The ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ 2018 conference will be bigger than ever according to Frame Australia’s director Kevin Ezard, with the event celebrating its 20th year.
Kevin stated “building markets in Australia are buoyant due to continually expanding population, which is creating growth within urban areas for mid-rise and high-rise multi-residential buildings.
“A major shift is the consolidating demand for pre-fabricated offsite timber and engineered wood systems in mid-rise timber frame projects up to 5 storeys, and high-rise up to 10 storeys, with builders achieving faster build times and lower costs.
The 2018 conference program will reflect these strengthening market trends with renowned international and local expert speakers on the key themes of Building Design, Technology, Manufacturing and Construction”.
Sessions will cover design development of both multi-residential and commercial buildings for low carbon, energy efficient outcomes; BIM and 3D design digital platforms; plant automation and robotics in prefabrication; examples of timber and engineered wood construction systems; and current timber building projects around Australia.
Panel sessions will include in-depth case studies of mid-rise residential developments utilising timber frame panelised walls and cassette floors, plus high-rise apartments and commercial buildings using CLT, Glulam and LVL in engineered wood systems.
Delegate tours will visit residential and commercial timber building construction sites; prefabrication and panelised manufacturing plants; and recently completed building projects that are outstanding examples of architectural and engineering design in timber structures.
Kevin added “display booths in the conference exhibition area provide suppliers with an exceptional opportunity to access market sectors that have high interest in timber building construction products and services, that is projected to be a major growth market in the next decade”.
‘Timber Offsite Construction’ will be held on Monday and Tuesday 18-19 June 2018 at Park Hyatt Melbourne, and for event details visit the Frame Australia website