Future of Construction Summit: 4-5 May, 2022

CONFERENCE | AWARDS | EXHIBITION | NETWORKING

The annual gathering for the people and companies redefining Australasia’s construction industry

4 – 5 May, 2022, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth | In-person & Virtual

Following the success of the Future of Construction Summit in 2021, we are pleased to partner with the Australian Constructors Association to deliver an expanded format in 2022. Combining a two day conference with the annual Australian Construction Achievement Award, the Future of Construction Summit will bring together senior industry leaders to share ideas, learn and network.

The Australian Construction Achievement Award

The Australian Construction Achievement Award (ACAA) is an annual award that recognises innovation and the highest standard of work in the Australian construction and infrastructure industry.

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Our 2022 Confirmed Speakers

LOUISE ADAMS

Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon

MARCO ASSORATI

Executive Director – Asia Pacific, Webuild

JOE BARR

Chief Executive Officer, John Holland Group

PAUL FARRIS

Vice President, NSW, Clough

SONYA CAMPBELL

Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure, NSW Treasury

PATRIZIA CASSANITI

Founder and Director, Touched by Christopher Foundation

CATHERINE CARUANA-MCMANUS

Co-Founder, Meshed IOT

SCOTT CUMMINS

Chief Executive Officer, McConnell Dowell

ANDREW CURTHOYS

Digital Relationship Manager, Information Management & Technology, Cross River Rail

JON DAVIES

Chief Executive Officer, Australian Constructors Association

MENNO DE JONGE

Director Digital Delivery, Neom (Saudi Arabia) and Former Director, Digital Construction, Royal BAM Group

PAMELA HENDERSON

Executive Director, Technical Services, Transport for NSW

JOHN FLECKER

Chief Executive Officer, Multiplex Constructions
THE HON. PAUL FLETCHER MP

Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Australian Government

DUNCAN GIBB

CEO, Australian Construction, Fulton Hogan and President, ACA

DR. JAMES GLASTONBURY

Executive General Manager, Engineering, Technology & Innovation, McConnell Dowell

REBECCA HANLEY

Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke

COREY HANNETT

Director General, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, VIC

PIA HANSEN

Head of Project Services – Infrastructure Projects, Downer

CATHY HAYES

Head of Client Strategy NSW & ACT, CPB Contractors

PHIL HELBERG

Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure WA

AMER HIJAZI

Researcher, Centre for Smart Modern Construction

DEAN JAMES

Digital Design Manager, Richard Crookes Constructions

SAMANTHA JOHNSON

Executive General Manager HSEQ, McConnell Dowell

CRAIG KESBY

Co-Chair, Construction Workstream, IoT Alliance Australia and Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Inauro

