Timber and technology at ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ Conference.

by | Oct 21, 2020

Just as technology has revolutionised the use of timber in construction, it is also now revolutionising the way attendees can participate in one of the most important global timber and mass wood events on the calendar.

‘Timber Offsite Construction’, organised by Frame Australia, has made a vital contribution to the evolution of engineered wood in construction for 22 years. Next year, in June 2021, more people than ever before will have access to this industry event through an innovative ‘hybrid’ format.

Combining ‘in-person’ local presentations and ‘live streaming’ international speakers, ‘Timber Offsite Construction’ 2021 will deliver the best of both worlds to local attendees and global participants alike.

Conference Founder, Kevin Ezard, said the team will use the latest in communications technology to present the newest timber technology.

“In 2021 we will look to the future – a net zero carbon future for the built environment – with the conference theme of ‘Timber & Technology: The Zero Carbon Future’. This aligns with the World Green Building Council statement this month that “the built environment sector can provide powerful solutions to the climate crisis,” Mr Ezard said.

The Council noted that buildings are responsible for 39 per cent of global energy-related carbon emissions and that building stock is expected to double by 2050.

“The time to act is now,” the Council said. “To achieve net zero targets by mid-century and sustain predicted growth and urbanisation, we must decarbonise the whole lifecycle of our built assets – buildings and infrastructure.”

Net zero carbon is becoming accepted as a key goal for the construction industry worldwide, with architects, engineers and developers acknowledging the important role of engineered timber and mass wood.

Speaker session topics will cover building design influences, construction productivity, and manufacturing and technology, featuring global specialists in their fields.

A popular feature of previous events is the building project panels, which will now adapt to the new format to facilitate lively interaction. Comprising developers, architects, engineers, builders and suppliers, the panels will discuss ‘real-life’ challenges and solutions across a range of innovative timber and mass wood projects.

Timber Offsite Construction 2021 will be hosted at Crown Promenade, Melbourne, from June 22 to 23. Registrations for in-person and virtual participation open in February 2021.

For more information visit: www.timberoffsiteconstruction.com .