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PrefabAUS Conference 2015

PrefabAUS Conference 2015: Industry Transformation

After last years' highly successful sell-out inaugural conference, the 2015 PrefabAUS Conference includes optional Monday Half-Day Site Visit program, Tuesday and Wednesday expert speaker presentations/discussion panels, catering, and Tuesday Cocktail Networking function.


Victoria to be Australia’s centre of excellence for off-site construction technologies and businesses

The discussion paper ‘Victoria’s Future Industries – Construction Technologies’ released by the Victorian Government on 25 August features prefabrication and off-site construction: http://yoursay.business.vic.gov.au/futureindustries/construction-technologies


Conference to be officially opened by Hon Lily D'Ambrosio, Victorian Minister for Industry on Tuesday morning.

Optional half-day site visit program on Monday starts at 10:30 am and is an extra $125 cost, including light lunch and bus transport.


Also PrefabAUS AGM on Wednesday 16th at 8:00am at the conference venue.
Venue: Grand Buffet Hall, Union House, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010

Contact Details: info@prefabaus.org.au

Exclusive conference accommodation discount announced

Interstate and out of town guests of the 2015 prefabAUS 'Industry Transformation' conference are invited to receive a generous 20 per cent discount off rates offered at The Larwill Studio – one of Melbourne's trendiest hotels. The 20 per cent discount will be offered on the best rates for all available rooms. To be eligible for the prefabAUS 2015 'Industry Transformation' conference discount enter the code 'Prefab' when booking online through the hotel's official websites, or quote 'Prefab' when booking by phone.

Latest Speakers Announced

PrefabAUS is pleased to announce the latest industry leaders appearing at the 2015 ‘Industry Transformation’ conference.

This year’s conference on September 14,15 and 16 brings together some of the world’s foremost thinkers across the prefabrication sector.

John Wardle, founder and principal at John Wardle Architects, will present on the widely celebrated Melbourne School of Design, following the building’s recent transformation incorporating prefabricated design aspects.

Guests of the conference will be given a tour of The Melbourne School of Design and discover the fascinating process behind its conception.

Laurice Temple, CEO of The National Association of Women in Construction, will speak about the future of the construction industry and how transformation within the industry will create better and more sustainable practice.

David Graham, Construction Director, will talk on the Australand prefabrication initiatives, including The Green project in Parkville. 

Rob Colquhoun, managing director of Prebuilt, will speak to the benefits prefab construction can bring to key infrastructure sectors such as education.

Joining them is Peter Healy of Precast, Andrew Nieland of Lend Lease, Adrian Fratelle of Fratelle group, Matt Rumbelow of Th!nk BIM, Andrew Bradley of ICN, and many more.



Confirmed Speakers include:

The Honourable Lily D'Ambrosio
, Victorian Minister for Industry and Minister for Energy and Resources

Aladin Niazmand, Managing Director of Health Planner & Healthcare Architect at Health Projects International

Ken McBryde, Principal at HASSELL

Tuan Ngo, Director of Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing

George Konstandakos, General Manager, Timber Building Systems

Daiman Otto, Chair of PrefabNZ


Dr Dale Steinhardt and Dr Karen Manley, Prefabricated Sustainable Housing Research Project, QUT  

Linsey Siede, Director of Regional Business Development, AutoCRC

Monika Gluszak & Barry Howard, Lean Construction Institute Australasia

James Murray-Parkes, Founder, Modular Construction Codes Board


Eddie Pallotta, Operations Director, SYNC Building Systems


Rob Adams, Director of City Design, City of Melbourne


META Prefab Housing Hub - Key Outcomes 


More speakers to be announced in the coming weeks.


Site Visit Program

The conference includes an optional site tour program to some of Melbourne’s most innovative prefabricated buildings across the education, health care, multi-residential and transportation sectors:

·       Caulfield Grammar in Wheelers Hill - an example of a modular prefab building supporting an entirely new way of student-led learning, with an emphasis on high-end IT functionality

·       Mitcham Hospital which in 2014 underwent a $5.5m expansion incorporating modular construction techniques, significantly reducing the on-site time and costs

·       One9 Apartments - high rise modular apartment building in densely built up Moonee Ponds shopping precinct

·       Nunawading Train Station - delivered in a demanding operational location

  • Australand's The Green apartment building in Parkville incorporating prefab sub-assemblies 


Conference Pricing (all prices include GST)


Please note that the Optional half-day Site Visit program is additional $125.

    Member - No Site Visit 1,265
    Member - With Site Visit 1,390
    Student Member - No Site Visit 665
    Student Member - With Site Visit 790

    Non Member - No Site Visit 1,980
    Non Member - With Site Visit

 Branded Corporate table of 10 with Site Visits: $9,450


Conference Program Overview


 Monday 14 September 10:30 -16:30Optional Site Visit Program

Tuesday 15 September

 08:30 - 08:50

Official Opening by Hon Lily D'Ambrosio

  09:00 - 18:00
Conference Program

 18:00 - 20:00
Networking Drinks

Wednesday 16 September
 08:00 - 09:00
PrefabAUS AGM (PrefabAUS Members only)

 09:00 - 17:00

Terms and Conditions
Corporate, Associate, Professional and Small Professional Memberships allow access to PrefabAUS Member rates for the Member organisation.  Please use your PrefabAUS membership business name, email address and details during registration.
Individual and Student Members may book one ticket only at the PrefabAUS Member rate, and it must be for that Member.

If you wish to become a PrefabAUS Member to secure PrefabAUS discounted Member rates,  please note our Membership Terms and Conditions on our website: www.prefabaus.org.au.

If you are not able to attend the event you have registered for, a substitute delegate may take your place. 

If you need to cancel your event registration, please note the following:
- Notice received before Friday 7 August 2015 – full refund less $100 administration fee
- Notice received before after Friday 7 August and before Friday 14 August 2015 – 50% refund
- Notice received after Friday 14 August 2015 – no refund

Cancellation notice must be received in writing before 2pm on the above dates.  Please inform us by email at info@prefabaus.org.au.

Any purchase of tickets through this website signals your acceptance of these terms and conditions.  In requesting your purchase, you also confirm that order will constitute a legally binding contract between yourself and PrefabAUS.

You may not transact through this website unless you are capable of making legally binding contracts.