Event Archive — 2016

The Form Forum® — Building Consents

The Form Forum® is a series of events that presents topics of interest for spatial designers including tools and tips that keep you informed and up to date on the latest design trends and best industry practice, presented in an informal environment.

Auckland’s housing boom shows no signs of slowing, with record building consent applications received in the past year. Council has approached the consenting challenge by making greater use of technology. At The Form Forum® join Doug Naylor & Gagan Saxena from Auckland Council and gain an over view of the new electronic processing for consent applications and feedback on its trial. There will also be an opportunity for designers to discuss joining the new online consenting scheme.

Doug Naylor—Manager Processing Building Control, AK Council

Doug has been with local government for 27 years gaining expertise in the building control environment whilst managing building control teams in the former North Shore, Auckland City, Rodney District and Waitakere Councils and currently Auckland Council. Doug completed a six year cadetship in fire engineering and gained tertiary qualifications in Public Sector Management

Doug has been involved with many key projects within the Auckland region including Massey University, Smales Farm, Sky City, Water View Tunnel and the Viaduct Harbour development.

Doug has a keen interest in working with the design and development community to help deliver the numbers and quality of buildings required to meet Auckland’s increasing demand

Gagan Saxena—Processing Manager Central and South Regions, AK Council

Gagan has been working in local government for 10 years within the Building Control department and Regulatory Services and is currently Manager of Consent Processing for Central/South with more than 15+ years of experience in the Private and Public sector of New Zealand’s Building Industry. Upon completing a Bachelors of Architecture degree Gagan worked for Opus & Babbage Consultants.

Currently Gagan is directly involved in numerous commercial, industrial and residential projects, developing close working relationships with key account holders such as Housing New Zealand, Fletcher Constructions, GJ Gardener.