Offsite fabrication of timber components will be the core theme of the upcoming 2018 Frame Australia conference in Melbourne this June.

The ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ 2018 conference has lined up renowned international and local expert speakers to discuss the key themes of Building Design, Technology, Manufacturing and Construction.

Offsite fabrication of panel systems and mass timber is an important trend in the construction industry. Participants in this conference can familiarise themselves with the latest developments and cost-saving technologies as well as receive fascinating insights into this emerging and disruptive industry.

The ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ 2018 conference will be bigger than ever, according to Frame Australia’s director Kevin Ezard.

According to Kevin, building markets in Australia are buoyant due to the continually expanding population, which is creating growth within urban areas for mid-rise and high-rise multi-residential buildings. Observing that the consolidating demand for prefabricated offsite timber and engineered wood systems in mid-rise timber frame projects up to 5 storeys, and high-rise up to 10 storeys represents a major shift, he added that builders are achieving faster build times and lower costs.

Sessions in the 2018 conference program will cover design development of both multi-residential and commercial buildings for low carbon, energy efficient outcomes; BIM and 3D design digital platforms; plant automation and robotics in prefabrication; examples of timber and engineered wood construction systems; and current timber building projects around Australia.

Panel sessions will include in-depth case studies of mid-rise residential developments utilising timber frame panelised walls and cassette floors, plus high-rise apartments and commercial buildings using CLT, Glulam and LVL in engineered wood systems.

The conference will also feature delegate tours to residential and commercial timber building construction sites; prefabrication and panelised manufacturing plants; and recently completed building projects representing outstanding examples of architectural and engineering design in timber structures.

The exhibition area will feature display booths providing suppliers with an exceptional opportunity to access market sectors that have high interest in timber building construction products and services.

The ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ conference will be held on Monday and Tuesday, 18-19 June 2018 at Park Hyatt Melbourne.

Save big by registering early for the conference.