HEINRICH KUKKUK

Chief Information Officer, McConnell Dowell

BRETT LEHMANN

Head of Digital Engineering, Acciona Geotech

MARK MACKAY

Executive General Manager Infrastructure Projects, Downer

JANE MACMASTER

FIEAust CPEng EngExec, Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia

ROMILLY MADEW AO

Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia

JENNIFER MARKS

Director of Strategy, Built

SARAH MARSHALL

General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan

BRETT MASON

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Built

LARRY MCGRATH

Managing Director, Rainhill & Non-Executive Director, Committee for Sydney

CRAIG MCGRORY

Executive General Manager Transformation, Acciona Geotech

DOUG MOSS

Managing Director, UGL

DAVID MURPHY

Director Research and Innovation, Level Crossing Removal Project, VIC

BEDE NOONAN

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Acciona Geotech

GEORGINA NORTH

Head of Technology and Innovation, Laing O’Rourke

SKYE MASON

Executive General Manager – Operations, Building – Lendlease

JOHN PRIESTLAND

Founder, C-Tech Club

ANDY RAMPTON

Group Executive – Construction, Lendlease

MEG REDWIN

Executive Director General Counsel, Multiplex Constructions

LIDIA RIBAROVSKA

Head of Technology, Engagement, Multiplex Constructions

SEVED ROBIN

Chief Executive Officer, Bouygues Construction Australia

CRAIG LASLETT

Managing Director, Leed Engineering and Construction

PETER SALVESON

Chief Executive Officer, Hansen Yuncken

DAVID SANDERS

Director, FDC

KRISTINE SCHEUL

Chair of National Board, National Association of Women in Construction

AINSLEY SIMPSON

Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council

JASON SPEARS

Managing Director, CPB Contractors

GABRIELLE TRAINOR AO

Chair, Construction Industry Culture Taskforce

BASTIAN UBER

Chief Digital & Information Officer, John Holland Group

CRESSIDA WALL

Chief Executive Officer, Office of Projects Victoria

ROWENNA WALKER

President, Consult Australia

DOUGLAS ZUZIC

Chief Information Officer, ADCO Constructions

PRAVEEN TOMY

Director of Sales, Asia Pacific, Autodesk Construction Cloud

SUMIT OBEROI

Industry Strategy Manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS)

JANELLE KERRISK

Director, Helix Legal

MICHAEL MORRISSEY

Managing Director, Morrissey Law

ALASTAIR BLENKIN

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ProcurePro

DANIEL O’DONOGHUE

Founder & Director, Conqa

DERICK MARKWELL

Founder, Roborigger

AMALIA ATHANASSOPOULOS

Executive Director, Resolve Insight

ROB BRYANT

Executive Vice President, APAC, InEight

TOBY BUCHANAN

Commercial Director, APAC, nPlan

DAVID PORTER

Managing Director, OctantAI

SWAIN JOHNSON

RIB MTWO Construction Cloud Sales Director, SoftwareONE

RICHARD FIFITA

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Veyor

MICHAEL ASHCROFT

Founder, EstimateONE

CHRIS DOBBYN

Chief Executive Officer, EstimateONE

STEVE PORTER

Head of Sustainability, Innovation & Trade, Infrabuild

LUKE FITZPATRICK

Senior Manager Growth Liaison, Cbus Super Fund

TONY SIMONSEN

COO, Payapps

PAUL KING

Sector Director, Construction, Bentley Systems

VLAD MILICEVIC

APAC Director, Revizto

WILLIAM HARRIS

Business Development Director APAC, Asite 

MICHAEL KEMP

Chief Executive Officer, Wagners EFC

ALEXANDRA CAMPBELL

Head of Private Markets, Cbus Super Fund

KATE RAYMOND

National Policy Lead, Australian Constructors Association

GRAEME GARRETT

A/Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure and Regional Strategy, QLD Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

THE PROGRAM:

The Future of Construction Summit is an exclusive event consisting of top-level content and thought leadership discussions.

Topics being covered include:

  • New norms not aspirations – changing the culture of the construction industry
  • Best for project outcomes – why collaborative commercial frameworks deliver better outcomes for all parties including the community
  • Growing the construction workforce with inbuilt capability
  • Examining market trends and how data will change the way we procure
  • How a connected tech platform will provide business resiliency?
  • Safety: Improving the safety and wellbeing of workers on construction sites
  • Technology and innovation: Setting the direction and unleashing the transformation to digital in construction
  • Sustainability: Implementing ESG to achieve a net zero future for construction
  • How are project requirements are evolving based on innovation, new technologies and client demands for new tech such as Digital Twins?
  • Green tech: How technology is transforming construction innovation and enhancing sustainability across projects

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Future of Construction Summit is a senior level forum for executives looking for strategic approaches to drive growth and innovation.

  • General Contractors
  • Developers
  • Design and Engineering firms
  • Specialist contractors
  • Owners
  • Material Manufacturers
  • Tech companies
  • Consultants
  • Financiers
  • Government leaders
  • Procurement specialists

Anyone involved in providing services or solutions to the construction industry.

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Conference with 350+ delegates

30+ sponsors & exhibitors

60+ speakers

Awards ceremony with 400+ attendees

Dinner & Afterparty

Summit Program

Here’s a snapshot of the Future of Construction Summit agenda.

