Victorian Government (DSDBI) Industry Workshop


Victorian Government (DSDBI) Industry Workshop

In late August/early September, the Victorian State Government will be hosting an industry roundtable with representatives from the prefabrication construction industry and the automotive supply chain.   Many auto suppliers are now looking to diversify and this presents significant opportunities for companies working in the off-site construction.

The roundtable will be facilitated and designed to help each industry identify where the opportunities are for collaboration, and what skills, processes and expertise in the automotive sector could be applied within building prefabrication and off-site construction. This is an exciting opportunity for all concerned.

The Department of State Development, Business and Innovation (DSDBI) is looking for volunteers to participate in this roundtable.  If you are interested, please contact and mention the word AUTO in your email title.

PrefabAUS Inaugural Conference

Last week we profiled some of the great line-up at our August Conference.  Here are more of our inspiring speakers:

    The Hon David HodgettMinister for Manufacturing (VIC), will share his vision for both Victorian and Australian manufacturing growth.

    Mark Albert of MtM and Linsey Siede of Automotive Supplier Excellence Australia will share lessons of lean manufacturing and materials innovation from the automotive industry, as well as discuss how their industry is already becoming involved in Australia's building prefabrication industry.

    David Chandler OAM will introduce innovative ideas and consider what a reconfigured construction industry might look like in his presentation Over-coming the disaggregation of Australia’s construction performances.

    PrefabNZ CEO Pam Bell will discuss trends and opportunities for prefab growth in New Zealand. How is prefab transforming the design, delivery, quality and affordabiltiy of New Zealand Housing? She will also reflect on the powerful outcomes achieved by the Home Innovation Village that has helped to shift perceptions about prefabricated housing in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake.

    Technologies that we imagine to be ‘blue sky’ are here today.  Dr Elliot Duff will discuss his group’s work in robotics and assisted technologies, and their applications for building manufacturing. He will also demonstrate some of the powerful geo-mapping work and its application for both architectural documentation and construction robotics.


      We hope you can join the rich range of conversations.  We'll be profiling more speakers soon.

      BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE. For further details, you can find out more here. 


      AIA Refuel CPD Provider

      Good news for architects. We're now an approved AIA Refuel Providerwith a total of 13.5 CPD points for the Conference:

      Day 1 - 3.0 informal points

      Day 2 - 4.5 informal points, 1.5 formal points

      Day 3 - 4.5 informal points