Event type: Panel
Date: Thursday 16 August 2018
Time: 6:00m for drinks, talk from 6:30 - 8pm
Venue: Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium (D17), John Hopkins Drive (off Missenden Rd, next to the Ovals, Ross St Entrance)
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
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Please note: while there is some parking available within the University next to the building, at New Law Building carpark, behind RPA, at Broadway and some street parking, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible.
The way we think about building is long overdue for an overhaul – a fundamental shift. Despite innovation and rapid transformation in other industrial sectors, buildings are still designed and made much as they were 50 years ago.
Join Professor Mathew Aitchison from the University of Sydney’s Innovation in Applied Design (IAD) Lab, who will chair a panel discussion with leading national and international experts. Hear the panel make a case for major changes to current practices – development, design, construction and operation of buildings – to ensure the industry can meet 21st century challenges.
This debate is timely – over the last 10 years record rates of building seen in many countries have not kept up with demand. In the next decade, this rate of production will need to accelerate even more to keep abreast of existing and emerging needs.
It is no longer sufficient to make more buildings in less time. There is a now widespread expectation that buildings will:
The panel discussion will be accompanied by a full-scale apartment of the future from the IAD LAB’s Cooperative Research Centres Project Industry partnership with Lendlease, and coincide with a book launch of the new book Prefab Housing and the Future of Building: Product to Process by Professor Aitchison and other leading experts.
Please join us for drinks at 6pm in the foyer of the Charles Perkins Centre Auditorium. The lecture will start at 6.30pm.“Prefab Housing and the Future of Building: Product to Process”will be available for sale before and after the event (credit cards only).
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