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  • Day 1May 4, 2022
  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Registration & morning refreshments

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    Chairman’s opening remarks

    By Leon Kantor Co-Founder & COO, FuturePlace
  • 09:10 - 09:20

    Australian Constructors Association President’s welcome address

    By Duncan Gibb Duncan Gibb, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Construction, Fulton Hogan & President, Australian Constructors Association
  • 09:20 - 09:40

    Keynote Ministerial address

    By The Hon. Paul Fletcher MP Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, Australian Government
  • 09:40 - 10:20

    Government & Industry panel discussion: Realising the $15B productivity opportunity

    Productivity growth of the construction industry over the last 30 years trails that of other significant industries by 25%. If we could just halve the gap in productivity, we could be constructing an extra $15b of infrastructure every year for the same level of expenditure. Government and industry are working together to maximise the value of infrastructure but how does this translate to identifiable actions? 

    • Assessing what is needed to address the productivity shortfall? 
    • Procurement reform and value for money
    Panellists include:
    Corey Hannet Director General, Major Transport Infrastructure Authority, VIC
    Sonya Campbell Executive Director, Head of Infrastructure, NSW Treasury
    Bede Noonan Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Acciona Geotech
    Louise Adams Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon
    Moderated by:
    Meg Redwin Executive Director General Counsel, Multiplex Constructions
  • 10:20 - 11:00

    Morning coffee, exhibition and networking break

  • 11:00 - 11:40

    Construction leaders panel I: New norms not aspirations—changing the culture of the construction industry

    In the next industry leaders panel, we examine how the construction industry can implement a new best practice Culture Standard to lift the productivity and performance of construction and address the major issues holding back our industry – excessive work hours and fatigue, poor mental health, and a failure to attract a diverse workforce. 

    • Reviewing the initiatives of the Construction Industry Culture Taskforce and examining what needs to be done to address the less than ideal culture across the Australian construction industry? 
    • What is happening abroad and what can Australian constructors learn from their international peers? 
    • Looking at diversity and what can the industry do to attract more females and create a more inclusive culture. 
    • Understanding why changes to culture can increase productivity, improve the work life balance of your workers and how in turn this leads to higher safety standards and other key industry benefits. 
    Panellists include:
    Gabrielle Trainor AO Chair, Construction Industry Culture Taskforce
    Seved Robin Chief Executive Officer, Bouygues Construction Australia
    Rowenna Walker President, Consult Australia
    Skye Mason Executive General Manager, Operations, Building - Lendlease
    Moderated by:
    Cathy Hayes Head of Client Strategy NSW & ACT, CPB Contractors
  • 11:40 - 12:00

    Advocacy to ideas – The mechanism to bring about change

    By Jon Davies Chief Executive Officer, Australian Constructors Association (ACA)

    At times of peak demand, commercial frameworks tend to be collaborative to attract more contractors to bid. Conversely, in tight markets, project owners will utilise frameworks that transfer the project risk to the contractor in the knowledge that the market will accept such risk to win work. This model is unsustainable. This session will examine how a more collaborative approach can be applied to better align the industry for all involved.

  • 12:00 - 12:20

    Fireside chat: Best for project outcomes – why collaboration delivers better outcomes

    Guest include:
    Jon Davies Chief Executive Officer, Australian Constructors Association (ACA)
  • 12:20 - 13:00

    Construction leaders panel II: Growing the construction workforce with inbuilt capability

    The construction industry is heavily reliant on the capability, capacity and skills of its workforce to execute the projects it is called upon to deliver. In this session we examine how to improve industry capacity and capability to grow the industry. Important topics include: 

    • Developing inbuilt capability and the capacity to support the ‘digital by default’ approach outlined by government 
    • Providing opportunities for stable ongoing employment 
    • Investing in the career development of workers 
    • Role of leaders in changing the ‘this is how we’ve always done it’ mentality
    Panellists include:
    Jane MacMaster Chief Engineer, Engineers Australia
    Brett Mason Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director, Built
    Steve Porter Head of Sustainability, Innovation & Trade, Infrabuild
    Paul Farris Vice President NSW, APAC - Clough
    Moderated by:
    Sarah Marshall General Manager – People, Safety & Sustainability, Fulton Hogan
  • 13:00 - 13:20

    Examining market trends and how data will change the way we procure

    By Chris Dobbyn Chief Executive Officer, EstimateONE

    Looking at the latest Construction Headwinds: How will limited population growth, the shortage of skilled workers and skyrocketing material costs all impact the construction market? In this session we will examine how data insights will change the way construction companies procure their materials. 

  • 13:20 - 14:20

    Lunch and exhibition networking break

  • 14:20 - 14:30

    Cbus – Investing in infrastructure: An institutional investor’s perspective

    By Alexandra Campbell Head of Private Markets, Cbus Super Fund
  • 14:30 - 15:10

    Infrastructure panel: Fact or fiction— who is setting the direction for the industry?

    Infrastructure bodies are advising governments but what is their advice to industry for operationalising infrastructure strategies? Should industry be responsible for setting their own direction? In this session, we look at the findings and desired outcomes of the Australian Infrastructure Plan. We examine the key recommendations and strategic initiatives that can be implemented across infrastructure projects and the construction companies responsible for delivering them, such as: 

    • Ensuring industry growth through collaboration 

    • Adopting and embedding sustainability targets and principals 

    • Creating a more diverse and inclusive culture 

    • Addressing issues of concerns in relation to global supply chain and material demand 

    • Supporting workforce diversity and wellbeing through cultural change 

    Panellists include:
    Cressida Wall Chief Executive Officer, Office of Projects Victoria
    Joe Barr Chief Executive Officer, John Holland Group
    Romilly Madew AO Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Australia
    Phillip Helberg Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure WA
    Moderated by:
    Larry McGrath Managing Director, Rainhill & Non-Executive Director, Committee for Sydney
  • 15:10 - 15:30

    How a connected tech platform will provide business resiliency

    By Praveen Tomy Director of Sales, Asia Pacific - Autodesk Construction Cloud

    The future of work in construction – driven largely by pandemic-driven threats and trends – can and will be solved with technology. Indeed, failure to adapt to technological and even sustainability trends could adversely affect profit and competitive positioning in the market. Join Praveen as he explores the latest challenges affecting the industry and discusses why a consolidated construction tech platform is the foundational block to building back stronger.

  • 15:30 - 16:10

    Sustainability panel: Implementing ESG to achieve a net zero future for construction

    Across Australia, it is estimated that infrastructure contributes around 70 per cent of our national emissions; with around 15 per cent directly contributed through the delivery and operations of that infrastructure. This panel will explore the options and enablers to map the path to net zero in construction infrastructure as well as looking at the societal and governance implications that will enhance the industry for all.  

    • Developing and implementing ESG across the organisation 
    • Establishing and embedding sustainable supply chains
    Panellists include:
    Ainsley Simpson Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council
    Samantha Johnson Executive General Manager HSEQ, McConnell Dowell
    Craig McGrory Executive General Manager Transformation, Acciona Geotech
    Pamela Henderson Executive Director, Technical Services - Transport for NSW
    Moderated by:
    Sumit Oberoi APAC Industry Strategy Manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS)
  • 16:10 - 16:40

    Afternoon coffee, exhibition and networking break

  • 16:40 - 17:10

    Round table discussions

    In this session, we bring together delegates in a series of facilitated round table discussions, with leading industry experts. Join our 30-minute facilitated table discussion on a topic that most interests you and discuss the latest industry trends with like-minded individuals.  [tables TBC – indicative only] 

    Round Table 1: Developing the right industry culture – Led by: Jennifer MarksDirector of Strategy, Built

    Round Table 2: Encouraging greater diversity across the construction industry – Led by: Michael Morrissey, Managing Director, Morrissey Law

    Round Table 3: Building industry capability, capacity and inhouse skills – Led by: Graeme Garrett, A/Deputy Director-General, Infrastructure and Regional Strategy, QLD Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

    Round Table 4: Moving to equitable and aligned commercial frameworks and standard forms of contracts – Led by: Luke Fitzpatrick, Senior Manager Growth Liaison, Cbus Super Fund

    Round Table 5: Construction sustainability in the spotlight – Led by: Sumit Oberoi, Industry Strategy Manager, Autodesk Construction Solutions (ACS)

