Modular Construction and Prefabrication Summit 2013Modular Construction and Prefabrication Summit 2013 – Why Attend?
Modular construction has been around for some time yet it is questionable whether we fully appreciate the benefits and explore the opportunities it has to offer.
Modular Construction and Prefabrication 2013 will explore modular project delivery and how this can be utilised across a range of sectors. If you want to discover and understand the many benefits of modular construction, prefabrication and the risk mitigation strategies deployed to optimise project quality, shorten timelines and minimise project risk, then this event is for you.
What’s new in 2013?
In addition to best practice case study sessions from modular thought leaders from the across resource sector, this year’s event will also explore modular innovation taking place in the residential, retail and commercial sectors. The use of modular prefabrication construction techniques are still relatively new in these areas, so we are delighted to feature these sectors at this year’s event
Modular Construction in the Resource Sector
Modularisation in the construction of LNG and mining projects is now seen as standard practice for developing onshore facilities. One of the key factors in deciding a modularisation strategy for your project are the time efficiency and cost savings that can be achieved, yet as we have seen from recent reports, despite modularisation strategies being utilised, some projects are still suffering from project delays and cost over-runs.
This year’s summit will draw on our speaker’s experiences from being involved with some of Australia’s major LNG and mining projects and will examine best practice in project execution, risk mitigation and the challenges to overcome.
Australian Industry Participation in Modular Construction
The current boom in the Australian resource sector provides substantial opportunity for involvement of Australian industries and services, yet we are consistently seeing the prefabrication of modules being undertaken by overseas competitors which is potentially leading to a loss in opportunities and skills for local organisations.
This year’s summit will examine the barriers to Australian industry participation and debate the pros and cons of overseas versus local prefab modular procurement. For stakeholders committed to procuring overseas, we will examine the challenges you will face during project delivery and feature case study focused sessions from industry leaders involved with the delivery of some of Australia’s major resource projects.
A Taster of the Confirmed Speakers for this Year’s Summit:
Who will you meet at Modular Construction and Prefabrication 2013?
- Joe Mlady, Senior Construction Manager, Hatch
- James Dorrat, Practice Director – Design and Planning, AECOM
- Kevin Neylon, Project Director Major Projects, Clough
- Warwick Wiliams, Director Heavy Vehicle Access Policy, Main Road Queensland
- Marty Quinlan, Project Manager, Hutchinson
- Ian Cairns, Industry Development Manager, Australian Steel Institute
- Gil Demene, Logistics Manager – Projects, Jacobs E&C Pty Ltd
- Tai Hollingsbee, Principal Engineer – Design, Innovation and Sustainable Buildings, GHD
- Geoff Jamieson, Modular Building Manager, Woollam Construction
- John O’Hare, General Manager, Marine & Defence, Oil and Gas, Australian Marine Complex, Australian Government’s Department of Commerce
- Geoff Thomas, Construction Manager, Hickory Group
- Project Directors
- Heads of Major Projects
- Fabrication Managers
- Construction Managers
- Structural/Civil Engineers
- Commissioning Managers
- Clients and Asset/Project Owners
- Government Bodies
- Consulting Engineers
- Fabrication and Modular Construction