Agenda

Time Agenda
Construction Technology Automation & Innovation Showcase
The Showcase will highlight how the digital world can help reshape the way we deliver and maintain our built assets, add value to the industry in key areas such as co-design, digital job guidance, progress monitoring, safety guidance and asset management for efficiency and sustainability.
09:00 Welcome Address
09:05 Latest Developments in New Construction Automation Technologies & Artificial Intelligence in Australia
Rowan Braham
Data Team Lead/Senior Innovation Engineer
Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group
09:30 Robotics – Brick Laying and lean construction
Simon Amos
Director Construction Technologies
FBR (Fastbricks)
FBR
10:00 Robots that can see in Construction: Digital Transformation in Art and Design-Led Manufacturing – Making big, ambitious art and architectural projects
Developing innovative robotic vision systems and software user-interfaces to reduce the integration time between design and custom manufacturing, with case studies
Matthew Tobin
Co-Founder/Managing Director
UAP Company
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:45 How do standards facilitate innovation in the construction sector?
Alison-Scotland-112x128 Alison Scotland
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Standards Australia
11:15 Drones for Inspection and Pre-Planning
Andrew Chapman
Director
Australian UAV
11:45 AR/VR & BIM: Latest Advances in Digital Innovation in Modular Construction

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) coupling with Modular Construction
  • The incorporation of modernization designs tools
  • BIM software as primary tools in modernization architecture designs
  • The intersection of a range of new technologies (Virtual Building/BIM, Lifecycle Visualisation, User Experience and the IoT
  • When BIM intersects with AR/VR
  • Case Study of a successful BIM-designed Modular Project
Jeremy Harkins
Director
Ineni
ineniRealtime
12:15 Towards a full 3D Federated Digital Built Environment
Michael Haines
CEO
Vanzi
12:45

Lunch

13:45 New Tech & Product Innovation Showcase with concurrent Lightning Technical Presentations (Plenty of Sponsorship/Exhibition Opportunities available):

A. 3D Printing for Modular Construction

  • What can we expect from prefab and 3D printing in the future?
  • Will 3D printing remodel the construction industry?
  • Challenges of 3D prefab printing: Quality, Scale and Future Adoption
Senior 3D Expert
Winsun Group of Companies, China
B. Digital Twins for the Built Environment
Daniel-Kalnins-112x128 Daniel Kalnins
Global Head of Digital
Ridley
Ridley
Site Visit to:

a. University of Western Sydney Building Tech Labs
and
b. PREFAB MEP Factory for ductwork manufacture and pre-assembly and PREFAB MEP Factory for prefab solutions

17:00 End of Day One
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09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:05 The swing to urban living in Australian cities: The State of Australia’s Construction Sector and Future Prospects, Going Forward
Chris Johnson
CEO
Urban Taskforce Australia
09:30 Singapore Success Case Study: How Singapore Drove Construction to Higher Efficiency with Mandatory Pre-Fabricated Bathroom Pods and Prefabricated
Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)
Raymond Chan
Director (Special Projects)
Teambuild – Singapore Building & Construction Authority’s Leading Building and PPVC Pioneer
10:00 Visionary Address: New Cities – Creating Smarter Cities with Modular Construction
A. How construction methods must evolve to create smarter cities for our society.

  • Current developments in new construction methods
    – Robotic brick layering
    – Driverless trucks
    – 3D printing for modular construction
  • A changing society – identifying the key drivers for change and the need to create smarter cities
    – Population growth
    – Urban sprawl
    – Housing affordability
    – Energy efficiency
    – Environmental

B. The top trends that the industry must embrace and where we need to further develop to build smarter cities

  • Innovation in modular construction
  • Innovation in building materials
  • Robotics
  • Movement of materials, i.e., drones
Nick Deeks
Managing Director
WT Partnership
WTP-logo
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:50 Prefabricating the NSW’s Education Infrastructure: Modular Construction for Schools, Early Childhood Centers and Universities to Prepare for 175,000 Students by 2030
  • Private schools prefab demand
  • Vertical schools as a trend
  • Early childhood centers Prefab opportunities
  • Re-purposing old school buildings,
  • Creating design-literate modular schools
  • Asbestos removal from demolished schools
  • Solar modular classrooms
  • Prefabricating large and small schools
Senior Management, Project
School Infrastructure NSW
infrastructure-NSW
School Design Trends of the Future: Implications for Australian Schools
John Neish
Former Group Director of Strategy & Planning 
NSW Department of Education
11:20 Universal Boltless Interlocking Prefabricated Modules, with case studies
Pioneering boltless innovative connecters which minimises site time, improves site safety and reduce carbon emissions

