The future of sustainable building in Australia is the central theme of a five day Steel Frame Building Expo being held at Yarraville from October 19 to 23.
Staged by FRAMECAD Solutions , an international market leader in turnkey steel frame manufacturing solutions, the Expo is being co hosted by the National Association of Steel Framed Housing (NASH) and building industry leaders TRUECORE steel.
The Steel Frame Building Expo will feature a series of presentations and workshops that have been tailored for specific audiences, including engineers, builders, frame manufacturers, architects, building sector educators as well as state and national government representatives.
The workshops will be held twice a day from Monday October 19 until Friday October 23 with FRAMECAD CEO Mark Taylor, NASH CEO Ken Watson, and Emeritus Professor Gregory Hancock confirming their participation.
The Steel Frame Building Expo will focus on the latest developments in cold-formed steel frame fabrication technology and its impact on the future of the building industry in Australia.
The new FRAMECAD F300i, an innovative steel frame fabrication machine, will be unveiled at the Expo with live demonstrations at each of the workshops.
The FRAMECAD F300i steel frame fabrication machine is capable of manufacturing framing at speeds up to 700 metres per hour and can achieve capital payback in as little as three months. This is based on producing framing for one average house per day.
FRAMCAD CEO Mark Taylor says the new steel frame fabrication machine will “revolutionise steel frame manufacturing in Australia.”
“Based on the trials we’ve conducted, builders who use this technology will achieve huge gains in production efficiency and quality and there are very significant cost savings compared with traditional framing manufacture.”
Mr Taylor also believes the machine will encourage more builders and building companies to switch from timber framing to steel framing.
“The new software engine associated with the steel framing machine effectively removes all barriers enabling a seamless transition from wooden frame design to steel frame design”.
Steel framing has been showing strong growth in Australia increasing by 1% point every year over the last five years with current market share of approximately 14%.
The FRAMECAD F300i steel frame fabrication machine is also at the centre of a fully self-contained Mobile Factory Solution that enables quick start on-site production of steel framing at remote locations, even in areas with little or no infrastructure. This steel framing system is ideal for remote location work, large on-site project work and disaster relief.
The Expo is open to anyone associated with the building industry and will be held at the Denim Park, 341 Francis Street, Yarraville.
The final workshop on Friday October 23 will be broadcast over the Internet shortly after the launch for those who are unable to attend.