Building Regulation, Defects Management, Insurance, Fire Safety, Cladding and Facade Solutions for Owners, Developers, Certifiers, Surveyors, Fire Engineers, Insurers and Architects

Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit, Brisbane

Conference: 27-28 February 2020  
Systemic building defects pose a significant danger for the future of the Australian building and construction sector. From cracking apartment buildings to widespread cases of combustible external cladding, building defects have become an all-too familiar item in newspaper headlines. The extent of the problem has shattered public confidence in the industry, with many stakeholders declaring it has reached crisis levels. With building defect remediation costs projected to reach $6.2 billion nationwide, industry, government and building owners are scrambling to determine the stakeholders responsible, how to finance and remediate the multi-billion dollar problem and what needs to be done to prevent these issues from happening again. 
The Safe Buildings & Defects Management Summit 2020 is a must-attend event for the entire building product supply chain. Building on its success over the last two years, the event will bring together key government policy makers and building and construction industry professionals from across the nation to develop strategies to mitigate the risk of defects, finance remediation and build confidence in the sector.
Gain up to 10 CPD points* 
* Assessment and administration of CPD points are awarded at the discretion of your applying organisation  
As the leading, first and only national event series, the Safe Cladding, Buildings and Facade Innovation Summit will also be taking place in Sydney (Feb 2020).
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Philip Halton

Deputy Commissioner

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Adam Profke

Manager – Training and Licensing Policy

Master Builders Queensland

Liam Proberts

Managing Director


Stacy Kennedy


A1 Express Plan Approval Services, Board Director QLD/NT, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Paul Morton

Chief Executive Officer

Lannock Strata Finance

Ian Shepherd


Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Professor Stephen Foster

Head of School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

UNSW, Lead Investigator, Opal Tower Investigation Final Report

Sacha Reid

Chief Investigator

Building Defects in Residential Multi-owned Properties Report, Associate Professor, Griffith Univers

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WHY ATTEND         

  • Hear directly from the QBCC on the latest regulatory changes and understand what measures you need to undertake to reduce risk and ensure compliance. 
  • Learn from Standards Australia what upcoming changes to building standards mean for your organisation and gain insight from leading experts on how best to mitigate waterproofing defects. 
  • Hear multiple industry perspectives on the importance of accountability and how to instill a culture of compliance in your organisation. 
  • Find out how Master Builders Queensland, Construction Skills Queensland, TAFE QLD, and Griffith University are working to enhance training and education of industry professionals and how this will drive significant improvements in workforce quality. 
  • Gain insight from our Insurance Panel on how we can address skyrocketing premiums in the sector and valuation of property with high-risk exposure. 
  • Apply lessons from Uniting Financial Services’ full replacement of combustible cladding on their commercial office building in Brisbane and find out how they have repositioned their refurbished building to attract greater tenant interest. 
  • Discover from the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and RED Fire Engineers about their rapid-response plans for high-risk buildings and new technologies that can be harnessed to improve fire safety standards. 
  • Learn how you prevent rapid-fire propagation in your buildings with effective façade design from Sellick Consultants.  


  • Government and industry regulatory bodies and associations 
  • Building owners and asset managers 
  • Developers and construction companies 
  • Fire and rescue services 
  • Certifiers, accreditors and surveyors 
  • Waterproofing specialists 
  • Building material importers and suppliers 
  • Designers and architects 
  • Training and development managers 
  • Insurers, lawyers and strata bodies 
  • Fire safety and risk officials, engineers and technical managers 
  • Fire protection companies and solution providers






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