5th Annual
Future of Construction Summit

20-21 May, 2025 | Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane

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

CONFERENCE | EXHIBITION | NETWORKING EVENTS

FUTURE OF CONSTRUCTION SUMMIT

The Future of Construction Summit (FCON) is the construction industry’s premier national event focused on creating a more progressive, productive and sustainable construction industry.

Launched in 2021, FCON has previously been held in Sydney and Melbourne, and moved to Brisbane in 2024 in recognition of the “once in a generation” infrastructure boom taking place there where billions are being invested to deliver the 2032 Olympic games and support the ever-growing population.

The 4th annual event brought together 700 attendees, which was an increase on the 2023 event in Melbourne (600 attendees) and the 2022 event in Sydney (480 attendees).

Despite persistent challenges in the form of inflation and supply chain bottlenecks, workforce capacity constraints, and the clear need to “close the productivity gap”, the general feeling observed at FCON Summit 2024 was one of optimism for the future of the industry – its leadership, and the ability to adapt and overcome obstacles by leveraging new ideas, innovative approaches and cutting edge technologies.

FuturePlace would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who joined us and helped to create such a successful event – and we look forward to welcoming you back to Brisbane in 2025.

FCON25 will feature:

  • 2 day conference featuring over 80 senior leaders from contractors, owners, financiers and tech companies
  • 700+ attendees
  • Exhibition with 60+ booths
  • High profile networking functions
  • Shark Tank (ConTech Pitching competition)
  • Welcome party and Gala Dinner

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The Program

FCON24 brought together senior leaders to discuss the following topics:

Day 1

  • Construction market outlook

  • Forces of change – key trends shaping construction

  • Strategy & business model evolution: embracing new ways of doing business

  • Rethinking workforce strategies

  • Decarbonising construction

Day 2

  • Embracing Innovation: Combining digital and design with modern construction methods to improve efficiency

  • The connected construction site of the future

  • Emerging technologies for a more resilient, efficient, and sustainable construction sector

  • Prefabrication and modular construction

  • Green tech: Technologies for enhancing sustainability within construction
FCON24 Future of Construction Summit Speakers

Meet Our Speakers

Sally Stannard

Director General, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Leah Kelly

Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Deputy Director-General

Priscilla Radice

Deputy Director-General, Health Capital Division, Queensland Health

Debbie McNamara

General Manager, Economic Development Queensland

Graeme Newton

Chief Executive Officer, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority

Grant Sainsbery

Head of Environment and Sustainability, Bouygues Construction Australia

Scott Power

Chief Executive Officer, BMD Group

Darren Crichton

Chief Executive Officer, DT Infrastructure

Louise Adams

Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon

James Sherrard

Head of Commercial, Performance and Strategy, Infrastructure and Place, Transport for NSW
FCON24 Future of Construction Summit

Conference Schedule

Day 1 | Tuesday 14th May, 2024

08:00

Main conference registration & morning coffee

09:00

Summit opening remarks

Leon Kantor, Co-Founder, FuturePlace
09:05

FCON Chair - Welcome remarks

Nerida Conisbee, Chair, Construction Forecasting Council

CONSTRUCTION TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES

09:10

GOVERNMENT ADDRESS

The construction industry is experiencing major headwinds that are expected to persist well into the future. With the industry already accounting for a quarter of all business insolvencies, it’s time to disrupt or die.

Leah Kelly, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Deputy Director-General
09:25

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: An update on one of Queensland’s most transformational projects – the Cross River Rail

In this Keynote Address we look at the innovation and digital transformation driving one of the largest infrastructure projects in Queensland. Spanning a remarkable 17 construction sites and employing thousands of workers, the Cross River Rail project comprises 10.2KM of track, 5.9KM of tunnelling, several new stations and the redevelopment of 3 others between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. In this session we uncover the vision, strategy and the technology required to deliver such a monumental project.

Graeme Newton, Chief Executive Officer, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
09:50

CONSTRUCTION LEADERS PANEL: The macro trends driving new opportunities across the construction sector

Strong headwinds continue to impact the construction sector. These include lack of productivity – heightened by labour and skills shortages, further compounded by inflation across energy, materials and the prolonged disruptions across global supply chains that are driving costs higher. Finding solutions to these issues has been a priority for industry leaders. In this discussion our panellists will discuss what the industry can do to address these challenges and realise the significant opportunities ahead.   