  • Universal connectors independently fabrication which is applicable to steel/timber or concrete modules
  • Automated remote assembly
  • Case study – Application opportunities on a typical 20 storey hotel in CBD
Joyce Ferng
Associate Director/ANZ Modular Lead
AECOM
AECOM
11:50 Updates and Evaluation of the prefabrication markets in China and Australia
Dr Ana Evangelista
Research Fellow
Western Sydney University
Western_Sydney_University_logo
12:20 Decentralised water heating in multi residential and commercial buildings can unlock extra space, reduces energy use and offers ongoing cost savings. Traditionally, water heating during the 1940s until the 1980s used to be decentralised before central hot water plants came into place. Central hot water plants heat and store water, then reticulate hot water throughout the building. This method results in a lot of wasted energy and proves to be very inefficient. Decentralised hot water avoids this energy waste and the end user only pays for the energy used. Due to the compact size of the units, decentralised water heaters have seen an increase of usage in prefabricated and modular buildings, so called PODS. A huge benefit is the simplified and streamlined process, which speeds up construction off site as well as on site compared to centralised alternatives.
John Martinovic
State Manager/Project Consultant
Stiebel Eltron
12:45 Networking Luncheon
13:45 A. Healthcare Modular Construction: A Radiation Oncology Treatment Centre case study

B. Building New Modular Projects in ANZ and a Case Study on Prefabricating Student Accommodation: How Australia National University’s Award Winning Modular Student Housing Case Study was Constructed with Pre-fabricated and Pre-finished Volumetric Modular Construction (PPVC) System
  • Winner of ACT Sustainable Cities Awards – Sustainable Building Award
  • Project was highly lauded for its sustainability and engineering excellence
  • Project showed how PPVC system markedly increases overall construction productivity by up to 50%.
Jamie Coe
Senior Management
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders have produced over $600M of volumetric prefab product in the last 8 years and now would be close being the largest in the country
14:15 Updates on Legislation on product requirement, on registration & Labelling, rating of Water usage
Senior Representative
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
14:45 Procuring, Tendering and Contracting for Modular Construction Projects: A Perspective from Housing New Zealand
  • Developing best procurement and contracting practices for residential construction at scale
Andrea-112x128 Andrea Morton
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Finance & Performance
Housing New Zealand Corporation
15:15 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Case Studies of Award-Winning Prefab Projects

A. 17 Storey prefab Peppers King project
B. 44 storey Student Accommodation building in Melbourne
C. The 60 storey 4th Slimmest tower in the world Collins house being constructed in Melbourne
D. 44 Storey Prefab La Trobe Tower
Dr-Shan-Kumar-112x128 Dr Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and R&D / Chief Engineer | National Vice President
Concrete Institute of Australia | Hickory Group
hickory_building
16:00 Modular Construction in Custodial Projects
Darian Macey
Senior Project Manager
Turner & Townsend Thinc
16:30 Prefabrication in Building Services: Options for builders and mechanical contractors – prefabricated risers, corridor modules and plant room skids
Neil-Wypior-112x128 Neil Wypior
Prefabrication Manager
PREFAB MEP
17:00 Developing Modular Data Centres in Australia
Robert Linsdell
Managing Director, ANZ
Vertiv
17:20 Panel Discussion: New Challenges and Opportunities in Prefabs in ANZ and Outside – How Can We Make the Necessary Change?
17:40 Executive Roundtables for Prefab Industry Collaboration & Innovation
17:55 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson
18:00 Champagne Networking Session
Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech & Opening Remarks
09:15 Offsite Manufacturing: Global Practices Review and Impact to Project Procurement
James Marsden
Associate Director
TSA
09:45 The Limitless Opportunities of Prefabrication: Passive Houses & Positive Energy Homes, with case studies
Case Study 1: The Limestone House

