prefabAUS presents Offsite 2024: Australia's premier offsite construction conference

A smarter way of building on the agenda for Australian homes: prefabAUS annual conference.

When: 28-29 August, 2024
Where: Waterview in Bicentennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park.
Register: HERE

prefabAUS, the leading industry body for prefabricated building in Australia, is excited to announce Offsite 2024, scheduled for 28-29 August in Sydney. This annual conference is a key event for professionals in the prefabrication and offsite construction sectors, bringing together industry leaders, innovators, experts, and government representatives to discuss the latest advancements and opportunities in the field.

Offsite 2024 will focus on the four critical recommendations from the Prefabrication Industry Roadmap to 2033, as voted by prefabAUS members:

  1. Positioning Smart Building within the National Housing Accord and other major projects.
  2. Embedding Design for Manufacture and Assembly in major projects.
  3. Applying strategic public procurement to build scale.
  4. Creating consistent nationwide standards and regulations.
Steve Sammartino presenting at prefabAUS Offsite 2023 conference.
Steve Sammartino presenting at prefabAUS Offsite 2023 conference.

Why Attend?
Attendees of Offsite 2024 can look forward to a comprehensive two-day event packed with insightful sessions, interactive discussions, and ample networking opportunities. Key benefits include:

  • Full conference access over two days, featuring a range of sessions and discussions.
  • Networking events, including a welcome event on Monday evening and exhibition drinks at the end of Day One.
  • Opportunities to connect with industry peers, decision-makers, and experts.
  • Insights and strategies to advance businesses in the evolving world of offsite construction.
  • Active participation in the program, allowing engagement with presenters and experts.
  • Catered meals, including lunch and breaks, throughout the two days.

Key Speakers Include:

David Chandler: NSW Building Commissioner to present at this year’s conference.
  • David Chandler OAM, NSW Building Commissioner, discussing modern construction practices.
  • Gary Rake, CEO of the Australian Building Codes Board, presenting on national perspectives for modern construction.
  • Brett Hocking, Chief Executive of Manufacturing Solutions at The APP Group, on collaboration and change for the future.
  • Dino Vrynios, Architect and Managing Director of Das Studio, presenting on design-enabled smart construction for major projects.
  • Cameron Kaufman, Circular Economy Specialist at Coreo, discussing accelerating the circular economy with design for disassembly.
  • Peter Morrison, CEO and Executive Director of GTT, on automated manufacturing in regional NSW.

“At Offsite, the informal conversations with other attendees are as much of a draw as the formal presentations. This year’s program is high-calibre and sure to be thought-provoking. I’m looking forward to hosting a discussion with leaders from traditional building companies that have diversified into prefabrication and modular,” said James Heffernan, prefabAUS director and General Manager, Modularity by Rendine.

Smart Building Industry Awards
In 2024, prefabAUS is also launching the inaugural Smart Building Industry Awards, with the presentation ceremony taking place on the evening of Wednesday, 28 August. The awards recognise excellence, innovation, and sustainable practices in the industry.

See: prefabAUS Offsite 2024

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