Bringing Together Government, Building Owners, Developers, Certifiers And Fire Safety Professionals To Retrofit And Refurbish A Safer, More Compliant Australia

Sydney (Conference) | 27 - 28 February 2018

Sydney (Post-Conference Workshop) | 1 March 2018

 
The safety of all Australians is dependent on discourse and solution. 
 
With the same amount of energy released as petrol and with an even higher density, one square metre of polyethylene cladding is the equivalent of over five litres of petrol. Dr Tony Enright aptly called this "buildings wrapped in petrol". There is an unquantifiable amount of this cladding on buildings nation-wide - the building product supply chain is pivotal in the role of fire safety and prevention in Australia.
 
Safe Cladding and Buildings Summit is the first 2-day conference in Sydney specially designed for key links in the building product supply chain. An unprecedented event, we invite you to look towards new legislation, new regulations and better certification processes for safer building practices.
 
“The public has a right when they go to sleep at night to know that their families and they are safe in their beds and it’s the government’s responsibility to ensure that’s the case,” Senator Chris Ketter, Chair, Senate Economics References Committee
 
“Councils everywhere also have a responsibility to make sure our buildings are safe and that we’re not putting our residents at risk of this kind of fire happening here,” Jill Merrin, Councillor, Wollongong Council
 
“There are apartment buildings right across Australia that potentially have this cladding issue,” Richard Wynne, Victorian Planning Minister
 

The Grenfell Tower tragedy of 2017 has brought Non-Conforming Building Products into question.

 

Safe Cladding & Buildings Summit Agenda

08:15

REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE

POLICY, AUDIT & LEGISLATION

08:30

Building a safer NSW: Legislation and reform to ensure building products are fit for purpose
The Hon Matt Kean, Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation, NSW Government 

08:40

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Stephen Kip, Fire Safety Engineer, Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria

SCIENCE & SOLUTIONS

08:50

The science behind polyethylene cladding: an introduction to the dynamics of aluminium composite panelling fires
Tony Enright, Director, Enright Consulting

AUDIT AND REFORM

09:20

Panel: Executing a national audit of existing building stock: the good, the bad and the practicality
Murray Smith, Director of Enquiries, Inspections and Complaints, Victorian Building Authority
John Tansey, Executive Director Regulatory Policy, Better Regulation Division, DFSI, and Executive Officer of the NSW Cladding Taskforce, Fair Trading NSW
Stan Krpan, Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Cladding Taskforce
David Glinatsis, Director, Kreisson

10:00

MORNING TEA

10:20

Presentation: Reserved for SGI Architectural

10:50

Local Government Panel: The role of councils in managing combustible cladding risks for safer local communities 
Ben Moroney, Councillor, Campbelltown City Council
Colin Wood, Building & Compliance Manager, Shoalhaven City Council
Kylie Yates, Director Advocacy, Local Government NSW

11:50

Championing compliance: the process of reform
Prof Ian Bailey, Board Member, Society of Construction Law Australia

12:20

NETWORKING LUNCH 

RETROFITTING & REFURBISHING EXISTING STOCK

13:20

Pricing, responsibility and time frame for retrofitting and refurbishing Australian buildings
Allan Harriman, Director, BCA Logic 

14:10

Rotating Round Tables

14:50

AFTERNOON TEA

15:10

Keynote Address: “Buildings wrapped in petrol”: reforming current legislation for a safer and more compliant Australia
Senator Chris Ketter, Senator for Queensland, Chair of Economics References Committee

15:50

Case Study: The redesign of the twenty-story Uniting Communities tower façade in Adelaide: when compliant isn’t compliant enough
Gary Neave, Program Executive - Redevelopment, Uniting Communities

16:30

Chairperson's Closing Address

16:40

END OF CONFERENCE DAY 1 AND NETWORKING DRINKS 

08:30

WELCOME COFFEE

09:00

Chairperson’s Opening Address
Tim Tuxford, President & Director NSW/ACT, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

FIRE SAFETY & PREVENTION

09:10

Keynote: Enhancing standards and certification: upskilling and educating industry professionals for safer building practices
Adam Stingemore, General Manager, Strategy and Public Affairs, Standards Australia

09:50

Panel: How to mitigate against fire safety issues to prevent future crises
Matthew Wright, General Manager Technical Services / Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Fire Protection Association Australia
Dr Jonathan Barnett, Board Member, Building Appeals Board Victoria
Mark Whybro, Assistant Commissioner Community Safety Directorate, Fire and Rescue NSW
Assistant Commissioner John Watson, Assistant Commissioner Specialist Capability & Planning, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services
Adam Dalrymple, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, Metropolitan Fire Brigade

10:40

MORNING TEA

11:10

Local Case Study: How Australia has learnt from local near misses – Lacrosse, Melbourne
Commander Mark Carter, Manager / Commander Building Codes & Audits, Metropolitan Fire Brigade

CERTIFICATION & ACCOUNTABILITY

11:40

Panel: Creating a culture of accountability in the building certification process
Lindsay Le Compte, General Manager (Construction and Infrastructure), Australian Industry Group
Stephen Kip, Fire Safety Engineer, Department of Health & Human Services, Victoria
Rodger Hills, Executive Officer, The Building Products Innovation Council

12:30

NETWORKING LUNCH

LEGALITY, COMPLIANCE & INSURANCE

13:30

Afternoon Chairperson: Matthew Graham, Senior Associate, Kreisson  
 
Case study: Queensland’s Building and Construction Legislation
Brett Bassett, Commissioner, Queensland Building and Construction Commission

14:10

Answering Some Hard Questions:
David Glinatsis, Director, Kreisson
 

14:40

AFTERNOON TEA

15:00

Insurance Panel: Understanding the multi-million-dollar insurance exposure associated with the use of Non-Conforming Building Products: How may this jeopardise future coverage?
Erik Adriaanse, Chief Executive Officer, Strata Community Association
Peter Jones, National Underwriting Manager, CHU Underwriting Agencies
Karl Sullivan, General Manager Risk, Insurance Council of Australia
Scott Driscoll, National Underwriting Manager, Strata Community Insurance

15:50

Chairperson's Closing Address

16:00

END OF CONFERENCE 

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Safe Cladding & Buildings Workshop Overview

Building Code Fundamentals Masterclass: Surveying, Certification and Accreditation

 
1st March | 9am-5pm
 
This workshop is designed to provide statutory building surveyors, product certifiers and systems accreditors with the skills and knowledge to assess, evaluate and apply building requirements effectively. Attendees will gain an understanding of building codes, fire technology principles and how to overcome shortcomings the industry presents to the building surveying practice. Delegates will also learn how to address issues faced in the building industry, and how to successfully interpret current legislation and the National Construction Code.
 
This workshop is designed to be a continued discourse of the conference, where building industry professionals can collaborate for a unified and mutual understanding of building code standards and practices.

  • Understanding building codes and fire technology principles
  • Overcoming limitations in building surveying and product certification processes 
  • Interpreting the National Construction Code, Building Code of Australia effectively
  • Learning the responsibilities and the rules of evidence with building surveying
  • Criteria for risk assessment and the analysis of building products used 

 

 

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Top Speakers at Safe Cladding & Buildings

The Hon Matt Kean

Minister for Innovation & Better Regulation

NSW Government

Senator Chris Ketter

Senator for Queensland

Chair of Economics References Committee

Brett Bassett

Commissioner

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Commander Mark Carter

Manager / Commander Building Codes & Audits

Metropolitan Fire Brigade

Mark Whybro

Assistant Commissioner Community Safety Directorate

Fire and Rescue NSW

Assistant Commissioner John Watson

Assistant Commissioner Specialist Capability & Planning

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Matthew Wright

General Manager Technical Services / Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Fire Protection Association Australia

Rodger Hills

Executive Officer

The Building Products Innovation Council

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WHY ATTEND SAFE CLADDING & BUILDINGS 

  • Hear from Senator Chris Ketter on how the Customs Amendment (Safer Cladding) Bill 2017 will directly impact importation, supply and use of building products.
  • Get a primary analysis on the inquest following the Melbourne Lacrosse Tower incident from Commander Mark Carter from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade.
  • Examine changes to building codes and certification standards and how this will affect certifiers, accreditors and surveyors with leaders from the Australian Institute of Standards Australia, Building Surveyors, Australian Building Codes Board and the Building Products Innovation Council.
  • Examine retrofitting and refurbishing processes and hear the case on how to redevelop old stock to ensure compliance and keep Australian buildings safe.
  • Recognize the responsibility building owners of government buildings, hospitals, aged care facilities, hotels, shopping centres and commercial and residential buildings have on establishing building product compliance.

 

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND SAFE CLADDING & BUILDINGS 

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

 

Who Should Sponsor Safe Cladding & Buildings

Raise your profile at the Safe Cladding and Buildings Summit 2018

  • Put your business front and centre: Sponsoring the Safe Cladding and Buildings Summit gives your organisation authority in your industry and boosts your credibility.  Your brand will be seen throughout the event and attendees will be eager to learn more about your business.
  • Get in front of your target market: Sponsoring is a perfect opportunity to develop strategic partnerships with key industry decision makers from across the building product supply chain
  • Increase your reach and exposure to new clients: As a sponsor, your name and logo will be used during these outreach campaigns, which provides the opportunity to generate media exposure and increase your company’s brand awareness
  • Generate strong leads: Sponsoring the summit is a great way to generate quality leads because they’re full of people actively seeking solutions to challenges in planning and developing Australia’s smart cities
  • Deliver a great ROI: Sponsoring the Safe Cladding and Buildings Summit will be cheaper and have a higher ROI than other advertising methods. Why? Because this event has a very specific and highly engaged target market.
 

For more information, download the Sponsorship & Exhibition Prospectus or contact us at info@aventedge.com or +61 02 9188 8950

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Safe Cladding & Buildings Venue

Mercure Sydney

 

Address: 818 - 820 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Conference: Grand Central
Workshop: Martin Place