The 2018 conference will focus on market trends in timber and engineered wood buildings both locally and globally, with speaker sessions on the key themes of Building Design, Technology, Manufacturing and Construction.
Speakers will cover design development of both office and multi-residential buildings for low carbon, energy efficient outcomes; BIM and 3D design digital platforms; plant automation and robotics in prefabrication; examples of timber and wood construction systems; and current residential and commercial timber building projects around Australia.
Panel sessions will include in-depth case studies of mid-rise multi-residential dwellings utilising offsite timber frame panelised walls and cassette floors, plus high-rise apartments and commercial buildings in CLT and Glulam engineered wood systems.
Delegate tours will visit residential and commercial timber building construction sites; prefabrication and panelised manufacturing plants; and recently completed building projects that are outstanding examples of architectural and engineering design in 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.
Display booths provide suppliers with an exceptional opportunity to access market sectors that have high interest in timber buildings, which is projected to be a major growth market in the next decade.