Agenda

Time Agenda
09:00 – 12:00 Construction Tech, Equipment & Automation Innovation Showcase
 

The Construction Tech, Equipment & Automation Innovation 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.

Key Themes:

  • Transforming the Virtual Interface
  • Virtual Design & Construction
  • Advances in 3D Modeling
  • New Construction Automation Technologies & Robotics
09:00 – 09:40 SESSION 1

Transforming the Virtual Interface: The intersection of a range of new technologies (Virtual Building/BIM, Lifecycle Visualization, User Experience and the IoT)

  1. How VR and AR can be a by-product of real-time environments, and how these environments can generate value across a building’s life-cycle by integrating the BIM (Building Information Model) with the BMS (Building Management System) for building industry verticals, while providing a platform to interface with future technologies
  2. Case studies of some of the biggest developments in the Southern Hemisphere, and how the BIM was optimized and used for marketing activities, while retaining relevant data links to live sensors and devices for the operational phase of buildings.
Jeremy-Harkins-112x128 Speaker: 

JEREMY HARKINS
Director
INENI

09:40 – 10:10 SESSION 2

Drones in Construction

Greg-112x128 Speaker: 

GREG BOYER
Managing Director
Drone Ranger

Greg founded the innovative drone consulting company Drone Ranger Australia in February 2016 where he both Managing Director and Chief Remote Pilot. Drone Ranger Australia specializes in providing corporate advisory and drone technology services to Clients in the property and infrastructure industries. Prior to starting Drone Ranger Australia, Greg had been Founder & Managing Director of the Propertylink Holdings Ltd infrastructure subsidiary (InStruct Corporation). From its inception in 2012, Greg built InStruct into a $1.5 billion AUM organisation until it was strategically divested to Plenary Group in January 2016 (prior to Propertylink’s ASX listing). Greg’s extensive project management and senior executive experience has been developed from a wide range of projects and businesses associated with the petrochemical, property and infrastructure industries.

10:10 – 10:40  30 Minutes Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:40 – 11:10 SESSION 3

OPENBIM Collaboration and the value of working with IFC

Working using Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes has in many circumstances focused on the software tools that create it. Nathan will step away from the software side of things and share the values in adopting an OpenBIM approach to BIM delivery. He will discuss what IFC is and how specifying it as a client, and working with it during delivery enables all parties to work together.

Nathan-Hildebrandt-112x128 Speaker: 

NATHAN HILDEBRANDT
Director
Fulton Trotter

Nathan is passionate about delivering high quality outcomes for his clients. In his role as a Director, Nathan successfully leads a team of architects to deliver projects in the Education, Aged Care and Cultural sectors as well as leading OpenBIM process development for Fulton Trotter Architects.

Nathan’s key objective is the efficient and effective delivery of projects. To achieve his objective Nathan has led the strategic development of Fulton Trotter Architects Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes. The OpenBIM processes, developed by Nathan for Fulton Trotter Architects, are highly regarded and respected at both a national and international level. With a focus on sharing experiences and learnings Nathan has been invited to present at numerous National and International Conferences and Events.

He contributes to Industry in volunteer roles as the Sponsorship Manager of BrisBIM (a bi-monthly free BIM event) and as Stream Lead for BILT ANZ 2017 assisting in the development and delivery of the Construction, Estimation and ARCHICAD relevant sessions.

11:10 – 11:50 SESSION 4

Latest innovations in Construction and Engineering: 3D Printing, Robotics and other emerging technologies in Construction

Speaker: 

ROWAN BRAHAM
Senior Innovation Engineer
Engineering Excellence Group

Laing O’Rourke

11:50 – 12:15 SESSION 5

Robot/sensor localisation and 3D reconstruction of environments using robotics techniques: Application in the Construction and Building sectors

Speaker: 

ASSOC PROFESSOR SHOUDONG HUANG
Robotics Expert
University of Technology Sydney

12:15 – 12:40 SESSION 6

Virtual Design & Construction: Beyond BIM

  • The benefits of a Design for Manufacture & Assembly model
  • Designing everything to LOD 400 For Manufacture
  • Virtual Construction and Assembly Simulation
Gabriele-Ulacco-112x128 Speaker: 

GABRIELE ULACCO
Director
Ar-Ma

12:40 – 13:30 Lunch & Networking
13:30 – 16:00 Site Visit to a Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Factory/Assembly

Visit to StrongBuild’s factory at
2 – 6 Lexington Drive Bella Vista NSW 2153

Site visit to a manufacturing or panelization facility where you can see the use of combining modern technology, streamlined building system, methods and detailing with energy efficient sustainable resources that can be done faster, more efficiently and forever automated. The method is used to control over price, quality and timing with the entire design and build process in-house.

 

Time Agenda
08:45 – 08:50 Welcoming Speech by Conference Director
08:50 – 09:30 Opening Keynote: Prefabrication – Priority from Day One

In this keynote address, Amy Marks addresses challenges and best practices to implementing prefabrication early enough in programs to drive.  She’ll discuss the importance of team alignment, element-centric vs. target-centric estimating, and the changing roles and scopes of key players.  Enablers like culture, experience and process will be explored to understand multipliers for prefabrication success.

Amy-112x128 Chairperson:

AMY KULKA-MARKS
President & Owner; Member
XSite Modular; Modular Building Institute

AMY MARKS is the CEO and Co-Founder of XSite Modular Consulting.  XSite is an  off-site program manager and prefabrication consulting firm focused on enabling and optimizing the use of prefabrication in large, complex, technology-embedded buildings.  XSite has some of the largest global companies as their clients working on projects including high-rise, hi-tech industrial, healthcare, hospitality semi-conductor and mission critical.  Ms. Marks is an Alumna of the prestigious Harvard Business School and a graduate of the University of Florida.  She is an industry thought leader and a highly sought after chairperson and keynote speaker for international conferences on construction and innovation.  She is chairing the upcoming Advancing Prefabrication Conference in January in Dallas and teaches for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). Amy was appointed by the Government of Singapore to their Panel of Experts focused on Construction and Productivity.  She is the founder and moderator of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a closed Group on LinkedIn and is trained in CoreClarity to deliver personal development and team dynamics workshops.  Amy and her team have worked on six of the seven continents implementing prefabrication. 

XSITE Modular
Best Practices, Latest Techniques and New Opportunities in Modular Construction & Pre-Fab Design
09:30 – 10:00 The Boom in Apartments is the Big Opportunity for Prefabrication in Australia: Opportunities in ANZ Pre-Fabrication Market, Current Housing Scenario and New Techniques in Modularization and Pre-Fabrication
  • The trend towards apartments in urban areas in Australia
  • Early moves to prefabrication by bathrooms
  • How further prefabrication could lower building costs
  • Managing the aesthetics with system building
Chris-Johnson-112x128 Speaker:

CHRIS JOHNSON
CEO
Urban Taskforce Australia

Chris Johnson is the CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia, an organisation that represents the property industry. In this role Chris has produced research papers on the structure of local government in NSW and publications on the future of our cities. He worked closely with local government as Executive Director in the NSW Department of Planning in developing the Housing Code, plans for regional cities and urban renewal generally. Before this he was NSW Government Architect for 10 years, a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, the Heritage Council of NSW and many government committees. Chris has written or edited over a dozen books on urban planning, architecture and cities. He has been adjunct professor at 3 Sydney universities and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.

10:00 – 10:45 Collaboration Training for improved Off Site Manufacturing Practices
  • Findings from  a project looking at the importance of collaborative practices to assist offsite manufacturing and construction in general.
  • The project does not go over old ground about the potential benefits of offsite manufacturing. Its main premise is that the success of OSM implementation depends on enabling industry collaboration for such innovations across the entire supply chain.
  • Conducted by Prof Kerry London in partnership with Metricon, Frasers, Frasers Property, Master Builders Victoria and FMG Engineering, the team investigated 5 case studies to develop an understanding of what makes for OSM success.
  • The findings were used to develop training materials that link OSM success to enabling collaborative practices. This will be offered to companies through the world class Building Leadership Simulation Centre.
Phil-Alviano-112x128-2 Speakers:

DR PHILIP ALVIANO
Sustainable Building Advisor
Master Builders Association of Victoria

Philip has been employed as the Sustainable Building Advisor at Master Builders Victoria for the past 13 years and on building and construction related projects for the last 17 years. Phil’s extensive experience in education and training has informed the development of nationally recognised sustainable construction training programs and the national roll out of the accredited Master Builder Green Living program.

He has provided advice on sustainability solutions and onsite environmental management on projects ranging from large infrastructure developments to small residential building companies. Phil has also spent time working for the Environment Protection Authority Victoria, Melbourne Water, local government and as an academic.

In 2014 he received a fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute which enabled him to travel to Germany in 2015 to investigate job skills in the prefabricated construction industry. He has presented at forums and conferences both nationally and internationally.

Philip has a PhD in Ecology and land management, Masters of Environmental Science and a background in education.

PROF KERRY LONDON
Deputy Dean / Professor
Built Environment and Urban Transformation, Western Sydney University

Professor Kerry London, a senior academic with an international research reputation, has 17 years academic experience and 12 years industry/government experience. She joined the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at Western Sydney University in 2017 as Deputy Dean and Professor Built Environment and Urban Transformation. She holds five prestigious nationally funded grants, three which are aligned to offsite manufacturing. She has published more than 160 peer reviewed publications, won over $3.0M in funding and supervised 11 Higher Degree Research students since 2003. She researches cultural and behavioural change for adoption of technological innovations in the built environment.

10:45 – 11:05 Morning Refreshments & Networking
Prefab Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) & Usage of CLT and MET
11:05 – 11:45 Offsite Manufacturing and Panelisation – Finding the right solutions for Construction and Case Study of Australia’s Largest CLT Tall Timber Building: The Gardens
Adam-Strong-112x128 Speakers:

ADAM STRONG
Managing Director
Strongbuild Group of Companies

CHARLES NORTHCOTE
Chief Executive Officer
BlueCHP Limited Affordable Housing

11:45 – 12:05 Prefabricated and modular buildings – the benefits of decentralized hot water in multi-residential or commercial office buildings
Decentralized water heating in multi residential and commercial buildings unlocks extra space, reduces energy use and offers ongoing cost savings. Traditionally, water heating during the 1940s until the 1980s used to be decentralized 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 proofs to be very inefficient. Decentralized hot water avoids this energy waste and the end user only pays for the energy used. Due to the compact size of the units, decentralized 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 centralized alternatives.
Glenn-Day-112x128 Speaker:

GLENN DAY
Sales Director/Project Consultant
Stiebel Eltron

Glenn has 22 years’ experience with STIEBEL ELTRON in operational, sales, product and market development roles. He has been involved in local and offshore project designs as well as product and market training in Germany and Asia. Glenn is a previous member of the Australian Standards committee for solar water heaters and heat pumps as well as the Clean Energy Council.

STIEBEL ELTRON Logo
12:05 – 12:35 Panel Discussion: Challenges, Opportunities and Solutions for the Modular/PPVC projects and sector
helmut_spiehs-112x128 Panellists:

HELMUT SPIEHS
Managing Director
binderholz Bausysteme GmbH

Since 2006, Helmut is the managing director of binderholz Bausysteme GmbH, Austria. He has more than 20 years experience in commercialization, sales, marketing and technical consultation of Cross Laminated Timber CLT and Mass Timber Solution.

ADAM STRONG
Managing Director
Strongbuild Group of Companies

CHARLES NORTHCOTE
Chief Executive Officer
BlueCHP Limited Affordable Housing

 

12:35 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 – 14:15 The New Age of Structural Timber
Case Study of International House Sydney
Speaker:

JONATHAN EVANS
Design and Timber Technology Director
Tzannes Architects

14:15 – 14:45 Advanced Case Studies of Prefab Design & Construction in Singapore, UK, Japan, US and China: Lessons from Japan
MAKOTO-OCHIAI_NEW-112x128 Speaker:

MAKOTO OCHIAI
Product Development And Manufacturing Manager
Sekisui House Australia

Makoto is a registered architect in Japan, specialized in product design and engineering of SHAWOOD product. He is responsible for product development of SHAWOOD home division in Australia.

14:45 – 15:15 Case Study on a Prefab Project Utilizing Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT), Mass Engineered Timber (MET), Glulam beams & columns and Lignotrend slabs
Knut-Menden-112x128 Speaker:

KNUT MENDEN
Architect
BVN

15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:35 – 16:05 Case Study: Collins House, one of the world’s thinnest skyscrapers
Joachim-Clauss-112x128 Speaker:

JOACHIM CLAUSS
Associate Director
BATESSMART Studio & Project Leader of “Collins House”

16:05 – 16:20 Modular Systems: From the perspective of Machinery/Manufacturing Systems
Speaker:

JASON REINTS
Sales Manager
Bliss & Reels

16:20 – 16:50 Panel Discussion: Cost Management and Profitability Challenges for Modular Construction Ecosystem – For Concrete, Cement, Transportation, Contracting and Labor
Speaker:

LEW DEEGAN
General Manager
Modular Building Systems

Lew is an executive with 25 years of senior management, consulting and leadership extensive experience in the building and construction industries, industrial products and business-to-business markets. He has had a long involvement in manufacturing of modular buildings and bathroom pods, manufacturing and distribution of building products as well as residential and commercial construction. He is General Manager of Modular Building Systems – one of Australia’s leading modular building manufacturers with a strong presence in markets including education, mining, construction and detention.

and other invited speakers of the summit

16:50 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 – 09:10 Conference Introduction on Day 2 by Conference Chairman
Highlight on Conference Day 2 Key Sessions
Amy-112x128 Chairperson:

AMY KULKA-MARKS
President & Owner; Member
XSite Modular; Modular Building Institute

AMY MARKS is the CEO and Co-Founder of XSite Modular Consulting.  XSite is an  off-site program manager and prefabrication consulting firm focused on enabling and optimizing the use of prefabrication in large, complex, technology-embedded buildings.  XSite has some of the largest global companies as their clients working on projects including high-rise, hi-tech industrial, healthcare, hospitality semi-conductor and mission critical.  Ms. Marks is an Alumna of the prestigious Harvard Business School and a graduate of the University of Florida.  She is an industry thought leader and a highly sought after chairperson and keynote speaker for international conferences on construction and innovation.  She is chairing the upcoming Advancing Prefabrication Conference in January in Dallas and teaches for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). Amy was appointed by the Government of Singapore to their Panel of Experts focused on Construction and Productivity.  She is the founder and moderator of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a closed Group on LinkedIn and is trained in CoreClarity to deliver personal development and team dynamics workshops.  Amy and her team have worked on six of the seven continents implementing prefabrication. 

XSITE Modular
Innovations and New Developments in the
Modular Construction and Pre-Fab World
09:10 – 09:40 Flat-pack Construction and Innovation in Modular Residential Homes
Edward-Duc-112x128 Speaker:

EDWARD DUC
Director
Duc Associates

(Pioneer in Flat Pack Innovation)

09:40 – 10:10 A Futuristic Outlook: Modular Construction on Mars?
  • How the modular construction industry must evolve to meet our long-term needs
  • The origins and benefits of modular construction
    • The first modular home
    • Uses in London and the USA
    • Expanding from the residential sector to other uses
    • The key benefits of modular
  • A changing society – the key drivers for change and the need to future-proof our cities
    • Population growth
    • Housing affordability
    • Energy efficiency
    • What the ‘new normal’ will be
  • The top trends that the industry must embrace to effectively lead the construction of our future cities
  • Case Studies of some unique Modular Projects undertaken
Nick-Deeks-112x128 Speaker:

NICK DEEKS
Managing Director
WT Partnership

10:10 – 10:40 Emerging Modular Design: ZEMCH Plug-in Housing System for Metabolic Mobile Modular Living
This presentation aims to introduce an emerging concept of ZEMCH plug-in modular housing system that was proposed based on today’s prolonging housing issues of the affordability, user socio-demographical diversity and mobility, and climate change – i.e. a solution to meet social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment. To conceptualize the plug-in housing system, it explores global existing architectural theories and practices such as open building, metabolism, mass customization and environmental experience design and examines how the theoretical framework contributes to the growth of next generation prefabricated constructions and the alleviation of contemporary complex housing issues.
Masa-Noguchi-112x128 Speaker:

DR MASA NOGUCHI
Associate Professor, Environment Design, School Of Architecture
University Of Melbourne

Dr Masa Noguchi specialises in environmental experience design research. He is a Chartered Engineer, Environmentalist, and Technological Product Designer registered respectively with the Engineering Council, Society for the Environment, and the Institution of Engineering Designers in the UK. In 2002, he also became a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and now he serves as a Certified Passive House Designer registered with the Passive House Institute in Germany. Dr Noguchi is the founding coordinator of ZEMCH Network which consists of over 670 partners from nearly 45 countries and initiated a number of industry-academia knowledge transfer events. At the Melbourne School of Design, he leads ZEMCH (Zero Energy Mass Custom Home) design courses, i.e. “Travelling Studio” and “Design Thesis Studio”, within the graduate program. Before coming to Melbourne, he was a Reader at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art affiliated with the University of Glasgow, where he established a ZEMCH pathway within the Master of Architectural Studies program. His research is based on ZEMCH engineering design and socially, economically and environmentally sustainable housing community developments in developed and developing countries. Inventing a “mass custom design” system approach to sustainable housing, he developed a digitalised interactive mass custom design communication tool, which was demonstrated in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon’s Canadian house 2005. In 2006, he designed Canada’s first net zero energy modular home – Alouette Homes’ EcoTerra house – built and commercialised in 2007 through the federal government’s EQuilibrium sustainable housing initiative/competition. He is active, contributing to Scottish and Brazilian ZEMCH construction projects.

10:40 – 11:00 Morning Refreshment & Networking
Latest Updates on Building Code Compliance and Government’s Involvement in Promoting Pre-Fabrication and Modular Construction
11:00 – 11:30 Latest Updates on Australia’s Building Code on Modular ConstructionKey challenges in building regulations for Pre-Fab & Modular buildings and how to design modular structures for extreme events such as in the case of the recent Grenfell Tower Fire in London
Safety is a major concern for the use of non-conforming building products. After the recent Grenfell Tower Fire in London, governments and industry around the world are working on strategies and measures to avoid similar disasters in the future. The economic impact of rework to replace non-conforming products costs Australia’s building and construction industry millions of dollars every year.  Some studies estimate re-work costs at up to $2b each year in Australia to rectify faulty building products.  Prefabrication provides an environment offering opportunities for improved traceability to avoid the use of non-conforming materials that improves compliance for modern buildings.  Prof. Tuan Ngo’s presentation will highlight the key challenges in building regulations and how to design modular structures for these extreme events. He will provide examples of government’s initiatives in adopting modular construction for schools, hospitals and public buildings and new innovations in high performance composite materials, building systems, and construction techniques for resilient and sustainable buildings. His talk will also cover the emerging technologies in new materials and systems for prefabricated modular construction including a) Lightweight modular facade systems; b) Additive manufacturing (3D printing) for construction
Tuan-Ngo-112x128-2 Speaker:

A/PROF TUAN NGO
Director
APTES Group & ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing

Prof Ngo is the Research Director of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (CAMPH) at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Research Leader of the CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing of Building Envelope Systems. He has carried out significant research collaborations with industry to develop new products and perform R&D experiments of prefabricated building structures (facades, wall panels and floor slab systems). Prof Ngo has won a number of prestigious scientific awards, including the prestigious Eureka Science Prize (2013) for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. He has been working as an expert on many projects to protect critical infrastructure against extreme events (blasts, impacts, fires, earthquakes). He is one of the pioneers in Australia carrying out research in the research area on safe and sustainable technologies for structures and high performance façade systems. Prof Ngo has also been leading the research and development of advanced protective materials and systems for a number of companies in the civil and defence industries.

11:30 – 12:00 Gap Analysis in Modular Design and Construction
Speaker:

JOYCE FERNG
Associate Director, ANZ Modular Lead
Aecom

12:00 – 12:30 Government’s Role in Promoting Pre-Fabrication and Modular Construction in Australia – Update on pre-fab plans or experience with a government agency in the ACT area
Future feasibility study for fabrication project with affordable modular passive house building units, focusing on indigenous housing to the local community.
Speaker:

STEVE HAYDEN
Procurement Expert & Senior Project Manager
Procurement Capital Works, ACT

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
Enhancing Pre-Fab and Modular Construction Project Implementation & Best Practices
13:45 – 14:15 Observations in Design, Manufacturing and Construction from around the World
Dino-112x128 Speaker:

DINO VRYNIOS
Architect (Strategic Development)
Grieve Gillett Andersen
Councillor of Australian Institute of Architects (SA)

14:15 – 14:45 Prefab in Passive House
Speaker:
KYLIE MILLS
Director
Australian Passive House AssociationDirector and Architect
BluKube Architecture

Kylie is passionate about achieving fulfilling design outcomes with client briefs and budgets; which are engaging and challenging. She is a registered architect and director of BluKube Architecture.

Completing the Passive House Design course in 2015, serendipitously awarded the course scholarship, and has become an advocate and enthusiast for ‘passive house’, and sustainable, low energy well-built buildings to be constructed in Australia. Elected to the Australian Passive House Association (APHA) board in 2017, and maintaining her role as NSW APHA representative.

She believes that this is the future of building in Australia that will be of great benefit – with increased comfort, lower expenses, improved health, and general well-being of building occupants.

14:45 – 15:15 Managing client perceptions and expectations, design process, procurement and delivery: Designing for prefabrication and modular construction
Speaker:

GEORGIOS ANAGNOSTOU
Architect
JACKSON TEECE

Georgios is a senior associate at Jackson Teece architects. He joined the company  in June 2013 and provides over 25 years of experience in planning, design, architecture and construction.

As a carpenter and architect educated in Germany he has located to Sydney in 2002. His experience includes design and construction of timber engineered buildings and designs in a variety of sectors including healthcare and public buildings. His experience in ESD projects includes sustainable masterplans, ‘greenstar’ commercial developments and low to zero energy houses in Australia and overseas.

He is currently leading the design team for the AVEO Seniors Living development at Circa Norwest, Sydney – a 10 storey residential CLT tower under construction.

15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
New Opportunities in PPVC and Pre-Fab,
Upcoming Major Projects and Funding Availability
15:40 – 16:40 Panel Discussion: New Projects, Opportunities, Financing, Insuring and Funding for Pre-Fabrication Projects
CHRIS-KAKOUFAS_112x128 Panellists:

CHRIS KAKOUFAS
General Manager (Development)
Cbus Property

and invited speakers of the summit

16:40 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman

 

Time Agenda
08:30 – 12:00 Construction Tech, Equipment & Automation Innovation Showcase
 

The Construction Tech, Equipment & Automation Innovation 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.

Key Themes:

  • Transforming the Virtual Interface
  • Virtual Design & Construction
  • Advances in 3D Modeling
  • New Construction Automation Technologies & Robotics
08:30 – 09:00 SESSION 1

Transforming the Virtual Interface: The intersection of a range of new technologies (Virtual Building/BIM, Lifecycle Visualization, User Experience and the IoT)

  1. How VR and AR can be a by-product of real-time environments, and how these environments can generate value across a building’s life-cycle by integrating the BIM (Building Information Model) with the BMS (Building Management System) for building industry verticals, while providing a platform to interface with future technologies
  2. Case studies of some of the biggest developments in the Southern Hemisphere, and how the BIM was optimized and used for marketing activities, while retaining relevant data links to live sensors and devices for the operational phase of buildings.
Jeremy-Harkins-112x128 Speaker: 

JEREMY HARKINS
Director
INENI

09:00 – 09:30 SESSION 2

Virtual Design & Construction: Beyond BIM

  • The benefits of a Design for Manufacture & Assembly model
  • Designing everything to LOD 400 For Manufacture
  • Virtual Construction and Assembly Simulation
Gabriele-Ulacco-112x128 Speaker: 

GABRIELE ULACCO
Director
Ar-Ma

09:30 – 10:00 SESSION 3

3D Concrete Printing: Innovations and Advances in Construction Materials

Speaker: 

PROF JAY SANJAYAN
Director, The Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure
Swinburne University

and other research colleagues from Swinburne University

10:00 – 10:15  20 Minutes Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:15 – 10:40 SESSION 4

OPENBIM Collaboration and the value of working with IFC

Working using Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes has in many circumstances focused on the software tools that create it. Nathan will step away from the software side of things and share the values in adopting an OpenBIM approach to BIM delivery. He will discuss what IFC is and how specifying it as a client, and working with it during delivery enables all parties to work together.

Nathan-Hildebrandt-112x128 Speaker: 

NATHAN HILDEBRANDT
Director
Fulton Trotter

Nathan is passionate about delivering high quality outcomes for his clients. In his role as a Director, Nathan successfully leads a team of architects to deliver projects in the Education, Aged Care and Cultural sectors as well as leading OpenBIM process development for Fulton Trotter Architects.

Nathan’s key objective is the efficient and effective delivery of projects. To achieve his objective Nathan has led the strategic development of Fulton Trotter Architects Building Information Modelling (BIM) processes. The OpenBIM processes, developed by Nathan for Fulton Trotter Architects, are highly regarded and respected at both a national and international level. With a focus on sharing experiences and learnings Nathan has been invited to present at numerous National and International Conferences and Events.

He contributes to Industry in volunteer roles as the Sponsorship Manager of BrisBIM (a bi-monthly free BIM event) and as Stream Lead for BILT ANZ 2017 assisting in the development and delivery of the Construction, Estimation and ARCHICAD relevant sessions.

10:40 – 11:05 SESSION 5

Construction Efficiency and Robust Workflow Implementation in Modular Construction: A Delicate Balance with Drones

Speaker: 

PATRICK WEEDEN
Managing Director
Scout Aerial

Patrick, a commercial pilot and a CASA Certified UAV Controller  is currently the group managing director of the Scout Aerial group of companies (Scout Aerial Media and Surveying Pty Ltd, Scout Aerial Systems Pty Ltd and Scout Aerial Africa Pty Ltd), heavily involved in RPAS innovation and new and emerging technologies and their potential application. Patrick is passionate about streamlining processes and utilising new technologies in order to maximise project efficiencies and service delivery. Patrick has over 9 years of team management and project execution experience within various, administrative, business, technical and voluntary roles. In his professional career Patrick has provided data management, quality management, risk management and communication strategies for monitoring and remote sensing programs across multiple industries. Complementing Patrick’s expertise in competently managing diverse and numerous data, other responsibilities and activities include: RPAS experimental design, analysis and manufacturing processes for remote sensing platforms. Patrick is extremely passionate about the RPAS industry, the applications for improving processes and using technology to create change for the better. With a fairly diverse exposure to many different capacities in the RPAS industry, he brings with him a keen understanding of project integration and safety system development. With a unique exposure to operations and regulation development in third world countries, as well as in Australia, he is able to work “between the lines” to ensure safety and operating standards are implemented and maintained in countries with limited RPAS resources.

11:05 – 11:45 SESSION 6

Panel Discussion:
Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery
Local procurement within the Prefabrication supply chain in Victoria

ANDREW-BRADLEY_NEW-112x128 Speaker: 

ANDREW BRADLEY
Manager – Strategic Projects and Supply Chain
ICN VICTORIA

Andrew is one of the Managers of Strategic Projects and Supply Chains with ICN Victoria. Joining ICN in 2007, he brings with him over 40 years’ experience across the Construction, Infrastructure, Transport and Health sectors. Prior to joining ICN, Andrew worked in Jordan and Qatar, and has helped set up export distributors in Middle East, USA, Europe and SE Asia for local manufacturers. Andrew’s experience has assisted in determining and understanding our client’s needs and help identify relevant and achievable solutions. Some of the many projects he has been involved with at ICN include Ravenhall Prison, Royal Hobart Hospital, Melbourne Park, City West Police Complex and the Redevelopment of Royal Hobart Hospital.

And invited speakers of the summit

12:00 – 18:30 OPTION #1:

Site Visit to a Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Factory/Assembly

Early Afternoon (12 pm to 3 pm): Site visit to Modular Aged Care project site in Ballarat, about 100km from Melbourne, where you can see the use of combining modern technology, streamlined building system, methods and detailing with energy efficient sustainable resources that can be done faster, more efficiently and forever automated. The method is used to control over price, quality and timing with the entire design and build process in-house.

In addition, an Afternoon Visit (4.30 pm to 6.30 pm) to the  Building Leadership Simulation Centre (BLSC). The BLSC is an innovative learning environment and one of only three of its kind in the world. Delegates will be exposed to a range of innovative and immersive learning and development practices, which the Master Builders are equipping the Off Site Manufacturing sector with.

13:00 – 18:30 OPTION #2:

Workshop on Construction Building Fire Safety Design & Compliance

The Grenfell Tower in London is one of many fires that have breached perhaps the longest-standing fundamental fire safety object of tall buildings, which is to resist the spread of fire between floors. The workshop will seek to deconstruct what “fire safety” means, take it back to the key concepts that are independent of code or country, and ask whether we understand each of those concepts and how they should be addressed. This workshop is to create an international perspective on the issues and to help to create recommendations and guidelines that could work internationally, while local guidance is created.

The objectives of this workshop, and the working group generally are to:

  1. Identify appropriate actions and best-practice approaches to mitigating risks associated with existing building stock.
  2. Review the strengths and weaknesses of the various approaches and disseminate that information.
  3. Identify areas of research and investigation that could help mitigate future risks.
Workshop Leaders: 

A/PROF TUAN NGO
Director
APTES Group & ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
Advisory Committee (TAC/2)

DR KATE NGUYEN
Leader of the Innovative Fire Engineering (IFE) Group, Leader of the CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing of High Performance Building Envelope Systems, Department of Infrastructure Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
University of Melbourne

 

Time Agenda
08:45 – 08:50 Welcoming Speech by Conference Director
08:50 – 09:15 Opening Keynote: Prefabrication – Priority from Day One
In this keynote address, Amy Marks addresses challenges and best practices to implementing prefabrication early enough in programs to drive.  She’ll discuss the importance of team alignment, element-centric vs. target-centric estimating, and the changing roles and scopes of key players.  Enablers like culture, experience and process will be explored to understand multipliers for prefabrication success.
Amy-112x128 Chairperson:

AMY KULKA-MARKS
President & Owner; Member
XSite Modular; Modular Building Institute

AMY MARKS is the CEO and Co-Founder of XSite Modular Consulting.  XSite is an  off-site program manager and prefabrication consulting firm focused on enabling and optimizing the use of prefabrication in large, complex, technology-embedded buildings.  XSite has some of the largest global companies as their clients working on projects including high-rise, hi-tech industrial, healthcare, hospitality semi-conductor and mission critical.  Ms. Marks is an Alumna of the prestigious Harvard Business School and a graduate of the University of Florida.  She is an industry thought leader and a highly sought after chairperson and keynote speaker for international conferences on construction and innovation.  She is chairing the upcoming Advancing Prefabrication Conference in January in Dallas and teaches for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). Amy was appointed by the Government of Singapore to their Panel of Experts focused on Construction and Productivity.  She is the founder and moderator of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a closed Group on LinkedIn and is trained in CoreClarity to deliver personal development and team dynamics workshops.  Amy and her team have worked on six of the seven continents implementing prefabrication. 

XSITE Modular
Best Practices, Latest Techniques and New Opportunities in Modular Construction & Pre-Fab Design
09:30 – 10:00 The Boom in Apartments is the Big Opportunity for Prefabrication in Australia: Opportunities in ANZ Pre-Fabrication Market, Current Housing Scenario and New Techniques in Modularization and Pre-Fabrication
  • The trend towards apartments in urban areas in Australia
  • Early moves to prefabrication by bathrooms
  • How further prefabrication could lower building costs
  • Managing the aesthetics with system building
Chris-Johnson-112x128 Speaker:

CHRIS JOHNSON
CEO
Urban Taskforce Australia

Chris Johnson is the CEO of Urban Taskforce Australia, an organisation that represents the property industry. In this role Chris has produced research papers on the structure of local government in NSW and publications on the future of our cities. He worked closely with local government as Executive Director in the NSW Department of Planning in developing the Housing Code, plans for regional cities and urban renewal generally. Before this he was NSW Government Architect for 10 years, a member of the Central Sydney Planning Committee, the Heritage Council of NSW and many government committees. Chris has written or edited over a dozen books on urban planning, architecture and cities. He has been adjunct professor at 3 Sydney universities and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012.

10:00 – 10:30 Collaboration Training for improved Off Site Manufacturing Practices
  • Findings from  a project looking at the importance of collaborative practices to assist offsite manufacturing and construction in general.
  • The project does not go over old ground about the potential benefits of offsite manufacturing. Its main premise is that the success of OSM implementation depends on enabling industry collaboration for such innovations across the entire supply chain.
  • Conducted by Prof Kerry London in partnership with Metricon, Frasers, Frasers Property, Master Builders Victoria and FMG Engineering, the team investigated 5 case studies to develop an understanding of what makes for OSM success.
  • The findings were used to develop training materials that link OSM success to enabling collaborative practices. This will be offered to companies through the world class Building Leadership Simulation Centre.
Phil-Alviano-112x128-2 Speakers:

DR PHILIP ALVIANO
Sustainable Building Advisor
Master Builders Association of Victoria

Philip has been employed as the Sustainable Building Advisor at Master Builders Victoria for the past 13 years and on building and construction related projects for the last 17 years. Phil’s extensive experience in education and training has informed the development of nationally recognised sustainable construction training programs and the national roll out of the accredited Master Builder Green Living program.

He has provided advice on sustainability solutions and onsite environmental management on projects ranging from large infrastructure developments to small residential building companies. Phil has also spent time working for the Environment Protection Authority Victoria, Melbourne Water, local government and as an academic.

In 2014 he received a fellowship from the International Specialised Skills Institute which enabled him to travel to Germany in 2015 to investigate job skills in the prefabricated construction industry. He has presented at forums and conferences both nationally and internationally.

Philip has a PhD in Ecology and land management, Masters of Environmental Science and a background in education.

10:30 – 10:50 Morning Refreshments & Networking
Prefab Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) & Usage of CLT and MET
10:50 – 11:10 Australia’s Largest CLT Tall Timber Building: The Gardens – The Developer’s Perspective
Speaker:

CHARLES NORTHCOTE
Chief Executive Officer
BlueCHP Limited Affordable Housing

11:10 – 11:40 Prefab in Passive House
Burkhard-Hansen-112x128 Speakers:

BURKHARD HANSEN
Director
Carbonlite

Burkhard trained as a carpenter in Germany and has 15 years extensive experience in prefabrication and the Passive House energy efficiency standard. In 2011 he established CARBONlite | design + build with his wife Kate. Burkhard is also a Registered Builder, Certified Passive House Builder and Passive House Tradesperson Teacher.

11:40 – 12:05 Prefabricated and modular buildings – the benefits of decentralized hot water in multi-residential or commercial office buildings
Decentralized water heating in multi residential and commercial buildings unlocks extra space, reduces energy use and offers ongoing cost savings. Traditionally, water heating during the 1940s until the 1980s used to be decentralized 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 proofs to be very inefficient. Decentralized hot water avoids this energy waste and the end user only pays for the energy used. Due to the compact size of the units, decentralized 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 centralized alternatives.
Glenn-Day-112x128 Speaker:

GLENN DAY
Sales Director/Project Consultant
Stiebel Eltron

Glenn has 22 years’ experience with STIEBEL ELTRON in operational, sales, product and market development roles. He has been involved in local and offshore project designs as well as product and market training in Germany and Asia. Glenn is a previous member of the Australian Standards committee for solar water heaters and heat pumps as well as the Clean Energy Council.

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12:05 – 12:40 Fire & Storm Resistant Housing
Kevin-Starling-112x128 Speaker:

KEVIN STARLING
Principal Designer & Builder
DESIGNOLOGY

Kevin is a multi-award winning designer and builder of diverse synergistic structures incorporating sustainable building and design practices and products.

Kevin began his career over thirty years ago, gaining valuable experience in architectural design & documentation, presentation, structural documentation, specification writing, building supervision, contract administration, tendering and liaison with associated consultants, and local authorities.

Using this experience, in 1985 he launched his own company, Designology. Initially Kevin’s focus was on creating environmentally sustainable custom designs incorporating high end technologies for new homes and alterations.

Kevin’s passion is helping clients create their own, individual sanctuary, however he also recognized the need for a specific design that responded to our changing climate including the extreme weather events that houses in rural and coastal areas are often exposed to. His design brief included an extensive list of criteria that should be considered : environmental sustainability, durability, semi-prefabrication, low embodied energy, highly secure, fire and storm resistance. The Convertible House was born.

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12:40 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 – 14:15 The New Age of Structural Timber
Case Study of International House Sydney
Speaker:

JONATHAN EVANS
Design and Timber Technology Director
Tzannes Architects

14:15 – 14:45 Observations in Design, Manufacturing and Construction from around the World
Dino-112x128 Speaker:

DINO VRYNIOS
Architect (Strategic Development)
Grieve Gillett Andersen

Councillor of Australian Institute of Architects (SA)

Dino is an Architect at Grieve Gillett Andersen and Director of Escapod, a start-up exploiting Prefabricated and Modular Construction methodologies to facilitate innovative housing models.

In 2015, Dino was the Jack Hobbs McConnell Travelling Fellow in Architecture and spent 12 months undertaking independent research around the world in the field of Manufactured Buildings and now applies this knowledge on various construction typologies, from off-grid tourist accommodation to $250m Correctional Facilities.

Dino will share his observations from his time as the Fellow, opportunities to leverage automotive and manufacturing expertise in the construction industry and case studies for upcoming and live projects around Australia.

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14:45 – 15:15 Case Study on a Prefab Project Utilizing Cross Laminated Timbers (CLT), Mass Engineered Timber (MET), Glulam beams & columns and Lignotrend slabs
Knut-Menden-112x128 Speaker:

KNUT MENDEN
Architect
BVN

15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:35 – 16:05 Strategies for effective stakeholder management between clients, architects, engineers and contractors in prefab projects, with Case Studies on Modular Construction for Hotels & Hospitals
DRENKA-ANDJELIC_NEW-112x128 Speaker:

DRENKA ANDJELIC
Chair, Hotel Property Committee
Property Council of Australia

Managing Director
Construction Assignments

Drenka established Construction Assignments in 2006 and is sole owner and Managing Director of the company. She is a civil engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the property and construction industry. Drenka gained extensive experience in project management working in roles including Project Engineer with AMP Property Investments and Construction Manager with Accor Hotels. Drenka’s industry niche is the cost-effective design and construction of hotels. She has been responsible for the design and construction of 20 new hotels in the last 18 years. Construction Assignments represent developers and investors. Currently, they have two hotels currently under construction with a further two yet to be publicly announced. Drenka has received awards including NAWIC, CB Richard Ellis Businesswoman of the Year, 2011, UTS 2011 Alumni Award, Faculty of Engineering and IT for her exceptional business leadership in a traditionally male dominated industry. Drenka is current Chair of the Property Council of Australia’s Hotel Property Committee for 2015/2016. In 2014, she established the UTS Women in Engineering companion initiative ‘one of the guys’ where she serves as an accessible and inspirational mentor for young engineering students.

16:05 – 16:45 Case Study: Show Case on the 4th slimmest Tower in the world and Australia’s Tallest Prefab Skyscraper
Joachim-Clauss-112x128 Speaker:

JOACHIM CLAUSS
Associate Director
BATESSMART Studio & Project Leader of “Collins House”

16:45 – 17:25 Panel Discussion
A. Tendering for Construction Projects, Supply Contracts and Contractor Management, Profitability and Cost Challenges & Management

B. Cost Management and Profitability
Challenges for Modular Construction Ecosystem – For Concrete, Cement, Transportation, Contracting and Labour

C. Changes in building regulations/building codes in Victoria and policy implications

Speaker:

MARK WHITE
Manager, Construction Supplier Register Infrastructure Policy & Assurance
Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria Government

JOSEPH GENCO
Director, Technical and Regulation
Victorian Building Authority

and other invited speakers of the Summit

17:25 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 – 09:10 Conference Introduction on Day 2 by Conference Chairman
Highlight on Conference Day 2 Key Sessions
Amy-112x128 Chairperson:

AMY KULKA-MARKS
President & Owner; Member
XSite Modular; Modular Building Institute

AMY MARKS is the CEO and Co-Founder of XSite Modular Consulting.  XSite is an  off-site program manager and prefabrication consulting firm focused on enabling and optimizing the use of prefabrication in large, complex, technology-embedded buildings.  XSite has some of the largest global companies as their clients working on projects including high-rise, hi-tech industrial, healthcare, hospitality semi-conductor and mission critical.  Ms. Marks is an Alumna of the prestigious Harvard Business School and a graduate of the University of Florida.  She is an industry thought leader and a highly sought after chairperson and keynote speaker for international conferences on construction and innovation.  She is chairing the upcoming Advancing Prefabrication Conference in January in Dallas and teaches for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA). Amy was appointed by the Government of Singapore to their Panel of Experts focused on Construction and Productivity.  She is the founder and moderator of the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) a closed Group on LinkedIn and is trained in CoreClarity to deliver personal development and team dynamics workshops.  Amy and her team have worked on six of the seven continents implementing prefabrication. 

XSITE Modular
Innovations and New Developments in the
Modular Construction and Pre-Fab World
09:10 – 09:40 Flat-pack Construction and Innovation in Modular Residential Homes
Speaker:

DR JACKSON YIN
Founder
iBuild

Winner – 2016 Monash Business Awards – Innovation
2017 Telstra Business Awards Finalist
United Nations Approved Tender Supplier
VicParks Preferred Supplier

09:40 – 10:10 A Futuristic Outlook: Modular Construction on Mars?
  • How the modular construction industry must evolve to meet our long-term needs
  • The origins and benefits of modular construction
    • The first modular home
    • Uses in London and the USA
    • Expanding from the residential sector to other uses
    • The key benefits of modular
  • A changing society – the key drivers for change and the need to future-proof our cities
    • Population growth
    • Housing affordability
    • Energy efficiency
    • What the ‘new normal’ will be
  • The top trends that the industry must embrace to effectively lead the construction of our future cities
  • Case Studies of some unique Modular Projects undertaken
Nick-Deeks-112x128 Speaker:

NICK DEEKS
Managing Director
WT Partnership

10:10 – 10:40 Emerging Modular Design: ZEMCH Plug-in Housing System for Metabolic Mobile Modular Living
This presentation aims to introduce an emerging concept of ZEMCH plug-in modular housing system that was proposed based on today’s prolonging housing issues of the affordability, user socio-demographical diversity and mobility, and climate change – i.e. a solution to meet social, economic and environmental sustainability in the built environment. To conceptualize the plug-in housing system, it explores global existing architectural theories and practices such as open building, metabolism, mass customization and environmental experience design and examines how the theoretical framework contributes to the growth of next generation prefabricated constructions and the alleviation of contemporary complex housing issues.
Masa-Noguchi-112x128 Speaker:

DR MASA NOGUCHI
Associate Professor, Environment Design, School Of Architecture
University Of Melbourne

Dr Masa Noguchi specialises in environmental experience design research. He is a Chartered Engineer, Environmentalist, and Technological Product Designer registered respectively with the Engineering Council, Society for the Environment, and the Institution of Engineering Designers in the UK. In 2002, he also became a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and now he serves as a Certified Passive House Designer registered with the Passive House Institute in Germany. Dr Noguchi is the founding coordinator of ZEMCH Network which consists of over 670 partners from nearly 45 countries and initiated a number of industry-academia knowledge transfer events. At the Melbourne School of Design, he leads ZEMCH (Zero Energy Mass Custom Home) design courses, i.e. “Travelling Studio” and “Design Thesis Studio”, within the graduate program. Before coming to Melbourne, he was a Reader at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art affiliated with the University of Glasgow, where he established a ZEMCH pathway within the Master of Architectural Studies program. His research is based on ZEMCH engineering design and socially, economically and environmentally sustainable housing community developments in developed and developing countries. Inventing a “mass custom design” system approach to sustainable housing, he developed a digitalised interactive mass custom design communication tool, which was demonstrated in the US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon’s Canadian house 2005. In 2006, he designed Canada’s first net zero energy modular home – Alouette Homes’ EcoTerra house – built and commercialised in 2007 through the federal government’s EQuilibrium sustainable housing initiative/competition. He is active, contributing to Scottish and Brazilian ZEMCH construction projects.

10:40 – 11:00 Morning Refreshment & Networking
Latest Updates on Building Code Compliance and Government’s Involvement in Promoting Pre-Fabrication and Modular Construction
11:00 – 11:30 Key challenges in building regulations for Pre-Fab & Modular buildings and how to design modular structures for extreme events such as in the case of the recent Grenfell Tower Fire in London
Safety is a major concern for the use of non-conforming building products. After the recent Grenfell Tower Fire in London, governments and industry around the world are working on strategies and measures to avoid similar disasters in the future. The economic impact of rework to replace non-conforming products costs Australia’s building and construction industry millions of dollars every year.  Some studies estimate re-work costs at up to $2b each year in Australia to rectify faulty building products.  Prefabrication provides an environment offering opportunities for improved traceability to avoid the use of non-conforming materials that improves compliance for modern buildings.  Prof. Tuan Ngo’s presentation will highlight the key challenges in building regulations and how to design modular structures for these extreme events. He will provide examples of government’s initiatives in adopting modular construction for schools, hospitals and public buildings and new innovations in high performance composite materials, building systems, and construction techniques for resilient and sustainable buildings. His talk will also cover the emerging technologies in new materials and systems for prefabricated modular construction including a) Lightweight modular facade systems; b) Additive manufacturing (3D printing) for construction
Tuan-Ngo-112x128-2 Speaker:

A/PROF TUAN NGO
Director
APTES Group & ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing

Prof Ngo is the Research Director of the ARC Training Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (CAMPH) at the University of Melbourne. He is also the Research Leader of the CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing of Building Envelope Systems. He has carried out significant research collaborations with industry to develop new products and perform R&D experiments of prefabricated building structures (facades, wall panels and floor slab systems). Prof Ngo has won a number of prestigious scientific awards, including the prestigious Eureka Science Prize (2013) for Outstanding Science in Safeguarding Australia. He has been working as an expert on many projects to protect critical infrastructure against extreme events (blasts, impacts, fires, earthquakes). He is one of the pioneers in Australia carrying out research in the research area on safe and sustainable technologies for structures and high performance façade systems. Prof Ngo has also been leading the research and development of advanced protective materials and systems for a number of companies in the civil and defence industries.

11:30 – 12:00 Gap Analysis in Modular Design and Construction
Speaker:

JOYCE FERNG
Associate Director, ANZ Modular Lead
Aecom

12:00 – 12:30 An Overview of the launch of modular passive house units with reference to the ACT
Future feasibility study for fabrication project with affordable modular passive house building units, focusing on indigenous housing to the local community.
Speaker:

STEVE HAYDEN
Procurement Expert & Senior Project Manager
Procurement Capital Works, ACT

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
Enhancing Pre-Fab and Modular Construction Project Implementation & Best Practices
13:45 – 14:15 Multiplying Innovation: Continuous Improvement in Modular Bathroom Manufacturing

Key areas for continuous improvement that can assist a modular bathroom pod business to remain successful:

  • Optimized Supply Chain – Bringing the manufacture of key componentry in-house to de-risk the production process
  • Design for Manufacture & Assembly – Early collaboration enables design up front, removes the requirement for design revalidation and shortens project delivery time
  • New Product Development – Working with clients to produce customizable parts, new products and product line extensions
Speaker:

EDDIE PALLOTTA
Operations Director, Sync by Hickory
Hickory Group

14:15 – 14:45 DfMA in Prefab in Australia
Speaker:

ROGER WALLIS
Project Responsible Person, Building Fabric, Buildings and Property Division
Monash University

14:45 – 15:15 Managing client perceptions and expectations, design process, procurement and delivery: Designing for prefabrication and modular construction
Speaker:

GEORGIOS ANAGNOSTOU
Architect
JACKSON TEECE

Georgios is a senior associate at Jackson Teece architects. He joined the company  in June 2013 and provides over 25 years of experience in planning, design, architecture and construction.

As a carpenter and architect educated in Germany he has located to Sydney in 2002. His experience includes design and construction of timber engineered buildings and designs in a variety of sectors including healthcare and public buildings. His experience in ESD projects includes sustainable masterplans, ‘greenstar’ commercial developments and low to zero energy houses in Australia and overseas.

He is currently leading the design team for the AVEO Seniors Living development at Circa Norwest, Sydney – a 10 storey residential CLT tower under construction.

15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
New Opportunities in PPVC and Pre-Fab,
Upcoming Major Projects and Funding Availability
15:35 – 15:55 New Topic to be advised
Speaker:

Environmental Consultant

 

15:55 – 16:30 Panel Discussion: New Projects and Opportunities for PPVC, Modular Construction in Institutional Buildings, Schools, Prison, Hotels, Mobile Homes and Infrastructural sectors In Australia
From A client’s perspective: the benefits, risks and challenges of Modular & Prefabricated Assembly – designing a university campus student residential building using CLT
Universities offer a rigorous environment for construction projects. Monash University owns some 170 buildings, with an asset value of $3.1B. To respond to the growing and evolving business needs over the next 15 years, it plans to undertake a further $2.7B of construction work split between new buildings and repurposing existing structures. Some of key design criteria for these works include; how to minimize the impact of major construction on bustling campus communities, how to deliver improved quality to improve comfort, reduce operating costs and minimize environmental impacts and finally how to create buildings that can cost effectively and quickly adapt to changing space needs.

In 2017 Monash University commissioned John Wardle Architects, Engineer’s AECOM and Multiplex, to undertake a feasibility study to explore the options to design for quality and adaptation and the role that DfMA could play in supporting this. What are the University’s motivations and desired outcomes, and outline the key findings?

This presentation will provide an overview of the Uni’s latest construction projects to explore how and why Monash is utilising DfMA, and outline the benefits being deriving from flexible spaces, new materials and the impact on building performance.

Opportunities and Advances in Architectural and Structural Design in Modular Projects for PPVC Implementation in Australia

Overcoming Challenges in Modular/Prefab Projects in Australia

Financing and investing in Pre-fab/Modular projects

Roger-Wallis-112x128 Speaker:

ROGER WALLIS
Project Responsible Person, Building  Fabric, Buildings and Property Division
Monash University

MICHAEL ZENG
Director of Operations
iBuild

CHRIS KAKOUFAS
General Manager (Development)
Cbus Property

and other invited speakers of the conference

16:30 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman