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Australian Cladding & Building Standards Summit

25-26 June 2018 | Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne

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The nation's leading forum driving industry change

overview

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.

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agenda

8:00 am

Registration & welcome refreshments

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening remarks from the Chair

Professor Ian Bailey AM SC, Founding Chair, Society of Construction Law Australia

9:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Building Confidence

Bronwyn Weir, Managing Director, Weir Legal and Consulting Pty Ltd

9:30 am

VIC UPDATE | Victorian Taskforce Update

Dr Trevor Pisciotta, Director, Building, Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning Victoria

10:00 am

NSW UPDATE | NSW Taskforce Update

John Tansey, Executive Officer, NSW Fire Safety and External Wall Cladding Taskforce, Executive Director, Regulatory Policy, Better Regulation Division, Department of Finance, Services & Innovation NSW (Live video link)

10:30 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:00 am

The Role of Standards in the Building and Construction Industry

Adam Stingemore, General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

11:25 am

  • What the audit found
  •  How can the regulator respond
  •  How must industry respond
  •  How do we prevent similar issues recurring

11:50 am

  • SA Building Audit update – City of Adelaide focus
  •  Understanding the audit and its boundaries
  •  Audit insights and reflections

12:15 pm

QLD UPDATE | QBCC

Philip Halton, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Building and Construction Commission

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

Insights from the MFB

Mark Carter, Acting Director, Fire Safety, Community Safety Directorate, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

2:05 pm

Examination of the NCBP Cladding issue across Australia with contextualisation on how it goes hand-in-hand with other industry concerns from an internationally regarded expert.

2:30 pm

  • State of play & incident examination
  •  Performance based design & DtS
  •  Audits
  •  Lessons Learned

2:55 pm

Afternoon refreshments and networking break

3:25 pm

A technical panel discussing solutions from across the country, case studies and safety innovations being brought to bear against the NCBP issue, and analysis on what a Best Practice approach might be.

4:05 pm

Commentary on the day’s discussion, how it fits into broader industry concerns and legal analysis of interaction between these issues, the need to push for reform and what impact inaction will have on the country and the industry – concluding with an analysis of European regulations, what Australia can learn from their example, and a possible path towards implementation of a better system.

4:45 pm

CLOSING | End of Day One & Networking Drinks

8:30 am

Registration & welcome refreshments

8:50 am

OPENING | Opening Remarks from the Chair

Professor Ian Bailey AM SC, Founding Chair, Society of Construction Law Australia

9:00 am

KEYNOTE ADDRESS | Engineers Australia

Blair Stratton, State Manager, Victoria, RED Fire Engineers

9:30 am

  • The VBA role in co-ordinating the state-wide response to auditing class 2, 3 and 9 privately owned buildings
  •  A safety-first compliance approach to inspections
  •  Collaboration between the VBA and local government MBSs
  •  New VBA Powers & the Supply Chain

10:00 am

Discussion on the impact of the combustible cladding and NCBP issue from a Strata perspective – examining how various solutions across the states and territories have played out, possible improvements and considerations for further action, and what needs to be improved.

10:40 am

Morning refreshments and networking break

11:10 am

  • Disability in society and the ‘gap’ in legislation
  • Principles of emergency preparedness and emerging risk factors
  • The need for a holistic approach
  • Design considerations (refuge areas, evacuation lifts, wayfinding, alarms)

11:40 am

  •  Identifying at-risk buildings
  •  Who is responsible for making the building safe
  •  Who is financially liable

12:10 pm

CASE STUDY | Cladding from the Coalface

Colin Knowles, Member, Owners Corporation Network

12:40 pm

Lunch and networking break

1:40 pm

  • The types of insurance policies subject to claims
  • How those policies will likely respond (if at all)
  • The change in underwriting appetite
  • How insurers are dealing with ‘cladding claims’ – globally and in Australia
  • Potential long-term impacts on the availability of insurance cover for the construction industry
  • How the ‘cladding crisis’ has put a spotlight on the issue of ‘defective building products’ more generally

2:10 pm

Waterproofing - The tip of the compliance iceberg

Ross Taylor, Director, Ross Taylor & Associates (Live video link)

2:40 pm

Robust discussion from leading industry experts analysing the root causes of the non-compliance issue, lessons learned from the cladding and NCBP response and how, as an industry, we must move from reactive reform, to proactive action in order to prevent the next Lacrosse style watershed moment before it occurs.

3:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:30 pm

CLOSING | End of Summit and Afternoon Refreshments

pricing

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Package(Two Days)$2995+GSTEarly Bird

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speakers

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

Adam Stingemore

General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

John Tansey

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

Philip Halton

Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Bronwyn Weir

Managing Director, Weir Legal and Consulting Pty Ltd

Dale Webster

Executive Director, Consumer, Building and Occupational Services, Department of Justice Tasmania

Luke Exell

Deputy Head, State-Wide Cladding Audit, Victorian Building Authority

Erik Adriaanse

Chief Executive Officer, Strata Community Association

Bernard Steer

Executive Officer, City of Adelaide Building Fire Safety Committee, City Planning and Development, City of Adelaide

Nigel Curwen

Acting Station Officer, Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board

Pelle Zetterstrom

Technical Director, Olsson Fire & Risk

Blair Stratton

State Manager, Victoria, RED Fire Engineers

Ross Taylor

Director, Ross Taylor & Associates Pty Ltd

Roland Burt

Partner - Commercial Litigation, McKean Park Lawyers

Colin Knowles

Member, Owners Corporation Network

Lee Wilson

Director, Egress Group Pty Ltd

George Martin

Board Member, Strata Community Association Victoria

Charles Thornley

Partner, Lander & Rogers Lawyers (Sydney)

Ross Daley

Chief Executive Officer, Solutions in Engineering

Peter Jones

National Underwriting Manager, CHU Underwriting Agencies Pty Ltd

Jessica Rippon

Founding Director & Principal Solicitor, Construction Legal

when & where

25 - 26 Jun 2018

Rendezvous Hotel, Melbourne
328 Flinders Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: (03) 9250 1888

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