Agenda

08:30

09:00

NEW POLICY AND REGULATION 

09:10

  • Exploring the effectiveness of recent legislation (Non-conforming building products – Chain of Responsibility, Building certification reforms) 
  • Understanding the newly implemented QBP reform and what you can do to maintain compliance. 
  • Future steps to address the remaining Building Confidence Report recommendations. 

IMPROVING ACCOUNTABILITY IN THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

09:40

  • Assessing the effectiveness of QBP reform in increasing accountability within the building and construction industry 
  • Instilling a culture of compliance across the whole building and construction supply chain 
  • Examining the need for a national or nationally consistent registration system of building designers and engineers 
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of design and construct contracts

10:20

10:50

BEYOND CLADDING: THE MAJOR DEFECTS IMPACTING AUSTRALIAN BUILDINGS

11:20

  • Identifying the key types and causes of defects impacting residential buildings 
  • Understanding the impact that defects have on buildings, owners & occupants  
  • What measures need to be taken to avoid defects in the future? 

11:50

  • Understanding the extent and causes of waterproofing and façade leakage defects in our buildings 
  • Exploring the strategies and best practice used to mitigate the risk of water leaks  
  • Considering the need for more stringent waterproofing standards and regulation

12:30

01:30

  • Lessons drawn from the Opal tower investigations and the implications for community and policy makers 
  • What measures need to be taken to avoid structural defect incidents in the future?

02:00

  • The Australian Apartment Advocacy reveals the most common building defects experienced by apartment owners nationwide, including an overview of the findings for each state 
  • How the presence of defects is impacting buyer confidence and endorsement 

02:30

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

02:50

  • Update on the current initiatives for standards and regulation in the building and construction industry  
  • Facilitating increased engagement and compliance with standards in the sector 
  • The importance of standards for minimising defects and ensuring the safety of Australian buildings

03:20

  • Developing graduate skills, knowledge and comprehension of codes and standards to improve technical building outcomes 
  • Ensuring high quality continuing professional development (CPD) to keep industry professionals up to date with a rapidly changing regulatory environment 

04:10

04:20

08:30

09:00

POLICY AND LEGISLATION

09:10

  • Risks arising from Non-Conforming Building Products (NCBPs) for building industry participants 
  • Potential causes of action under Home warranty legislation, contract and common law for building defects 
  • Current legislative trends and its implications for building practitioners and the insurance industry 

FINANCING RECTIFICATION

09:50

  • Assigning responsibility for the cost of building rectification  
  • What role strata financing can play in covering the costs of building rectification 
  • What the Victorian Government’s $600 million rectification fund means for other states and territories – will they follow suit? 

10:20

INSURANCE

10:40

  • PI insurance – what it is and how it works 
  • Implications for building surveyors of holding PI cover with cladding exclusions 
  • Adopting a nationally consistent approach to address the falling availability of PI insurance 
  • What are the risk factors that underwriters consider prior to offering cover and how to better prepare your submission  

11:10

  • Adopting a coordinated approach between insurers, brokers and builders to minimise gaps in cover for cladding risk 
  • Government engagement with the insurance sector to ensure availability of information regarding high-risk buildings 
  • How the ICA’s Residual Hazard Identification Protocol can help building owners and experts evaluate risks posed by flammable cladding and non-conforming building products 
  • Exploring the potential of a statutory insurance protection scheme for high-rise buildings 

BUILDING DESIGN AND SAFETY 

11:50

  • Providing the needed cladding material data for Queensland, Australia, and the rest of the world 
  • Initiating the steps to understand the fire performance of highly complex and interconnected façade systems  
  • Making rational decisions based on the evidence and knowledge available 

12:30

01:30

  • Building sector professionals spend thousands of hours searching for safe, resilient, sustainable and compliant materials for their projects 
  • There are hundreds of product standards and certifications to consider when choosing the right materials for a project 
  • There is a lack of places to go to find information about building materials and compare alternatives 
  • BPI is a free, transparent, and unbiased platform to find the materials you need, compliant with all the standards you’re looking for, in one place 

02:00

  • Carrying out effective testing and licensing and the importance of maintenance to ensure the robustness of fire safety systems and products 
  • Assigning responsibility in the fire safety system certification process – who is responsible when something goes wrong
  • Emergency services: Implementing plans for rapid response for high-risk buildings 
  • Innovations in fire safety engineering – what new technologies can we harness to improve fire safety standards? 

02:50

03:10

  • Implications of 2019 changes in the NCC for architectural and façade design 
  • Using emerging technologies for design and construction processes for safer and more resilient buildings 
  • How good façade design can improve the fire safety and resilience of buildings

Speakers

Richard Fairhead

Façade Discipline Lead

Sellick Consultants

Grant Maher

Façade Lead

AECOM

03:50