Timber Offsite Construction -set to educate, inform and inspire
Frame Australia Conference & Exhibition 18-19 June 2018 at Park Hyatt Melbourne
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org