Now in its 23rd year ‘Timber Offsite Construction 2021’ will be a global ‘hybrid’ format combining ‘in person’ and ‘live streaming’ for both speakers and delegates to provide a new and unrivaled experience for all attendees.
The conference theme ‘Timber & Technology. The Zero Carbon Future’ will focus on current trends that are changing the way we build our homes and cities for a more sustainable world.
Globally we are entering a new phase for building construction with timber and mass wood gaining major acceptance from substantial productivity, financial and ‘green’ benefits available to developers and builders.
Faster construction times, higher quality buildings, less site labour, less waste, less disruption, less environmental impact and importantly lower project cost are key to major growth trends underway.
In Australia, offsite timber and mass wood building in residential and commercial construction has doubled over the past two years, with innovative projects including plans for the world’s tallest mass wood building in Sydney’s CBD.
Technology is also re-shaping the building process with digital data integration in design and engineering, leading to highly automated robotic manufacturing and fast on-site installation.
Climate change is a critical issue, and the World Green Building Council global project for net zero carbon buildings by 2030 will create increasing pressure for more sustainable construction.