Tamika Smith

Chair, Top 100 Women and Executive Director, My Bella Casa

Tamika Smith has been listed in the Top 3 Female Entrepreneurs as voted by Gold Coast Bulletin, named “Most Influential Woman in Construction” by International Built Awards in the UK and has had a long standing career within the construction sector since her late teens.

Tamika’s expertise covers from effectively chairing and managing at a board level, to development, project management and overseeing Australian residential manufacturing for affordable housing.

Developing a passion for wanting to make the industry better, TSR was founded by delivering private and government projects overseeing residential projects within the realms of an entire development, development management and project management. TSR specialises in working with community housing providers to deliver turn key affordable housing projects as a development partner. Particularly as the need for this type of housing grows, and original programs such as NRAS come to a conclusion.

Tamika was able to highlight the largest group facing homelessness – women over 55. Off the back of working in the affordable housing segment for some time saw the successful launch of “My Bella Casa”, Australian manufacturing building 1 & 2 bed homes at an affordable price, the most in demand size on our housing waitlist. “We were able to reduce the cost of construction and build these homes within weeks! Being innovative enough to not rely on governments was a driving force behind this business and the uptake has already been huge! Already within the community sector, we have been inundated with calls with the demand just continuing to rise. Essentially we have built a bridge between commercial acumen and knowing what this end of the market so desperately needed.”

Top 100 Women, is an online, e-commerce community platform for women in construction connecting some 21,000 individuals all over the world. The recently released technology platform has been regarded as an “essential tool for women in the construction sector,” changing the game as we know it today within male dominated segments all over the world. As the Top 100 Women develops, it continues to take on new heights by integrating with some of the latest technology and AI tools to ensure we are continuing to support a balanced opportunity for all. The platform has been founded to address the key obstacles for women within traditionally male segments to arrive at a better means of accountability, balance and harmony and is now backed by some of the largest companies in the world including BHP, WSU, Simonds Group and more.

Takes part in

  • Future of Construction SummitView Full Event
  • 14:20 - 14:50

    Panel discussion - Prefab, Modular and DfMA: How off-site manufacturing is revolutionising the construction industry

    Emerging from the razor-sharp efficiencies of the aerospace and automotive industries, the philosophy of design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) is gaining ground in the offsite construction space. So how does it function, and how is it transforming the competitive edge of those operators adopting it?

    • Examining the key benefits behind the use and popularity of DFMA
    • What are some of the risks or negatives of the process?
    • How do you increase the scale of using DfMA principles to unlock offsite manufacturing construction?
    • Sustainability innovations and prefabrication in the Circular Economy
    Guest include:
    Anthony Manning Chief Executive Officer, Schools Infrastructure NSW
    Tamika Smith Chair, Top 100 Women and Executive Director, My Bella Casa
  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

    By Tamika Smith Chair, Top 100 Women and Executive Director, My Bella Casa

    In this opening session, we look at some of the latest developments that are shaping the future of construction. We look at how materials, prefab and affordable housing will shape things to come.

    • Addressing the largest growing segments within construction and development
    • Examining the growing demand for social and affordable housing in Australia
    • Delivering successful developments with the use of My Bella Casa manufacturing solution

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