Below you will find presentations from our speakers for the biennial International Construction Conference in collaboration with the Australian Institute of Building (AIB) and Singapore Institute of Building.


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KRISTIN BROOKFIELD

CHIEF EXECUTIVE INDUSTRY POLICY, HOUSING INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION (HIA), AUSTRALIA


Kristin Brookfield has over 20 years’ experience in planning, building and environmental regulation, working in local and state government in NSW, specialising in development control and building regulations before joining the Housing Industry Association (HIA) in 2003….


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DAVID CREMONA

NATIONAL DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION, MERITON GROUP, AUSTRALIA


David Cremona has been with Meriton for over 20 years and as the National Director of Construction he has been instrumental with the acquisition, development, project management and construction of circa 10,000 residential apartments along the east coast of Australia…


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NANCY MCCONNELL

GENERAL MANAGER CORPORATE AFFAIRS, HAWKINS GROUP, NEW ZEALAND


Nancy McConnell has over 40 years’ experience in marketing and communications and has led the Corporate Affairs function for Hawkins since 2013…


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RUMA  KARAITIANA

FORMER CEO, BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TRAINING BOARD (BCITO), NEW ZEALAND


Ruma retired from BCITO in June 2016 after 10½ years as the Chief Executive. During that time Ruma was active in a variety of construction sector forums including chairing the ‘Skills Workstream of the Construction Sector Productivity Taskforce’…


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MARK SAWYER

DIRECTOR OF INDUSTRY STRATEGY FOR CONSTRUCTION, TRIMBLE, USA


Mark Sawyer joined Trimble in 2012 as a result of its acquisition of Vico Software where he was President & CEO. Before Vico, he was President & CEO of @Last Software, the makers of SketchUp, where he led that company’s merger with Google…


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DAVID PHILP

Global Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Information Management (Consultancy Director), AECOM, United Kingdom


David was an early adopter of practical change and purposeful collaboration, which has led to him having an international reputation as a key thinker in the BIM field. His expertise has also seen David become a central figure in the UK public sectors move to mandate BIM usage for Government projects…


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Dr Helena LIDELOW

Platform Manager, Lindbacks / Associate Professor, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden


Lindbacks, is Sweden’s leader in industrialised construction of apartment buildings. Helena believes that a “systems builder must manage technology, the building process, and the business situation simultaneously. The balance between the three is more important to master than optimising each of them separately”…


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Lloyd Rubidge

Director, Van Der Merwe Miszewski Architects (VDMMA), South Africa


Lloyd Rubidge is an Architect who has long had an interest in the combination of contemporary technologies and sustainable ideas and practices. He has gained experience through a number of ‘green’ projects, including a variety of Green Star rated projects…


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Neil Horsfield

Senior Principal, Beca, New Zealand


Neil Horsfield is a chartered professional engineer, and leads Beca’s Building Structures business and is responsible for structural engineering operations in New Zealand and Indonesia…


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Matthew Kelly

Building Services Manager, Mirvac Construction, Australia


Matthew Kelly has extensive experience in construction project delivery, managing building services teams through design, construction and commissioning, and delivering Green Star certified projects…


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David Kennedy

Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Property, New Zealand


Property has been a foundation stone for the growth in wealth for the Ngāi Tahu group following their Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the crown almost 20 years ago. The company has a diverse investment portfolio, and extensive development assets, including housing projects in Auckland…


David Jarratt

David Jarratt

Sustainability Practice Lead (Australia and New Zealand), AECOM, Australia

David has been involved in the field of build environment sustainability for the past 15 years. In his current role, David has responsibility for sustainability across AECOM’s Australasian projects, with his prime focus being to deliver a service dedicated to a high performance built environment…


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Lit Yin Lam

General Manager, D-Reality Consultancy, Hong Kong

Lit Yin Lam is a senior surveyor in Hong Kong, whose projects have included Hong Kong International Airport, West Rail, HK-SZ Western Corridor, Venetian Orient Cotai Parcel 5&6 (Macao), Express Rail Link (XRL)…