  • New build on inner suburban block
  • Passive House Standard
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Hybrid construction methodology– Prefabricated and Onsite
  • General site constraints – access, size, steep topography
  • Custom design – irregular volumes, complex envelope
  • Performance data, Drawings / details, visualisations/ photos, Performance data

Case Study 2: Richmond Residence

  • Renovation and retrofit to an existing terrace
  • Passive House
  • Panelised construction
  • General site constraints – size, access, inner city location
  • Performance data, Drawings / details, visualisations/ photos, Performance data

Case Study 3: Donvale Residence

  • New Build on semi-rural block
  • Passive House (Plus?)
  • Modular Build
  • General site constraints – Access, surrounding vegetation & environmental overlay
  • Performance data, Drawings / details, visualisations/ photos, Performance data
Kate Nason
Architect
ARkit Advanced Prefabricated Architecture
ARKit
10:15 The Future and Latest Developments in Modular Construction – Latest developments for the future
  • Case studies from industry partners of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
  • The latest developments in modular construction and prefabrication, around the world
  • Modular Tall Buildings: Engineering and Design Challenges
Professor Priyan Mendis
Director/Leader
ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabrication Housing
Bates Smart
10:45 Morning Refreshment & Networking
11:00 How Kitchen & Bathroom Pods New Designs Can Help to Cut Construction Time by 30% and Slash Defects by Up to 80%
  • Bathroom pods are particularly useful for large commercial projects
  • Having the bathrooms manufactured in a controlled environment has made for far superior control over quality
  • Solution to coordinate up dozen trades in a constricted space
  • How bathroom pods fits into different types of multi-unit residential application including residential housing and commercial buildings
  • Plumbing & Waterheating issues and challenges
  • What about kitchen pods?
Eddie-Pallotta-112x128 Eddie Pallotta
Operations Director
SYNC by Hickory
SYNC by Hickory
11:30 Prefabricated timber modules in multi-residential, commercial and industrial buildings
Moshiri-Fred-112x128 Dr Fred Moshiri
Senior Structural Engineer
ACOR
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12:00 Modular Construction and Australian Fire Safety Regulations
The Australian Fire Safety Regulations have been written in the light of to the traditional building practices at the time. The construction industry has been experiencing significant changes in terms of construction methods, use of material and selection of equipment. The presentation will discuss challenges and opportunities when dealing with Fire Safety compliance.
Christina-112x128 Christina Knorr
Team Leader / Accredited Fire Safety Engineer
Stephen Grubits & Associates
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12:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Latest Development of High Performance Facade Systems for Modular Construction
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
14:00 Modular Project Design and Construction in China & UK; An Update on Wynyard Place: its design and modular elements – text in black colour
Simon Lincoln
Nominated Architect
Make Architects
14:30 The Benefits of Wood in Modular Construction
  • Why wood and biophilic design is good for health and wellbeing
  • The rise and rise of Wood Encouragement Policies across Australia
David Rowlinson
Director
Planet Ark
planet-ark-logo
15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Can future-focused learning environments be prefabricated? The evolution and development of schools as prefabricated buildings and protoypes/ kit of parts. How can we make the simplest of buildings the most inspiring places to learn?
Peter C.Lippman
School Designer, Educational Facility Planner | Researcher | Educator
16:00 New Case Studies & Updates on:
A. The Australian National University that involves 6 new buildings to create a new heart for the campus, incorporating significant prefabricated facades and 2 buildings are full timber CLT construction essentially prefabricated and built on site.
B.
Construction robotics initiative using 3D printing and carbon fibre
Catherine Skinner
Principal
BVN
Architecture BVN
16:30 An Update on the Our Lady of the Assumption School  Prefab Project Utilizing Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT), Mass Engineered Timber (MET), Glulam beams & columns and Lignotrend slabs: Lessons Learnt
Knut-Menden-2-112x128 Knut Menden
Architect
BVN
Architecture BVN
17:00 New Projects and Opportunities for PPVC, Modular Construction for Government, Institutional, Commercial and Infrastructural Projects
  • Prisons
  • Data Centres
  • Tech Buildings
  • Power stations/sub-stations
  • Energy Storage Facilities
  • Infrastructural sectors (airport, metro stations)
  • Defence Facilities in ANZ

