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Australian Cladding & Building Standards Summit

The national forum for key industry stakeholders

7-8 December 2017 | Novotel on Collins, Melbourne

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Early Bird Rate - $2695 + GST (Save $300). Register by 20 October 2017

overview

In the wake of the 2014 Lacrosse Tower fire in Melbourne and more recently the tragic fire in London’s Grenfell Tower, federal, state, and local governments, regulators and industry bodies throughout Australia are faced with the urgent need for audits and testing of existing buildings for non-conforming building products. There are a number of unanswered questions around the need for new safety standards, a new system for compliance regulation and uncertainties around who pays for the replacement of non-conforming building products? This conference will look to address these issues and more.

This is going to be a landmark event for the building and construction industry. Register your interest here to attend.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Findings from the Interim Report on Aluminium Composite Cladding-Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Non-Conforming Building Products
Senator Chris Ketter, Senator for Queensland

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The Australian Building Codes Board
Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute; Co-Chair, Victorian Cladding Taskforce; Chair, Australian Building Codes Board (until November 2017)

This inaugural event will bring together:

  • Federal, state and local government representatives
  • Regulators
  • Industry bodies
  • Lawyers
  • Developers
  • Construction companies
  • Fire protection companies
  • Architects
  • Building equipment suppliers
  • Emergency services representatives

sponsors

exhibitors

agenda

9:00 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Prof Ian Bailey AM SC, Chair, Society of Construction Law Australia

9:10 am

  • Private certification
  • Aggressive national inconsistency
  • The absent obligation to ensure compliance
  • Solutions – Decennial Liability Insurance?

9:40 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | The Australian Building Codes Board

Professor John Thwaites, Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute; Co-Chair, Victorian Cladding Taskforce; Chair, Australian Building Codes Board (until November 2017)

10:10 am

VICTORIAN UPDATE | An Update on the Victorian Cladding Taskforce

Stan Krpan, CEO, Victorian Cladding Taskforce

10:40 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:20 am

WA UPDATE | WA's State-Wide Cladding Audit

Peter Gow, Acting Deputy Director General, Industry Regulation and Consumer Protection and Building Commissioner, The Department of Mines, Industry and Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) WA

11:50 am

  • SA’s compliance and enforcement framework
  • Three phase approach to audits
  • The benefits of a collaborative approach
  • Status update

12:20 pm

  • Repair existing regulatory framework
  • Establish appropriate accountability
  • Conduct randomised, thorough inspections
  • Prosecute non-compliance

12:50 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:50 pm

  • The financial impact of this issue on strata property owners to date
  • How these costs stand in the way of buildings being made safe
  • The potential impact for owners moving forward with insurers and lenders reviewing support for clad buildings
  • How rectification costs should be funded moving forward

2:20 pm

  • Fire hazard from aluminium composite panels (ACP)
  • Timeline
  • Fire hazard from other types of combustible cladding
  • Case studies

2:50 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

4:10 pm

PANEL DISCUSSION | Rebuilding the Chain of Responsibility

Prof Ian Bailey AM SC, Chair, Society of Construction Law Australia

Jodie Evans, Unit Manager Building Policy, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure SA

Peter Gow, Acting Deputy Director General, Industry Regulation and Consumer Protection and Building Commissioner, The Department of Mines, Industry and Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) WA

Rodger Hills, Executive Officer, The Building Products Innovation Council Adam Stingemore, General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

4:50 pm

Closing Remarks from the Chair

5:00 pm

NETWORKING FUNCTION | Informa invites all speakers and delegates to an informal reception to discuss the day’s issues and network with their peers

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening Remarks from the Chair

9:00 am

  • What Lacrosse and Grenfell have demonstrated?
  • Why compliance matters – Life, property and consumer protection
  • Shared responsibility for improvement – Industry and regulators
  • The need to invest in education and improving competency and consistency

9:30 am

  • Building standards in an Australian context
  • The role of consensus in managing risk
  • What has Lacrosse and Grenfell shown us that we can do better?
  • Free standards? Where do they fit in?

10:00 am

VBA Cladding Audit Outcomes: Lessons Learned about Non-Conforming Building Products Entering the Supply Chain

Murray Smith, Director of Enquiries, Inspections and Complaints, Victorian Building Authority

10:30 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:00 am

BUILDING SURVEYORS PERSPECTIVE | Addressing NCBP through Changes to the Building Regulatory System

Wayne Liddy, National Vice President and National Board Director (Victoria), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) and Director, Gardner Group

11:30 am

In any litigation, it is the law’s and ultimately the Court’s role, not only to determine the cause of loss and damage but also to apportion liability and blame. The current state of cladding, however, exposes a long and sorry history of failures across regulatory, commercial, public and private sectors such that measuring loss and damage and attributing blame, whilst at the same time providing an appropriate framework for the future, has become a Herculean Task.

