Australia’s construction sector is facing down a crisis. As landmark incidents and evacuations have revealed a culture of misconduct, non-compliance and defects, especially effecting residential apartments, confidence in the sector is at an all-time low. As industry and government respond to the crisis, the challenge becomes further complicated with responses varying from state to state as industry leaders and advocates argue for national uniformity. Amidst this turmoil owners and strata are left waiting for answers as the cost of remediation works knocks on their door.
It is in this atmosphere that Informa Australia are delighted to announce the inaugural Australian Building Quality Conference. Continuing on from our landmark national Australian Cladding & Building Standards conference series which focused on combustible cladding and fire safety, we move on to the bigger picture with in-depth analysis on the state by state responses to the wider challenges facing the construction sector, government commentary on policy and regulation, and insights from sector leading companies and experts as we work together to chart the course forward.
Key topics for this year’s conference include:
- Briefing on the nature of the current crisis: its origins, effects, and ongoing impact on the economy
- Commentary on the pursuit of best practice: Leading organisations and industry insiders talk on the challenges centered around education, compliance enforcement and quality control
- Discussion on remediation works – from critical to non-essential – with technical insights on the nature of required repairs for the various types of defects that have been identified as widespread
- Market impact – We sit down with finance and construction industry leaders to talk about confidence in the market, how we are seeing the unfolding narrative shape buying, industry’s desired response, and the cost of inaction
- Policy and regulation: An in-depth look at proposed legislated solutions currently on the table, analysis on how far they go to address the issues, and commentary on what more we could do to address the problems within the sector