  • What are the activities and opportunities being put forward by the National Construction Industry Forum (NCIF) and how can the industry capitalise on them? 
  • Lack of Productivity is still a major challenge and with more projects coming online and not enough workers to carry them out – what can the industry do to attract more employees and upskill them faster? 
  • With supply chain constraints continuing along with increases in energy and material costs, can the current pricing model continue with such tight margins or what can be done to address this? 
  • While significant population growth is occurring, state and federal governments are placing a number of crucial infrastructure projects on hold – is this sustainable and what is required to increase government budgets on critical infrastructure? 
  • What role will greater innovation and cultural Change play in realising the opportunities across construction?
Panellists include:
Louise Adams, Group Chief Operating Officer, Aurecon
Graeme Newton, Chief Executive Officer, Cross River Rail Delivery Authority
James Sherrard, Head of Commercial, Performance and Strategy, Infrastructure and Place, Transport for NSW
Darren Crichton, Chief Executive Officer, DT Infrastructure
Jamie McClurg, Executive Chairman, Commercial & General
Facilitated by:
Cameron Kahler, Director, Workato
10:30

Building tomorrow: Maximising Growth with the New Automation Mindset

This session will delve into the pivotal role of how low-code/no-code technology can be leveraged in driving productivity gains within the construction industry, and what harnessing an automation mindset in 2024 means for the industry. Through insightful discussions and real-world examples, attendees will gain valuable insights into harnessing technology to streamline processes, optimise resource allocation, enhance project outcomes and innovate for efficiency. 

  • The role of integration platforms in connecting disparate systems and streamlining data flows across construction projects. 
  • The benefits of automation technologies in optimising resource allocation, reducing project timelines and increasing margin. 
  • The transformative potential of AI-driven solutions in enabling predictive analytics, risk management, and decision-making in construction projects. 
  • Practical strategies for overcoming challenges and driving adoption of technology-driven solutions within construction organisations. 
  • Case studies and success stories highlighting the tangible impact of integration, automation, and AI on productivity gains in construction projects. 
Cameron Kahler, Director, Workato
In conversation with:
Dominic Martens, Digital Engineering Manager, Icon Construction
Martin Rubens, IT Leader, The APP Group
10:55

Networking break & exhibition viewing

ACIF CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY FORECAST

11:35

ACIF Welcome

What does a disrupted industry look like? How do we become a more flexible and attractive workplace? What skills will be needed? Can a site engineer work from home?

James Cameron, Executive Director, Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF)
11:40

ACIF Construction Forecast – Setting the scene

The ACIF forecast is the industry’s compass which points to the future of the industry and construction projects across Australia. They provide rolling ten-year forecast of construction and major infrastructure project activity. These forecasts are a primary source of market information for the building and construction industries in Australia, providing decision makers with comprehensive information and insight about the direction in which building, and construction activity is heading.

Nerida Conisbee, Chair, Construction Forecasting Council
11:45

PRESENTATION: Examining the scale of projects and construction over the coming decade

The ACIF forecasts are the industry’s compass which points to the future of the industry and construction projects across Australia. They provide rolling ten-year forecast of construction and major infrastructure project activity. These forecasts are a primary source of market information for the building and construction industries in Australia, providing decision makers with comprehensive information and insight about the direction in which building, and construction activity is heading.

Peter Downes, Director, Outlook Economics and, Lead, ACIF Forecasts
12:05

PANEL DISCUSSION: ACIF Construction Forecast – Where’s the industry heading?

ACIF Forecasts are used by thousands of professionals each year, from across the full range of stakeholders, from major organisations to small consultancies. ACIF Forecasts are available as the Australian Construction Market Report and detailed numbers are available by subscribing to the Customised Forecasts Dashboard. ACIF produces this information to assist businesses and governments at all three levels navigate the rapidly changing marketplace and help them plan for the future.

Construction Forecasting Council speakers includes:
Colin Mitchell, National General Manager – Strategy, BMD Group
Anneke Thompson, Managing Director, Clio Research &, Chief Economist, CreditorWatch
Peter Downes, Director, Outlook Economics and, Lead, ACIF Forecasts
Facilitated by:
Nerida Conisbee, Chair, Construction Forecasting Council
12:50

Lunch & networking break

13:50

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

In this session we bring together delegates in a series of 40 minute facilitated round table discussions with leading industry experts. Join a table that most interests you and discuss the latest in policy, technology and industry trends with likeminded individuals.


