Below you will find the program for the Constructing Our World Conference to be held from 18 – 20 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.

 

Mini Summit and Panel Discussion

The Friday program features a special Mini Summit which will focus on encouraging an open discussion about our industry.

The Mini Summit will respond to the current issues arising in the industry with an update from experts about building quality issues that have emerged in the media recently. Attendees will be able to raise questions and seek answers to the many concerns currently facing the industry. New Mini Summit ticket options have been released, enabling attendees to come to the Mini Summit and lunch session for $250.

 

Conference Tour

Delegates also have the opportunity to join our Pre Conference Site Tour. The tour will give a behind the scenes look at some of Sydney and surrounding regions most innovative developments. The tour is 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
6.00pm - 8.00pmWelcome 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
MINIWIZ 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 and open question forum- Financial outlook for Australia, New Zealand and Asia
James Kirby
Australian Financial Journalist
9.20AMThe future role of Codes and Standards
Neil Savery
Chief Executive
Australian Building Codes Board
9.45AMA view from across the ditch: Challenges in Construction
Graeme Birkhead
President
NZIOB
10.10AMBuilding and construction issues with government regulation
Jim Moschoyiannis
Director and Shareholder
L.U Simon Builders
10.35AMMORNING TEA
MINI SUMMIT AND PANEL DISCUSSION - BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION ISSUES
11.00AMUpdate on Legislative changes and Inquiries into building quality

John Tansey
Executive Director
Regulatory Policy, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
11.20AMOpen forum and panel discussion

John Tansey (NSW Government),Graeme Birkhead (NZIOB), Karl Sullivan (Insurance Council of Australia), Jim Moschoyiannis (LU Simon), Brian Seidler, Executive Director MBA NSW, Stephen Williams TAYLOR
12.45PMLUNCH
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
2.35PMYoung builders' perspective Singapore
Hansen Goh Straits
Project Manager
Straits Construction Singapore
3.00PMAFTERNOON TEA
3.30PMPanel Session
Adam Rennie, Geoff Nash,Kelly Davidson, Hansen Goh Straits
4.00PMDavid Burnell
National President AIB
4.30pmCLOSE