Over the last few years there have been a number of high profile cases of multi-storey buildings being poorly constructed, using non-compliant building products. In 2017 the construction industry was faced with the Grenfell Tower fire in London - a stark reminder of the narrowly escaped disaster at Melbourne’s Lacrosse Tower years earlier. More recently, an independent report has found multiple design and construction faults led to damage at western Sydney’s Opal Tower, and the fire at Melbourne’s NEO200 tower has brought focus back onto the cladding crisis.
The 2018 Weir and Shergold report highlighted the issue of non-compliant building products and made recommendations to improve compliance and enforcement of regulation in the industry.
With the myriad of changes and reforms happening in the industry, this must attend Strengthening Compliance & Enforcement in the Building Industry conference will give you the chance to hear from industry leaders on the most recent industry reforms.Attend to
- Understand how the Building Confidence report recommendations will be implemented across states
- Hear from government how you can navigate new legislations and reforms
- Learn how to implement best practice and reduce liability
- Have the chance to raise your concerns with government decision makers
- Find out what is being done to improve professional development within the industry
- Industry bodies and associations
- Federal government
- State government
- Local government
- Strata & body corporates
- Certifiers, accreditors & surveyors
- Designers & architects
- Insurers & lawyers
Attend to learn:
- Improve regulation within the building & construction industry
- Mitigate risks associated with NCBP’s
- Improve accountability & compliance through professional development
- Including decision makers from Government on how they will be enforcing new industry regulations
- Understanding the initiatives taken to improve regulatory regimes to ensure the compliance of building products
- PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we improve fire safety systems in the building industry
- Unpacking the legal aspects of NCBP’S
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring practitioners maintain a level of professional development within their industry to improve consumer confidence
Weir Legal & Consulting
Bronwyn is a lawyer specialising in government law for regulators. In 2017 Bronwyn was co-appointed with Professor Peter Shergold by the Building Ministers Forum to make recommendations on a national best practice approach to regulation of the building sector. The appointment reflects Bronwyn’s in-depth knowledge of building regulation having acted over many years for building regulators, local government, fire brigades and the architects Board in Victoria. Bronwyn was a member of the Building Regulations Advisory Committee for over 10 years. She is a legal advisor to the Victorian Cladding Taskforce and is also currently advising the Queensland government on its controversial security of payment reforms. In addition to building regulation, Bronwyn has also advised regulators in a range of other sectors including human services, education and natural resources.
Builders Collective of Australia
Phil Dwyer has been a successful and award winning builder for over 40 years in the categories of Domestic and Commercial – Unlimited.
In the year following the introduction of the Last Resort Builders Warranty Insurance scheme in July 2002 the Builders Collective of Australia was formed and registered as a non profit association to advocate for the reform of the industry.
Phil has held the position of National President ever since campaigning for and on behalf of both consumers, builders, and the national industry.
Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning
Dr Trevor Pisciotta is the Executive Director of the Building Division at the Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. The Division provides policy advice in relation to the regulation of Victoria’s building, plumbing and architecture industries. Before joining DELWP, Trevor spent over 10 years at the Department of Premier & Cabinet across a variety of policy roles. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from Monash University.
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Australian Construction Industry Forum
Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) is the meeting place for leaders of the construction industry in Australia.
ACIF facilitates and supports an active dialogue between the key players in residential and non-residential building, and engineering construction, other industry groups, and government agencies.
Our Members are the most significant Associations in the industry, spanning the entire asset creation process from feasibility through design, cost planning, construction and building and management.
A key initiative is ACIF Forecasts – accurate and credible short – and long-term forecasts of demand for residential and non-residential building, and for engineering construction.
ACIF also provides a number of resources for the industry, including biannual ACIF Briefings, a Directory of key organisations, as well as policies and productivity tools.