Round Table 1:
Maintaining effective cost controls across large scale projects
Moderated by: Guilain Chevreul, Senior Finance Manager, Acciona


Round Table 2: Exploring procurement and how contractors can win more tenders
Moderated by: Brent Crockford, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Owned Contractors 


Round Table 3: Encouraging more women and indigenous Australians into the industry
Moderated by: Lucinda Shilcock, Electrician, Konecranes


Round Table 4: Transforming engineering & construction businesses by fostering greater leadership & resilience
Moderated by: Peter Wilkinson, Founder & Director, SamWilko Advisory


Round Table 5: Having conversations that foster better mental health and suicide prevention across construction
Moderated by: Chris Lockwood, National CEO, MATES in Construction 


Round Table 6:
Rebuilding trust across the construction industry
Moderated by: Tanya Taggart-Hodge, Senior Business Development Manager, AW Edwards

Round Table 7: Addressing cross-platform interoperability challenges 
Moderated by: Cameron Kahler, Director, Workato

Round Table 8: Examining the Productivity Roadmap and the implications for the development for infrastructure related to the 2032 Olympic Games
Moderated by:
Louise Van Ristell, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ)


Round Table 9:
Achieving productivity through dispute avoidances
Moderated by: Kiri Parr, Director, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation


Round Table 10:
Leading digital acceleration by leveragingdata to contextualise competitive construction
Moderated by: Marcus Haynes, Senior Manager, Digital Strategy Acceleration, Hexagon Asset Lifecycle Intelligence Division


Round Table 11:
Exploring the impact of AI and Hyperautomation on business processes in the construction industry
Moderated by: Andrey Derevyanko, Partner and Ecosystem Lead, Tungsten Automation and Inez Clement, Group Finance Systems Manager, McConnell Dowell Construction


Round Table 12:
Pricing, estimating and contracting best practices
Moderated by: Charlotte Nichols, Engineering Services National Lead, Cost Planning and Estimating, John Holland

 

Round Table 13: Impact of evolving risks in the construction sector and the insurance market
Moderated by: Ben Holland, Head of Placement – Construction,Aon

Round Table 14: How AI uncovers subconscious bias to transform culture 
Moderated by: Angela Hucker, CEO, EPIC – Empowering People in Construction

Guilain Chevreul, Senior Finance Manager, Acciona
Brent Crockford, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Owned Contractors
Lucinda Shilcock, Ambassador, UGL
Peter Wilkinson, Founder & Director, SamWilko Advisory
Chris Lockwood, Chief Executive Officer (National), MATES in Construction
Tanya Taggart-Hodge, Senior Business Development Manager, AW Edwards
Cameron Kahler, Director, Workato
Louise Van Ristell, Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Association of Queensland (IAQ)
Kiri Parr, Director, Dispute Resolution Board Foundation
Marcus Haynes, Senior Manager, Digital Strategy Acceleration, Hexagon
Andrey Derevyanko, Partner and Ecosystem Lead, Tungsten Automation
Inez Clement, Group Finance Systems Manager, McConnell Dowell Construction
Ben Holland, Head of Placement – Construction, Aon
Angela Hucker, CEO, EPIC – Empowering People In Construction 

QLD MAJOR PROJECTS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

14:30

PANEL DISCUSSION - Boomtime: The infrastructure projects supporting the growth of SEQ and enabling the delivery of the 2032 Olympics

In this session we hear from leading Queensland Departments on their Infrastructure Projects as the state readies for population growth and the Olympics in 2032. We’ll learn about the progress of projects being undertaken, the labour required to deliver them, and what the impact will be both for the construction industry and for Queensland. 

Panellists include:
Sally Stannard, Director General, Department of Transport and Main Roads
Leah Kelly, Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning, Deputy Director-General
Priscilla Radice, Deputy Director-General, Health Capital Division, Queensland Health
Debbie McNamara, General Manager, Economic Development Queensland
Scott Power, Chief Executive Officer, BMD Group
Facilitated by:
Andrew Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Major Contractors Association (QMCA)

PEOPLE & PLANET

15:10

FIRESIDE CHAT | Managing the changes to net zero... the new normal or a painful failure?

