Time of Event

14:00–17:00, Tokyo time


This two-part roundtable aims to promote the further adoption and implementation of prefabrication methods in the construction sector to address the issue of affordable housing in Asia and the Pacific, with the ultimate goal of implementing Modular Integrated Construction (MiC). 

The Part 1 roundtable is structured into two sessions, each comprising two expert presentations followed by a roundtable discussion.

The first session delves into the fundamentals of prefabricated construction, encompassing both theoretical insights and practical case studies.

The second session focuses on the adoption of prefabricated construction by developing member countries (DMCs), aiming to identify the opportunities and challenges involved. Additionally, it will explore relevant policy suggestions tailored to the specific context of DMCs.

Speakers and panelists include esteemed representatives from Nanyang Technological University, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the University of Melbourne, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Indian Institute of Technology Tirupati, NICMAR University Pune, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors, Our Hong Kong Foundation, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Centre for Social and Economic Progress, National Housing Development Corporation Limited Bhutan, and the Asian Development Bank. 

  • Discuss prefabricated construction's transformative potential, promoting efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and quality to cultivate broad understanding among industry professionals, policy makers, and academics in developing Asia
  • Identify and discuss prefabricated construction’s adoption challenges, generating actionable solutions through in-depth discussions to guide stakeholders and policy makers in overcoming barriers
  • Create a platform for experts, practitioners, and officials, fostering collaboration in the sectors of housing, construction, and technology and building a network to advance prefabricated construction's planning and implementation
Target Participants

ADBI welcomes attendance from government officials, policy makers, thematic experts, researchers, and practitioners. Women are encouraged to attend.

How to Apply

Fill out the registration form (link) by no later than Friday 12 April 2024.

We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. 

  • Equip policy makers with practical insights, facilitating informed decision-making in developing Asia 
  • Enhanced networking, collaboration, and cooperation among experts and practitioners for infrastructure development around Asia and the Pacific

Japan Railway Technical Service

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