March 31, 2016
Demonstrating the remarkable rise in popularity of CLT for tall building construction, the Macarthur Gardens residential project in Campbelltown NSW will be Australia’s largest CLT project comprised of 6, 7 and 8 storey apartment buildings.
Builder for the project is NSW based Strongbuild, and Adam Strong, Managing Director and Partner will speak at the Frame 2016 conference on this and other projects, along with their recent installation of a fully automated manufacturing facility for prefabrication of residential buildings utilising lightweight timber and CLT construction for mid and high-rise developments.
And Mirvac, one of Australia’s leading property developers is turning to prefabricated construction methods to dramatically reduce work times amidst a labour shortage in the building sector, being supplied by the CSR Velocity plant at Ingleburn in Sydney.
Ray Thompson, General Manager of Innovation & Market Development at CSR Building Products will present to Frame 2016 on CSR Velocity’s production-line manufactured housing with fully closed floor, wall and roof systems, with internal walls and windows, doors and external cladding, plumbing and electrical systems ready for site connection.
Conference director Kevin Ezard said “Frame 2016 speakers will discuss the huge potential for timber building systems in construction, with presentations by architects, engineers, developers and builders, along with speakers on engineered timber and prefabrication.
“Estimates of market share for prefabricated timber systems for housing and apartment construction range from 10% to 15% in the next decade, which is a significant opportunity for the design and construction sectors to not only achieve building project benefits, but also improved sustainability” he concluded.