Agenda

Time Agenda
Construction Technology Automation & Innovation Showcase
The Showcase will highlight how the digital world can help reshape the way we deliver and maintain our built assets, add value to the industry in key areas such as co-design, digital job guidance, progress monitoring, safety guidance and asset management for efficiency and sustainability.
09:00 Welcome Address
09:05 Latest Developments in New Construction Automation Technologies & Artificial Intelligence in Australia
Rowan-Braham-112x128 Rowan Braham
Data Team Lead/Senior Innovation Engineer
Laing O’Rourke Engineering Excellence Group
09:30 Robotics – Brick Laying and lean construction
Simon Amos
Director Construction Technologies
FBR (Fastbricks)
FBR
10:00 Robots that can see in Construction: Digital Transformation in Art and Design-Led Manufacturing – Making big, ambitious art and architectural projects
Developing innovative robotic vision systems and software user-interfaces to reduce the integration time between design and custom manufacturing, with case studies
Matthew Tobin
Co-Founder/Managing Director
UAP Company
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:45 How do standards facilitate innovation in the construction sector?
Alison-Scotland-112x128 Alison Scotland
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Standards Australia
11:15 Robotics in Construction and Infrastructure Maintenance
Teresa-Vidal-Calleja-112x128 Dr Teresa Vidal Calleja
Deputy Head of School (Research), School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
University of Technology Sydney
11:45 Towards a full 3D Federated Digital Built Environment
Michael Haines
CEO
Vanzi
12:45

Lunch

13:45 Departure for Site Tours (Please refer to the information board outside the conference room for more details)
  • University Technology Sydney, Centre for Autonomous Systems (15 Broadway Sydney)
  • International House (3 Sussex Street)
  • Western Sydney University, Z Building. (Kingswood Second Ave)
17:30 End of Day One
Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:05 The swing to urban living in Australian cities: The State of Australia’s Construction Sector and Future Prospects, Going Forward
Chris-Johnson-112x128 Chris Johnson
CEO
Urban Taskforce Australia
09:30 Singapore Success Case Study: How Singapore Drove Construction to Higher Efficiency with Mandatory Pre-Fabricated Bathroom Pods and Prefabricated
Prefinished Volumetric Construction (PPVC)
RAYMOND-CHAN-112x128 Raymond Chan
Director (Special Projects)
Teambuild – Singapore Building & Construction Authority’s Leading Building and PPVC Pioneer
10:00 Visionary Address: New Cities – Creating Smarter Cities with Modular Construction
A. How construction methods must evolve to create smarter cities for our society.

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

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

  • Innovation in modular construction
  • Innovation in building materials
  • Robotics
  • Movement of materials, i.e., drones
Nick Deeks
Managing Director
WT Partnership
WTP-logo
10:30 Speed Networking Session
10:45 Morning Refreshments & Networking
11:00 School Design Trends of the Future: Implications for Australian Schools
JOHN-NEISH-112x128 John Neish
Former Group Director of Strategy & Planning 
NSW Department of Education
11:30 Universal Boltless Interlocking Prefabricated Modules, with case studies
Pioneering boltless innovative connecters which minimises site time, improves site safety and reduce carbon emissions

  • Universal connectors independently fabrication which is applicable to steel/timber or concrete modules
  • Automated remote assembly
  • Case study – Application opportunities on a typical 20 storey hotel in CBD
JOYCE-FERNG-112x128 Joyce Ferng
Associate Director/ANZ Modular Lead
AECOM
AECOM
Prof Saman Fernando
Professor – Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
Swinburne University of Technology
12:00 Evaluation of Prefabrication Market in China and Australia
Dr Ana Evangelista
Research Fellow
Western Sydney University
Western_Sydney_University_logo
12:30 Prefabricated and Modular Buildings – The Benefits of Decentralised Hot Water in Multi-Residential or Commercial Office Buildings
John Martinovic
State Manager/Project Consultant
Stiebel Eltron
12:50 Networking Luncheon
13:45 A. Healthcare Modular Construction: A Radiation Oncology Treatment Centre case study

