Project Panel Sessions

Panel discussion sessions with the key participants in in the design and build process for outstanding building projects.

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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.
Panel members:
Client Neil Anderson, Group Head | Property, Development Victoria
Engineer Nigel Burdon, Engineer, AECOM
CLT design/supply Adriano Francescotti, Technical Director, XLAM DOLOMITI Italy
Building Contractor Jack Alam, Design Manager, Kane Constructions

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.
Panel members:
Architect Nadine Samaha, Senior Principal Architect, Level Architekture
Engineer Nathan Benbow, Senior Engineer, Vistek Engineers
Glulam beams Robert Mansell, Business Development Manager, Hyne Timber
CLT design/supply Tyson Infanti, Contracts Manager, XLam Australia

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.
Panel members:
Architect Knut Menden, Senior Associate, BVN Architects
Engineer Sulan Mendis, TTW Engineers
Mass Wood supply Sustainable Building Resources (KLH / Lignotrend / Neue Hausbau)
Building Contractor Joseph Moser, CWC-Timber Engineering & Carpentry

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.
Panel members:
Architect Songyun Sui, Baldasso Cortese
Engineer James Nguyen, Associate, Bonacci Group
CLT design/supply Nick Hewson, Head of Design, XLam Australia
Building Contractor Paul Ritchie, Regional Director, Multiplex Australasia

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