Alison Mirams

Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Co

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 14:45 - 15:20

    Panel session: Concord Hospital - Could a five-day week improve the health of workers and improve productivity?

    In this session we address some of the core challenges behind the industry adopting a more flexible approach to work life balance such as the 5-day working week. In this case study of the development of Concord hospital, we examine the perspectives of the client, the construction company and the academic who researched the project:

    • How and why should we move to a 5-day working week?
    • How can you compete with companies working 6 days?
    • Looking at the reasons behind the movement such as:
      • Greater Gender Diversity
      • A better work-life balance
      • Better Safety standards
      • Greater employee satisfaction
      • Increased output and efficiency despite there being fewer workdays
    Panellists include:
    Stephen Surjan Head of Operations, Roberts Co
    Dr Natalie Galea Postdoctoral Fellow, University of New South Wales
    Leisa Rathborne Executive Director, Northern Region - Health Infrastructure
    Moderated by:
    Alison Mirams Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Co
  • 11:10 - 11:50

    CEO Panel Discussion: How new technologies and innovative approaches are transforming the planning, design, build, safety and cost management on modern construction sites

    • Workforce challenges:
      • How do we deal with multiple generations and skillsets on the site?
      • Addressing the need for greater work/life balance such as a 5-day working week
      • Elevating the issue of Diversity and Inclusion within construction to drive change
    • Incorporating ESG and Sustainability principles into your strategy
    • Applying technology and knowledge-based modelling to define the project, design scope, schedule and managing costs
    • Leveraging Lean Construction and BIM to drive efficiencies onsite
    • Integrating DFMA, AR&VR, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics to deliver on project goals
    • Reducing risk and driving out waste to benefit all parties involved in the build
    Panellists include:
    Louise Adams Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon
    Rowan Hindmarsh Chief Executive Officer, Hindmarsh Group
    Alison Mirams Chief Executive Officer, Roberts Co
    Adrian Hondros Chief Executive Officer, Porter Davis Homes
    Moderated by:
    Jon Davies Chief Executive Officer, Australian Constructors Association (ACA)

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