Organizers of Frame Australia event in East Melbourne on May 19 say theme of prefabricated timber framing and engineered wood in building construction has attracted strong support from timber industry, record number of delegates

ALBERT PARK, Australia , May 15, 2014 (press release) – Pre-fabricated timber framing and engineered wood in building construction as the theme for next week’s Frame Australia 2014 Conference and Exhibition has attracted an amazing number of delegates to be the biggest ever in the 16 years of the event.

Delegates from the building design and construction sector will attend the conference in record numbers, in part due to the active support by HIA and MBA in Victoria promoting the conference topic to their members.

Also a number of organisations within the timber supply, pre-fabrication and building materials have strongly supported Frame with groups of delegates using the timing of Frame for convenience in arranging national meetings of members.

Frame 2014 has been organised in conjunction with the Engineered Wood Products Association of Australasia, and EWPAA will conduct a dinner and annual meeting at the venue, as will the National Building Suppliers Group (Natbuild) and others.

Other industry associations providing valuable assistance in supporting the conference include FTMA Aust, TMAV, and AFPA.

The Malaysian Timber Council is sending an important group of nearly 30 delegates from the Timber Council and Malaysian Government, along with architects and engineers to review timber construction in low and high level construction, for creation of opportunities for affordable housing in Malaysia.

They have arranged a tour of housing construction sites and manufacturing plants around Melbourne with support from Burbank Group, Henley Homes, Australand and Lend Lease.

Delegate attending Frame 2014 are from the main sectors of timber and engineered wood, timber frame pre-fabrication, building design and construction, with nearly 350 attendees expected at the Park Hyatt Melbourne venue.

Registrations will be accepted until Thursday May 15, and for on-line bookings visit the Frame Australia website www.frameaustralia.com

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