Timber Off­site Con­struc­tion -set to ed­u­cate, in­form and in­spire

Frame Australia Con­fer­ence & Ex­hi­bi­tion 18-19 June 2018 at Park Hy­att Mel­bourne

Australasian Timber - - FRAME 2018 -

Timber Off­site Con­struc­tion is or­gan­ised by Frame Australia, now in its 20th year, and is the only na­tional con­fer­ence and ex­hi­bi­tion for timber and mass wood build­ing sys­tems in res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial con­struc­tion.

“Our ob­jec­tive is to in­spire ex­change be­tween del­e­gates and sup­pli­ers to cre­ate op­por­tu­ni­ties for off­site pre­fab­ri­cated timber sys­tems in build­ing to ben­e­fit con­struc­tion, and to achieve more sus­tain­able out­comes,” said Kevin Ezard, Con­fer­ence Di­rec­tor.

Cur­rent build­ing mar­kets are buoy­ant due to in­creas­ing pop­u­la­tion, which are pri­mar­ily be­ing ac­com­mo­dated in higher den­sity de­vel­op­ments within the ur­ban ar­eas of cities, gen­er­at­ing high lev­els of de­mand for mid-rise and high-rise mul­tires­i­den­tial build­ings.

To­gether with the re­cent change in the Na­tional Con­struc­tion Code to in­crease timber build­ing heights to 8 storeys, pre-fab­ri­cated off­site timber and mass wood sys­tems in both res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial build­ings are reach­ing heights never pre­vi­ously con­tem­plated.

De­vel­op­ers and builders are now em­bark­ing on mid-rise timber frame projects of 3 to 5 storeys, and high-rise mass timber up to 10 storeys us­ing off­site pan­elised timber con­struc­tion sys­tems to achieve faster con­struc­tion times and lower costs.

This ris­ing de­mand is ver­i­fied by the cur­rent in­crease in out­put by the pre­fab­ri­cated timber sup­ply chain, with man­u­fac­tur­ing plant ca­pac­ity in Australia cur­rently grow­ing at its fastest rate ever.

The 2018 con­fer­ence will fo­cus on mar­ket ex­pan­sion in timber build­ings both lo­cally and glob­ally, and the dig­i­tal fu­ture now emerg­ing in de­sign, man­u­fac­ture and con­struc­tion of timber frame multi-res­i­den­tial and mass timber com­mer­cial build­ings.

Speaker ses­sions will in­cor­po­rate the key themes of Build­ing De­sign, Tech­nol­ogy, Man­u­fac­tur­ing and Con­struc­tion, to pro­vide del­e­gates with in­sight into the lat­est de­vel­op­ments in timber pre­fab­ri­ca­tion and build­ing sys­tems, and the col­lab­o­ra­tion re­quired for dig­i­tal data man­age­ment through­out the com­plete sup­ply chain.

With this fo­cus on tech­nol­ogy the pro­gram will in­clude demon­stra­tions of dig­i­tal con­cepts in prac­tice, in­clud­ing Vir­tual Re­al­ity data com­mu­ni­ca­tion on con­struc­tion sites, and ‘re­al­life’ man­age­ment of man­u­fac­tur­ing equip­ment in op­er­a­tion.

Ses­sions will also in­clude case stud­ies and pre­sen­ta­tions on cur­rent build­ing de­vel­op­ments rang­ing from low-rise hous­ing to mid-rise mul­tires­i­den­tial dwellings and high-rise apart­ments, util­is­ing off­site timber frame pan­elised wall and cas­sette floors, plus CLT and other mass timber sys­tems.

Del­e­gate tours will visit a range of timber build­ing con­struc­tion sites, pre­fab­ri­ca­tion and pan­elised man­u­fac­tur­ing plants, and re­cently com­pleted build­ings that are out­stand­ing ex­am­ples of timber struc­tures.

Del­e­gates at­tend­ing

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

Op­por­tu­nity for sup­pli­ers

Sup­pli­ers have an ex­cep­tional op­por­tu­nity to ac­cess a wide range of mar­ket sec­tors that are cur­rently show­ing sig­nif­i­cant in­ter­est in timber build­ings, and of­fer­ing ma­jor growth po­ten­tial in the next decade.

Feed­back from del­e­gates con­firms the ex­hi­bi­tion dis­plays are a highly in­flu­en­tial com­po­nent of the con­fer­ence, and val­ued in es­tab­lish­ing direct con­tact with sup­pli­ers for in­for­ma­tion on timber build­ing sys­tems, man­u­fac­tur­ing equip­ment, prod­ucts and ser­vices for timber con­struc­tion.

Con­tact Us For more in­for­ma­tion visit the web­site at: www.frameaus­tralia.com or con­tact: Kevin Ezard Con­fer­ence Di­rec­tor Frame Australia Pty Ltd Mo­bile (+61) 419 538 638 email kevin@frameaus­tralia.com

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