About The Conference

Modular Construction and Prefabrication ANZ 2016 is an industry-leading conference unlocking the potential of off-site construction through insightful discussions on how modern methods of construction can achieve productivity breakthrough and accelerate project delivery.

Hear from industry first-movers on the changing landscape of Australian construction sector, discover high-growth sectors that you can tap into, learn how to build a compelling business case to gain financiers’ buy-in and discover international case studies on how to utilize DfMA and BIM.

A gathering of senior decision makers in the region, this conference is a perfect platform for you to exchange ideas on how to overcome barriers and change industry-wide mindset on prefabrication.

Featured Speakers

  • Amy Kulka-Marks
    President & Owner, XSite Modular
  • Warren McGregor
    CEO, prefabAUS
  • Damien Crough
    Managing Director, Founding Director and Board Director, Advanced Offsite Group, PrefabAUS
  • Dr. Tuan Ngo
    Research Director, ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
  • John Zendler
    Executive General Manager, CIMC Modular Building Systems
  • Eddie Pallotta
    Director of Operations, The Hickory Group
  • Drenka Andjelic
    Managing Director, Construction Assignments Pty Ltd
  • Stephen Giblett
    Buildings Leader NSW, Mott MacDonald
  • Andrew Fowler
    Managing Director, Austruss
  • John Lucchetti
    Hydraulic Section Manager, Principal
    Wood & Grieve Engineers
  • Renaud Momtbrun
    Fire Engineering Project Engineer
    Wood & Grieve Engineers
  • Dr. Vivian W. Y. Tam
    Associate Professor for Quantity Surveying, Engineering and Construction Management, Western Sydney University
  • John Smolders FAIB MAIPM JP
    Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle
  • Lee Aschettino
    Technical Director, Alto Australia
  • Bill McCorkell
    Managing Director & Owner, ArchiBlox
  • Luk Roelandts
    National Sales Manager, Sarens Australia

5 Advantages of Off-site Construction that Every AEC Professional Should Know:

  • Drive productivity breakthrough, accelerate project delivery and reduce overall costs by adopting proven techniques used in modern methods of construction and prefabrication
  • Discover successful international case studies and projects on modular construction and prefabrication built with integrated project delivery utilizing DfMA and BIM
  • Overcome transportation and logistics challenges associated with modular construction and prefabrication for smooth installation
  • Establish stakeholder engagement plan and build a compelling business case to convince key stakeholders of the need to modularize and prefabricate
  • Leverage the use of intelligent building materials to achieve sustainability and breakthrough in construction capability

Speakers' Quotes

  • “The question is not do we go prefabricated or not, but which elements of each project are well suited to prefabrication and how is this best achieved.” Warren McGregor, CEO, prefabAUS
  • “By breaking the nexus between site location and the place of construction, prefabrication of complete buildings means that construction is now a global rather than localized industry.” – Warren McGregor, CEO, prefabAUS
  • “People often only think of prefabrication as only volumetric boxes. Prefabrication or off-site is actually a continuum of elements ranging from intelligent materials, components, subassemblies and also volumetric modules. Many of these elements are invisible to the design and are integrated at the system level …” –   Amy Kulka- Marks, Off-Site and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Consultant and Speaker, Consultant to Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA), President and Founder of XSite Modular
  • “Clients must engage with experienced MMC/off-site consultants at the earliest phases (I like to say Moment Zero) of their projects to understand potential constraints, like funding, and provide solutions.”Amy Kulka- Marks, Off-Site and Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Consultant and Speaker, Consultant to Singapore Building & Construction Authority (BCA), President and Founder of XSite Modular
  • “You reduce your labor force on-site, you manufacture in a controlled factory environment – not the situation where you have got guys walking everywhere, inclement weather and site access, all the extra cribbing that you need to cater for the site crew, all the OH&S that is so strict on a construction site and all this sort of stuff… It just makes so much more sense.”- John Smoulders FAIB MAIPM JP, Conjoint Professor, University of Newcastle