The Sustainability Manager for Derome, the Swedish company building six-storey timber framed building in three days, will be a lead speaker at the Timber Offsite Construction Conference at the Crown Promenade Melbourne on September 11 and 12.
Anders Carlsson joins more than 30 speakers confirmed for the conference built around the theme ‘Timber & Technology: The Zero Carbon Future’.
More than one-third of the speakers are international – with speakers flying to Melbourne from the USA, Canada, New Zealand, Sweden and Estonia.
Now in its 24th year, conference host Andrew Dunn told Wood Central the program targets design professionals looking at the design and construction of timber buildings.
“The primary focus is on commercial-ready applications of timber technology,” Mr Dunn said.
“The program and speakers are the most impressive of all previous TOC conferences,” he said.
“We anticipate an even larger turnout than past years, attracting industry leaders and professionals eager to explore the potential of timber building construction, both from Australia and overseas.”
Early bird registrations close Monday, August 14, so book quickly!
According to Mr Dunn, speakers will cover a diverse range of topics such as why to consider timber, selecting appropriate timber systems, avoiding common problems, and innovative construction methods.
Amongst speakers include Andrew Ball, president of oWoW, the developer behind the USA’s first post and plate high-rise development. Mr Ball will present on the use of post and plate (point-supported) high-rise timber buildings he is developing in California.
Other presenters are advising on fire safety issues, including an update on the EuroCode 2025 fire section and a research program of compartment fire tests in Canada.
Presentations also include discussion on emerging technology in mass timber and digital tools to optimise timber construction.
Rounding out the conference program are two iconic building case studies, Murdoch University Boola Katitjin building in Perth and Hines T3 Collingwood 15-storey timber building in Melbourne.