Interactive Pre-Conference Workshops: Tuesday, 22 August 2017


9:00 AM - 11:30 AM Early Contractor Involvement: Integrating Modular Construction during Design and Development through Contractor Consultation

In order to enable greater of use of modular and prefabrication in Australia, there must be a culture change in the ways in which modular construction is incorporated into the design process. An effective project design that uses modular construction must involve both engineers and contractors in order to fully understand site demands and challenges, in order to prevent a re-design process.
· Current best-practice for ECI and strategies for using it for the first time
· A review of the current state of modular construction use and the challenges this leads to
· Opportunities during the architectural design process to involve engineers and contractors


12:00 PM - 2:30 PM From Procurement to Completion: Supply Chain Management for Large Scale Commercial and Residential Projects

Liam Stitt, Councillor, Lean Construction Institute of Australia
Strategically handling the construction supply chain is a crucial element of effective project management. It becomes even more critical when modular or prefabricated elements are involved because these projects have more than one site of construction, as compared to a traditional stick build project.
· Streamlining the transportation process for manufacturer to site to reduce cost and delivery time
· Using Building Information Modeling (BIM) to create an initial design plan and improve the efficiency of logistics
· Using materials, such as Cross Laminated Timber, for mass assembly to reduce manufacture time

Liam Stitt

Lean Construction Institute of Australia


3:00 PM - 5:30 PM Strategic Design to Improve Cost Savings with Modular and Prefabrication

Aladin Niazmand, Director, Total Alliance Health Partners International
By selectively designing for Manufacturing in order to optimize automation, modular construction will be able to improve cost savings at an industrial scale. This will enable to the creation of hospitals, schools and apartments with greater structural quality but at a fraction of the price.
· The potential uses of modeling to enable industrial-scale prefabrication
· Deciding when it’s appropriate to use soft, hard or fully-volumetric forms of modular construction
· Strategies for rapid procurement in order to reduce overall lead time

Aladin Niazmand

Total Alliance Health Partners International