Biggest ever program announced

Biggest ever program announced

April 26, 2019

The program for the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition promises to be the most impressive in the event’s 21- year history.
 
Now released in full, the expanded line-up over the two days brings together the most prominent global and local experts discussing the latest technologies and most pressing topics for the mass wood sector. 
 
The event will take place on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 June, at Melbourne’s Crown Promenade. The increased interest in the sector has also led to the conference move to a new, larger venue comfortably accommodating the expected 400 attendees, a record for the event. 
 
Conference Director Kevin Ezard said the conference and exhibition has developed a strong reputation amongst building design and construction professionals. 
 
“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,” Mr Ezard said.
 
“Our program includes some of the world’s leading experts, along with highly respected local specialists; providing an overview on the pathway for offsite construction, building case studies and workshops on key topics. 
 
Monday’s speaker presentations will include topics outlining how offsite systems are used to achieve improved productivity, quality, safety and sustainability for residential and commercial buildings.

Speakers include:
  • David Chandler OAM, Associate Professor, Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University - 'What will the Australian construction industry look like by 2030?' 
  • Ralph Belperio, Major Projects Director & Timber Expertise Leader, Aurecon - 'Will timber be the disruptor that the construction industsry has been waiting for?'
  • Duncan Mayes, EGM Innovation & Emerging Business, Timberlink Australia - 'Wood - The sustainable solution to tackle global challenges' 
  • George Konstandakos, Head of DesignMake, Lendlease - 'The future for commercial buildings using mass wood systems' 
Tuesday morning panel sessions will focus on several outstanding building projects utilising offsite timber construction systems, with key participants including developers, architects, engineers, builders, fabricators, and building materials suppliers. 
 
In addition to the impressive line-up, exhibitors from across the globe will display the latest products and systems for offsite timber construction and mass wood systems.
SmartStruct Solutions (a division of Tilling Timber) is again the Principal Partner following its successful involvement last year, and WoodSolutions is the Principle Supporter of the event. 
 
For more information, or to register for the Timber Offsite Construction 2019 conference and exhibition (Early Bird save $100), visit the website www.frameaustralia.com

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