Frame 2017 event a great success
July 3, 2017
The 2017 Timber Offsite Construction conference was highly successful with architects, engineers, developers and builders attending, along with an above average showing from timber, engineered wood and prefabrication.
The sessions program was comprised of topics on the basic components of timber building construction with Architecture, Specification, Construction and Manufacturing covering the complexities of the design and construction process.
A wide diversity of views was expressed in presentations and panel discussions, with the different professions and business activities providing delegates with vital insight and understanding of the concepts and requirements for timber offsite construction.
Attendance from the timber and prefabrication sectors was higher than usual with 57% of delegates, which reflects the rapid uptake in timber construction systems that is currently emerging, and the increasing number of developers and builders voicing their intention to ‘get involved’ and be in front of the market to achieve faster build times and lower cost construction.
The post-event delegate survey revealed speaker sessions topic ratings favoured Construction, followed by Architecture, then Manufacturing and Specification, with the scores from 71% up to 92% highest ranking.
And the answer to the question ‘would you attend the conference again’ received a 100% ‘yes’ response, which was an amazing result when considering the broad range of attendee sectors represented.
Comments from delegates were also very favourable with examples such as ‘It was good value with great networking opportunities’ and ‘The information and experience provided has left me inspired and eager to try new ideas’.
A major outcome expressed by delegates was the realisation that the number of timber building projects and new prefabrication and panelisation plants emerging is astounding, and next year’s event will be firmly focused on the future to keep pace with the market development and growth ahead.
Timber Offsite Construction is organised by Frame Australia and the next event will be held at the Park Hyatt Melbourne on Monday and Tuesday 18-19 June 2018.