The 2024 Tour of Excellence is now open to members.


We’re off to Melbourne in February 2024 and you’re invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the city’s newest and most celebrated housing projects.

Amidst a housing crisis and challenging cost escalations, the urgency to explore diverse housing solutions has never been greater. This is your chance to experience the innovative solutions that are reshaping the industry.

The 2024 Tour of Excellence is your opportunity to see innovation up close with insider access to a range of modular housing, build-to-rent, affordable, and alternate housing typologies.

Your tour will include
  • Welcome dinner
  • 3 nights in five-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • 3 lunches
  • Snacks and coffee
  • Transportation around sites
  • Behind-the-scenes access and fully hosted guided tours and presentations
  • Pre-tour documentation


Your investment

Early bird: $5,750 ex GST
Standard: $6,250 ex GST

Early bird ends 10 November. Flights paid for and arranged separately by the participant.


The 2024 Tour of Excellence isn’t just an opportunity to
witness innovation – it’s a platform to discuss, strategise,
and discover solutions to the challenges we all face.
Together, we can turn obstacles into opportunities.

SYNC Factory

Hickory | Learn more

SYNC is a trailblazer in the realm of offsite construction, revolutionising the development landscape with its high-quality, prefabricated bathroom pods. Since 2013, SYNC has been leveraging innovative prefabrication and digital design technologies to enhance the efficiency, quality, and safety of construction projects throughout Australia. The SYNC difference lies in its commitment to collaboration, working seamlessly with architects, builders, plumbers, and clients to craft bespoke living environments for a range of developments, from luxury apartments to healthcare centres.

What sets SYNC apart is its customisation – each pod is tailored to your design specifications and constructed in Melbourne using a streamlined assembly line process. By minimising trade involvement, SYNC offers a more sustainable, cost-effective, and superior quality solution compared to traditional on-site construction.

Hickory Manufacturing Facility

Hickory | Learn more

Hickory’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility was established in 2018. This strategically located facility is equipped with cutting-edge machinery, enabling efficient handling of large-scale manufacturing projects, including Hickory Building Systems (HBS), Precast, Sync Pods, and metal works. The meticulous manufacturing process at Laverton ensures the highest standards of quality and precision in all HBS systems, enhancing project efficiency during installation. HBS accelerates construction programs by up to 30%, minimising waste while maximizing quality and safety.

As a structural prefabricated platform, HBS revolutionises concrete construction with precision and flexibility, ensuring seamless integration of preassembled elements and mechanical, engineering, and plumbing (MEP) installations. The elimination of formwork not only streamlines the construction process but also enhances productivity and delivers certainty in quality.

Modscape Brooklyn Factory

Modscape | Learn more

With a focus on sustainability, efficiency, and cutting-edge design, Modscape specialises in creating bespoke modular spaces that challenge conventional norms. The company’s modular construction process involves precision engineering, allowing for off-site fabrication in their Brooklyn factory. Their approach integrates collaborative design, ensuring that each modular structure is tailored to the unique vision and needs of the client. From residential homes to commercial spaces, Modscape’s commitment to quality craftsmanship and environmental responsibility is evident in every project.

Stellar Collection

AVJennings | Learn more

Nestled in a picturesque setting, the Stellar Collection redefines modern living through its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability. This thoughtfully curated development offers property developers a unique opportunity to witness a harmonious blend of contemporary architecture and cutting-edge environmental practices. From solar energy systems to water-efficient landscaping, every detail has been meticulously crafted to create not just homes but a sustainable community.



Alternate housing

8:30am     Modular Factory Tour
11:00am   Alternate Housing Site 1
12:30pm   Lunch
2:00pm     Alternate Housing Site 2
3:30pm     Alternate Housing Site 3


Build to Rent

9:00am     Build to Rent Site 1
11:00am   Build to Rent Site 2
1:00pm     Lunch
2:30pm     MUR Site
3:30pm     Alternate Housing Site 3
6:00pm     Tour Dinner


Affordable Housing

8:30am     Affordable Housing Site 1
10:30am   Affordable Housing Site 2
12:30pm   Affordable Housing Site 3

Places are strictly limited

Due to the rarity of access to these developments, and in order to maximise this unique professional development experience, we are only able to accept a small number of participants for this tour.

To find out more information or to join the tour, please email Member Services Director, Emma O’Neill.

Email Emma

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