9-11 May 2023
ICC Sydney

Only One Week To Go for 2022’s Top Built Environment Event

May 4, 2022 DesignBUILD News

Final program announcements have been released for this year’s DesignBUILD, Total Facilities, the BE Summit and the Digital Construction Week.

A content rich set of inspirational keynote sessions will cover the latest innovations and information delivered by some of Australia’s top Built Environment experts, with an accompanying event for every sector.

KEYNOTE SESSIONS

Design+Build Theatre

Tuesday May 10th – 10:30 – 11:00

How the design of workspaces will need to change post-Covid

  • Caitlin Guilfoyle – Senior Manager Future of Work – PWC
  • Tom Crocker – We Work – Design Studio Director Pacific
  • Jerad Tinnin – Senior Associate – Hassell
  • Anthony Garagounis – National Manager, Delivery Btr – Mirvac Group
  • Tori Shepherd – IWBI – APAC Manager
  • Lisa Hinde – Colliers – Head Of Sustainability

Wednesday May 11th – 3:30pm

Achieving Positive Outcomes:  Innovation and integrity in the FSC supply chain

  • Highlighting how FSC certified products are creating positive outcomes for the built environment and our global response to the threat of climate change. A panel discussion will be led by FSC Chairman Jon Dee, together with Laura Hamilton-O’Hara from Living Future Institute of Australia and Luca Brown from Timberlink.

DCW Theatre sponsored by NBS

Tuesday May 10th – 11:00 – 11:30

Next Generation Computer Vision and AI Enabled Technology for the Architecture, Design, Engineering and Construction Sectors

  • Andrew Harris, Director of Technical Futures and Engineering Excellence Group – Laing O’Rourke.

Smart Buildings Theatre hosted by FMA, sponsored by Rapid Test Systems

Tuesday May 10th- 11:00 – 12:00

Building Compliance – Closing the Gap in Council Assets

  • Erica Mccarthy – City of Launceston – Manager Building Assets and Investigations
  • Nic Jenkins – City of Launceston – Team Leader, Building Asset Management

Be Summit

Friday May 13th – 9:00 – 9:45

Are Skills and Materials Shortages Affecting the Financial Viability of Australian Construction Companies?

  • Nick Wakeling, MP, State Member for Ferntree Gully, Shadow Minister for Industrial Relations, Workplace Safety and Trade
  • Geoff Dart, Harris HMC, Director
  • Haley Jarik, Supply Chain Sustainability School, CEO
  • Facilitated by James Cameron, ACIF, Executive Director

Australia’s Built Environment professionals can select from dozens of sessions covering the latest innovations and information from over 100 of the nation’s top experts appearing at The Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre from May 10-13.

Sessions held at the DesignBUILD Theatre, the Design Construction Week Theatre and The Smart Buildings Theatre are all free and held within the same MCEC space on May 10,11 and 12. The Be Summit is a ticketed conference held on Friday May 13.

Other networking events happening throughout the program include:

ACIF Forecasts Preview Briefing

11 May 2022 – 12PM – 2PM

Members of the ACIF Construction Forecasting Council will provide an overview of the upcoming May 2022 ACIF Forecasts for the building and construction industry, outlining the prospects and challenges ahead for residential building, commercial building and engineering construction sectors for the next 10 years.

Networking lunch (food provided)

Paid ticketed event

Women in BIM Networking Event

12 May 2022 – 2:00PM – 3:15PM

Running as part of the DCW Theatre program, WIB will be hosting  a networking session to wrap up the program. The session will kick start with a panel of speakers comprised of leading experts across the BIM community in Australia discussing the importance of digital skills and knowledge, followed by informal networking and mentoring.

Free to attend, RSVP via WIB Eventbrite page.

World FM Day Breakfast

11 May 2022 – 7:30AM – 10AM

The FMA Vic Branch Committee will be hosting a breakfast on World FM Day, featuring expert speaker presentations on the theme of “Leading a sustainable future” and the chance to network. Kick start your day with coffee provided by Nespresso and hear from Mitch Monaghan, Nespresso’s coffee ambassador.

Ticketed event. Breakfast provided.

National Precast Concrete Association Networking Event

10 May 2022 – 4:00PM – 6:00PM

Enjoy a drink with the National Precast Concrete Association  and network with fellow members at the General Assembly,  South Wharf Promenade.

Ticketed event.

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