Covalent Lithium is exploring opportunities to create markets for by-products of the Lithium refining process, contributing to circularity and preparing the Australian Lithium industry to be unique on quality and environmental footprint. In this discussion we will examine how this process can support the construction industry on the road to Net Zero. 

Mauricio Olivares, General Manager Technical, Covalent Lithium
Lisa McLean, Managing Director and CEO, Circular Australia
Daniel Hogan, Sustainability Manager, John Holland
Interviewed by:
Anushree Malaviya, Go to Market Strategist,
15:30

Networking break & exhibition viewing

16:00

PANEL DISCUSSION - Fostering Cultural Change: Encouraging more Women, Gen Z’s and Indigenous Australians into construction

Achieving a more diverse and inclusive workforce has been the goal of construction companies for some time. Attracting more women of all ages, indigenous Australians and young people is not always straight forward and in this session, we hear what leading individuals, educators and the industry are doing to make a more inclusive workplace that is more attractive for workers from across Australia. 

Panellists include:
Sarah O’Neill, Executive General Manager, People and Culture, CPB Contractors
Jennifer Gillett, Chair of the Board of Directors, National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
Tanya Taggart-Hodge, Senior Business Development Manager, AW Edwards
Jennifer Perkins, Director Skills Excellence Network - Construction & Energy, TAFE NSW
Lucinda Shilcock, Ambassador, UGL
Facilitated by:
Teresa Scott, Executive Director, Australasian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC)
16:35

CASE STUDY - Dealing with the Scope 3 data challenge in construction

As an industry we are on the front lines of a national challenge: confronting the complexity of Scope 3 emissions tracking and measurement. Globally and nationally, there’s a growing emphasis on disclosing these emissions, yet the intricacies involved are substantial. Scope 3 emissions data is scattered across various organisations, with multiple data sources and varying levels of transparency, completeness, and assurance. Compounding this challenge are the inconsistent methods and standards for calculation, along with the absence of standardised data exchange mechanisms across technology solutions.  

In this case study we hear how in certifying Fulton Hogan’s baseline and committing to the Toitū Envirocare Carbon Reduce certification, we embarked on a 2 year project to streamline our approach to Scope 3 data collation – with a special focus on purchased goods and services, requiring over 10,000 companies to report to us across Australia in a consistent manner. 

  • The nature of the problem as it stands in the AU construction sector 
  • The approach Fulton Hogan has undertaken, from; contracts and legal considerations, leveraging digital tools, awareness and education and activating key stakeholders to help guide our approach 
  •  Aligning our approach with all relevant stakeholders to deliver better outcomes for all 
Cameron Ginn, Environment & Quality Manager – Northern & Central Construction, Fulton Hogan
16:55

CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION - Moving towards Net Zero and more sustainable construction practices

The move towards more sustainable construction practices has never been more pressing and the need to reach net-zero embodied carbon goals by 2030 are fast approaching. As we head into the hottest summer on record in Australia and El Nino threatens unprecedented natural disasters, its clear the time to act is now. This panel of industry bodies and leading environmental construction professionals will discuss what progress has been made against benchmark targets, and what other actions needs to be prioritised to meet net-zero goals. 

  • What is the sustainability state of play across the industry today – what has been achieved and importantly, what else needs to be achieved to realise 2030 and 2050 climate and net-zero construction goals? 
  • Examining the role supply chains and scope 3 play in achieving sustainability goals 
  • Looking across the full spectrum of consideration from electrification, water efficiency, energy and waste reduction and material choice to achieve greater sustainability. Examining what else still needs to be done? 
  • Shifting the culture of an organisation from the design, to build and the ongoing management of an asset to realise ambitious ESG principles in construction 
  • The implications of renewable diesel and net zero fuels  
Panellists include:
Grant Sainsbery, Head of Environment and Sustainability, Bouygues Construction Australia
Ann Austin, Head of Sustainability, Australia, Lendlease
Patrick Hastings, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure Sustainability Council (ISC)
Natasha Roy, General Manager, John Holland Group
Evelyn Storey, Managing Director, Queensland & Director, Sustainability, Aurecon
Facilitated by:
Alison Scotland, Executive Director, Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC)
17:30

Drinks welcome remarks

Australian projects adopting innovative solutions and investing in the knowledge they will be reimbursed and share in the upside of new processes.

Jack Shelley, Queensland State Director, WT Partnership
17:30

Cocktails & networking

  • Highly connectable platform
  • Cyber security (Customer example showcased)
  • Cool hardware Trimble offers – SPOT, Hololens
  • Emerging tech – the possibilities with Trimble Viewpoint
  • Evolution of the common data environment (access to data at any point in time?)
18:30

Close of Summit Day 1

Day 2 | Wednesday 15th May, 2024

08:00

Registration & morning tea

There has been some positive change to prevailing procurement models for major energy and infrastructure projects in an attempt to redistribute risk allocation. At a time of unprecedented demand for infrastructure, these changes can’t come soon enough and more needs to be done, including to ensure that history doesn’t repeat itself and that these gains are not eroded. In this session, we examine the current and emerging risks, how the industry has responded and, most importantly, the answers and tools available to contractors to ensure fairer sharing of risk and reward in delivering major projects.

09:00

Opening remarks

Government, industry and unions all agree on the opportunity and, more importantly, the need for change. Incremental change and 10-year horizons are out. To keep the industry alive it must transform, and it must transform now.

James Cameron, Executive Director, Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF)

COLLABORATION & PRODUCTIVITY

09:10

FIRESIDE CHAT | Solid Foundations : Cultures in Construction

“77% of employees face culture tensions in their work that they don’t know how to address” – Gartner. 

Get cozy by the ‘virtual fireside’ as CulturAlchemy chats onstage with Multiplex Queensland HSE manager to delve into the world of culture change. Hear firsthand about struggles and insights, putting values into practice and managing the inevitable tensions that arise along the way. A candid conversation that promises to shed light on the challenges of fostering simple cultural change among the social complexity of major construction projects. 

Dan Humphries, Regional HSE Manager, QLD, Multiplex
Interviewed by:
Jayne Dunn, Director and Co-Founder, CulturAlchemy
09:30

PANEL DISCUSSION - CO-OPETITION: Fostering greater industry collaboration across the construction industry

In this session we hear how competitors can become your strategic joint venture partners and why fostering greater collaboration may just be the key to solving the productivity crisis. We’ll also discuss how to break down internal silos that hinder the impact of technology across projects. Lastly we also ask these construction leaders for their opinions of the previous session and the insights shared by the Construction Industry Report. 

  • Examining how coopetition and collaboration can lead to greater innovation 
  • Breaking down the challenges created by using different technologies by different contractors across various projects 
  • Connecting and integrating construction operational models and insights through Data Analytics 
  • Fostering capability uplift by implementing the full digital toolbox across different organisations and projects 
Panellists include:
Claudelle Taylor, Chief Technical Officer, IDD Tech and, ICT GM, Innovation Integration, CIMIC
Treaven Martinus, CEO & Founder, Martinus
Alan Dunn, Chief Information Officer, Richard Crookes
Daniel Smith, National Digital Technologies and Development Manager, Hansen Yuncken
Facilitated by:
Janelle Kerrisk, Chief Executive Officer, Helix Legal
10:10

Achieving more with less: New AI-powered approaches to productivity tools

In this session we explore how new AI functionality is increasing productivity through improved accuracy and automation of repetitive tasks for organisations of all sizes. 

  • Drawing overlay alignment 
  • Stitching large project drawings 
  • PDF to 3D visualisation
Shanoc Halliday, Customer Success Manager APAC, Bluebeam
10:30

Networking break & exhibition viewing

11:00

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

In this session we bring together delegates in a series of 40 minute facilitated round table discussions with leading industry experts. Join a table that most interests you and discuss the latest in policy, technology and industry trends with likeminded individuals.  


