 3.00pm
  • Venue
    Home Ideas Centre Petone, Cnr The Esplanade & Hutt Rd
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