Australia, along with many countries around the world, is changing the way it builds.  Off-site construction and prefabricated building technologies will play a major role in the future creation of our built environment.  The PrefabAUS conference will be a perfect opportunity to learn from experts, while making new connections that last.

We are excited to announce the following initial list of speakers:

Mechthild Stuhlmacher of Korteknie Stuhlmacher Architecten in The Netherlands has been working with range of prefab technologies for over 14 years, including CLT, modular and hybrid solutions on projects of various scales and typologies.  She will share both her reflections and insights from her journey of construction innovation, and how this has provided spatial freedom in her design work.

Damian Moloney of The Moloney Group (client) and Chris Condon of Hickory Group will share their perspectives on the One9 apartment project in Moonee Ponds. Modules for the apartment were installed in 5 days, cutting the overall project programme in half when compared with conventional construction.  How has this project experience influenced the client’s future delivery model?

Jacobs Engineering has global experience of developing and delivering modular infrastructure on a range of major projects.  Tim Eley will share a series of case studies from the company’s work in North America, and reflect on what Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) means for Australia’s design and construction future.

Steve Hayden has managed major projects around the world including the UAE and now Australia, where he is bringing his knowledge of and passion for off-site construction to his role as Senior Project Manager in the ACT Government’s Procurement Team. He will discuss recently completed modular projects such as Duffy Primary School, and what off-site construction means from a procurement perspective.

Like other countries, South Korea is facing increasing challenges in providing quality, affordable housing. A/Prof Haeyeon Yoo, architect and researcher at Soongsil University, South Korea, will present a number of case studies illustrating modular housing projects that are addressing these challenges through strong industry engagement, backed up by a follow-up research agenda.

Next week, Dr Masa Noguchi of ZEMCH Network will be leading a 50 delegate Study Tour visiting some of Japan’s leading prefabricated housing companies including Sekisui House LtdSekisui HeimDaiwa House Industry Company and Misawa Homes Company. With contributions from Australian Mission delegates, you will learn from their reflections on the Japanese approach to creating zero energy homes using mass-customisation, lean manufacturing principles and automated technologies. What does this mean for the design and specification of Australian housing of the future?

David Tweedie of Hayball will discuss the Dockland’s Community Centre and Library project, Australia’s first public infrastructure CLT project.  Lessons from this project are now being applied to medium density housing projects.  What have they as a practice  learned from working with this material?

Tickets are selling fast. If you would like to attend head to PrefabAUS to book.