Below you will find the program for the Constructing Our World Conference to be held from 18 – 21 September in Sydney. You are invited to look through each day’s program schedule

to view the speakers and topics that will be covered each day.The conference program will officially commence on Wednesday 18 September with the Welcome Reception at the Four Seasons Hotel.

 

Conference Tours

Delegates also have the opportunity to join our Pre and Post Conference Site Tours. These tours will give a behind the scenes look at some of Sydney and surrounding regions most innovative developments. Tours are an additional cost to the Conference Registration and can be booked through the main registration site. Please note numbers are limited.

9.00AMBus pick up at Four Seasons Hotel
9.30AM-
11.30AM
Morning Tours
Opera House
Barangaroo Towers
Coal Loader Project
12.00
-2.00PM
LUNCH
2.30PM
-4.30PM
Afternoon Tours
Sydney Opera House
Barangaroo Towers
Frank Gehry UTS Building
5.00PMBus returns to Four Seasons
6.30pmWelcome Reception
8.00AMRegistrations open
9.00AMWelcome and Opening
9.15AMKeynote - The future of building
Adam Spencer
Australian media personality
SESSION ONE: PEOPLE
10.00AMContinuing professional development - Staying on top of your game
Tony Avsec OAM
Senior Cost Planner
Lendlease
10.30AMMORNING TEA
11.00AMEducating the workforce of South Africa
Professor Benita Zulch
Head of Department of Construction Economics
University of Pretoria
11.30AMMental health in the workplace
Chris Lockwood
Chief Executive Officer
Mates in Construction
12.00AMStrategic people planning
Professor Chris Bulmer
Managing Partner & Chief Executive Officer
Greenwich Associates
Executive Chairman
Institute of Quality Construction
12.30PMPanel Discussion: State of education and training
Professor Chris Bulmer and Professor Benita Zulch
1.00PMLUNCH
SESSION TWO: PROCESS AND INNOVATION
2.00PMInnovative sustainability projects
Franklin Po
Principal
Tierra Design Studio
2.40PMEmbracing a digital future for construction
Shiva Ghazal
Enterprise Systems Specialist
Hansen Yuncken
3.10PMAFTERNOON TEA
3.40PMBuilding with a circular economy: Turning the waste of today into the buildings of tomorrow
Tan Szue Hann
Managing Director
MINIQIZ Singapore
4.10PMChallenges of Innovation + Construction
David Cremona
National Director of Construction & Director of Meriton Group
4.40PMMajor and minor project case studies in digital engineering
Alastair Brook
Director Digital Engineering
PDC Engineering Evolved
5.10PMClose
7.00PMNational Awards Dinner
8.00AMRegistration Open
8.30AMWelcome
SESSION THREE: POLITICS AND FINANCE
8.35AMKeynote - Financial outlook for Australia, New Zealand and Asia
James Kirby
Australian Financial Journalist
9.15AMA view from across the ditch: Challenges in construction
Graeme Birkhead
President
NZIOB
9.45AMThe future role of Codes and Standards
Neil Savery
Chief Executive
Australian Building Codes Board
10.15AMMORNING TEA
10.50AMBuilding and construction issues with government regulation
Jim Moschoyiannis
Director and Shareholder
L.U Simon Builders
11.20AMUpdate on Legislative changes and Inquiries into Building Quality
11.50AMPanel Discussion: State of the industry and issues with regulation, financial outlook
12.20PMLUNCH
SESSION FOUR: NEXT GENERATION
1.35PMYoung builders' perspective Australia
Adam Rennie
Managing Director
Rennie Developments Pty Ltd
1.55PMYoung builders' perspective New Zealand
Geoff Nash
Group General Manager
Brosnan Construction
2.15PMYoung builders' perspective South Africa
Kelly Davidson
University of Pretoria
2.35PMYoung builders' perspective Singapore
Hansen Goh Straits
Project Manager
Straits Construction Singapore
3.00PMAFTERNOON TEA
3.30PMPanel Session
4.00PMDavid Burnell
National President AIB
4.30pmCLOSE
8.00AMArrival and board bus
Four Seasons Hotel
8.30AMBus Departs Four Seasons Hotel
10.30AMArrive Newcastle
Morning Tea
HIEX Hotel, King St, Newcastle
Presentation describing the four main development Precincts (West/East Ends/Civic/Honeysuckle)
11.00AMWalk around West-End to rail interchange

Observe new Council offices, multi-storey residential, vertical aged care retirement living developments with guides
11.30AMLight Rail ride, Interchange to East-End

Observe Honeysuckle Development, UON City Campus sites, Civic Precincts with guides
11.45AMWalk around East-End

Observe Hunter Street Mall mixed residential/retail development with guides
12.15PMCoach pick-up, head to NeWSpace, Civic Precinct
12.30PMLunch
NeWSpace in Civic
L8, UON NeWSpace ‘Nobby’s Look-out’
1.30PMCoach pick-up, head to Hunter Valley
3.30PMCoach pick-up, head back to Sydney
5.30PMArrive back in Sydney

Tour concludes