Conference Sessions Program
The 2018 conference held in June focused on timber and engineered wood buildings both locally and globally, with speaker sessions on the key themes of Building Design, Technology, Manufacturing and Construction.
Monday Speaker presentations and discussion forums covered the broad spectrum of a pathway to design, manufacture and construct multi-residential and commercial buildings.
Speakers chosen were at the forefront of global knowledge and had extensive experience in all facets of design and construction in timber and mass wood.
In each speaker session the presentations were followed by a discussion forum comprised of the speakers and additional panel members for delegate questions on the topics presented.
Tuesday Panel Sessions were comprised of four different projects with contributors to the development, design and construction in open discussion with delegates on the challenges faced, and the issues overcome in delivering a successful project.
Construction examples included timber frame 3 to 4 storey housing and apartments, and CLT to 10 storeys in projects currently underway in both Melbourne and Sydney.
Tuesday afternoon Delegate tours visited prefabrication and panelised manufacturing plants; construction sites for residential and commercial buildings; and recently completed buildings that are outstanding examples of architectural and engineering design in timber structures.
This unique annual event is at the leading edge of knowledge and performs a pivotal role in information sharing, with delegates attending comprised of architects, engineers, project managers, property developers and builders; along with suppliers of timber and engineered wood, design software, manufacturing equipment, pre-fabricated building systems, building materials and products.
Opportunity for suppliers
Display booths provided suppliers with an exceptional opportunity to access market sectors with high interest in timber building construction products and services, that is projected to be a major growth market in the next decade.
Feedback from delegates confirms the exhibition displays are a very influential component of the conference, and highly valued in establishing direct contact with suppliers for information on timber building systems, manufacturing equipment, products and services for timber construction.