B. Building New Modular Projects in ANZ and a Case Study on Prefabricating Student Accommodation: How Australia National University’s Award Winning Modular Student Housing Case Study was Constructed with Pre-fabricated and Pre-finished Volumetric Modular Construction (PPVC) System
  • Winner of ACT Sustainable Cities Awards – Sustainable Building Award
  • Project was highly lauded for its sustainability and engineering excellence
  • Project showed how PPVC system markedly increases overall construction productivity by up to 50%.
Jamie Coe
Senior Management
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders have produced over $600M of volumetric prefab product in the last 8 years and now would be close being the largest in the country
14:15 Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) requirements for Plumbing Products in Modular Construction
David-Jongeneel-112x128 David Jongeneel 
Acting Director of Australia’s Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Program
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
DAWR_stacked_black
14:35 Contracting, Tendering and Procuring for a Modular Construction Project: Perspective from Housing New Zealand
Andrea-112x128 Andrea Morton
Director, Strategic Sourcing & Supplier Management, Finance & Performance
Housing New Zealand Corporation
15:15 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Case Studies of Award-Winning Prefab Projects

A. 17 Storey prefab Peppers King project
B. 44 storey Student Accommodation building in Melbourne
C. The 60 storey 4th Slimmest tower in the world Collins house being constructed in Melbourne
D. 44 Storey Prefab La Trobe Tower
Dr-Shan-Kumar-112x128 Dr Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and R&D / Chief Engineer | National Vice President
Concrete Institute of Australia | Hickory Group
hickory_building
16:00 AR/VR & BIM: Latest Advances in Digital Innovation in Modular Construction
Jeremy-Harkins-112x128 Jeremy Harkins
Director
Ineni Realtime 
ineniRealtime
16:30 Latest Developments in Prefabrication in Building Services
Neil-Wypior-112x128 Neil Wypior
Prefabrication Manager
PREFAB MEP
17:00 Designing and Developing Data Centers in Australia and Asia: Modular as an Option
ROBERT-LINSDELL-112x128 Robert Linsdell
Managing Director, ANZ
Vertiv
17:20 Panel Discussion: New Challenges and Opportunities in Prefabs in ANZ and Outside – How Can We Make the Necessary Change?
Georgios Anagnostou
Director
Jackson Teece
& other invited speakers
17:40 Executive Roundtables for Prefab Industry Collaboration & Innovation
17:55 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson
18:00 Champagne Networking Session
Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
Time Agenda
09:00 Welcoming Speech & Opening Remarks
09:05 Offsite Manufacturing: Global Practices Review and Impact to Project Procurement
JAMES-MARSDEN-112x128 James Marsden
Associate Director
TSA
09:35 The Path to Positive Energy Buildings – Prefabrication and the Passive House Standard
Kate Nason
Architect
ARkit Advanced Prefabricated Architecture
ARKit
09:55 Drones in Construction: from Initial Site Survey and Design through to Progress Monitoring and Final Inspections
Andrew Chapman
Director of Operations NSW
Australian UAV
10:15 The Future and Latest Developments in Modular Construction – Latest developments for the future
  • Case studies from industry partners of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
  • The latest developments in modular construction and prefabrication, around the world
  • Modular Tall Buildings: Engineering and Design Challenges
Professor Priyan Mendis
Director/Leader
ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabrication Housing
10:45 Morning Refreshment & Networking
11:00 Case Study: How Pre-Fabricated Modular Design was used to Produce a High Level of Sustainable and Innovative Design to Meet Customer Demands for Contemporary Built Environments
Basil Richardson
Studio Director
Bates Smart
11:30 Prefabricated timber modules in multi-residential, commercial and industrial buildings
Moshiri-Fred-112x128 Dr Fred Moshiri
Senior Structural Engineer
ACOR
ACOR-logo-CMYK-x-2cm-300DPI - Copy
12:00 Modular Construction and Australian Fire Safety Regulations
The Australian Fire Safety Regulations have been written in the light of to the traditional building practices at the time. The construction industry has been experiencing significant changes in terms of construction methods, use of material and selection of equipment. The presentation will discuss challenges and opportunities when dealing with Fire Safety compliance.
Christina-112x128 Christina Knorr
Team Leader / Accredited Fire Safety Engineer
Stephen Grubits & Associates
SGA-logo-CMYK-transparent small
12:20 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Latest Development of High Performance Facade Systems for Modular Construction
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
14:00 Modular Project Design and Construction in China & UK; An Update on Wynyard Place: its design and modular elements
Simon Lincoln
Nominated Architect
Make Architects
14:30 The Benefits of Wood in Modular Construction
  • Why wood and biophilic design is good for health and wellbeing
  • The rise and rise of Wood Encouragement Policies across Australia
David Rowlinson
Director
Planet Ark
planet-ark-logo
15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Can future-focused learning environments be prefabricated? The evolution and development of schools as prefabricated buildings and protoypes/ kit of parts. How can we make the simplest of buildings the most inspiring places to learn?
Peter C.Lippman
School Designer, Educational Facility Planner | Researcher | Educator
16:00 Timber as a Catalyst for Innovation in Construction in Australia
Catherine Skinner
Principal
BVN
Architecture BVN
16:30 CLT Case Study Update: An Update on the Our Lady of the Assumption School Prefab Project utilizing CLT, MET, Glulam beam & columns and Lignotrend slabs: Lessons Learnt
Knut-Menden-2-112x128 Knut Menden
Architect
BVN
Architecture BVN
17:00 Fast-tracking Design Delivery, with case studies on Data Centres and Other Infrastructure Transportation or Telecom Projects: Modular as an Option
CHARLES-FORTIN-112x128 Charles Fortin
Managing Director, Nominated Architect
CM+A
17:30 End of Summit
17:35 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson
Time Agenda
Construction Technology Automation & Innovation Showcase
The Showcase will highlight how the digital world can help reshape the way we deliver and maintain our built assets, add value to the industry in key areas such as co-design, digital job guidance, progress monitoring, safety guidance and asset management for efficiency and sustainability.
08:55 Welcome Speech and Opening Remarks by Program Director
09:00 Digital Supply Chain for Modular/Prefabrication Projects
Simon-Elliott-112x128 Simon Elliott
Director and Chief Operating Officer 
Matrak Industries
09:20 Robotics – Brick Laying and lean construction
Simon Amos
Director Construction Technologies
FBR (Fastbricks)
FBR
09:40 Robots that can see in Construction: Digital Transformation in Art and Design-Led Manufacturing – Making big, ambitious art and architectural projects
Developing innovative robotic vision systems and software user-interfaces to reduce the integration time between design and custom manufacturing, with case studies
Matthew Tobin
Co-Founder/Managing Director
UAP Company
10:00 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:15 How do standards facilitate innovation in the construction sector?
Alison-Scotland-112x128 Alison Scotland
Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager
Standards Australia
10:35 Leveraging Data Driven Design to Automate Modular Design and Analysis
Jeremy-Graham-112x128 Jeremy Graham
Computational Design Leader
HDR
10:55 Mixed Reality (AR/VR) & BIM: Latest Digital Innovation Advances in the Construction Industry
Jeremy Harkins
Director
Ineni
ineniRealtime
11:15 Upskilling Labour Force to Adopt New Construction Systems: Overcoming Shortages of Skills in Modular Construction, Training for Prefab

