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Find here are impressions and pictures from previous seminars. It was a hit!

Survey Findings:

In our Survey after the event, we found out that most attendees were satisfied with the following: registration, brochures, length and both presenters and the content of the presentation. Expectations were fully or somewhat met.

We also learned that most participants are not interested in networking with each other. A suggestion we will adopt for next years event. 

If you have attended the event and would like to leave some feedback please click here. We appreciate any feedback. That's the only way we can improve for next year!



This is what people said:

This was one of the best events with the most useful information I have attended in a while. 


- Awesome. Thanks!


need great coffee : )

- We will search for some until the next event!

Presentations were a little bit rushed. Perhaps less time for 'networking' and an extra 0.5 hour for presentations.


- We will do that for the next event. Promise!




Past Events

Don't miss our Seminar Series 2016 featuring Criswell Davis (American Hardwood) and Laurens Notenboom (Modified Timbers) in:

Christchurch Mon 07 Nov 2016 | Queenstown Tue 08 Nov 2016 | Auckland Thu 10 Nov 2016

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The Making Smart Timber Choices Seminar will provide insight into how to make good & sustainable choices when using hardwoods in New Zealand.

I hear you ask: What? Why? How? - Come along and hear hands on from our renowned and experienced experts about great possibilities. It’s free!

We have allocated some time for a Q&A session so you can throw probing questions directly at the experts.

Why are we organising this event? We, at Timspec, believe in long-term & sustainable solutions in every part of our lives - to leave this planet a bit better. American Hardwood and modified timbers are excellent choices when it comes to durability, stability, and sustainability. This is your opportunity to shed off industry misconceptions and learn the real deal. 

Oh and we are just checking if there are some CPD points involved for you. We will let you know asap.




AHEC | American Hardwood



Criswell Davis will present visual application & uses for American White Oak, Hard Maple, White Ash, and Black Walnut. It will include great design examples in NZ and overseas.

“I have been in the hardwood business since 1988, acting in an expert/ consultative capacity with furniture, flooring and cabinet manufacturers as well as distributors. I have worked with the largest architecture and design firms in the world, helping to guide the process of specifying and procuring American hardwood for projects around the globe.”



ACCSYS Technologies | Modified Timbers 



Laurens Notenboom will present applications and uses for modified timber. This presentation will include great design examples in NZ and around the globe.

“I have been in the timber business for over 10 years and an expert in the modification of timbers – particularly acetylation of timbers. Acting as Regional Manager APAC & MENA, I am working with the leading architect and design firms in the region assisting them in their choice selection by optimizing a turnkey solution for their project needs. The features and benefits of modified timber which provide architects and designers a total Freedom of Design." 



0930 AM   Arrival – Coffee, Tea, and delicious Muffins

1000 AM   Welcome Speech by Timspec

1010 AM   Criswell Davis – American Hardwood applications and uses

1040 AM   Small Break

1045 AM   Laurens Notenboom – Modified Timbers applications and uses

1130 AM   Q&A & Networking

1200 PM   The End.


CHRISTCHURCH           Monday 07 November 2016

@ 9.30am | The Tower Room, Chateau on the Park****

189 Deans Avenue, Christchurch 8011

Corner Kilmarnock Street & deans Ave
Entrance off Kilmarnock Street  



QUEENSTOWN        Tuesday 08 November 2016

@ 9.30am | Lake Hayes Pavilion *****

1/719 Gibbston Hwy, Lake Hayes 9371        

State Highway 6 between Queenstown & Arrowtown; 
approximately 10 min drive to the Queenstown Airport 



AUCKLAND                     Thursday 10 November 2016

@ 9.30am | Home Ideas Centre****

165 The Strand, Parnell, Auckland 1052

Free Parking Under the ramp or up the second
ramp into the building