International exhibitors are teed up to display at Frame 2019

Kevin Ezard has announced more of the big national and international names that will be exhibiting at this year’s Frame Australia 2019 ‘Timber Offsite Construction’.

Rubner Holzbau from Italy, will showcase its wares. Specialising in glulam and complex timber structures, Rubner Holzbau is among the leading high-performance timber engineering companies in Europe, with more than 500 employees.

The company has decades of experience with technically complex and architecturally fascinating projects and an ability to focus on multiple needs including complexity, schedules and costs that makes it an ideal partner for large wood projects.

Melbourne’s Impresa House is also exhibiting. Its work represents the next evolution in panelised housing construction that is sustainable and energy-efficient, combining advanced CNC technologies and innovative design skills to engineer world-class buildings.

Significantly, these are manufactured in the company’s high-tech facility in western Melbourne, which significantly increases speed of construction and delivers improved structural, thermal and acoustic properties.

Ezard has recently returned from the International Mass Timber Conference held in Portland Oregon, which attracted 1600 delegates from 30 countries. He spoke of the increased pace of growth for offsite construction in the US and Europe and the expansion of a wide range of timber building types, from mass timber construction to light timber residential. These were reflected in a matching growth of timber product supply. Ezard expects the pattern to be repeated in Australia, and all parts of the supply chain need to be prepared to benefit from it.

International speakers will be expounding on this theme and more at the conference, held this year at a larger venue and featuring new workshop sessions. A detailed story regarding speakers and sessions will appear in the next issue of TTN.

Frame 2019 will be held 17-18 June at Crown Promenade Melbourne. For details, visit

Image: Panelised construction at Melbourne’s Impresa House.