    Round Table 6: Health & safety onsite – Led by: Patrizia Cassaniti, Founder and Director, Touched by Christopher Foundation

    Round Table 7: Why builders go broke? – Led by: Michael Ashcroft, Founder, EstimateONE

    Round Table 8: Commercial Buildings – New Construction & RetrofittingLed by: Peter Salveson, Chief Executive Officer, Hansen Yuncken  

    Round Table 9: Integration of BIM and blockchain for Construction Supply Chain data delivery Led by: Amer Hijazi, Researcher, Centre for Smart Modern Construction

  • 16:40 - 17:10

    Networking drinks reception

    Welcome remarks by Felix

  • Day 2May 5, 2022
  • 08:00 - 09:00

    Breakfast and networking

  • 09:00 - 09:10

    Chairman’s opening remarks

    By Leon Kantor Co-Founder & COO, FuturePlace
  • 09:05 - 09:25

    Fireside chat - A productive debate about productivity – the paradox of low productivity in the face of rapid technological innovation

    Guest include:
    Scott Cummins Chief Executive Officer, McConnell Dowell
  • 09:25 - 10:05

    Construction leaders panel: The construction industry is on the cusp of major structural change. Looking ahead, if reforms are implemented now, what will the industry look like in the future?

    The construction industry is on the cusp of major structural change. Looking ahead, if reforms are implemented now, what will the industry look like in the future?

    • Projects are awarded based on best value rather than lowest cost 
    • Industry works to a culture standard designed to address the fundamental causes of poor diversity and mental health 
    • Procurement decisions are based on project specifics rather than market cycles 
    • States share in the significant productivity savings allowing increased investment in infrastructure and government services 
    • Technology is driving innovation and greater sustainability across the industry 
    • Digital Construction is the norm for design, build and ongoing maintenance 
    Panellists include:
    John Flecker Chief Executive Officer, Multiplex Constructions
    Rebecca Hanley Managing Director, Laing O’Rourke
    Kristine Scheul National Advocacy Chair, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
    Duncan Gibb Duncan Gibb, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Construction, Fulton Hogan & President, Australian Constructors Association
    Moderated by:
    Peter Colacino Chief of Policy and Research, Infrastructure Australia
  • 10:05 - 10:25

    Developing Australia’s zero-cement concrete technology that is proven across international markets

    By Michael Kemp Chief Executive Officer, Wagners EFC

    In this session we hear from Wagners CEO Michael Kemp on their journey they undertook to develop a revolutionary and sustainable zero-cement concrete technology. Earth Friendly Concrete® is the only ultra-low carbon concrete that is proven across a range of commercial projects across Australia, the UK and Germany. In the session we hear the challenges that led to the product and the results of its application across major construction projects globally. 

  • 10:25 - 11:00

    Technology and innovation panel: Setting the direction and unleashing the transformation to digital in construction

    Contractors are turning over a new leaf, taking stock of what technology is currently in use and challenging what this will look like in three, five years down the road. Hear about the obstacles from the leaders in construction, the support and planning underway by critical stakeholders and the opportunities the transition will bring to the sector. 

    • Vision—innovation engrained at the top through strategic planning 
    • Taking the leap—how? 
    • Will the playing field be level? 
    • Experience of predecessors v emerging leaders. 
    Panellists include:
    Catherine Caruana-McManus Co-Founder, Meshed IoT
    Andrew Curthoys Digital Relationship Manager, Information Managem, Chair, Australasian BIM Advisory Boardent & Technology, Cross River Rail
    Andy Rampton Group Executive – Construction, Lendlease
    Moderated by:
    Tony Simonsen COO, Payapps
  • 11:00 - 11:30

    Morning coffee & exhibition break

  • 11:30 - 12:10

    Tech leaders panel: Examining the technology and trends driving change across modern construction

    In this session we examine construction in flux: What’s the outlook for technology and the construction market over the next 12-24 months? 

    • Assessing the drive to digitalise construction and what it means for CIO’s and technology heads 
    • Using Big Data and Analytics to make smarter, safer and more cost-effective decisions 
    • Examining how digital supply chain and procurement is driving innovation and winning new business 
    • Looking at Cyber Security and what it means in terms of construction as well as your clients, staff and onsite operations? 
    • People and culture: Hiring, training and retaining talent and using tech to augment humans to do their roles better 
    Panellists include:
    Bastian Uber Chief Digital & Information Officer, John Holland Group
    Heinrich Kukkuk Chief Information Officer, McConnell Dowell
    Douglas Zuzic Chief Information Officer, ADCO Constructions
    Lidia Ribarovska Head of Technology, Multiplex
    Pia Hansen Head of Project Services – Infrastructure Projects, Downer
    Moderated by:
    Rob Bryant Executive Vice President, APAC - InEight
  • 12:10 - 12:30

    6D BIM – Driving Carbon Net Zero in Construction

    By Dan Frawley ANZ MTWO Construction Cloud Consulting Director, SoftwareONE

    In 2019, the CO2 emissions of the building and construction industry increased to their highest levels to date, representing 38% of global energy related CO2 emissions. As an industry that employs 7% of the world’s working age population the industry must take responsibility to reduce emissions and create a sustainable and net-zero future for everyone. In this session we discuss how construction companies can achieve a sustainable future without compromising their productivity. 

    •      End-to-end project lifecycle management in one platform
    •      Carbon calculation, simulation and reduction with 6D BIM
    •      Carbon tracking and control with Data Analytics
    •      Material suppliers qualification to minimize embodied carbon
    •      Better decision making with connected and intelligent data
  • 12:30 - 13:15

    Innovation showcase: ConTech in the spotlight

    In this session, we hear from 6 leading ConTech start-ups who are each delivering solutions to meet the ever-evolving challenges of modern construction. The founders will share their insights into why they have developed their tech solutions and how they transform key aspects of the construction industry: 

    ConTech 1:  Daniel O’Donoghue, Founder & Director, Conqa 

    ConTech 2:  Alastair Blenkin, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ProcurePro 

    ConTech 3:  Derick Markwell, Founder, Roborigger 

    ConTech 4:  Toby Buchanan, Commercial Director, APAC, nPlan

    ConTech 5: David Porter, Managing Director, OctantAI

    Facilitated by: Janelle Kerrisk, Director, Helix Legal

    Panellists include:
    Daniel O’Donoghue Co-Founder & Director, Conqa Construction Software
    Alastair Blenkin Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ProcurePro
    Derick Markwell Founder, Roborigger
    Toby Buchanan Commercial Director, APAC - nPlan
    David Porter Managing Director, OctantAI 
    Richard Fifita Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Veyor
    Moderated by:
    Janelle Kerrisk Director, Helix Legal
  • 13:15 - 14:20

    Lunch and exhibition networking break

  • 14:20 - 15:00

    Panel discussion: digital engineering & construction innovation

    Examining how project requirements are evolving based on innovation, new technologies and client demands for new tech such as Digital Twins?

    Innovation and client demands have seen the industry move from BIM towards Digital Twins to better design, build and maintain modern projects. Those companies not embracing the change risk falling behind and ultimately this could cost them business. In this session we look at what changes are happening across the industry, how IOT is changing the construction landscape as we embrace the Brave New Digital Built World. 

    • Reviewing the latest technologies and innovations set to transform construction 

    • What are the biggest obstacles to adopting new technologies and how do you remove them 

    • Examining the trade-off between tech investment and value received across whole of project life 

    • The need for systems leadership to drive digital transformation in a complex stakeholder environment 

    Panellists include:
    James Glastonbury Executive General Manager, Engineering, Technology & Innovation, McConnell Dowell
    Georgina North Head of Technology and Innovation, Laing O’Rourke
    David Murphy Director Research and Innovation, Level Crossing Removal Project, VIC
    Amalia Athanassopoulos Executive Director, Resolve Insight
    Moderated by:
    Craig Laslett Managing Director, Leed Engineering and Construction
  • 15:00 - 15:20

    Why Smart Construction matters in driving efficiency in the race to net zero

    By William Harris Business Development Director - APAC, Asite
  • 15:20 - 15:50

    Round table discussions

    In this session, we bring together delegates in a series of 6 facilitated round table discussions, with leading industry experts. Join our 30-minute facilitated table discussion on a topic that most interests you and discuss the latest industry trends with likeminded individuals.

