Auckland Cocktail & Networking Event

Rydges Auckland - May 23, 2018 at 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Join us for a Members Cocktail & Networking Event in Auckland on Wednesday, 23rd May from 5:30-7:30pm at the Rydges Hotel Rooftop Deck (located at 59 Federal Street, Auckland). This event is FREE for ACENZ Members and includes light nibbles and drinks.

You'll hear from two speakers with networking time before and after the presentations on 

"How technology can build resilience within your AEC firm"

It is a testing time for the architecture, engineering and construction sector, with project complexity increasing as clients want projects delivered faster and cheaper. The industry also faces labour shortages, which means firms are being stretched to do more with less people so it is time for action, before profit margins suffer and staff burn out.

To overcome these challenges, AEC firms need to review their current processes to decrease risk, ensure more robust project delivery processes and improve collaboration. This can be achieved by embracing new technologies to unify internal operations into a single view of people, work, time and financial results. Building trust and communication, which in return boost employee engagement and commitment.

Join us for an evening of networking to hear how technology can help your firm create synergy, and purpose for all team members allowing your company to grow and/ or stay competitive.   

Attendees will hear from industry experts Lisa Hinton, Director of Context Architects and Jonny Breen, Digital & IT Manager of Context Architects presenting their success and lessons learnt along the way in implementing the right strategy and technology to their business.

This event will cover:

  • The steps your organisation can take to avoid risk from managing the end-to-end project lifecycle, to ensure on time and on budget delivery of projects
  • Embracing new technologies to remain relevant to prospective employees
  • Streamlining processes so staff focus on design not administration task
  • Give staff the visibility and organisation they need


About our speakers:

Lisa Hinton, Director

Lisa is a founding director of Context and sits on the practice’s board to drive our strategic direction.

She makes a three-fold contribution to the business. First, she’s not an architect; her focus is on the business of architecture and strategic financial management. On getting architectural practice and business thinking together aligned. Second, Lisa helps shape our culture. Her nose for good people – with the right attributes and attitudes – has built a strong team with a shared sense of purpose. And third, she takes on strategic special projects that look to the company’s future.

Lisa is also a director of Confitex Underwear, a New Zealand textile technology company that is taking its world-first urinary incontinence range global. Pre-Context, she spent seven years at Trade New Zealand (now NZTE) managing a team that helped technology-and-services exporters set up shop in international markets.

BBus, GradDip Public Relations, MA International Relations


Jonny Breen, Digital & IT Manager

Jonny is our virtual building expert. He also does all the behind the scenes strategising that means our IT systems are some of the most advanced in the business. Before he joined us, he studied architecture in his native Ireland and worked for a leading BIM software developer.

Jonny is an enthusiastic advocate of the power of Building Information Modelling. It’s a way to combine every element of a building’s design – architectural, structural, electrical, heating and plumbing – into one smart virtual model. It results in better designed, higher-performing structures that are easier to build. In warmer months, Ironman Jonny also leads our lunchtime Context boot camps.

BSc (Hons) Architecture


Don't miss out on this fantastic event, proudly sponsored by Deltek

About Deltek (our sponsor) - Deltek is the leading global provider of enterprise software and information solutions for government contractors, professional services firms and other project-based businesses. For decades, we have delivered actionable insight that empowers our customers to unlock their business potential. 22,000 organizations and millions of users in over 80 countries around the world rely on Deltek to research and identify opportunities, win new business, recruit and develop talent, optimize resources, streamline operations and deliver more profitable projects.


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