Pre-Fabricated Pre-finished Volumetric Construction (PPVC) for Residential Projects

4:00pm Friday, 5 August 2022
5:00pm Friday, 5 August 2022
International Webinar
Over the last 2 years, in response to BCA’s roadmap for construction productivity, the industry has seen an upsurge of game-changing technologies and the adoption of innovative building methods.
Perhaps one of the more talked about is PPVC (pre-fabricated pre-finished volumetric construction), or more commonly known as “Lego” building. The perceived benefits are well documented, but a common misconception about PPVC is the overall time savings that it can achieve. Generally, construction on-site takes comparatively lesser time because many wet trades are shifted off-site where the modules are constructed, but consideration of the additional time required up-front for detail planning and co-ordination are often overlooked. PPVC do come with its own set of challenges and at a cost premium; however the additional cost can be off-set by a reduction in construction time and savings on labour cost. With PPVC modules manufactured and fitted-out off-site, majority of the cost are up-front and contractors may have cashflow issues if a payment mechanism for materials off-site is not in place. As each PPVC supplier works with their own Professional Engineer, issues pertaining intellectual property might arise. There are cases where contractors engaged their own QP and this might affect the novation of consultants in modified Design and Build projects. As with most systems, there is no ‘one size fits all’ and PPVC is still at a very infant stage.
This webinar will further look into the pros and cons of PPVC, the element driving PPVC costs, and the challenges from a procurement perspective.
Date:Friday, 5 August 2022
Time:4:00pm - 5:00pm  (SGT) or via recording
Price:AIQS Members - AUD $49.00 (incl. GST)
Non-Members - AUD $70.00 (incl. GST)
CPD Points:1

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Prior to relocating to Singapore, Max worked as a Quantity Surveyor with Rider Levett Bucknall in Australia. In Singapore, Max was a Senior Quantity Surveyor with Davis Langdon KPK, An AECOM Company before moving up the rank to Associate Director. After leaving Davis Langdon KPK, Max joined Linesight (formerly known as Bruce Shaw) as a Senior Cost Manager. In 2017, he joined Threesixty Cost Management Pte Ltd as Director (Cost Management).

Max has experiences in construction cost and contracts management area, as he has worked on numerous feasibility studies and cost plan estimates in Australia. In Singapore he led a team of quantity surveyors to a variety of pre-contract works, cost estimating, procurement and tendering of both main contracts and NSCs, to post contract, progress payments, contract variations, etc.

Max is actively involved in the professional membership scene as he was the past chair of SISV Young QS Committee and has represented both AIQS and SISV at the PAQS (Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors) platform, attending PAQS conferences in Sri Lanka, Brunei, Japan, New Zealand, and Malaysia since 2010. He is also currently in the AIQS International Chapter (Singapore) Committee, and a trained APC Assessor for both AIQS and SISV. He is a Certified Quantity Surveyor with AIQS, and an Accredited Professional Quantity Surveyor with SISV. Max is also an elected professional member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

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