Modular Construction & Prefabrication 2016

Australia’s Modular Construction industry is valued at $4.5 billion. But it’s rapidly moving.

While significant, it still only represents 3% of the overall construction industry at $150 billion. By comparison, Sweden’s prefab housing represents roughly 70% of its total construction industry. Despite the clear merits, the Australia modular market is fragmented. The transportation costs associated with transferring modules over long distances and the misconception that modular is of a lower quality, or is more expensive, only adds to the fragmentation.

Notwithstanding this, Australia's modular building industry is sprouting opportunities to extend its reach beyond the traditional resources sector into areas such as high-rise multi-residential buildings, health and education. As owners and designers look for more sustainable designs for improved environmental impact, modular construction is inherently a natural fit.

In response to the above - engineers, developers and asset owners are looking to improve modular projects and the challenges they face by improving their modular management strategies.

This year’s Modular Construction and Prefabrication Summit 2016 will tackle these issues head-on; focusing on intelligent pre-planning/design/delivery, resource efficiency, upcoming technological innovations, and the latest thinking about modular and prefab currently from around the globe.

IQPC is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Modular Construction & Prefabrication Summit 2016 conference to be held in Brisbane on the 23 – 24 August 2016.

The conference will also cover:

  • Improving pre-design and pre-planning to reduce costs and improve speed 
  • Software to simulate construction: 3-Dimensional, 4-Dimensional and BIM Based Scheduling
  • Exploring sustainability and high performance to show feasibility and value 
  • Risk identification and management to mitigate delays and avoid set backs 
  • Critique of Japan’s unique way of doing prefab business 
  • Cost benefit analysis of using CLT for construction to reduce time spent on-site and waste
  • Smooth integration of modules on-site & end of line construction to reduce time spent on-site
  • Streamlining from ship-to-shore-to-site
  • Developing drawings to demonstrate how on-site finishing can be implemented efficiently 

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