prefabAUS can now announce the program for the 2015 Industry Transformation conference. This year’s conference, held on September 14,15 and 16, brings together some of the world’s foremost thinkers across the prefabrication sector

This event is unmissable for those in the design, construction, manufacturing, and delivery industries.

Tickets are selling fast. Secure your spot here.

A printable version of the schedule will be available here. 

 DAY 1 – Monday September 14, 10am to 5pm 

Site tours to some of Melbourne’s most innovative prefabricated buildings across the education, health care, multi-residential and transportation sectors

10:30am  – Depart from The Larwill Studio, Parkville


Nunawading Train Station – Successfully delivered in a demanding operational location

One9 Apartments – High-rise modular apartment building in densely built up Moonee Ponds shopping precinct

Lunch at The Larwill Studio, Parkville

Mitcham Hospital – in 2014 underwent a $5.5m expansion incorporating modular construction techniques that significantly reduced costs and on-site time

Caulfield Grammar in Wheelers Hill – an example of a modular prefab building supporting an entirely new way of student-led learning, with an emphasis on high-end IT functionality

The Green – Australand’s The Green apartment building in Parkville incorporating prefab sub-assemblies

5pm Drop-off at The Larwill Studio, Parkville

 DAY 2

 Tuesday September 15 – 8am to 5:30pm Conference

5:30pm to 7:30pm Cocktail networking drinks

8am Conference registration

8.30am Official conference opening

 The Hon. Lily D’Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Industry and Minister for Energy and Resources

Rob Adams – Director of City Design at City of Melbourne – The next 4 million Melbournians and the hidden opportunity for prefab

 Laurice Temple – CEO at the National Association of Women in Construction – Achieving higher performance through inclusive conversations

Andrew Bradley – Regional Manager at Industry Capability Network- Transforming your business using ICN Gateway’

Prof. James Murray Parkes – Head of Science and Engineering at Brookfield Multiplex Engineering Innovations Group – Modular Gossamer Structures

Aladin Niazmand – Managing Director of Health Planner & Healthcare Architect at Health Projects International – Design and procurement at an industrial scale- International Healthcare Sector Case Studies from TAHPI

Jan Gyrn – Founder and Director at Modscape – Modular Healthcare: examples of completed and current healthcare projects

Panel discussion: The role of prefabrication in Australian healthcare infrastructure

Aladin Niazmand – Managing Director of Health Planner & Healthcare Architect at Health Projects International

Jan Gyrn – Founder and Director at Modscape

Tim Eley – Project Director, Built Environments at Jacobs


John Wardle – Founder and Principal at John Wardle Architects -The Melbourne School of Design

Guided tours of The Melbourne School of Design

Workshop: Technology

Matt Rumbelow – Th!nk BIM and Brenton Dodd – Memko

 Workshop: Sustainability and prefabrication

Clare Parry – Passive House, Bill McCorkell – Archiblox and Ralph Alphonso – Barley Store

Afternoon tea

Workshop: Modular construction codes

Damien Crough – prefabAUS, Geoff Fletcher – Modular Construction Codes Board and George Konstandakos – Modular Construction Codes Board

 Workshop: Engineering

John Luchetti – Principal at Wood & Grieve and Warwick Stannus – Group Engineering Manager at A.G. Coombs

5.30pm – 7.30pm

Cocktail and event and networking drinks

DAY 3 – Wednesday September 16, 8.30am to 5:30pm

Daiman Otto – Chair of PrefabNZ – Prefab across the Ditch – the latest and greatest development in offsite construction from New Zealand

Tuan Ngo – Research Director at the Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing – Unlocking the potential growth of the Australia’s prefabricated building industry

Dale Steinhardt & Dr Karen Manley – Prefabricated Sustainable Housing Research Project, Queensland University of Technology – Prefabricated sustainable housing in Australia: State of play and builders’ perceptions

Damien Crough – META – Key findings from the Manufacturing Excellence Taskforce Australia

Jason Reints – Sales Manager – Building Automation at Bliss and Reels & Arne Alvarsson– Senior Technical Sales Engineer at RANDEK

Advanced prefabrication of houses and buildings: a global perspective

Tim Porter – Project Director at Holmes Solutions – Evidence-based design – rewrite the rulebook

Linsey Siede – Director of Regional Business Development at AutoCRC – Synergies between the automotive and prefab sectors

Monika Gluszak – Director aLean Construction Institute Australasia – Construction innovation/Australia’s challenge: fight or flight

Eddie Pallotta – Operations Director at SYNC Building Systems – From commodore to the bathroom factory floor

Panel discussion: Transitioning from automotive to manufacturing – the future of Australia’s industries

 Monika Gluszak – Director aLean Construction Institute Australasia

Linsey Siede – Director of Regional Business Development at AutoCRC

Eddie Pallotta – Operations Director at SYNC Building Systems

Ben Hughes – General Manager at Composite Materials Engineering

1pm – 1.40pm Lunch

John Luchetti – Principal at Wood & Grieve – Modular Building Services – Opportunities, risks and lessons learnt

Warwick Stannus – Group Engineering Manager at A.G. Coombs – Integrating BIM, Virtual Construction and Services Pre-fabrication – Five key strategies

Peter Healy – Managing Director at Hollow Core Concrete – Design for Manufacture and Assembly – From Porsche showrooms to Portsea homes

Andrew Nieland – Head of Timber Solutions at Lend Lease – The Challenges of Change

Adrian Fratelle – Director and Design Partner at Fratelle Group – Manufactured Buildings – WA is next

Rob Colquhoun – Managing Director at Prebuilt – A design-led approach to education construction

Ken McBryde – Principal at HASSELL -Two prefab case studies – for sure and not so sure

George Konstandakos – General Manager at Timber Building Systems – From concept to reality

Introduction of the Construction Technologies Discussion Paper

Panel discussion: Industry leaders: where will the future take prefab in the Australian design, manufacturing and building industries?

Peter Malatt – Victoria Chapter President of the Australian Institute of Architects

Asher Judah – Victorian Deputy Executive Director of The Property Council of Australia

James Larmour-Reid – Victoria President of The Planning Institute of Australia

Greg Chalker – Corporate Services Manager at Australian Manufacturing Technology Institute Limited

5.30pm Conference close

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