2017 was a tragic turning point for the construction and safety industry with the Grenfell Tower fire in London. For Australia, it was a particularly sobering reminder of the narrowly avoided disaster at Melbourne’s Lacrosse Tower fire in 2014.
As governments, taskforces, regulators, and industry bodies continue to work together to ensure that no such tragedy happens again, the much broader discussion around non-compliant products and accountability has come into focus. In addition to the risks associated with some cladding products, the sector is coming under further scrutiny on topics such as glass, wiring and waterproofing.
In light of this changing culture, we are pleased to announce that the Australian Cladding & Building Standards Summit will be returning to Melbourne in 2018. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the national two-day Summit will feature solution-focused updates from state taskforces, all levels of government, leading industry bodies, insurance sector representatives, key experts, owner interest groups and emergency services. Join us for a comprehensive forum focusing on shared learning and driving change through solution driven discussion.
Hon. Ted Baillieu
Former Premier, Victoria, Co-Chair, Victorian Cladding Taskforce
Professor Ian Bailey AM SC
Founding Chair, Society of Construction Law Australia
Dr Jonathan Barnett
Technical Director, RED Fire Engineers
General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia
Executive Officer, NSW Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding Taskforce, Executive Director, Regulatory Policy, Better Regulation Division, Department of Finance, Services & Innovation NSW
Dr Trevor Pisciotta
Director, Building, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning Victoria
Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Building and Construction Commission
Managing Director, Weir Legal and Consulting Pty Ltd
Executive Director, Consumer, Building and Occupational Services, Department of Justice Tasmania
Deputy Head, State-Wide Cladding Audit, Victorian Building Authority
Chief Executive Officer, Strata Community Association
Executive Officer, City of Adelaide Building Fire Safety Committee, City Planning and Development, City of Adelaide
Acting Station Officer, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board
Technical Director, Olsson Fire & Risk
State Manager, Victoria, RED Fire Engineers
Director, Ross Taylor & Associates Pty Ltd
Partner - Commercial Litigation, McKean Park Lawyers
Member, Owners Corporation Network
Director, Egress Group Pty Ltd
Board Member, Strata Community Association Victoria
Partner, Lander & Rogers Lawyers (Sydney)
Chief Executive Officer, Solutions in Engineering
National Underwriting Manager, CHU Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd
Founding Director & Principal Solicitor, Construction Legal
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