28 - 29 August, 2018 | Melbourne

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Welcome to the 9th Annual Modular Construction and Prefabrication Summit 2018! This years event stands out as a niche platform for clients and stakeholders to advance their thoughts on how the industry can achieve construction productivity, cost efficiencies and innovative designs t ...

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Reducing Project Time & Costs with Timber Modular Construction

Ahead of the 8th Annual Modular and Prefabrication Summit 2017 we chat to Knut Menden, Senior Associate at BVN Architecture about the Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Primary School (Our Lady) in Sydney which has successfully utilised modular construction to reduce project time and costs, while simultaneously improving user...

When using an architect doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank

In the 1960s and ’70s, architect-designed housing became accessible to many Australians when project-home companies such as Pettit+Sevittengaged well-known architects to design standard houses that could be built to order, then reconfigured to suit client needs and site conditions.Today, architect-designed houses are not accessible to all, but there are architects across...

Can Prefab Housing Improve Housing Affordability?

Cities worldwide are booming as people migrate in search of better job opportunities and education. That creates strong demand for housing, and in many popular cities, demand for affordable housing has been unmet for many years, leading to rising housing costs.

Market Pulse: A shift in focus could see prefab jobs boom

Australia’s construction industry is a long way behind Europe in the uptake of prefabrication, however with a few shifts in focus we could take advantage of this emerging opportunity, according to a leading expert.Kathryn Bunn, project director of international project management consultancy SUPERFUTURE PROJECTS, is analysing data and benchmarking exemplar projects...

Which hotel chain is turning to modular construction?

With the increased use of various technologies within design and construction, traditional processes are being overhauled and new systems have been adopted in building projects which are high quality, cost effective and increasingly sustainable. The US has been behind some of the largest skyscrapers in the world, such as the...

As land prices grow, developers and contractors turn to prefabricated construction techniques

The Australian construction industry is experiencing an unprecedented surge in the adoption of modular and prefabricated construction techniques. And for the most part, it's the industry's own dirty little secret.

Building the Future of Aged Care with Smart Modular Construction

Ahead of the 8th annual Modular and Prefabricated Construction Summit 2017 we chat to Tim Bentley, Managing Director of Asia-Pacific at ThomsonAdsett. In this article Tim explores how modular construction is building the future of aged care, and further delves into the opportunities modular construction provides users, healthcare providers, contractors...

Creating Affordable Housing for the Future with Modular Construction

Ahead of the 8th annual Modular and Prefabricated Construction Summit 2017 we explore the Western Australian Government’s use of modular construction throughout the Stella Village project, specifically the Adara Apartments which went from ground level to six storeys in just two weeks, and delve into the benefits modular construction and...

Exploring 5 Innovative Modular Projects in Australia & the Benefits of Modular Construction

A McGraw-Hill survey notes that Modular and Prefabrication processes have the ability to shrink project schedules by over a month, cut budgets by at least 6%, and reduce construction site waste by 5%. When any expenditure contributes to the bottom line in project management these metrics cannot be ignored. However,...

Updating Existing Concrete Structures with Prefabricated Timber Construction to Give a Catholic Primary School Innovative New Classrooms

In this presentation from the Modular & Prefabricated Construction Summit 2017 Knut Menden, Senior Associate at BVN Architects explores;Timber for Students: The use of specific materials in order to meet the clients needsThe process behind engineering glulam, CLT, and Lignotrend to create the prefabricated timber constructionOvercoming the challenges of using...

Thomson Adssett’s Prototype for Fully-Volumetric Aged Care Facilities in Rural Areas

In this presentation from the Modular & Prefabricated Construction Summit 2017 Tim Bentley, Partner at Thomson Adsett Architects explores;The current prototype model and what Thomson Adsett is hoping to achieve through modular constructionHow Thomson Adsett plans to embed specific aged care technology, such as pressurized underlays, into the modular constructionA...

Developing Affordable Housing in Western Australia using Modular Construction

In this presentation from the Modular & Prefabricated Construction Summit 2017 Simon Moore, Director of Complex Projects at the Department of Communities, Western Australia explores;The research and development that enabled such fast construction time of the Stella Village ComplexThe overall result of the building as well as customer satisfactionFuture plans...