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Speakers at prefabAUS 2016 conference

prefab-edmimage_vv-copy-9This year’s prefabAUS conference sponsored by Xlam and titled “Delivering next generation buildings” will showcase an impressive list of speakers. Source: Timberbiz

Speakers will represent local industry, the US, New Zealand and Europe, to explore best practice today and opportunities for innovation in the near future.

Australian industry leaders confirmed to speak include:

  • Adam Strong, Managing Director of Strongbuild, which is investing in panel systems and CLT as well as building the largest CLT project in Australia;
  • Mark Fahey, Managing Director of MLEX – the modular electrical solution for commercial buildings;
  • David Haller, Mirvac’s National Operations Manager – Masterplanned Communities Construction.  Mirvac is the builder partner for the CSR Velocity panel system; and
  • Logan Mullaney, Director, on the Lifting Point self-supporting modular bridge system now being commercialised in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

The Hon Ian Macfarlane will officially open the conference.

Until recently, Mr Macfarlane was Federal Minister for Industry and Science. He has intimate knowledge of Australia’s innovation system, the direction of the manufacturing sector and the Cooperative Research Centres.

Since leaving Parliament, Mr Macfarlane has been appointed Chair of the Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre, of which prefabAUS is an industry partner.

As previously announced, international speakers include academic, award-winning architect and author, Associate Professor Ryan Smith from University of Utah and affordable housing advocate Marc Norman from the Harvard University School of Design.

The conference features an optional day of site tours on 10 October, visiting prefab projects across Sydney that have benefitted from the use of modular construction elements.

The 2016 program will also include an inaugural cocktail party and networking event. Taking advantage of the early bird offer will save $400 on your ticket. This offer will be valid only until July 26.

Special accommodation packages are also available with hotel partners Rydges World Square and QT.

The conference is on 10-12  October 2016 at the Seymour Centre, University of Sydney.

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