    Round Table 1:  Digital Engineering in Construction
    Led by: Brett Lehmann, Head of Digital Engineering, Acciona Geotech 

    Round Table 2: Big Data & Analytics
    Led by: Lara Viguet, Digital Engineering Advisor, Metropolitan Roads Program Alliance, Fulton Hogan 

    Round Table 3: Establishing construction enablement that supports project delivery through digital transformation
    Led by: Paul King, Sector Director, Construction, Bentley Systems

    Round Table 4: Bridging the gap between design and field teams with BIM. Led by: Vlad Milicevic, APAC Director, Revizto

    Round Table 5: Earth Friendly Concrete®, reducing the carbon footprint in the built environment
    Led by: Michael Kemp, Chief Executive Officer, Wagners EFC 

    Round Table 6: Looking at Emerging Technologies and the Innovation Process
    Led by: Swain Johnson, RIB MTWO Construction Cloud Sales Director, SoftwareONE

    Round Table 7: Demystifying ConTechs for traditional Construction Contractors
    Led by: John Priestland, Founder, C-Tech Club

    Round Table 8: Bringing your organisation up to speed with meeting the digital demands of industry 4.0
    Led by: Dean James, Digital Design Manager, Richard Crookes Constructions

    Round Table 9: Why Smart Construction matters in driving efficiency in the race to net zero.
    Led by: William Harris, Senior Sales Executive, Asite

  • 15:50 - 16:20

    Afternoon coffee, exhibition and networking break

  • 16:20 - 16:40

    Fireside chat - IoT in construction

    Guest include:
    Doug Moss Managing Director, UGL
  • 16:40 - 17:00

    GREEN TECH - Examining how technology is transforming construction innovation and enhancing sustainability across the projects led by Webuild

    By Marco Assorati Executive Director, Webuild

    In this interesting case study, we hear about the innovation being applied to materials and Webuild’s TBMs on work in their worksites across Australia and worldwide as well as the environmental protection related to energy consumption and the reduction for those pieces of equipment.

  • 17:00 - 17:30

    Locknote address: Examining the digital innovation across the design, build and delivery required to build one of the world’s largest giga construction projects – Neom

    By Menno de Jonge Director Digital Construction, Royal BAM Group (Netherlands)

    In this closing Locknote Address we are honoured to hear from Menno de Jonge, in his new role as Director of Digital Delivery for Neom. Founded by the ruler of Saudi Arabia, Neom is the 26,500 Km2 Saudi Giga-Project of a planned city being built in north-west of the country, requiring a staggering 10,000 people to construct. It will incorporate smart city technologies and will function as an unrivalled futuristic and sustainable tourist destination.Menno will talk to the ambition of the project and how digital innovation is being applied across the design and build and across the materials used in the construction that will revolutionise the Future of Construction. 

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING

 

 

The Future of Construction Summit is a Hybrid event. This format combines the traditional face-to-face conference with virtual elements, allowing both in-person and virtual attendees to access the same content and networking opportunities simultaneously.

High quality curated content

With two days of expert sessions and industry leading speakers, delve into expertly curated content that you won’t find anywhere else.

Live and on-demand

Wherever you are at the time of the event, you’ll be in control. You’ll have the ability to consume all the content being delivered at your leisure through either a live stream of the physical event or on-demand.

Time efficient

If you are based outside of Sydney and for whatever reason can’t make it to the event in-person, you can save on travel time and accommodation costs while still networking with global industry professionals.

Business matchmaking live

Take part in intelligently curated meetings with like-minded individuals that share similar interests and challenges from all over the world through our AI powered matchmaking delivered via our virtual platform.

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Make the most of your experience by being a truly active participant. Whether at the event or attending virtually, you’ll have the ability to ask questions, participate in polls, and share your experience with other attendees via break-out sessions.

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