Focus on off-site construction at Colab23 conference in NZ

Tue 14 Mar 23


Cyclone Gabrielle was an unwelcome event that devastated many New Zealand communities and our thoughts are with all of those impacted.

I have been liaising with government officials to highlight how the offsite sector can assist in the rebuild in the short terms and long term. I am aware that some members have also been approached by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to discuss industry solutions. If you would like to discuss our response in more detail, then please contact me directly and I can make sure key decision makers are aware of your interest in being part of an industry response. or call +64 21 0699453.

Two years ago, PrefabNZ celebrated 10 years. Footage courtesy of @PrefabNZInc

We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Colab23 Innovation in Construction conference in Auckland on June 20 and 21 with a great line-up of speakers. Visit for the latest announcements.

Early bird registrations close on March 31, so please register to make the most of the discounted delegate rate.

Offsite manufacturing in the construction sector is entering the next stage in its exciting development. Awareness of the benefits of offsite manufacturing has grown and we now see a wide range of innovative businesses in the market.

COLAB 23 will feature updates from industry partners as well as showcasing the latest trends and innovations within the residential, commercial and infrastructure offsite sector in New Zealand and internationally.

As well as hearing from exciting international keynote speakers, the conference will also provide an overview of the economic, regulatory, skills and sustainability landscape shaping the sector.

Part of the conference will be a showcasing section that will profile offsite businesses that are offering exciting build options to the public and you are invited to be part of this. Please contact Jessica to register your interest today.

Membership subscriptions are due this month and I would like to thank members for their ongoing support. Our mission is to raise quality and productivity within New Zealand’s built environment and construction sector through the promotion of offsite manufacturing.

By working together, we will help develop solutions that work for the offsite sector, the wider construction industry and for Kiwis wanting great places to live and work in.

If you are reading this and are not a member, I encourage you to join and help with our vision for the offsite sector. Becoming a member is easy.


  • Scott Fisher

    Scott Fisher is CEO, Offsite NZ, and has extensive marketing, commercial and leadership experience in the public, private and NGO sectors and with a number of membership bodies.


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