The program for the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition promises to be the most impressive in the event’s 21-year history.
The expanded line-up brings the most prominent global and local experts together to discuss the latest technologies and most pressing topics for the mass wood sector.
The event will take place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June at Melbourne’s Crown Promenade. The increased interest in the sector has also led to the conference move to a new, larger venue, comfortably accommodating the expected 400 attendees to the event.
Conference director, Kevin Ezard, says the conference and exhibition has developed a strong reputation amongst building design and construction professionals.
“Timber Offsite Construction is a national event with a global forum. It is the only Australian event exclusively devoted to offsite timber construction and mass wood systems,” says Ezard.
“Our program includes some of the world’s leading experts, along with highly respected local specialists; providing an overview on the pathway for offsite construction, building case studies and workshops on key topics.
Monday’s speaker presentations will include topics outlining how offsite systems are used to achieve improved productivity, quality, safety and sustainability for residential and commercial buildings. Speakers include:
- David Chandler OAM, adjunct professor, Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University – 'What will the Australian construction industry look like by 2030?'
- Ralph Belperio, built environment leader, Aurecon – 'How we will be constructing buildings in the future'
- Duncan Mayes, EGM innovation and emerging business, Timberlink Australia – 'Wood products are the sustainable solution'
- George Konstandakos, head of DesignMake, Lendlease – 'The future for commercial buildings using mass wood systems'
Tuesday morning panel sessions will focus on several outstanding building projects utilising offsite timber construction systems, with key participants including developers, architects, engineers, builders, fabricators, and building materials suppliers.
In addition to the impressive line-up, exhibitors from across the globe will display the latest products and systems for offsite timber construction and mass wood systems.
SmartStruct Solutions, division of Tilling Timber, is once again the principal partner following its successful involvement last year, along with WoodSolutions as the principal supporter of the event.
For more information, or to register for the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition, visit www.frameaustralia.com.
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