Giorgio Marfella, Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne, welcomed participants to the seminar and provided introductory remarks.

Shannon Egglestone, Director, Richstone Group, presented the plumbing company's innovative approach to modular pre-fabrication.

The evening seminar was attended by local CTBUH members, academics, and professionals.

Civil engineer Alexander Macho, Head of Sales, Doka Australia, presented the latest state-of-the-art technology in self-climbing screening systems

Shannon Egglestone, Director, Richstone Group, outlined the DfMA principles guiding Richstone Group's approach to modular prefabrication.

The evening ended with an open Q&A moderated by Giorgio Marfella, Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne.

28 August, 2019

Melbourne – CTBUH Australia’s Melbourne Committee hosted Behind the Screen, a successful evening seminar on construction management, organized in collaboration with the University of Melbourne. Local members, academics, and professionals from construction companies gathered to hear technical know-how from specialist contractors Doka Lubeca and Richstone Group. The seminar showcased the latest development and trends that are likely to affect positively the construction of tall buildings in the future.

Civil engineer Alexander Macho, Head of Sales, Doka Australia, presented the latest state-of-the-art technology in self-climbing screening systems, which combines in a single product edge protection for structural construction and facade installation. Using the case of recently completed project of Aurora in Melbourne, Doka has shown the positive impact of their product for floor construction sequencing and the safe installation of curtain wall systems.

Shannon Egglestone, Director, Richstone Group, presented the plumbing company’s innovative approach to modular pre-fabrication, which adopts DfMA principles in the manufacturing of pre-assembled wall systems with integrated plumbing components. Further details about Richstone’s approach to modular prefabrication, developed in collaboration with researchers of the University of Melbourne, are also covered in Issue III of the 2019 CTBUH Journal.

The evening ended with an open Q&A moderated by CTBUH Melbourne Committee member Giorgio Marfella, Lecturer in Architecture and Construction, University of Melbourne. The participatory discussion gathered more insight from the speakers and the audience, and highlighted the critical role of specialist contractors as drivers of change and productivity in the construction of tall buildings.