ENDUROFRAME® Conference 2023 Key Information

ENDUROFRAME® Conference 2023 Key Information

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Conference Partners

Conference Venue

Melbourne Polytechnic Conference Centre

Address: Building U, 77 St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072 [Open in Google Maps]

Conference Parking

Onsite parking has been arranged for ENDUROFRAME Conference attendees.

  • Enter the student car park via St Georges Road
  • Drive through to the top section of the student car park
  • Report to the parking attendant who will provide a parking permit
  • Park in designated space as directed by the attendant
  • Ensure the permit provided is clearly displayed in front window of vehicle
  • Proceed to Building U – Conference Centre

Cocktail Reception - Wednesday 22nd March


Cocktail reception - drinks; finger food; and networking
Time 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Downstairs Building U in the Ellen Smiddy Room

Melbourne Polytechnic Conference Centre

77 St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072 

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Dinner is not organised but we’ve identified that Tallboy and Moose could be a good venue after the reception. 

Angus Robertson Mechanical Ltd, Rollforming and Coil Processing Machinery Specialists
Cocktail Reception Partner

Main Conference - Thursday 23 March


Main conference


8:30 am - 5:00 pm


Gerald Maynard Building U

Melbourne Polytechnic Conference Centre

77 St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072 

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Lunch, morning, and afternoon tea provided

Main Conference Agenda

Key ENDUROFRAME® Developments & RoadmapPaul Jones
New Features in the ENDUROCADD® SystemSylvia Weber
Ideal Fastener Presentation

Neville Deutscher, Ideal Fastener

Morning Tea 10:30 am

TRUECORE® Steel UpdateMichelle Gissel
What are the Upcoming NCC changes and how to comply with them?Michelle Gissel
ENDUROCADD® NX - Creating Levels and WallsNazanin Azizi
Getting the Most out of EndurocademyKelly Watts

Lunch 12:30 pm

How to generate first rate site documentation for easy on-site installation

Sylvia Weber

Glenn Braybon, Blue Line Detailing

Rebecca Kelly, RA Kelly Detailing

Dael Griffiths, Steel Frame Solutions

Jeremy Mortensen, McHugh Steel

Personalise Layouts Templates - How to Create Professional Customised LayoutsNazanin Azizi
Case Study - How to effectively outsource detailingSana Ullah, Ezequote

Afternoon tea ~3 pm

Case Study - IFC and BIM integrationMitchell Crisp, Ultimate Steel Frames
The importance of quality fasteners in LGS framingNeville Deutscher, Ideal Fasteners
Developments in framing accessories - what is available?Warren Tharle

Conference Dinner - Thursday 23 March




6:30 pm - 10:30 pm


Oliva Social

102 - 104 High St, Preston, VIC, 3072

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Ezequote, your advantage
Conference Dinner Partner

Detailing Masterclass - Friday 24 March


ENDUROCADD® Software Detailing Masterclass


8:30 am - 12:30 pm


Auditorium Building U

Melbourne Polytechnic Conference Centre

77 St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072 

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Important Notes

If you want to follow along on ENDUROCADD® Software:

  • Please bring a laptop along with the latest version of ENDUROCADD® NX and ENDUROCADD® Software pre-installed.
  • Make sure your laptop is fully charged. Power points will be limited!

Bring a notepad and pen.

Morning tea and light lunch provided.

Detailing Masterclass Agenda Presenter
Joist Hangers - How to detail and manufacture them Kelly Watts
How to use ENDUROCADD NX Levels; Walls; Openings; Posts and Beams Nazanin Azizi

Morning Tea 10:30 pm

How to design posts Mehaladevi Muthukumar
How to Connect trusses to non-load bearing walls Mehaladevi Muthukumar
Top tips to improve detailing productivity Sylvia Weber
Applications for Hip Type 3 Chian Chee Choo

Lunch 12:30 pm

Manufacturing Masterclass - Friday 24 March


ENDUROFRAME® Building System Manufacturing Masterclass


8:30 am - 12:45 pm


Steer Manufacturing

9 Capital Link Dr, Campbellfield VIC 3061

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Important Notes

All attendees must wear long pants, covered shoes and long sleeves.

