Training Calendar

BRANZ Medium Density Housing Seminar - Tauranga - 20 March 2023

20 March 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Delivery Method
Face to Face
Guy Marriage, Shaun King, Kevin Frank, Jonathan Hill


Design and build better MDH.

In 2022, we witnessed the number of consents for Medium Density Housing exceed those of standalone dwellings for the first time in our history.

Fuelled by the insatiable demand for housing, this trend is set to continue, not just in Auckland, but across all Tier 1 Council areas – Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Factor in the introduction of the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021, and this means that Tier 1 Councils have had to change their planning rules to ensure that development is in accordance with the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS).

So, looking to the future, how can we ensure Medium Density Housing (MDH) is designed and built well?

BRANZ, in conjunction with EBOSS and medium density design expert, Guy Marriage, are proud to bring you the MDH Design seminar series.

The seminars are being run in each of the Tier 1 Council areas this November and cover the fundamentals of designing and building compliant MDH above 2 storeys.

Topics include:
• structure
• fire
• acoustics
• weather-tightness
• inter-tenancy walls
• services
• facades
• indoor air quality
• thermal performance
• carbon emissions and more.

Attendees will receive a copy of the book Medium.


Architects, designers, builders, group home builders, engineers, BCAs, students and apprentices, and other building practitioners.


The seminar will be presented by: Guy Marriage (Architect, author of the book Medium, and senior lecturer Victoria University of Wellington) , Shaun King (Associate, Marshall Day Acoustics) Kevin Frank (Senior Fire Research Engineer, BRANZ) Jonathan Hill (Director, Kaizon Engineering)

Dates in 2023:

22 February - Christchurch

23 February - Lower Hutt

23 February - Livestream

20 March  - Tauranga

27 March - Auckland Central

28 March - Hamilton

All seminars are 3 hours long and run from 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Investment Option $110 per person incl GST

Register online at:

For all seminar enquiries, please contact BRANZ Ltd

Phone: (04) 237 1170


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