Conference Day Two: Thursday, 24 August 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Conference Registration and Arrival Coffee

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Opening Remarks by IQPC Australia and the Conference Chair

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Developing Affordable Housing in Western Australia using Modular Construction

Simon Moore, Director of Complex Projects, Office of the Director General Housing Authority
Stella Village is a modular apartment complex that has become famous for its distinctive shape and ‘spider web’ elevations, as well as its record construction time. Its core construction was completed in just 10 days. Moreover, it is one of the most sustainable and energy efficient buildings in Perth. This session will discuss:
  • The research and development that enabled such fast construction time
  • The overall result of the building as well as customer satisfaction
  • Future plans for such buildings in Perth

Simon Moore

Director of Complex Projects
Office of the Director General Housing Authority
· What are some current gaps in communication between Clients and the AEC industry?
· What are the main challenges for getting Clients on board to support modular and prefabrication?
· Likewise when Clients are on board, what the main challenges for getting support from Architects, Engineers and Contractors?
· How can all stakeholders benefit from reduced cost savings of using modular?
· What needs to change in the way that Clients choose their Architects, Engineers and Consultants, for modular and prefabrication to become more prevalent?

Drenka Andjelic

Managing Director
Construction Assignments

Mathew Van Kooy

Senior Associate
John Wardle Architects

Dr. Robin Brimblecombe

Sustainable Asset Development Planner
Monash University

Andrew Duffin

NBRS Architecture

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Solution Provider Thought Leader Session


11:30 AM - 12:10 PM Using Modular for Cairnsfoot School to Create an Innovative Learning Environment for Special Needs Students

80% of Cairnsfoot’s new school was prefabricated in a warehouse. This has enabled more efficient energy consumption and technology to be embedded throughout the facilities. This session will look at thearchitects response in designing it.
  • An introduction to the students needs, and how this had to be reflected in the physical environment of the school
  • Progressing from earlier research from award winning Modupod, and the Duffy Primary School in Canberra to a more tailored solution to meet stakeholder requirements
  • Working together to ensure all stakeholders were satisfied with the outcomes

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM CASE STUDY: Building the Wellington Rapid Build Prison through Modular and Prefabricated Construction

The New Wellington Rapid Build Prison Project, will use a number of construction techniques to meet the fast delivery schedule outlined by the NSW Government as part of the Prison Bed Capacity Program. Not only will it involve prefabricated building structures, it will also consist of modular buildings that extend over 1000 m2 and precast concrete structure. This session will discuss:
  • The reasoning behind engaging with multiple types of construction methods to meet the short timeframe of the project
  • The ways in which traditional modular design has been modified to meet the strict requirements of the client


3:50 PM - 4:30 PM CASE STUDY: Results from the Feasibility Study into Modular Construction at Monash University

Dr. Robin Brimblecombe, Sustainable Asset Development Planner, Monash University Mathew Van Kooy, Senior Associate, John Wardle Architects
Monash University recently commissioned a feasibility study, engaging with Architects, John Wardle Architects, Engineers - AECOM and Contractor - Multiplex in order to discover whether modular & prefabricated assembly really could be more energy, time, material and cost efficient for university facility construction. This case study will review the results and Illustrate the benefits, risks and challenges by committing to modular and sacrificing the possibility of design changes during construction. This session will also discuss:
· Initial space planning studies that enabled the design of a 12.4 m2 structural module
· Exploring the use of CLT and other materials to cater to the main university building types: e.g. administrative, research, learning and teaching.
· Organising team structure, responsibilities, as well as procurement in order to achieve high process efficiency

Dr. Robin Brimblecombe

Sustainable Asset Development Planner
Monash University

Mathew Van Kooy

Senior Associate
John Wardle Architects

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM Meeting Australian Fire Safety Standards for Modular and Mixed Build Construction

Luke Sheehy, Principal and Fire Safety Engineer, Design Confidence
This session will look at two case studies: An existing Sydney hotel that required an additional modular structure attached, and student accommodation in Newcastle; a greenfield site consisting of modular construction and stick build. This session will review how both buildings met fire safety standards and discuss:
· Creating a standardised system for modular construction so that the building process can be adopted readily
· Ensuring the demarcation between traditional build and modular build meets Australian fire safety standards
· Ensuring the steel frame of the modular structure was protected due to its lack of fire resistance

Luke Sheehy

Principal and Fire Safety Engineer
Design Confidence


4:30 PM - 5:10 PM Closing Solutions Clinic

The room will split into tables, where each table member will share their biggest challenge, before collectively deciding which issue to investigate in more detail. The table then elects a note taker the topic, its challenges and solutions during group discussion. After 40 minutes, the facilitator of each table will then report back to the rest of the audience their problem and potential solutions.

5:10 PM - 5:10 PM End of Day Two