27-29 Oct 2020
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Design & Build Stage

Presenting the latest trends and insights affecting the wider industry, as well as practical and tangible solutions from leaders shaping the future direction of commercial construction in Australia.

All education is free for 2020, just arrive early to avoid disappointment.

Tuesday 27 October

A bold and elegant building, Australian Institute of Architects’ Melbourne office 41X successfully connects the building with the Exhibition Street space below. As a totally precast building, the process and result have some great learnings for architects and builders alike. Adrian Stanic will take us through the design journey of 41X, and George Spiropoulos will detail the role that precast played in the design and construction, explaining why precast was chosen and how the precast was manufactured and installed.


An overview of the Passive House standard, it’s relevance in Australia as a method for designing and building high-performance buildings that are comfortable, healthy, and energy efficient. Case studies of local and international Passive House building projects.


Techne Architecture + Interior Design will share the details of their design work that brought one of Melbourne’s most recognised heritage hospitality venues back to life.


Wednesday 28 October

How can renewable energy be incorporated in multi-residential developments? This talk will explore the developments and products making it possible to live in an apartment powered by solar.


The co-author of the Shergold-Weir Report into building regulatory reform discusses the opportunities and challenges ahead for architects, engineers and designers.


Thursday 29 October

One year on, since the introduction of the Australian Modern Slavery Act in 2019, we take a look at the common hotspots throughout the property and construction sector, and what businesses are doing to respond and mitigate the risk of modern slavery.


Embodied carbon includes greenhouse gases emitted during production of building materials such as cement, steel, and plastics. Choosing materials with low embodied carbon can significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint.


Understand what to expect when using precast concrete elements on your project from design to handover, including planning and design, transport, installation and site works.


Theatre seating is limited, please arrive early to avoid disappointment

Sessions details are subject to change, we suggest checking the session times prior to the event.

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