Other Speakers - Session 4A

 

Session 4A 

Session 4A Paper 1

Mark Williams

Mark is the Insight and Innovation Manager at the BCITO.  Before joining them in 2015 he was a Senior Project Manager, then Business Development Manager at the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand.  Prior to that, he was a Senior Industry Training Consultant for over 15 years.  Previous roles include Qualifications and Quality Assurance Manager at the Agriculture ITO and Framework Development Officer then Nation Standards Body Manager at NZQA.  Mark's educational interest is in statistical analysis, problem solving and innovation that delivers industry and individual success.

Jenny Connor

Jenny is an experienced workforce development expert, engagement leader and researcher in the tertiary education sector.  She has been the Workforce Development Strategist at BCITO for almost two years and has 15 years of experience in roles across the public and private sectors.  Jenny's roles have focused on combining stakeholder engagement with research and analysis to ensure tertiary education best meets the skill needs of industry.  Her expertise in this area includes working with diverse groups to ensure outcomes that best meet complex needs.  Jenny's skill in stakeholder engagement, coupled with her ability to translate technical research information, has resulted in her presenting at a number of conferences, both nationally and internationally.

 

Session 4A Paper 2

Ken Spring

B.Sc.(Hons), MAppS

Ken is a Principal for Geochempet Services.  He has 10 years experience working as a Petrographer, specialising in engineering and construction applications with an emphasis on concrete materials, through thin section evaluation using a polarized microscope and national/international standards.  Ken is an acknowledged industry expert by construction and infrastructure industry, and consulted by the industry when major problem/ issues arise.  He has exploration project management experience including managing drill programs, collection and interpretation of geophysical data and development of cross sections of Lithology models in coal, base metals and uranium and tenement review reporting.   

Heather Spring

B.Sc

Heather is a Principal for Geochempet Services.  She has 10 years experience working as a Petrographer, specialising in engineering and construction applications with an emphasis on sand products, through thin section evaluation using a polarized microscope and national/international standards.  Heather specialises in heavy mineral grain identifications using petrographic techniques and has exploration project management experience including managing drill programs, collection and interpretation of geophysical data and development of cross sections of Lithology models. 

Thomas Spring

B.Sc

Thomas is a Petrographer for Geochempet Services, with 4 years experience working as a Petrographer, specialising in engineering and construction applications with an emphasis on concrete materials, through thin section evaluation using a polarized microscope and national/international standards.  Thomas has experience in: working with geochemical data and samples, compiling and comparing trace and major chemical signatures using SEM, XRD, XRF and ICP-MS; large scale and small scale field mapping and strategic sampling in remote areas, when completing five weeks filed work for masters research; managing and creating geological databases with excel software and validating the geological database as well as using modelling programs such a MELTS; creating maps using GIS. 

 

Session 4A Paper 3

Brenda & Robert Vale

Brenda & Robert are Professorial Research Fellows at the Victoria University of Wellington.  They are architects and academics who wrote their first book on sustainable design in 1975. Following their design of award winning commercial buildings in the UK they built the UK’s first autonomous house in 1993 and the first zero-emissions settlement in 1998. They have received international awards, including those from the United Nations and European Solar Energy Society for their work. They developed the Australian government’s National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) which has now been put into operation. Their 2009 book sets out the impact on the environment of a western life-style. They recently published a book on fair earth share ecological footprints with contributions from many of their former and existing postgraduate students and are currently writing another on the same topic. Their most recent book has been a history of construction toys and their place in the history of architecture.

 

Session 4A Paper 4

Yaodong Jia

Ph.D.

Yaodong is a Research Scientist in Advanced Materials for Callaghan Innovation.

His professional speciality is cement chemistry, well cement, geothermal cement, cement additives, MgO cement, fibre cement board, high performance concrete (HPC), concrete mix design, self-compacting concrete (SCC), kneading concrete, Non-destructive testing (NDT) technology of concrete, CO2 storage and microwave curing technology in cementitious materials.

Conrad Lendrum

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Session 4A Paper 5

Brian Godfrey

Brian is employed as Allied Concrete's Canterbury Regional Manager and has been a member of the NZRMCA council since 2010.  Brian has been involved in the ready-mix industry for over 30 years with an in-depth and hands on practical knowledge of the industry.  

Kyle Earnshaw

Kyle is employed as Allied Concrete's National Health & Safety Advisor.  Kyle has a formal background in physical and workplace health assessment and has extensive experience in the ready-mix industry not only in New Zealand but also as a consultant to Holcim Australia.