PD17: Offsite and Modular Construction – the Future of Building Services?

The future of building construction is now widely regarded as the offsite manufacture of sub assembles and large components for onsite assembly/installation/commissioning. The current approach to prefab mechanical and HVAC services is just a precursor to this and is largely prefabrication of components for traditional onsite construction. The full benefits of offsite manufacture (cost, time, quality, safety, performance, environment) will not be achieved until the building and associated building services design is carried out on the premise of an offsite manufacturing approach. What this means for building services and HVAC is still being teased out and somewhat unknown. A range of issues and opportunities are emerging including regulatory barriers to necessary aspects like electrical ‘plug and play’ and the benefits of Standards.

Facilitator: Bryon Price, Strategic Development Director, AG Coombs Group


Neil Wypior, General Manager – Prefabrication, Eurofast
Mark Mitchell, A.G Coombs
Alison Scotland, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

BOOK NOW – Cost $25.00 – Wednesday 20th May 2020 @ 8:30 am

Bryon Price, Strategic Development Director, AG Coombs Group

Bryon Price is an Engineer with long and notable experience in building services. He is the Strategic Development Director for the A.G. Coombs Group of companies. Bryon is a non-executive director of the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating – AIRAH, and a Director of ARBS. He is also a non-executive director of the Facility Management Association of Australia and its Chair.





Neil Wypior, General Manager – Prefabrication, Eurofast

Neil entered the world of prefabrication and modular engineering over a decade ago. Once on the tools himself, he was constantly being held up or put back when it came to working on site and relying on other trades. This wasn’t cost effective or safe, not to mention the lack of storage onsite, lack of skilled labour and the pressure of completing jobs within tight programmes that allowed no slippage. Neil decided to take most work off-site and seek out opportunities to prefabricate as much work as possible to avoid delays, reduce cost, waste, site hours and most importantly to try and eliminate risks.

Over the last 15 years Neil has worked hard to establish and maintain an experienced support team that delivers his goal of increasing the awareness and utilisation of prefabrication and supplying the industry with products that are DfMA (Designed for Manufacture and Assembly).



Alison Scotland, Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

Alison has been at Standards Australia for several years, holding roles in in the engagement and standards development sides of the business. Her work has taken her across a range of sectors in the Australian economy. As a Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Alison is responsible for strategy and engagement in the building and construction sector and represents Standards Australia on a range of construction industry bodies.



Mark Mitchell, Executive General Manager & Director, A.G. Combs Projects

Following completion of his Master of Business Administration at the AGSM, Mark joined A.G. Coombs Pty Ltd in 2006 as General Manager.

Mark gained a wide range of experience in capacities as Project Manager, Team Leader and Operations Manager in the industry. Prior to this, Mark completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Science degrees at Monash University.

He has been involved in the sales and delivery of a number of large and diverse projects throughout Australia.









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