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Reducing Project Time & Costs with Timber Modular Construction

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 experience and satisfaction.

This article with Knut delves into the Our Lady project – including client needs, building methods, and benefits along with challenges of utilising a modular construction method in the Australian market. 

Building the Future of Aged Care with Smart Modular Construction

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 and governments alike.

Creating Affordable Housing for the Future with Modular Construction

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 private sector partnerships have provided in terms of accessibility, quality, cost and time.  

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, because modular and pre-fabrication construction is an underdeveloped method in the Australian market, there remains low confidence that these processes are in fact the most cost effective and practical solutions for a project. Ahead of the 8th Annual Modular and Prefabrication Summit 2017 we look at 5 innovative projects employing modular and prefabricated construction methods and explore the benefits of these methods on project cost, quality, sustainability and project delivery times.

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

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 needs
  • The process behind engineering glulam, CLT, and Lignotrend to create the prefabricated timber construction
  • Overcoming the challenges of using prefabrication to remodel an existing structure
Thomson Adssett’s Prototype for Fully-Volumetric Aged Care Facilities in Rural Areas

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 construction
  • How Thomson Adsett plans to embed specific aged care technology, such as pressurized underlays, into the modular construction
  • A review of the metrics and research: will this method really lead to construction and cost reduction?
Developing Affordable Housing in Western Australia using Modular Construction

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 Complex
  • The overall result of the building as well as customer satisfaction
  • Future plans for such buildings in Perth
Fast Track Your Attendance

Fast Track Your Attendance

Want to fast track your attendance to the Modular and Prefabricated Design Summit 2018? It's easy! Simply fill in the registration form and email back to registration@iqpc.com.au

Driving Safety, Sustainability and Student Experience with Modular and Prefabricated Construction

Driving Safety, Sustainability and Student Experience with Modular and Prefabricated Construction

Ahead of the Modular Construction and Prefabrication Summit 2018 we chat to Roger Wallis, Asset Planning Engineer with Monash University’s Building and Property Division. In this article Roger shares how and why Monash has incorporated modular design and construction into its current projects, which include the $31 million Peninsula student accommodation and the $100 million Technology & Engineering Building, and delves into the benefits, limitations and challenges of modular construction in Australia. 

Leveraging Prefabricated Materials to Optimise and Revolutionise Construction in Australia

Leveraging Prefabricated Materials to Optimise and Revolutionise Construction in Australia

Ahead of Modular Construction & Prefabrication Australia 2018, we speak to Julian Anderson, Director at Bates Smart and his thoughts on the use of CLT and how it improves safety, reduces construction time and allows for a more environmentally friendly way to build bigger, taller, more aesthetically appealing buildings.