Just as technology has revolutionised the use of timber in construction; it is revolutionising the way attendees can participate in the most important global timber and mass wood event on the calendar.
‘Timber Offsite Construction’ organised by Frame Australia has made a vital contribution to the evolution of engineered wood in construction for 22 years.
Next year, in June 2021, more people than ever before will have access to this unique industry event through an innovative ‘hybrid’ format.
Combining ‘in-person’ local presentations and ‘live streaming’ international speakers, Timber Offsite Construction 2021 will deliver the best of both worlds to local attendees and global participants alike.
“We are using the latest in communications technology to present the latest in timber technology,” says conference founder Kevin Ezard.
“In 2021 we will look to the future – a net zero carbon future for the built environment – with the conference theme Timber & Technology: The Zero Carbon Future.
This aligns with the World Green Building Council statement this month that “the built environment sector can provide powerful solutions to the climate crisis”.
The Council noted that buildings are responsible for 39 per cent of global energy-related carbon emissions and that building stock is expected to double by 2050.
“The time to act is now,” the Council said. “To achieve net zero targets by mid-century and sustain predicted growth and urbanisation, we must decarbonise the whole lifecycle of our built assets – buildings and infrastructure.”
Net zero carbon is becoming accepted as a key goal for the construction industry worldwide, with architects, engineers and developers acknowledging the important role of engineered timber and mass wood.
Speaker session topics will cover building design influences, construction productivity, and manufacturing and technology, featuring global specialists in their fields.
A popular feature of previous events, the building project panels will adapt to the new format to facilitate lively interaction. Comprising developers, architects, engineers, builders and suppliers, the panels will discuss ‘real-life’ challenges and solutions across a range of innovative timber and mass wood projects.
Timber Offsite Construction 2021 will be hosted at Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Australia on 22-23 June. Registrations for in-person and virtual participation open in February 2021.
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