The second annual prefabAUS conference is fast approaching, with this year’s event
just weeks away.
Focusing on the theme of ‘industry transformation’, prefabAUS has assembled
experts from around the world to discuss how prefab is changing design, building and
CEO of prefabAUS Warren McGregor stresses the importance of change for
Australia’s construction industry.
“We cannot allow construction in the 21st century to continue to operate as if it were
stuck in some kind of sanctuary,” McGregor says.
“Against the familiarity of in situ construction, incremental change will be hard and of
modest benefit. Only through truly transforming the industry can the enormous
potential of prefabrication be realised.”
With prefab industries already widely established across Japan, Europe, USA and
UK, Australia’s own sector is at long last emerging from the alternate to being at the
forefront of the mainstream market.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural conference, McGregor says the
conference, which will be held in Melbourne from September 14 to September 16, is
about “challenging the status quo”.
“It’s about the many exciting advances in prefabrication technologies, the new
players entering the industry, and how they come together to bring about real
Key issues to be addressed at this year’s conference include the benefits prefab
construction can bring to infrastructure sectors such as health and education.
Among the speakers to address this issue will be Aladin Niazmand, Director of
Health Planning & Healthcare Architecture at Health Projects International.
prefabAUS represents key businesses in the design, manufacture and construction
of prefabricated buildings and building modules. The not-for-profit organisation is
hosting its second annual conference on the off-site construction industry. The
conference will feature national and international specialists in prefab design,
manufacturing and construction, as well as workshops, panel discussions and site
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