January 23, 2015
Residential construction using timber and engineered wood building systems is becoming the future for many developers and builders, to meet the challenge of lowering costs for medium-density and infill construction to ensure housing affordability.
A key driver behind this trend in design and construction is the move by many State Governments to increase the density and height of housing in the inner and middle suburbs, to check the increasing sprawl of our major city boundaries.
Multi-residential developers are moving to prefabricated timber frame and engineered wood building systems to achieve increased speed of construction, reduced labour on-site, improved health and safety, higher quality buildings, and up to 25% reduction in overall development costs.
These opportunities will be comprehensively discussed at the Frame Australia 2015 conference and exhibition ‘Building with engineered wood construction systems’ to be held June 1, 2015 at Park Hyatt Melbourne.
Conference Director Kevin Ezard said “The session topics will cover future housing trends; global and local building solutions; Building Codes and fire safety engineering, timber building project examples; labour skills and training; construction costs analysis; and supply chain requirements”.
He concluded “With this new direction underway for construction we expect high attendance from designers and builders, and welcome enquiries from Exhibitors for the conference display area, which has been an important feature for attendees during the past 16 years of the event”.
For more information on the event visit the Frame Australia website www.frameaustralia.com