How will the Law and the Courts of the Land grapple with and subdue the many headed, hissing Hydra that the issue of aluminium composite cladding has become?

12:30 pm

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Findings from the Interim Report on Aluminium Composite Cladding-Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Non-Conforming Building Products

Senator Chris Ketter, Senator for Queensland

1:00 pm

Lunch and networking break

2:00 pm

  • Product testing and certification (electrical products)
  • Variations in manufacturing
  • Results of non-compliance
  • Consequences for suppliers and users

2:30 pm

  • Where does fenestration (curtain walls, windows and glazing) fit into the regulatory system?
  • The state of the nation in 2017
  • The responsibility on local and international designers and suppliers in safeguarding non-conforming building products from entering the supply chain
  • An industry perspective on future compliance and the role of regulators/law makers to toughen policing and penalties

3:00 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

3:30 pm

  • Cladding issues are just the tip of a much bigger systemic building compliance problem
  • Current “cladding audits” are sending the wrong message and penalising the wrong people
  • Reviews of compliance and enforcement systems are noble, but unlikely to solve our long-term problems
  • How do we get better buildings that will meet future performance needs?

4:00 pm

CLOSING DISCUSSION | Looking to the Future- What a New Compliance and Regulation System Could Look Like?

Rodger Hills, Executive Officer, The Building Products Innovation Council Adam Stingemore, General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

Scott Williams, CEO, Fire Protection Association Australia

Murray Smith, Director of Enquiries, Inspections and Complaints, Victorian Building Authority

Ted Baillieu, Former Premier Victoria & Co-Chair, Victorian Cladding Taskforce

Wayne Liddy, National Vice President and National Board Director (Victoria), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) and Director, Gardner Group

4:40 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair and close of summit

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$2995$2695+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Event pricing

  • Early Bird Rate: $2,695 (Save $300) – Expires on 20 October 2017
  • Standard Rate: $2,995 – From 21 October 2017

SPECIAL SUBSIDIZED RATE: $1,695 + GSTThis rate will only be available until 20 October 2017
The special subsidised rate is available for selected small businesses that are not a branch office of a national or international company. To apply for this special rate please email richard.beattie@informa.com.au

Supporting Partners

                 

Media Partner

speakers

Ted Baillieu

Former Premier Victoria & Co-Chair, Victorian Cladding Taskforce

Prof Ian Bailey AM SC

Chair, Society of Construction Law Australia

Professor John Thwaites

Chair, Monash Sustainable Development Institute; Co-Chair, Victorian Cladding Taskforce; Chair, Australian Building Codes Board (until November 2017)

Peter Gow

Acting Deputy Director General, Industry Regulation and Consumer Protection and Building Commissioner, The Department of Mines, Industry and Regulation and Safety (DMIRS) WA

Stan Krpan

CEO, Victorian Cladding Taskforce

Jodie Evans

Unit Manager Building Policy, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure SA

Adam Dalrymple

Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

Erik Adriaanse

CEO, Strata Community Association

Dr Tony Enright

Enright Consulting

Dr. Kate T. Q. Nguyen

Leader of Innovative Fire Engineering (IFE) Group and Project Leader at Centre for Advanced Manufacturing of Prefabricated Housing (CAMP.H), The University of Melbourne

Jan Johansson

Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific & Middle East, Fire Suppression Products, Building Technologies & Solutions, Johnson Controls

Rodger Hills

Executive Officer, The Building Products Innovation Council Adam Stingemore, General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

Scott Williams

CEO, Fire Protection Association Australia

Adam Stingemore

General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

Murray Smith

Director of Enquiries, Inspections and Complaints, Victorian Building Authority

Wayne Liddy

National Vice President and National Board Director (Victoria), Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) and Director, Gardner Group

Romauld Andrew

Barrister-at-Law

Philip B. Hayes

Barrister-at-Law

Senator Chris Ketter

Senator for Queensland

Neil Fraser

Deputy Director, Energy Safe Victoria

Tracey Gramlick

Executive Director & CEO, Australian Window Association

Assoc. Prof. Tuan Ngo

Research Director, ARC Centre for Prefab Housing, University of Melbourne and Director, APTES Group

when & where

07 - 08 Dec 2017

Novotel on Collins
270 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9667 5800
www.novotelmelbourne.com.au

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