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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


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

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


Inclusive egress – making buildings safer and more accessible
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Raising Australian building standards – what needs to change?
At present the lack of cohesion in how construction is regulated throughout the country makes for a frustrating system, in which practitioners who operate across multiple jurisdictions face different barriers to entry and different administrative and legal requirements. Read more >>

Repairing dangerous buildings – who should pay?
As it stands, owners are having to face levies of $30,000 – $60,000 to rectify these building deficits – and there are fears that aggressive investigation work to identify unsafe buildings will further increase awareness of this issue, significantly deterring future buyers. Read more >>

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when & where

25 - 26 Jun 2018

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

Book Accommodation with Lido Group
For your convenience Lido Group will manage your accommodation needs. Call on 02 8585 0808.


Still have a question?

Nicholas Mayfield
Conference Producer
+61 2 9080 4477

Megan Rogulski
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4030

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