2018 Sessions Program

The 2018 conference will focus on timber and engineered wood buildings both locally and globally, with sessions on the key themes of Building Design, Technology, Manufacturing and Construction.

Conference Sessions Program 

The 2018 conference 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 with 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.

Panel Sessions 

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.

Delegate Tours

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. 

  Monday 18 June
Monday 18 June / 7.30am Delegate Registration
Monday 18 June / 8.30am

Building Design

Disruption and evolution / Low carbon energy efficient buildings / Passive House design / ECI approach to projects

 
Building Design
Nick Milestone, Associate Director - Projects, William Hare Group International, UK
‘Disruption through prefabrication – the evolution and future of mass timber’

Jochen Ristig, Technical Director – Building Structures, AECOM 
'Pushing the boundaries to achieve carbon-neutral, healthy communities'
 
Simon Xiberras, Design Manager, Strongbuild Group
'Building project design and construction using the ECI approach' (Draft only)
 
Panel members
Jules Tribuzio - Senior Design Manager, Multiplex Australasia 
Paolo Lavisci - Program Development Manager, Mid-Rise Construction, WoodSolutions
 

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Nick Milestone: Presentation not available
Jochen Ristig: PDF [2.98MB]
Simon Xiberras: PDF [1.95MB]

Monday 18 June / 10.10am Morning Break
Monday 18 June / 10.50am

Technology

Digital technologies in construction / Scanning & 3D modelling / BIM design content / Industry 4.0 digital platforms

Session Chair - Matthew Francis - School of Property, Construction and Project Management, RMIT University
Technology
Perry Forsyth, Professor of Construction Management, University of Technology Sydney
'Understanding the Map of Digital Technologies in Construction'
 
Katie Fowden, Manager Strategic Relations, Hyne Timber
'Engineered Timber Fire Station: A Collaborative Journey of Innovation'
 
Ingo Krieg, Project Manager, HOMAG/Weinmann Germany
'Efficient offsite manufacturing condsidering digital data utilisation with Industry 4.0'  
 
Panel members
Kim Baber - Architect, Baber Studio
Christian Schmalholz - Technical Consultant, SEMA Software, Germany
 

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Perry Forsyth: PDF [1.24MB]
Katie Fowden: PDF [1.50MB]
Ingo Krieg: PDF [2.94MB]

Monday 18 June / 12.30pm Lunch Break
Monday 18 June / 1.30pm

Manufacturing

Collaboration for advanced manufacturing / Data interface management and productivity / Future automation and robotics

Session Chair - Professor Ron Wakefield - Head of School at RMIT's School of Property, Construction and Project Management.
Manufacturing
David Heath, National Technical Manager, ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (CAMPH)
'Training centre collaborating with industry to boost uptake of prefabricated construction'
 
Martin Smith, Managing Director, Modular Building Automation UK
'Can the use of modern data interfaces improve productivity in a prefabrication plant?' 
 
Charlie Hutchings, Managing Director, Hundegger Australasia
'Automation in timber frame construction and the use of integrated robotics'

Panel members
Ryan Slater - Technical Sales Consultant, Homag/Weinmann
Nick Hewson - Head of Design, XLam Australia
 

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David Heath: PDF [2.34MB]
Martin Smith: Presentation not available
Charlie Hutchings: PDF [100.75MB]

Monday 18 June / 3.10pm Afternoon Break
Monday 18 June / 3.50pm

Construction

Global timber building cost comparisons/ Integrated project design & delivery / Mass timber construction

Session Chair - Craig Muse - Development Director, Frasers Property Australia and President, Housing Industry Association Victoria
Construction
Andrew Dunn, CEO, Timber Development Association 
'Global markets and cost comparison for tall timber buildings'
 
Philipp Zumbrunnen, Director, Eurban Ltd, United Kingdom 
'Delivering mass timber projects - Integrated design the way to success'
 
Rob De Brincat, New Business Manager – Innovation, Atelier Projects 
'Timber is the new concrete – How timber is reshaping the Australian construction landscape'

Panel members
Kase Jong - Regional Operations Manager MPC VIC, Construction, Mirvac
Rob Pradolin - Strategic Adviser, WoodSolutions
 
 

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Andrew Dunn: PDF [8.44MB]
Philipp Zimbrunnen: PDF [2.28MB]
Rob De Brincat: PDF [2.85MB]

Monday 18 June / 5.30pm Delegate Hospitality and Networking
  Tuesday 19 June
Tuesday 19 June / 7.30am Delegate Registration
Tuesday 19 June / 8.30am

Panel Session

DHHS 3 & 4 storey affordable housing project - Preston

 
Panel Session - DHHS Housing Project Preston

This housing project by the Department of Health & Human Resources includes two sites, site one is a 3 storey building containing 22 dwellings; site four is a 4 storey building containing 46 dwellings. The nature of the project is to provide affordable housing in a suitable scale in the area, and it targets to deliver the outcome in a tight program. The buildings utilise lightweight timber construction with design and supply by Tilling SmartStruct solutions using Tecbeam and MaxiFloor floor systems for long spans and high acoustic performance.

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Tuesday 19 June / 9.15am

Panel Session

Phoenix 6 storey apartments project - Rouse Hill

 
Panel Session - Phoenix Apartments Rouse Hill

This urban development Parkland Estate in Sydney’s North West has a range of housing types, and the stage two building currently under construction is a 6 storey 134 apartment building in a mix of 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms. Construction is hybrid with lightweight timber framed walls and CLT floors, using prefabricated fully closed walls with LVL studs and plates, combined with CLT floor panels. Engineering design initiatives enabled the cost of construction to be significantly reduced from initial estimates.

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Tuesday 19 June / 10.10am Morning Break
Tuesday 19 June / 10.50am

Panel Session

High Street 5 storey apartments project - Thornbury

 
High Street 5 storey apartments project - Thornbury

The development will comprise a five-storey high-density residential building including 15 residential apartments with ground floor commercial use. Construction will be engineered wood (LVL) framing with CLT floor panels to accommodate the complex walls layout from diverse apartment designs on each level. Stair well and lift shaft to be CLT, and external cladding to be a lightweight brick tiles system.

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Tuesday 19 June / 11.45am

Panel Session

Adina 11 storey extension Apartments Hotel - Southbank

 
Panel Session - Adina Apartment Hotel

The Adina Apartment Hotel is a new 220 room hotel 11 storey building on top of an existing six storey structure in Melbourne’s Southbank, with construction to be completed while the building below is operational and tenanted. Designed fully in CLT the lighter weight material allows 9 storeys to be built above two stabilising floors, compared to only 6 extra storeys in concrete and steel. Fast build times are improved with pre-built modular bathrooms, with a floor added every 4 days and opening up opportunities for more vertical extensions using timber construction.

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Tuesday 19 June / 12.30pm Lunch Break
Tuesday 19 June / 1.15pm - 5.30pm

Delegate Tour A

 
Delegate Tour A
Impresa House panelised prefabrication plant - Derrimut
Impresa House manufactures prefabricated panelised floor truss cassettes, fully panelised walls and roof truss elements utilising the world’s most advanced technologies and automated equipment.
Manufacture of a closed panelised system can increase construction speeds by up to 50% with a building system manufactured entirely off site with CNC technology to deliver vastly improved structural, thermal and acoustic properties. Innovative software can accurately calculate the exact materials needed for each project, reducing waste, maximising build efficiency and minimising costs.
 
Department of Health & Human Services housing project - Preston
This housing project by the Department of Health & Human Resources includes two sites, site one is a 3-storey building containing 22 dwellings; site four is a 4-storey building containing 46 dwellings. The nature of the project is to provide affordable housing in a suitable scale in the area, and it targets to deliver the outcome in a tight program. The buildings utilise lightweight timber construction with design and supply by Tilling SmartStruct solutions using Tecbeam and MaxiFloor floor systems for long spans and high acoustic performance.
 
 

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Tuesday 19 June / 1.15pm - 5.30pm

Delegate Tour B

 
Delegate Tour B - CANCELLED
THIS TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED
 

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Tuesday 19 June / 1.15pm - 5.30pm

Delegate Tour C

 
Delegate Tour C
Bunjil Place, Casey City Council - Narre Warren  
Designed to become a cultural hub in Melbourne’s east, the new Bunjil Place building involved intricate design challenges and delivery to demanding timeframes. The building’s dominant feature is a timber gridshell that defines the main atrium. This impressive central area incorporates a 12m high glass façade facing a large community plaza area beyond. TTW’s engineers worked closely with architects and timber contractors to optimise the timber roof form within the spatial design constraints. The multiple functions of the building created design challenges, especially in regard to acoustic separation.
 
Timberbuilt Solutions timber prefabrication plant - Hallam
Timberbuilt continues to be a leader in prefabrication of timber for large span and multi-level structures, using German Hundegger CNC joinery machines able to process large section, long length engineered timber to intricate detail and precision and provide a breadth of jointing options ranging from traditional mortise and tenon, dovetail joints and large moment resisting dowelled connections. The effective use of BIM and the high-level CNC capability sets Timberbuilt at the forefront of timber engineering in Australia.
During the visit delegates will see manufacture of a three-storey office building structure, 850 mm deep x 9.0 m long beams and 600 x 450 columns plus floor panels for the first floor level that will fill the factory.
 
Monash Clayton Campus Learning & Teaching Building - Clayton
Innovative design $275 million educational facility designed by John Wardle Architects and built by Multiplex with a dramatic sawtooth shaped roofline utilising timber beams and LVL trusses manufactured by Timberbuilt Solutions, which required high precision manufacture achieved by 3D modelling with data links to CNC machines. Total floor area 30,000 square metres and 4 storeys tall with beams spanning 24 metres with 1mm tolerances.  
 

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Tuesday 19 June / 1.15pm - 5.30pm

Delegate Tour D

 
  Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 June
Wednesday 20 to Friday 22 June

WoodSolutions Timber Tour

 
WoodSolutions Timber Tour
Following the FrameAustralia conference in Melbourne a three day tour is planned to visit Australia’s largest CLT plant in Wodonga and a number of mass and timber framed buildings in Sydney.
  
Wednesday 20 June
8.00 am - Meet bus at Melbourne CBD location (TBA)
8.30 to 12.00 pm - Travel to Wodonga
12.00 to 3.30 pm - XLAM’s CLT Plant*
4.30 pm - Flight to Sydney
6.30 pm - Hotel
 
Thursday 21 June
8.30 am - Meet bus at the Country platform at Central Station
8.30 to 12.30 pm - Visiting various timber buildings
12.30 to 1.30 pm - Lunch
1.30 to 4.00 pm - Visiting various timber buildings
5.30 pm - Return to the Country platform at Central Station or Hotel
 
Friday 23 June
8.30 am - Meet at the Country platform at Central Station
8.30 to 12.30 pm - Visiting various timber buildings
12.30 to 1.30 pm - Lunch 
1.30 to 4.00 pm - Visiting various timber buildings

 
Please email info@tdansw.asn.au to register your interest in the WoodSolutions tour. 

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