Bus details:

  • After the Manufacturing Masterclass, the bus will go to Melbourne Airport > Conference Center > Hotel > Melbourne CBD.
  • Anybody wanting to go directly to the airport from Steer Manufacturing should take their bags with them in the morning. The bus will have a trailer to carry bags.
  • In the morning, the bus will depart the hotel at 8:15 am sharp. You must be checked out.
  • The bus will stop at the Conference Center at 8:25 am to then depart to Steer Manufacturing.
  • The bus is only for people who have pre-booked.


Morning tea and light lunch provided.

Manufacturing Masterclass Agenda


ENDURO rollformer overview

Venkata Kalavacharla

Best Practices in using ENDUROHUB

Simon Steer, Steer Manufacturing

Factory Productivity Best Practices

Dennis Sutton

Track and Measure Factory productivity in ENDUROHUB

Paul Jones

Best practices for packing trusses and wall frames

Dennis Sutton

Best Practice to assemble wall panels - Part 1

Dennis Sutton

Running an ENDURO rollformer efficiently

Achal Pandit

Morning Tea 11:15 am

Best Practice to assemble wall panels - Part 2

Dennis Sutton

Stacking Trusses discussion

Simon Steer, Steer Manufacturing

ENDURO preventative maintenance procedures

Venkata Kalavacharla

Lunch 12:45 pm

Bus departs Steer Manufacturing1:30 pm

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Changes/Cancellation of a registration must be advised via email to [email protected]. Verbal changes or cancellation cannot be accepted.

Please note, accommodation charges may apply for all cancellations.

Evident Constructions

Evident Constructions

New ENDUROFRAME® Building System licensee, Sunshine Coast QLD

Evident Constructions team photo
Evident Constructions logo

Evident Constructions are proud manufacturers of the ENDUROFRAME® building system, supplying quality, competitively priced lightweight steel frames on the Sunshine Coast.

With over 25 years in the construction industry, the family owned and operated company has cemented themselves as experts in the installation of steel frames in both residential and commercial projects.

To further control the whole process and ensure the highest quality frames and reliable delivery times, Evident have now taken the next logical step to manufacture their own frames from their new facility.

Throughout the years, Evident constructions have gained a reputation for quality installs, going above and beyond in their attention to detail, professional yet approachable attitude, and a genuine willingness to work hard to exceed expectations.

Directors Jamie and Jennifer are very hands on with each project, and will listen and understand your requirements, provide practical advice, deliver regular communication, and personally oversee the build from first contact through to the completed installation.

Their crew is comprised of experienced fabricators and talented carpenters that are ready to make and erect your project on time and on budget. No job too big or small, Evident constructions supply and install servicing Sunshine Coast, Gympie, and North Brisbane.

Don’t hesitate to make contact to understand how Evident Constructions can help you with your next project.

Evident Constructions
Phone: 0411 921 760
Email: [email protected]

2023 ENDUROFRAME® Licensee Conference Comes to Melbourne

2023 ENDUROFRAME® Licensee Conference
22 - 24th March, Melbourne

The content for the 2023 ENDUROFRAME® Conference has been finalised!

Register now to avoid missing your place!

We have a packed agenda to get you up to date about all the latest features in the ENDUROFRAME® Building system, and provide a sneak peak into the next exciting features that we will be releasing over the coming months. Find out how to further improve your business with new tools, and hear from industry experts about what is happening with light gauge steel framing.

A selection of other topics covered in the main session on day 1 are:

  • How to generate first rate site documentation with ENDUROCADD® NX

  • A case study on how IFC and BIM can be used in your next project

  • The latest additions in framing accessories

  • What are the changes to the National Construction Code and how you can address these

  • Find out how to effectively outsource detailing

  • Getting the most out of ENDUROCADEMY, the online training portal

  • All the latest developments being made to TRUECORE® steel and how it can improve your business

On day two, join either of the Detailing or Manufacturing Masterclass to get in depth coverage of topics that you are most interested in.

Detailing Masterclass:

  • Upcoming ENDUROCADD® NX features for creating level, walls, openings, posts and beams
  • Top tips to improving detailing productivity

  • Top tips to detail town houses

  • Engineer Know-how: design posts, connect trusses to non-load bearing walls

  • Find out how to design and manufacturing the expanding range of ENDUROHANGER brackets

Manufacturing Masterclass:

  • How to run your ENDURO® rollformer efficiently
  • Factory Productivity Best Practices

  • Track and measure Factory Productivity in ENDUROHUB®

  • Best practices in ENDUROHUB®

  • Many other tips and tricks to effectively manufacture the ENDUROFRAME® system

Numbers are rapidly increasing with attendees coming from around the world to find out the latest on the ENDUROFRAME® Building System, and re-connect with fellow licensees.

Conference Venue

Melbourne Polytechnic Conference Centre
Address: Building U, 77 St Georges Road, Preston VIC 3072

Situated in the heart of Preston, Melbourne Polytechnic’s Preston Campus just 10KM from the CBD and a 20-minute drive from Melbourne Airport. Parking is available onsite and the centre is easily accessible by public transport.  [Open in Google Maps]


Wednesday 22 March
18:00 – 20:00 Cocktail Reception
Dress code: Smart casual

Thursday 23 March
8:30 – 17:00 – Main Conference
18:30 – 22:30 Conference Dinner
Dress code: Smart dinner attire

Friday 24 March
8:30 – 12:30 – Detailing OR Manufacturing Masterclasses (choose 1)

Don’t hesitate, register here to confirm your attendance.


Attending the seminar, activities, cocktail function on 22 March, and lunch and dinner on 23 March are all provided without charge for employees of businesses which own an ENDURO® Rollformer or those who have a current ENDUROCADD® Software license. For those that do not fall into either of these categories, the cost is AUD 400 (+GST) per person.


Accommodation is available at Novotel Melbourne Preston which is a five minute drive or 20 minute walk to the venue, and two minute drive/10 minute walk to the dinner on Thursday. Reserved room rates* are AUD 250 for a standard room (25m2) or AUD 260 for a larger room (30m2), per night single/twin/double.

To secure your accommodation, simply complete the online registration form. A valid credit card number must be provided and will be passed on to the hotel to guarantee your booking. Your credit card may be charged a deposit at the time of booking or in advance of arrival. Your accommodation and incidental costs must be settled directly with the hotel on arrival or departure. Please note hotels may apply a surcharge to credit card payments.

*Once the initial accommodation allocation is exhausted, further hotel bookings are subject to availability and room rates are subject to increase. You will be advised of the rates before confirmation. 

Registration Entitlements

  • Attendance to all Conference sessions
  • Opportunity to join the Masterclass or Site Visit on the Friday
  • Morning/afternoon tea and lunch on the Thursday
  • Morning tea and lunch on the Friday
  • Ticket to the Cocktail Function
  • Ticket to the Conference Dinner
  • Name badge

Registration Confirmation Email

A confirmation email will be sent to you after completing a registration form. It is advisable to check all items listed. Any changes or alterations can be made in writing to [email protected]

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Changes/Cancellation of a registration must be advised via email to [email protected]. Verbal changes or cancellation cannot be accepted.

Please note, accommodation charges may apply for all cancellations.

Partners and Exhibitors

Partnership opportunities are available. For a copy of the Partnership Prospectus please contact Warren Tharle, on email [email protected].


Next Generation of ENDUROCADD® Steel Frame Software Released

Next Generation of ENDUROCADD® Steel Frame Software Released

Efficient Light Gauge Steel Frame Design Software

A core component of the ENDUROFRAME® Building System is the ENDUROCADD® steel frame software package to design light gauge steel frames. The ENDUROCADD® software package works seamlessly with ENDURO® rollformers to make roof trusses, wall frames, and floor joists. It complies with the applicable Australian standards for the design of light gauge steel frames. Also, it even self-certifies frames in accordance with the ABCB Protocol for Structural Software.

The ENDUROCADD® software designs light gauge steel frames for use in residential, light commercial, modular, and even industrial buildings. It provides structural calculations on roof trusses, floor trusses, connections and wall bracing. The ENDUROCADD® software prepares drawings for the fabrication and installation of frames, and even provides detailed costings.

From November 2021, the ENDUROCADD® software incorporates a powerful CAD engine developed by the Intellicad Technology Consortium. This provides full 3D visualisation of the light gauge steel model, and produces detailed site drawings to show how to install the ENDUROFRAME® system. This new CAD engine will be progressively expanded to provide even more functionality over the next few months.

Find out more about the ENDUROCADD® software package at

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ENDUROCADD NX Layouts screen

An ENDUROCADD software license provides you with a one year annual subscription which includes access to the software application, extensive online design manuals, a comprehenisve library of construction details, and our online training system, Endurocademy.

Click here to purchase an ENDUROCADD® software license.

Curved Walls using the ENDUROFRAME System

Curved Walls using the ENDUROFRAME System

Wodonga-based Innovation Steel Frames and Trusses have been able to provide curved frames for this job in Northern Victoria to meet a complex customer requirements.

The ENDUROFRAME® system can manufacture steel frames with enormous flexibility in mind to adapt to ever changing building requirements. An increased number of punches enables short sections in the top & bottom plates, and noggings to join together to form curved walls.

For further enquiry on Innovation Steel Frame and Truss visit

How sophisticated testing leads to cost-effective steel trusses

How sophisticated testing and engineering leads to cost-effective light gauge steel trusses

A common misconception is that all light gauge steel roof trusses spanning the same distance and with the same loads use the same amount of steel. This is not true. Smart research and development in trusses and sophisticated software can provide reductions in steel usage of up to 50% compared to less efficient light gauge steel trusses.

The ENDUROCADD® design software has been developed over 20 years as a design tool for the ENDUROTRUSS® system, a key component of the ENDUROFRAME® building system.  Over this period the system has responded to changes in building construction, design standards and regulatory requirements.

The foundation of this success is a commitment to extensive testing of truss connections and entire roof truss assemblies at our state-of-the-art NATA-accredited laboratory in western Sydney. All truss connections are tested in compliance with AS4600: Cold formed steel structures. Once the results have been verified the data is fed into our ENDUROCADD® software to provide efficient steel truss designs.

Putting our testing to the test

We are so confident in our testing that a decade ago we put forward the ENDUROCADD® software to be used as a test case for the drafting of the ABCB Protocol for Structural Software. This was a huge deal for our customers because under this Protocol, trained software users of compliant software applications are permitted to design and sign-off buildings that fall within the Protocol scope. This avoids seeking expensive and time-consuming engineering approvals.

This protocol requires independent verification from a third party to ensure that software calculations comply with the Building Code of Australia (BCA) and Australian design standards. Swinburne University provides independently checks that the ENDUROCADD® software complies with the Protocol.

Working with the benefits of extensive testing

When you use the ENDUROCADD® software, you are presented with intuitive truss design functions that test every load case defined in the loading standards. The ENDUROCADD® software runs design and analysis for all members and connections which, in a typical truss, will be 112 load cases. This ensures that all required load conditions are considered and provides confidence that trusses are structurally sound.


When your job is complete, you can view detailed connection drawings that show required screw types and their installation locations. Even better, when truss components are produced the number of screws required at each chord-to-web and chord-to-chord connection is inkjet marked on the parts. This avoids any confusion during assembly.

There are many connection options which include multiples of screws and different types of gusset plates to vary the connection capacity.  As there are about 2000 different connections, a summary sheet of the connections required for a specific job are generated for easy truss assembly.

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We believe the number of truss connections is the most of any light gauge steel framing system. This reduces the chance that connections are the determining factor in the truss strength and performance. In turn, this increases the cost effectiveness of the truss system. It is always cheaper to increase the capacity of a connection with a few screws than it is to increase the gauge of steel used in the entire roof truss.

Boxing Saving Costs

Boxing is another way the ENDUROCADD® software helps you reinforce truss chords and webs just where additional strength is required without increasing the overall truss gauge. Boxing is inserted on the reverse side of the truss to the webs and is precisely positioned where required to resist loads. In the diagram above, the darker section demonstrates the sections of truss chords that are boxed. In many cases chord boxing does not need to extend along the entire length of the chord. The boxing part is manufactured together with the truss and, unlike in-plane trusses, the boxing can extend across multiple sections of chords and webs. Pre-punched holes assist with the location of boxing on truss chords.

We’ve created a set of posters showing the assembly details for roof trusses. Sticking these up in your factory is a great way to keep everyone on the same page. See ENDUROTRUSS® fabrication posters.

Find out more about how the ENDUROFRAME® system reduces truss costs here.

For drawings and photographs that clarify truss construction, please read the ENDUROTRUSS® installation manual. See ENDUROTRUSS® Roofing System Installation manual.

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