2019 Sessions Program

Timber Offsite Construction is a national event with a global forum. It is the only Australian event exclusively devoted to offsite timber construction and mass wood systems

Conference Sessions Program

  • Monday Speaker sessions in four topic categories
  • Tuesday morning Building Project Panel sessions
  • Tuesday afternoon Workshop topic sessions

Monday 17 June

7.30am
Delegate Registration
Speaker Sessions

The speaker sessions will provide guidance in the design, manufacture and construction of multi-residential and commercial buildings, and cover the important steps in the process to achieve successful outcomes from offsite construction systems.

8.30am
Building the future

What will the Australian construction industry look like by 2030?
David Chandler OAM, Adjunct Professor, Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University

Will timber be the disruptor that the construction industry has been waiting for?
Ralph Belperio, Major Projects Director & Timber Expertise Leader, Aurecon

Wood – The sustainable solution to tackle global challenges
Duncan Mayes, EGM - Innovation & Emerging Business, Timberlink Australia

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10.10am
Morning Break
10.50am
Offsite systems

The future for commercial buildings using mass wood systems.
George Konstandakos, Head of DesignMake, Lendlease

Cost Engineering guide for timber construction systems
Natasha Carter, Director, Rider Levett Bucknall

Certification requirements for offsite building developments
Grant Harrington, Director, Private Certifiers Australia

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12.30pm
Lunch Break
1.30pm
Manufacturing

Using BIM in the prefab Industry, from design to manufacturing
Karel Vinckier, Chief Executive Officer, hsbcad Belgium

Software for the digital data pathway from design to manufacture
Karel Vinckier, Managing Director, hsbcad Belgium

Manufacturing technologies to improve prefabrication productivity
Reinhold Klotz, International Sales Manager, Hundegger Germany

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3.10pm
Afternoon Break
3.50pm
Construction

Critical steps for clients to benefit from offsite construction
Rob De Brincat, New Business Manager - Innovation, Atelier Projects.

Why the ECI process is THE design and build solution
Paul Kremer, Marketing & Strategic Manager, XLam Australia

Wood building construction for major residential & commercial development projects
Ross Snowball, Regional Director, Multiplex Australasia

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5.30pm - 7.30pm
Delegate Hospitality & Networking


Tuesday 18 June

7.30am
Delegate Registration
Project Panel Sessions

Project Panel sessions will discuss four building projects utilising offsite timber and wood construction systems, with key participants representing the developer, designer, builder, fabricator, and building materials suppliers.

8.30am

P1 - Engineered wood office buildings for Ballarat GovHub, Victoria
This project is a 15,000m2 five-storey timber office building currently at shop drawing phase with AECOM and the mass wood contractor XLAM DOLOMITI, optimising the glulam frame to their fabrication preferences. Fire testing and 3D modelling coordination between the specialist contractors and the wider consultant team will be completed in time for the conference

P2 - Residence at Merrawarp Rd Ceres, Victoria
The house structure is comprised of Glulam portal frames with floor and roof diaphragms in CLT, and the inclined wall of each pavilion constructed with CLT to create a shear wall perpendicular to the portal frames. Panels were fabricated with CNC machinery to ensure all elements had a high degree of precision on site, which is crucial for a structure with unique and complex geometry.

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10.10am
Morning Break
10.50am

P3 - Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Primary School, Sydney
This development is a 3-storey extension to the school with Glulam and CLT structure, and highly visible CLT walls, stairs and ceilings using feature grade CLT panels. The project utilised the ECI (early contractor involvement) process in design and construction management.

P4 - Vertical office extension at 276 Flinders Street, Melbourne
This project is a recently completed 5-level commercial office building above existing premises in Melbourne’s CBD, with a highly-sustainable design and innovative construction using lightweight materials with a structural steel grid and CLT panels. The building has provided an additional 3,300 square metres of commercial office space.

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12.30pm
Lunch Break
Workshop Sessions

Workshops will cover a range of selected topics and encourage open discussion on important considerations for Offsite building construction, in two sessions with topics held concurrently in break-out rooms.

1.30pm
Workshop Sessions One

W1 – Cost Engineering guide for timber construction systems
Building project costing examples contained in a new Cost Plan Guide prepared for WoodSolutions, with information relevant to builders for preparing project estimates

W2 – Fire Protection Compliance in timber and mass wood buildings
Primary considerations and typical design solutions, with access to support information and documentation. Fire safety trends and technologies such as non-combustible cladding and new adhesives for wood laminates.

W3 – Panelisation is the next leap forward in housing construction
Panelised construction is gaining acceptance with recent developments in manufacture of panel systems for housing to dramatically reduce time and skilled labour requirements.

W4 – Software solutions for DFMA in offsite construction
Creation of 3D manufacturing models from architectural design, with full quantity take offs to communicate with CNC machines and deliver integrated production outcomes.

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2.40pm
Afternoon Break
3.20pm
Workshop Sessions Two

W5 – Manufacturing technologies to improve productivity
Trends and progress in manufacturing equipment and technologies for prefabricated timber and mass wood processing, covering a wide range of manufacturing requirements.

W6 – Timber and mass wood construction system comparisons
Analysis of timber and mass wood offsite construction options incorporating the advantages of each system for structural capacity and cost using different material combinations

W7 – Regulatory Code changes – interpretation, concessions and compliance
Building code and regulation updates in classifications and testing requirements for building materials, particularly for fire ratings. New TimberTech structural engineering software about to be released will speed-up design and take-offs in full compliance with the updated NCC.

W8 – Timber connectors for multi-storey timber and mass wood buildings
Fastening systems, connectors, tie downs, nails and screws all perform critical functions in timber and mass wood buildings, with design challenges overcome by an expanding range of specialised products.

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4.30pm - 5.30pm
Conference Closing Hospitality

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  Monday Speaker Sessions
Monday 17 June / 8.30am

S1 – Building the future

 
Monday 17 June / 10.50am

S2 – Offsite systems

 
Monday 17 June / 1.30pm

S3 – Manufacturing

 
Monday 17 June / 3.50pm

S4 – Construction

 
  Tuesday Project Panel Sessions
Tuesday 18 June / 8.30am

P1 – Engineered wood building for Ballarat GovHub

 
Tuesday 18 June / 8.30am

P2 – Residence at Merrawarp Rd Ceres, Victoria

 
Tuesday 18 June / 10.50am

P3 – Our Lady of Assumption Catholic Primary School

 
Tuesday 18 June / 10.50am

P4 – Vertical office extension in Melbourne CBD

 
  Tuesday Workshop Sessions
Tuesday 18 June / 1.30pm

W1 - Cost Engineering guide for timber construction systems

 
Tuesday 18 June / 1.30pm

W2 – Fire Protection Compliance in timber and mass wood buildings

 
Tuesday 18 June / 1.30pm

W3 – Panelisation is the next leap forward in housing construction

 
Tuesday 18 June / 1.30pm

W4 – Software solutions for DfMA in offsite construction

 
Tuesday 18 June / 3.20pm

W5 – Manufacturing technologies to improve productivity

 
Tuesday 18 June / 3.20pm

W6 – Timber and mass wood construction system comparisons

 
Tuesday 18 June / 3.20pm

W7 – Regulatory Code changes – interpretation, concessions & compliance

 
Tuesday 18 June / 3.20pm

W8 – Timber connectors for multi-storey timber and mass wood buildings

 

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