  • Skill Transfer from other manufacturing industries such as Automobiles
  • Transferring Site-Based Construction Activities to Factory Environments
  • Perspectives from Training Institutes, VET, Polys, Universities
  • Virtual and Mobile Training Options
Daniel Wurm
Managing Director
Green Building Institute | National Painting and Decorating Institute
NSW Trainer of the Year Finalist
Green Building Institute Australia
11:35 Towards a Full 3D Federated Digital Built Environment
Michael Haines
CEO
VANZI
 11:55 New & Upcoming Panelisation and Prefabrication Technologies, with case studies
Tim-Rossiter-112x128 Tim Rossiter
General Manager (Asia Pacific)
MiTek
12:15 Lunch & Networking
13:15 Departure for Site Tours (Please refer to the information board outside the conference room for more details)
17:00 End of Day One
Time Agenda
08:55 Introduction Speech & Highlights on Conference Day 1 by Chairperson
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
09:00 Countdown to Post-Material World
Daniel-Zhang-112x128 Daniel Zhang
General Manager
Broad Group of Companies, China
09:25 Future Prospects, Challenges and Opportunities in Queensland’s Building and Construction Sectors
Brett-Bassett-112x128 Brett Bassett
Commissioner
Queensland Building and Construction Commission
9:45 Hickory Building System and Case Studies
George-Argyrou-112x128 George Argyrou
Managing Director
Hickory Group
hickory_building
Dr-Shan-Kumar-112x128 Dr Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and R&D / Chief Engineer | National Vice President
Concrete of Australia | Hickory Group
hickory_building
10:15 Speed Networking Session
10:30 Morning Refreshments & Networking
10:45 Prefabricating the Victoria’s Education Infrastructure: Modular Construction for Schools, Early Childhood Centres and Universities to Prepare for 175,000 Students by 2030
Raage-Aden-112x128 Raage Aden
Program Manager – Permanent Modular School Building Program
Victorian School Building Authority Department of Education and Training
Victorian School Building
Adam-Shkolnik-112x128 Adam Shkolnik
Program Manager – Permanent Modular School Building Program
Sensum
11:15 Advances in Steel Technology: LYSAGHT® Steel Products
Matt-Lloyde-112x128 Matt Lloyde
National Sales, Marketing & Innovation Manager
Sensum
Lysaght NEW LOGO RGB
11:35 Clearing New Zealand’s Imported Prefab Product Compliance Pathway: What Suppliers and Builders Need to Know