Senior Officials, Infrastructure Australia & invited Project Sponsors from the Data Centres, Solar Plants, Transportation, Rail, Airport, Telecoms, Defence and Institutional sectors

Fast-tracking Design Delivery, with case studies on Data Centres and Other Infrastructure Transportation or Telecom Projects: Modular as an Option

Charles Fortin
Managing Director, Nominated Architect
CM+A
Developing Modular Data Centres in Australia
Shalini La Grutta
Regional Director, APAC
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17:30 End of Summit
17:35 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson
Time Agenda
Construction Technology Automation & Innovation Showcase
The Showcase will highlight how the digital world can help reshape the way we deliver and maintain our built assets, add value to the industry in key areas such as co-design, digital job guidance, progress monitoring, safety guidance and asset management for efficiency and sustainability.
09:00 Welcome Address
09:05 Latest Developments in New Construction Automation Technologies & Artificial Intelligence in Australia
Rowan Braham
Data Team Lead/Senior Innovation Engineer
Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group
09:30 Robotics – Brick Laying and lean construction
Simon Amos
Director Construction Technologies
FBR (Fastbricks)
FBR
10:00 Robots that can see in Construction: Digital Transformation in Art and Design-Led Manufacturing – Making big, ambitious art and architectural projects
Developing innovative robotic vision systems and software user-interfaces to reduce the integration time between design and custom manufacturing, with case studies
Matthew Tobin
Co-Founder/Managing Director
UAP Company
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:45 How do standards facilitate innovation in the construction sector?
Alison-Scotland-112x128 Alison Scotland
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Standards Australia
11:15 Leveraging Data Driven Design to Automate Modular Design and Analysis
Jeremy Graham
Computational Design Leader
HDR
11:45 AR/VR & BIM: Latest Advances in Digital Innovation in Modular Construction

  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) coupling with Modular Construction
  • The incorporation of modernization designs tools
  • BIM software as primary tools in modernization architecture designs
  • The intersection of a range of new technologies (Virtual Building/BIM, Lifecycle Visualisation, User Experience and the IoT
  • When BIM intersects with AR/VR
  • Case Study of a successful BIM-designed Modular Project
Jeremy Harkins
Director
Ineni
ineniRealtime
12:15 Upskilling Labour Force to Adopt New Construction Systems: Overcoming Shortages of Skills in Modular Construction, Training for Prefab

  • Skill Transfer from other manufacturing industries such as Automobiles
  • Transferring Site-Based Construction Activities to Factory Environments
  • Perspectives from Training Institutes, VET, Polys, Universities
  • Virtual and Mobile Training Options
Daniel Wurm
Managing Director
Green Building Institute | National Painting and Decorating Institute
NSW Trainer of the Year Finalist
Green Building Institute Australia
12:45

Lunch

13:45 New Tech & Product Innovation Showcase with concurrent Lighting Technical Presentations (Plenty of Sponsorship/Exhibition Opportunities available):

A. Towards a Full 3D Federated Digital Built Environment

Michael Haines
CEO
VANZI
B. New & Upcoming Panelisation and Prefabrication Technologies, with case studies
Tim Rossiter
General Manager (Asia Pacific)
MiTek
C. Digital Twins for the Built Environment
Daniel-Kalnins-112x128 Daniel Kalnins
Global Head of Digital
Ridley
Ridley
Site Visit to a Offsite Manufacturing Facility or Construction Innovations Lab
17:00 End of Day One
Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:05 Advances in Prefabrication and Modular Construction: Building a tall hotel in double speed time?
Daniel Zhang
General Manager
Broad Group of Companies, China
09:30 Future Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities in Queensland’s Building and Construction Sectors
Brett Bassett
Commissioner
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
9:50 Case Studies of Award-Winning Prefab Projects
  • 17 Storey prefab Peppers King project
  • 44 storey Student Accommodation building in Melbourne
  • The 60 storey 4th Slimmest tower in the world Collins house being constructed in Melbourne
  • 44 Storey Prefab La Trobe Tower
George Kumar
Managing Director
Hickory Group
Dr-Shan-Kumar-112x128 Dr Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and R&D / Chief Engineer | Natinal Vice President
Concrete of Australia | Hickory Group
hickory_building
10:15 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:30 Prefabricating the Victoria’s Education Infrastructure: Modular Construction for Schools, Early Childhood Centers and Universities to Prepare for 175,000 Students by 2030
  • Private schools prefab demand
  • Vertical schools as a trend
  • Early childhood centers Prefab opportunities
  • Re-purposing old school buildings,
  • Creating design-literate modular schools
  • Asbestos removal from demolished schools
  • Solar modular classrooms
  • Prefabricating large and small schools
Victorian School Building Andrew Major
Director Reform Projects
Victorian School Building Authority Department of Education and Training
Nick Strongman
CEO
Sensum
11:00 Advances in Steel Building Prefabrication: New Projects & Case Studies
Senior Management
Lysaght
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11:30 Prefabricating Hotel Case Study: How Australia’s First Integrated “Modular” Design Hotel Tribe Uses Pre-Fabrication to Deliver Project on Schedule and on Budget
Mark V Peters
Founder/CEO/Director
Tribe Hotel Group

Tribe Hotel Group
12:00 The Future and Latest Developments in Modular Construction – Latest developments for the future
A. Case studies from industry partners of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
B. The latest developments in modular construction and prefabrication, around the world
C. Modular Tall Buildings: Engineering and Design Challenges
Priyan-Mendis-112x128 Professor Priyan Mendis
Director/Leader
ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
12:30 Decentralised water heating in multi residential and commercial buildings can unlock extra space, reduces energy use and offers ongoing cost savings. Traditionally, water heating during the 1940s until the 1980s used to be decentralised before central hot water plants came into place. Central hot water plants heat and store water, then reticulate hot water throughout the building. This method results in a lot of wasted energy and proves to be very inefficient. Decentralised hot water avoids this energy waste and the end user only pays for the energy used. Due to the compact size of the units, decentralised water heaters have seen an increase of usage in prefabricated and modular buildings, so called PODS. A huge benefit is the simplified and streamlined process, which speeds up construction off site as well as on site compared to centralised alternatives.
john_M-112x128 John Martinovic
State Manager/Project Consultant
Stiebel Eltron
STIEBEL ELTRON Logo
12:45 Networking Luncheon
13:45 A. Healthcare Modular Construction: A Radiation Oncology Treatment Centre case study

B. Building New Modular Projects in ANZ and a Case Study on Prefabricating Student Accommodation: How Australia National University’s Award Winning Modular Student Housing Case Study was Constructed with Pre-fabricated and Pre-finished Volumetric Modular Construction (PPVC) System
  • Winner of ACT Sustainable Cities Awards – Sustainable Building Award
  • Project was highly lauded for its sustainability and engineering excellence
  • Project showed how PPVC system markedly increases overall construction productivity by up to 50%.
Jamie Coe
Senior Management
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders have produced over $600M of volumetric prefab product in the last 8 years and now would be close being the largest in the country
14:15 Installation benefits of steel screw piles in prefabricated construction
Steve-Hassett-112x128 Steve Hassett
CEO / Director
Foundation Technologies
14:45 Permanent Modular School Building template and bespoke design solutions – Case Studies
  • Experience working with the Victorian School Building Authority to deliver five schools within 16 months
  • Design methodologies with both clients, prefabricators and users and how architects can enable this prefab process.
Enza Angelucci
Principal
Angelucci Architects
15:15 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Updates on Legislation on product requirement, on registration & Labelling, rating of Water usage
Senior Representative
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
16:00 Universal Boltless Interlocking Prefabricated Modules, with case studies
  • Pioneering boltless innovative connecters which minimises site time, improves site safety and reduce carbon emissions
  • Universal connectors independently fabrication which is applicable to steel/timber or concrete modules
  • Automated remote assembly
  • Case study – Application opportunities on a typical 20 storey hotel in CBD
Joyce Ferng
Associate Director/ANZ Modular Lead
AECOM
AECOM
16:20 Can future-focused learning environments be prefabricated? The evolution and development of schools as prefabricated buildings and protoypes/ kit of parts. How can we make the simplest of buildings the most inspiring places to learn?
Peter-C.-Lippman-112x128 Peter C. Lippman
School Designer, Educational Facility Planner | Researcher | Educator 
16:40 Prefabrication in Building Services: Options for  builders and mechanical contractors  – prefabricated risers, corridor modules and plant room skids
Neil-Wypior-112x128 Neil Wypior
Prefabrication Manager
PREFAB MEP
17:00 Product Compliance in Circular Business Models in Prefabrication within the Construction Industry
Peter Mulherin
Director
BuiltFit
17:20 Panel Discussion: New Challenges and Opportunities in Prefabs in ANZ and Outside – How Can We Make the Necessary Change?
  • Innovation by Specifiers
  • When Google & Big Tech get into Construction
  • The right mind set has to be instilled against the misperception of modular buildings: it is not cost savings!
  • Tackling the peculiar water/weather proofing problems
  • New steel and concrete prefab projects & opportunities
  • Structural & Civil Engineering challenges
  • New Flat Pack Opportunities
  • Introducing Better Quality Building Components & Products
  • How Advanced Manufacturing Practices such as Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) Can Be Integrated To Vastly Improve the Delivery of Modular Building
  • Nurturing Modular StartUps, when incumbents don’t innovate
  • Opportunities from a Circular Economy
  • The collaboration with counterparts of better modular building technology
  • Securing the Finance and Insurance & Managing the Cash Flow
  • Anatomy of a Prefabricating Hospital Case Study: How Canberra Hospital Leverages Modular Construction to Save Construction Time and Waste
  • Contracting, Tendering and Procuring for a Modular Construction Project
  • Developing best procurement and contracting practices
  • Dealing with multiple stakeholders: architects, surveyors, designers, building contractors and building services companies
  • Sourcing pre-fabricated components from overseas
Mark White 
Manager, Construction Supplier Register/Infrastructure Policy & Assurance
Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria Government (invited) 
Roger Wallis
Asset Planning Department – Building Fabric
Buildings and Property Division | Monash University
Dr-Shan-Kumar-112x128 Dr Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and R&D / Chief Engineer | National Vice President
Concrete Institute of Australia | Hickory Group
hickory_building
Stuart-112x128 Stuart Marsland
Principal
Rothelowman Architects
rothelowman
Philip Alviano
Sustainable Building Advisor
Master Builders Association of Victoria
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17:50 Executive Roundtables for Prefab Industry Collaboration & Innovation for:
18:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson
18:10 Champagne Networking Session
Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech & Opening Remarks
09:15 Visionary Address: New Cities – Creating Smarter Cities with Modular Construction
A. How construction methods must evolve to create smarter cities for our society.

  • Current developments in new construction methods
    • robotic brick layering
    • driverless trucks
    • 3D printing for modular construction
  • A changing society – identifying the key drivers for change and the need to create smarter cities
    • Population growth
    • Urban sprawl
    • Housing affordability
    • Energy efficiency
    • Environmental

B. The top trends that the industry must embrace and where we need to further develop to build smarter cities

  • Innovation in modular construction
  • Innovation in building materials
  • Robotics
  • Movement of materials, i.e., drones
Nick Deeks
Managing Director
WT Partnership
WTP-logo
09:45 The Limitless Opportunities of Prefabrication: Passive Houses & Positive Energy Homes, with case studies
Case Study 1: The Limestone House

  • New build on inner suburban block
  • Passive House Standard
  • Living Building Challenge
  • Hybrid construction methodology– Prefabricated and Onsite
  • General site constraints – access, size, steep topography
  • Custom design – irregular volumes, complex envelope
  • Performance data, Drawings / details, visualisations/ photos, Performance data

Case Study 2: Richmond Residence

  • Renovation and retrofit to an existing terrace
  • Passive House
  • Panelised construction
  • General site constraints – size, access, inner city location
  • Performance data, Drawings / details, visualisations/ photos, Performance data

Case Study 3: Donvale Residence

  • New Build on semi-rural block
  • Passive House (Plus?)
  • Modular Build
  • General site constraints – Access, surrounding vegetation & environmental overlay
  • Performance data, Drawings / details, visualisations/ photos, Performance data
Kate Nason
Architect
ARkit Advanced Prefabricated Architecture
ARKit
10:15 Case Study: How Pre Fabricated Modular Design was used to Produce a High Level of Sustainable and Innovative Design to Meet  Customer Demands for Contemporary Built Environments
  • Case Study: 55 Southbank Boulevard, an apartment hotel where developers used cross laminated timber to add the 10 storey commercial tower on top of the existing commercial office building, as opposed to only 6 that would have been possible through traditional methods
  • Case Study: A world first in sustainable architecture, 25 King will use 67 per cent less electricity and 55 per cent less potable water
  • Engineered timber is a quicker, cleaner construction material than steel or concrete. It is also renewable, and can be used as biomass fuel at the end of its life.
Tania Gordon
Principal
Bates Smart
Bates Smart
10:45 Morning Refreshment & Networking
11:00 How Kitchen & Bathroom Pods New Designs Can Help to Cut Construction Time by 30% and Slash Defects by Up to 80%
  • Bathroom pods are particularly useful for large commercial projects
  • Having the bathrooms manufactured in a controlled environment has made for far superior control over quality
  • Solution to coordinate up dozen trades in a constricted space
  • How bathroom pods fits into different types of multi-unit residential application including residential housing and commercial buildings
  • Plumbing & Waterheating issues and challenges
  • What about kitchen pods?
Eddie-Pallotta-112x128 Eddie Pallotta
Operations Director
SYNC by Hickory
SYNC by Hickory
11:30 New Case Studies & Updates on:
A. The Australian National University that involves 6 new buildings to create a new heart for the campus, incorporating significant prefabricated facades and 2 buildings are full timber CLT construction essentially prefabricated and built on site.
B. Construction robotics initiative using 3D printing and carbon fibre
Catherine Skinner
Principal
BVN
Architecture BVN
12:00 Reserved for A2K Technologies
Senior Management
A2K Technologies
A2k
12:20 Modular Construction for Social Housing and Indigenous Youth, with case studies
Lucretia Dejong
General Manager
TRY Australia
TRY
12:45 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Latest Development of High Performance Facade Systems for Modular Construction
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
14:00 The Benefits of Wood in Modular Construction
  • Why wood and biophilic design is good for health and wellbeing
  • The rise and rise of Wood Encouragement Policies across Australia
David Rowlinson
Director
Planet Ark
planet-ark-logo
14:30 Clearing New Zealand’s Imported Prefab Product Compliance Pathway: What Suppliers and Builders need to know
  • Compliance with NZ’s performance based building code (seismic activity, exposure to salt-laden winds and sea spray, high ultra-violet light levels and wind-driven rain)
  • Relevance of overseas testing
  • Acquiring building consent with imported prefab product
John-Gardiner-112x128 John Gardiner
Managing Director, Building Confidence
Manager, 
Determinations and Assurance, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand
15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:15 The use of innovative materials in modular construction for fire safety
Dr Kate Nguyen
Innovative Fire Engineering Group Leader
RMIT University
15:40 Performance Based Design of Fire Safety in High-Rise Timber Buildings
Carl-Pettersson-112x128 Carl Pettersson
Senior Fire Engineering Consultant
RED Fire Engineers
RED_logo
16:00 Quality Control and Improvements in Modular Prefabrication, with some case studies
Thomas Halliday
Quality Manager
PreBuilt
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16:20 Planning for new Prefab Projects in Western Australia
Jason Bouwhuis
Senior Planning Expert
Western Australia Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage
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16:40 The smartpod. An adaptable, modular, stack-able prefabricated accommodation
Joachim Clauss
Principal
Smartform Architecture
17:00 Exploring modular and prefabricated structures as a temporary means to build a city that can be reused and re-purposed
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Architectural Designer
Spacecube Modular Architecture
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17:30 New Projects and Opportunities for PPVC, Modular Construction for Government, Institutional, Commercial and Infrastructural Projects
  • Prisons
  • Data Centres
  • Tech Buildings
  • Power stations/sub-stations
  • Energy Storage Facilities
  • Infrastructural sectors (airport, metro stations)
  • Defence Facilities in ANZ

Senior Officials, Infrastructure Australia & invited Project Sponsors from the Data Centres, Solar Plants, Transportation, Rail, Airport, Telecoms, Defence and Institutional sectors including those from Infrastructure Australia, Microsoft Data Centres, Defence Housing Australia

Designing and Developing Data Centres in Australia, a modular approach

Senior Management
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18:00 End of Summit
18:05 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson