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
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

SESSION 2

Virtual Design & Construction: Build it on the computer before going to site

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

ROBERT BESONS
Director
Ar-Ma

SESSION 3

Supporting Modular Construction: Advances made in survey and 3D modeling using scanners , Drones or RPAS and GIS/BIM/CAD software

Speaker: 

ANTON VAN WYK
Director
Spatial Technologies

 20 Minutes Morning Refreshments & Networking
SESSION 4

OPENBIM Collaboration and the value of working with IFC

Nathan-Hildebrandt-112x128 Speaker: 

NATHAN HILDEBRANDT
Director
Fulton Trotter

SESSION 5

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

Patrick-Weeden-112x128 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.
SESSION 6

Latest Developments in New Construction Automation Technologies & Robotics in Australia

SESSION 7

Robotics: Brick Laying/Climbing for Building and Construction Structures Inspection

SESSION 8

Towards Modular Construction: 3-D Printing for Reinforced Concrete

SESSION 9

Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery

13:00 – 18:30 OPTION #1:

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

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.

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.

 

Time Agenda
09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming Speech by Conference Director
09:05 – 09:15 Conference Introduction by Conference Chairman

Highlight on Conference Day 1 Key Sessions

Best Practices, Latest Techniques and New Opportunities in Modular Construction & Pre-Fab Design
09:15 – 09:45 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.

09:45 – 10:15 Learning from Experiences and Discovering Limitless Opportunities from Offsite Construction Development
  • Creating Collaborative Team within Modularization and Prefabrication Environment
  • How we can accelerate the evolutionary process towards prefab & modular?” Singapore and the UK as case studies
David-Michel-112x128 Speaker:

DAVID MICHEL
Founder And Managing Director
Bedrock Offsite Modular Solutions

10:15 – 10:45 Advances in DfMA for Pre-Fab: Increasing Productivity, Quality Improvements and Cost Reductions
10:45 – 11:05 Morning Refreshments & Networking
Prefab Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) & Usage of CLT and MET
11:05 – 11:35 Latest Case Studies of Pre-Fab Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) in Public and Private Housing
11:35 – 12:05 Advances in Architectural and Structural Design of Projects for PPVC Implementation
12:05 – 12:35 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
12:35 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 – 14:15 Case Study: Modular Construction in the Australian Schools – Prefab for Schools: Past, Present, Future
  • The experience of currently delivering a new 2 storey volumetric prefabricated school building
  • Consulting with government currently on the roll out of multiple School buildings by prefabrication – design phase
  • Case study of award winning project in prefab: We have designed and completed several previous school buildings
  • New Projects: another 6 regional Victorian school projects commencing on site shortly
  • The Docklands Library Project: Australia’s First 6 Star Green Star public building constructed with cross laminated timber
David-Tweedie-112x128 Speaker:

DAVID TWEEDIE
Director
Hayball

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
15:30 – 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
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
Speaker:

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

16:45 – 17:25 Panel Discussion: Cost Management and Profitability Challenges for Modular Construction Ecosystem – For Concrete, Cement, Transportation, Contracting and Labor
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
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
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 Construction
11:30 – 12:00 Developing Affordable Housing in Victoria and NSW using Modular Construction
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 Increasing Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Efficiency through Procurement Best Practices: The benefits of local procurement within the Prefabrication supply chain in Victoria – A Case Study
14:15 – 14:45 Case Study: Transporting Prefabricated Modules on The Road
14:45 – 15:15 Early Contractor Involvement to Improve Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Efficiency
15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
New Opportunities in PPVC and Pre-Fab,
Upcoming Major Projects and Funding Availability
15:35 – 16:15 Panel Discussion: New Projects and Opportunities for PPVC, Modular Construction in Institutional Buildings, Schools, Prison, Hotels, Mobile Homes and Infrastructural sectors In Australia
16:15 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: Financing, Insuring and Funding for Pre-Fabrication Projects
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman

 

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
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

SESSION 2

Virtual Design & Construction: Build it on the computer before going to site

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

ROBERT BESONS
Director
Ar-Ma

SESSION 3

Supporting Modular Construction:  Advances made in survey and 3D modeling using scanners , Drones or RPAS and GIS/BIM/CAD software

Speaker: 

ANTON VAN WYK
Director
Spatial Technologies

 20 Minutes Morning Refreshments & Networking
SESSION 4

OPENBIM Collaboration and the value of working with IFC

Nathan-Hildebrandt-112x128 Speaker: 

NATHAN HILDEBRANDT
Director
Fulton Trotter

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.

SESSION 6

Latest Developments in New Construction Automation Technologies & Robotics in Australia

SESSION 7

Robotics: Brick Laying/Climbing for Building and Construction Structures Inspection

SESSION 8

Towards Modular Construction: 3-D Printing for Reinforced Concrete

SESSION 9

Lean Construction and Integrated Project Delivery

13:00 – 18:30 OPTION #1:

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

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.

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.

 

Time Agenda
09:00 – 09:05 Welcoming Speech by Conference Director
09:05 – 09:15 Conference Introduction by Conference Chairman

Highlight on Conference Day 1 Key Sessions

Best Practices, Latest Techniques and New Opportunities in Modular Construction & Pre-Fab Design
09:15 – 09:45 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.

09:45 – 10:15 Learning from Experiences and Discovering Limitless Opportunities from Offsite Construction Development
  • Creating Collaborative Team within Modularization and Prefabrication Environment
  • How we can accelerate the evolutionary process towards prefab & modular?” Singapore and the UK as case studies
David-Michel-112x128 Speaker:

DAVID MICHEL
Founder And Managing Director
Bedrock Offsite Modular Solutions

10:15 – 10:45 Advances in DfMA for Pre-Fab: Increasing Productivity, Quality Improvements and Cost Reductions
10:45 – 11:05 Morning Refreshments & Networking
Prefab Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) & Usage of CLT and MET
11:05 – 11:35 Latest Case Studies of Pre-Fab Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) in Public and Private Housing
11:35 – 12:05 Advances in Architectural and Structural Design of Projects for PPVC Implementation
12:05 – 12:35 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
12:35 – 13:45 Lunch & Networking
13:45 – 14:15 Case Study: Modular Construction in the Australian Schools – Prefab for Schools: Past, Present, Future
  • The experience of currently delivering a new 2 storey volumetric prefabricated school building
  • Consulting with government currently on the roll out of multiple School buildings by prefabrication – design phase
  • Case study of award winning project in prefab: We have designed and completed several previous school buildings
  • New Projects: another 6 regional Victorian school projects commencing on site shortly
  • The Docklands Library Project: Australia’s First 6 Star Green Star public building constructed with cross laminated timber
David-Tweedie-112x128 Speaker:

DAVID TWEEDIE
Director
Hayball

14:15 – 14:45 New Opportunities for Modular Construction and Design in South Australia and Accompanying Challenges
  • A Latest Update
  • The opportunity presented with the available automotive manufacturing expertise that exists
  • Case study of Prefab Project, ‘Escapod’ which will be delivered in January 2018 – a transportable 5 star tourism product that is prefabricated and leased to a winery owner in McLaren Vale, South Australia
Dino-Vrynios-112X128 Speaker:

DINO VRYNIOS
Architect (Strategic Development)
Grieve Gillett Andersen

Councillor of Australian Institute of Architects (SA)

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
15:30 – 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
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
Speaker:

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

16:45 – 17:25 Panel Discussion: Cost Management and Profitability Challenges for Modular Construction Ecosystem – For Concrete, Cement, Transportation, Contracting and Labor
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
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
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 Construction
11:30 – 12:00 Developing Affordable Housing in Victoria and NSW using Modular Construction
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 Increasing Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Efficiency through Procurement Best Practices: The benefits of local procurement within the Prefabrication supply chain in Victoria – A Case Study
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.

14:15 – 14:45 Case Study: Transporting Prefabricated Modules on The Road
14:45 – 15:15 Early Contractor Involvement to Improve Modular Construction and Pre-Fabrication Efficiency
15:15 – 15:35 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
New Opportunities in PPVC and Pre-Fab,
Upcoming Major Projects and Funding Availability
15:35 – 16:15 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
Roger-Wallis-112x128 Speaker:

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

and other invited speakers of the conference

16:15 – 17:00 Panel Discussion: Financing, Investing, Insuring and Funding for Pre-Fabrication Projects
Panelists:

CHRIS KAKOUFAS
General Manager (Development)
Cbus Property

17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman