Conference Date
25th & 26th June 2019
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Day 1 - Tuesday 25th June, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Bronwyn Weir
Lawyer & Managing Director
Weir Legal & Consulting
8:40
OPENING KEYNOTE: Progress on the implementation of the Building Confidence Report
  • Achieving a cultural shift through reform
  • The prospects of harmonisation through implementation of the Building Confidence recommendations
  • Interaction of other reform priorities governments have that affect the building industry
Bronwyn Weir
Lawyer & Managing Director
Weir Legal & Consulting
Strengthening enforcement and compliance in the building industry
9:20
Implementing a national system for registration of engineers
  • Understanding the need for a mandatory national registration of engineers
  • What effect has it had on their building industry?
  • What is being done currently to obtain the required legislative backing?
Peter McIntyre
Chief Executive Officer
Engineers Australia
9:50
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in 2 minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event.

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Unpacking current development updates in the industry
  • What do we need to achieve a nationally consistent approach to regulatory reform
  • Understanding reforms that are required to ensure safety of residential building
  • What actions are being put in place to ensure safe, compliant infrastructures
Phil Dwyer
National President
Builders Collective of Australia
11:40
Understanding the importance of the AAC’S 8 point reform plan
  • An overview of the 8 point and understanding the significance of each
  • How the new reform will ensure robustness and accountability in the industry
  • Understanding the importance of insurance and accreditation
Jill Brookfield
Chief Executive Officer
The Association of Accredited Certifiers
12:20
Networking lunch
1:20
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • Are the recommendations of the confidence report relevant?
  • What are the biggest challenges that need
  • What can we do to improve professional development?
2:20
PANEL DISCUSSION: Industry challenges PART 1 – Implementing the Building Confidence Report recommendations
  • How can we work towards a nationally consistent approach to reform?
  • What initiatives are being taken to implement the recommendations into different states?
  • What challenges have been seen so far in regards to implementation?
  • What changes can we expect to see as we progress with full implementation of the recommendations?
Bronwyn Weir
Lawyer & Managing Director
Weir Legal & Consulting
Philip Halton
Deputy Commissioner
Queensland Building & Construction Commission
Trevor Pisciotta
Executive Director, Building
Department of Land, Water & Planning
3:00
Afternoon tea & networking
3:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Industry challenges PART 2 – Do we need a more government regulated industry?
  • What effect has deregulation had on the industry? Is it time to re-regulate?
  • Understanding the importance of better regulation and government oversight on buildings
  • Does there need to be further development in the quality safety standards of Australia
  • Discussing the progress and initiatives being taken and future priorities
Phil Dwyer
National President
Builders Collective of Australia
Philip Halton
Deputy Commissioner
Queensland Building & Construction Commission
4:10
Discussing the importance of building natural disaster resilient buildings
  • Understanding the need for natural disaster resilient buildings
  • How could we improve the resilience of buildings to heatwaves, bushfires, floods, cyclones and storm surge
Neil Carter
Architect
BVN
4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One

Day 2 - Wednesday 26th June, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Welcome remarks from the Chair
Phil Dwyer
National President
Builders Collective of Australia
8:40
Understanding the initiatives taken to improve regulatory regimes to ensure the compliance of building products
Philip Halton
Deputy Commissioner
Queensland Building & Construction Commission
9:20
SPOTLIGHT SESSION

In this highly interactive session, you will have the chance to obtain the answers to the questions you’ve had in the industry from the decision makers themselves.

10:00
Morning tea & networking
Strategies to mitigate risks associated with NCBP’s
10:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: How can we improve fire safety systems in the building industry
  • How can governments across the nation improve current fire safety regimes
  • What is being done to ensure employees are properly qualified
  • Discussing the most significant points of the Fire Safety Practice guide
Jonathan Barnett
National Chair, Society of Fire Safety
Engineers Australia
Sharanya Iyer
Analyst
A.T. Kearney
11:10
Exploring the changes coming to the profession and to the practice of engineering as a whole
  • Utilising technological advancements to deliver innovative best practice solutions in the building and construction industry
  • Understanding disruptive innovation, and the technologies likely to impact the industry
  • Practical examples in robotics / automation, exoskeletons, digital tech, big data, intelligent infrastructure, augmented reality, advanced materials and biomimicry
Dr Rowan Braham
Founding Member
Laing O’Rouke
11:50
Networking lunch
12:50
Unpacking the legal aspects of NCBP’S
  • Warranty periods at each stage of the supply chain
  • Understanding the new legislation amendments
  • Looking at what other avenues can be pursued
David Bannerman
Principal Lawyer
Bannermans Lawyers
Improving accountability & compliance
1:30
CASE STUDY: Victoria’s update on the new Building Reforms
  • How have the new Building reforms been implemented in Victoria
  • What are the effects on the industry?
Trevor Pisciotta
Executive Director, Building
Department of Land, Water & Planning
2:10
Afternoon tea & networking
2:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Ensuring practitioners maintain a level of professional development within their industry to improve consumer confidence
  • Understanding the benefits of annual professional development training
  • How do we implement standards and ensure compliance across the building and construction chain?
  • Creating a duty of due diligence for increased safety and accountability
Bronwyn Weir
Lawyer & Managing Director
Weir Legal & Consulting
Phil Dwyer
National President
Builders Collective of Australia
3:10
An overview of the daily strata issues in our growing cities
  • What is strata’s responsibility when fixing flammable cladding and structural defects?
  • How is accountability and responsibility supported by a statutory duty of care?
  • How do we deliver consumer protection?
Stephen Goddard
Director
Owners Corporation Network of Australia
3:50
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
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Key Speakers

Bronwyn Weir
Lawyer & Managing Director
Weir Legal & Consulting
Phil Dwyer
National President
Builders Collective of Australia
Trevor Pisciotta
Executive Director, Building
Department of Land, Water & Planning