John Gardiner
Managing Director, Building Confidence
Manager, 
Determinations and Assurance, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand

12:05 The Future and Latest Developments in Modular Construction – Latest developments for the future
A. Case studies from industry partners of the ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
B. The latest developments in modular construction and prefabrication, around the world
C. Modular Tall Buildings: Engineering and Design Challenges
Priyan-Mendis-112x128 Professor Priyan Mendis
Director/Leader
ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
ARC Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing
12:35 Prefabricated and Modular Buildings – The Benefits of Decentralised Hot Water in Multi-Residential or Commercial Office Buildings
john_M-112x128 John Martinovic
State Manager/Project Consultant
Stiebel Eltron
STIEBEL ELTRON Logo
12:55 Networking Luncheon
13:45 Current Modular Industry Snapshot from a Builders Perspective 
Jamie Coe
Senior Management
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders
Sean-Lees-112x128 Sean Lees
Team Leader 
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders
Hutchinson Builders have produced over $600M of volumetric prefab product in the last 8 years and now would be close being the largest in the country
14:15 Installation benefits of steel screw piles in prefabricated construction
Steve-Hassett-112x128 Steve Hassett
CEO / Director
Foundation Technologies
14:45 Permanent Modular School Building template and bespoke design solutions – Case Studies
  • Experience working with the Victorian School Building Authority to deliver five schools within 16 months
  • Design methodologies with both clients, prefabricators and users and how architects can enable this prefab process.
Enza-Angelucci-112x128 Enza Angelucci
Principal
Angelucci Architects
15:15 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:30 Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Requirements for Plumbing Products in Modular Construction
David-Jongeneel-112x128 David Jongeneel 
Acting Director – Australia’s Water Efficiency Labelling and Standards (WELS) Program
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
DAWR_stacked_black
15:50 Universal Boltless Interlocking Prefabricated Modules, with case studies
  • Pioneering boltless innovative connecters which minimises site time, improves site safety and reduce carbon emissions
  • Universal connectors independently fabrication which is applicable to steel/timber or concrete modules
  • Automated remote assembly
  • Case study – Application opportunities on a typical 20 storey hotel in CBD
JOYCE-FERNG-112x128 Joyce Ferng
Associate Director/ANZ Modular Lead
AECOM
AECOM
16:10 Can future-focused learning environments be prefabricated? The evolution and development of schools as prefabricated buildings and protoypes/ kit of parts. How can we make the simplest of buildings the most inspiring places to learn?
Peter-C.-Lippman-112x128 Peter C. Lippman
School Designer, Educational Facility Planner | Researcher | Educator 
16:30 Prefabrication in Building Services: Options for  builders and mechanical contractors  – prefabricated risers, corridor modules and plant room skids
Neil-Wypior-112x128 Neil Wypior
Prefabrication Manager
PREFAB MEP
16:50 From Compliance to Circularity in Construction
Peter-Mulherin-112x128 Peter Mulherin
Director
BuiltFit
17:10 Panel Discussion: New Challenges and Opportunities in Prefabs in ANZ and Outside – How Can We Make the Necessary Change?
Moderator:
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
Panellists:
Mark-White-112x128 Mark White 
Manager, Construction Supplier Register/Infrastructure Policy & Assurance
Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria Government (invited) 
Roger-Wallis-112x128 Roger Wallis
Asset Planning Department – Building Fabric
Buildings and Property Division | Monash University
Dr-Shan-Kumar-112x128 Dr Shan Kumar
Head of Innovation and R&D / Chief Engineer | National Vice President
Concrete Institute of Australia | Hickory Group
hickory_building
Stuart-112x128 Stuart Marsland
Principal
Rothelowman Architects
rothelowman
Philip-Alviano-112x128 Philip Alviano
Sustainable Building Advisor
Master Builders Association of Victoria
MBAV_VIC_RGB
John-Gardiner-112x128 John Gardiner
Managing Director, Building Confidence
Manager, 
Determinations and Assurance, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment, New Zealand
Jackson-Yin-112x128 Dr. Jackson Yin
CEO
iBuild Building Solutions
17:55 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson
18:00 Champagne Networking Session
Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.
Time Agenda
09:00 Conference Highlights on Day 2 by Chairperson
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
09:05 New Cities – Creating Smarter Cities with Modular Construction
A. How construction methods must evolve to create smarter cities for our society.

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

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

  • Innovation in modular construction
  • Innovation in building materials
  • Robotics
  • Movement of materials, i.e., drones
Nick Deeks
Managing Director
WT Partnership
WTP-logo
09:35 The Path to Positive Energy Buildings – Prefabrication and the Passive House Standard
Kate Nason
Architect
ARkit Advanced Prefabricated Architecture
ARKit
10:05 Case Study: How Pre Fabricated Modular Design was used to Produce a High Level of Sustainable and Innovative Design to Meet  Customer Demands for Contemporary Built Environments
  • Case Study: 55 Southbank Boulevard, an apartment hotel where developers used cross laminated timber to add the 10 storey commercial tower on top of the existing commercial office building, as opposed to only 6 that would have been possible through traditional methods
  • Case Study: A world first in sustainable architecture, 25 King will use 67 per cent less electricity and 55 per cent less potable water
  • Engineered timber is a quicker, cleaner construction material than steel or concrete. It is also renewable, and can be used as biomass fuel at the end of its life.
Basil-Richardson-112x128 Basil Richardson
Studio Director
Bates Smart
Bates Smart
10:35 Morning Refreshment & Networking
10:50 How Kitchen & Bathroom Pods New Designs Can Help to Cut Construction Time by 30% and Slash Defects by Up to 80%
  • Bathroom pods are particularly useful for large commercial projects
  • Having the bathrooms manufactured in a controlled environment has made for far superior control over quality
  • Solution to coordinate up dozen trades in a constricted space
  • How bathroom pods fits into different types of multi-unit residential application including residential housing and commercial buildings
  • Plumbing & Waterheating issues and challenges
  • What about kitchen pods?
Eddie-Pallotta-112x128 Eddie Pallotta
Operations Director
SYNC by Hickory
SYNC by Hickory
11:20 Timber as a Catalyst for Innovation in Construction in Australia
Catherine Skinner
Principal
BVN
Architecture BVN
11:50 The Future of Construction in a Connected Environment
Andrew-Hill-112x128 Andrew Hill
MTWO Business Unit Lead
Cloud A2K
12:10 Social Procurement, Thinking Differently and an Insight into the Social Procurement Framework 
Lucretia-de-Jong-112x128 Lucretia Dejong
Social Procurement
Advisian
12:35 Lunch & Networking
13:30 Latest Development of High Performance Facade Systems for Modular Construction
Tuan-Ngo-112x128 Professor Tuan Ngo
Research Leader
CRC-P for Advanced Manufacturing Building Envelope Systems
Rob-Ferrari-112x128 Rob Ferrari
Business Manager
CSR Limited
14:00 The Benefits of Wood in Modular Construction
  • Why wood and biophilic design is good for health and wellbeing
  • The rise and rise of Wood Encouragement Policies across Australia
David Rowlinson
Director
Planet Ark
planet-ark-logo
14:30 Advances In the Use of CLT – Case Studies of Recently Completed Projects in Australia
Jochen-Ristig-112x128 Jochen Ristig
Technical Director, Building Structures Practice Lead Victoria
AECOM
AECOM
15:00 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking
15:15 The use of innovative materials in modular construction for fire safety
Dr Kate Nguyen
Innovative Fire Engineering Group Leader
RMIT University
15:40 Performance Based Design of Fire Safety in High-Rise Timber Buildings
Carl-Pettersson-112x128 Carl Pettersson
Senior Fire Engineering Consultant
RED Fire Engineers
RED_logo
16:00 Quality Control and Improvements in Modular Prefabrication, with some case studies
Thomas Halliday
Quality Manager
PreBuilt
prebuiltlogo
16:20 Planning for new Prefab Projects in Western Australia
Jason-Bouwhuis-112x128 Jason Bouwhuis
Senior Planning Expert
Western Australia Department of Planning, Lands & Heritage
DoPLH colour logo
16:40 The smartpod. An adaptable, modular, stack-able prefabricated accommodation
Joachim-Clauss-112x128 Joachim Clauss
Principal
Smartform Architecture
Chris-Smiles-112x128 Chris Smiles
Principal
Smartform Architecture
17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairperson