Ex­panded pro­gram for Frame Aus­tralia 2016

Australasian Timber - - NEWS -

THE FRAME Aus­tralia 2016 Con­fer­ence and Ex­hi­bi­tion, now in its 18th year, will be held on 23 May at Park Hy­att Mel­bourne with the theme “Build­ing con­struc­tion with pre­fab­ri­cated tim­ber and en­gi­neered wood”.

“The 2016 event will be the largest ever held with more than 400 del­e­gates ex­pected from the com­bin­ing of top­ics from both the suc­cess­ful Frame 2014 and 2015 con­fer­ences,” said Kevin Ezard, Direc­tor, Frame Aus­tralia Con­fer­ence and Ex­hi­bi­tion.

Kevin said the ex­panded pro­gram would have par­al­lel ses­sions in the one day for­mat to cover the range of emerg­ing de­vel­op­ments in build­ing de­sign and pre­fab­ri­cated tim­ber and wood con­struc­tion across Aus­tralia.

“Inner-ur­ban pop­u­la­tion den­sity growth and spi­ralling de­mand for medium-rise dwellings has opened new op­por­tu­ni­ties for pre­fab­ri­cated tim­ber in both multi-res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ing con­struc­tion. An­tic­i­pated changes next year to the Na­tional Con­struc­tion Code deemed to sat­isfy pro­vi­sions al­low­ing tim­ber build­ings up to 8 lev­els will greatly in­crease po­ten­tial for de­sign­ers and builders to utilise tim­ber, and gen­er­ate a fur­ther in­crease in de­mand for pre­fab­ri­cated sys­tems,” Kevin said.

The Draft ses­sions pro­gram is: Op­por­tu­ni­ties for wood prod­ucts in build­ing con­struc­tion (All del­e­gates)

• Creative ar­chi­tec­tural de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing

in­no­va­tion in wood con­struc­tion • The ‘driv­ers’ for in­creased tim­ber and wood in

res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings • Global and lo­cal growth pro­jec­tions for sup­ply of

tim­ber and en­gi­neered wood prod­ucts • Dis­cus­sion fo­rum with speak­ers and panel mem­bers

Morn­ing break Build­ing de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing de­vel­op­ments (Par­al­lel ses­sion)

• How high can we go? Will you be ready for the

NCC height changes in May 2016? • Struc­tural en­gi­neer­ing so­lu­tions and cur­rent de­sign

projects us­ing tim­ber and CLT. • The process of de­sign, sup­ply and con­struc­tion for

pre­fab tim­ber build­ing sys­tems • Dis­cus­sion fo­rum with speak­ers and panel mem­bers

Man­u­fac­tur­ing tech­nolo­gies and plant au­to­ma­tion (Par­al­lel ses­sion)

• New con­cepts and tech­nolo­gies emerg­ing in truss

and frame man­u­fac­tur­ing plants • Es­ti­mat­ing and de­tail­ing both lo­cally and overseas

– what are the pros and cons? • Plant pro­duc­tiv­ity im­prove­ments from au­to­ma­tion –

will robotics be the next step for­ward? • Dis­cus­sion fo­rum with speak­ers and panel mem­bers

Lunch break Tim­ber build­ings for faster con­struc­tion and lower cost (Par­al­lel ses­sion)

• De­sign and build op­tions to lower build­ing costs in

multi-res­i­den­tial tim­ber con­struc­tion • Na­tional re­view of re­cent tim­ber build­ing projects

and ben­e­fits achieved by de­vel­op­ers • Cus­tomer and reg­u­la­tor at­ti­tudes to tim­ber in

res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial con­struc­tion • Dis­cus­sion fo­rum with speak­ers and panel mem­bers

Pre­fab­ri­cated panel sys­tems pro­duc­tion and sup­ply (Par­al­lel ses­sion)

• De­vel­op­ments in pro­duc­tion and de­liv­ery of Pre­fab

and Mo­du­lar con­struc­tion sys­tems • Will BIM/CAD/CAM be the fu­ture for in­te­gra­tion

of de­sign, pre­fab­ri­ca­tion and sup­ply? • Growth in sup­ply of pre-as­sem­bled wall panel &

floor cas­sette sys­tems for hous­ing • Dis­cus­sion fo­rum with speak­ers and panel mem­bers

Af­ter­noon break The fu­ture for tim­ber and wood build­ing sys­tem so­lu­tions (All del­e­gates)

• What would en­cour­age greater use of tim­ber and

wood in build­ing de­sign and con­struc­tion? • What are the likely fu­ture dy­nam­ics of build­ing

mar­ket de­mand and tim­ber sup­ply ca­pa­bil­i­ties? • Will col­lab­o­ra­tion by the sup­ply chain sim­plify the

process and achieve ‘sys­tems based’ de­liv­ery? • Dis­cus­sion fo­rum with speak­ers and panel mem­bers Con­fer­ence Clos­ing Hospi­tal­ity

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