Frame 2018 fo­cus on the dig­i­tal fu­ture

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Next year’s Frame Aus­tralia con­fer­ence ‘Tim­ber Off­site Con­struc­tion’ will fo­cus on cur­rently ex­pand­ing lo­cal and global mar­kets for tim­ber build­ings, and the dig­i­tal fu­ture ahead in de­sign, man­u­fac­ture and con­struc­tion of tim­ber frame multi-res­i­den­tial and mass tim­ber com­mer­cial build­ings.

Cur­rent ini­tia­tives with cloud based dig­i­tal plat­forms by both the con­struc­tion and man­u­fac­tur­ing in­dus­tries, com­bined with new data tech­nolo­gies have the power to change the fu­ture of the built en­vi­ron­ment by cre­at­ing smarter and more ef­fi­cient pro­cesses for con­struc­tion of sus­tain­able and cost-ef­fi­cient tim­ber build­ings.

Con­fer­ence di­rec­tor Kevin Ezard said speaker ses­sions would in­cor­po­rate key themes of De­sign, Technology, Man­u­fac­tur­ing and Con­struc­tion, to pro­vide del­e­gates with in­sight into the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in tim­ber pre­fab­ri­ca­tion and build­ing sys­tems, and col­lab­o­ra­tion emerg­ing in dig­i­tal data dis­tri­bu­tion through­out the com­plete sup­ply chain.

“With this fo­cus on Technology the program will in­clude demon­stra­tions of dig­i­tal con­cepts in prac­tice, in­clud­ing Vir­tual Re­al­ity on-site data com­mu­ni­ca­tion in con­struc­tion, and ‘re­al­life’ man­age­ment of man­u­fac­tur­ing equip­ment op­er­a­tion,” Kevin said.

“The del­e­gate tours will visit a range of tim­ber frame and mass tim­ber con­struc­tion sites, pan­elised pre­fab­ri­ca­tion plants, and re­cent­ly­completed build­ings that are out­stand­ing ex­am­ples of tim­ber con­struc­tion.

“This unique event is at the lead­ing edge of knowledge and per­forms a piv­otal role in in­for­ma­tion shar­ing, with at­ten­dees in­clud­ing ar­chi­tects, en­gi­neers, prop­erty de­vel­op­ers and builders; along with sup­pli­ers of tim­ber and en­gi­neered wood, dig­i­tal soft­ware, man­u­fac­tur­ing equip­ment, pre-fab­ri­cated build­ing sys­tems, build­ing ma­te­ri­als, and tim­ber prod­ucts,” he said.

‘Tim­ber Off­site Con­struc­tion’ will be held on Mon­day and Tues­day 18-19 June 2018 at

Park Hy­att Mel­bourne, and for de­tails on the con­fer­ence and ex­hi­bi­tion visit the web­site www. frameaus­

■ Con­fer­ence di­rec­tor Kevin Ezard.

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