Round Table 2: Getting maximum ROI on your tech Investment 
Moderated by: Shivendra Kumar, Managing Director, Shivendra & Co


Round Table 3:
Examining the latest innovations in Pre-Fab Modular Construction
Moderated by: Damien Crough, Executive Chairman, prefabAUS


Round Table 4: Improving worksite safety across construction
Moderated by: Rae Bonney, Workplace Mental Health, Safety & Wellbeing Specialist 


Round Table 5: Harnessing location intelligence to achieve sustainability goals
Moderated by: Dan Paull, Executive Vice President and General Manager (ANZ), Nearmap


Round Table 6: Constructing the Future: Bridging generations, internal knowledge and technology in the construction industry
Moderated by: Andrew Hill, International Region Customer Success Excellence Director, RIB Software


Round Table 7:
New AI-powered approaches to productivity tools
Moderated by: Shanoc
Halliday, Customer Success Manager APAC, Bluebeam

 

Round Table 8: A VC’s perspective on the latest innovations transforming the construction industry 
Moderated by: Michael McNamara, Partner, Potentia Capital
 

Round Table 9: Contracting Best Practice
Moderated by: Kevin Pascoe, Director & Secretary, SoCLA 

 
Round Table 10: Revolutionising the success of your project with an ‘Oracle Red Bull Racing’ mindset
Moderated by: Rogier Roelvink, Industry & Customer Engagement Director Asia-Pacific, Oracle

Round Table 11: Incentivising  safety: the Do’s and the Don’t’s
Moderated by: James Kell, CEO & Co Founder, Scratchie


Round Table 12: Making innovation stick by optimising your technology and training strategy
Moderated by: Pia Hansen, General Manager Project Services, DT Infrastructure


Round Table 13: Solid Foundations: Cultures in Construction

Moderated by: Dan Humphries, Regional HSE Manager, QLD, Multiplex and Jayne Dunn, Director and Co-Founder, CulturAlchemy


Round Table 14: Decarbonising your supply chain or undertaking responsible sourcing – how much will it cost your business to adopt by-products?

Moderated by: Mauricio Olivares, General Manager Technical, Covalent Lithium

Shivendra Kumar, Managing Director, Shivendra & Co
Damien Crough, Executive Chairman, prefabAUS
Rae Bonney, Workplace Mental Health, Safety & Wellbeing Specialist,
Dan Paull, Executive Vice President and General Manager (ANZ), Nearmap
Natasha Roy, General Manager, John Holland Group
Andrew Hill, International Region Customer Success Excellence Director, RIB Software
Shanoc Halliday, Customer Success Manager APAC, Bluebeam
Michael McNamara, Partner, Potentia Capital
Kevin Pascoe, Director & Secretary, Society of Construction Law Australia (SoCLA)
Rogier Roelvink, Industry & Customer Engagement Director Asia-Pacific, Oracle
James Kell, CEO & Co Founder, Scratchie
Pia Hansen, General Manager Project Services, DT Infrastructure
Dan Humphries, Regional HSE Manager, QLD, Multiplex
Jayne Dunn, Director and Co-Founder, CulturAlchemy
Mauricio Olivares, General Manager Technical, Covalent Lithium

TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT & IMPLEMENTATION

11:40

PANEL DISCUSSION - Developing strategies to achieve greater ROI on your tech investments

In this important session we look at all the considerations when making a tech investment and the secrets to securing an ROI across multiple projects and stakeholders. 

  • Looking at and involving the right decision makers across various stakeholders 
  • Assessing software functionality across multiple projects and within your existing technology frameworks 
  • How best to implement a new technology once a decision to invest has been made 
  • Developing metrics to measure your ROI and what are the most common mistakes to avoid when adopting a new tech? 
  • Investing in technology on a Budget: Tips and tricks on technology investments to receive maximum bang for buck 
Panellists include:
Natasha Roy, General Manager, John Holland Group
Kris Caplice, Chief Development Officer, Resource Services Group (RSGx)
Michelle Pretorius, Senior Construction Analyst, Mirvac
Shivendra Kumar, Managing Director, Shivendra & Co
Facilitated by:
Charbel Torbey, Director of Sales ANZ, Revizto
12:20

Constructing the Future: Bridging generations and technology in the construction industry

This presentation explores the dynamic interplay between three major forces shaping the construction industry: the seasoned veterans with their invaluable experience and knowledge, the rising tech companies innovating with new products and solutions, and the tech-savvy upcoming generations ready to harness these advancements. We delve into the challenges and opportunities presented by this unique convergence, discuss strategies for effective collaboration. The presentation underscores the potential of this triad in driving the construction industry towards a future that is efficient, sustainable, and inclusive. 

Jatin Sharma, APAC Manager, Customer Success, RIB Software
12:40

Lunch & networking break

DIGITAL INNOVATION IN ACTION

13:40

PANEL DISCUSSION - Creating a future ready, agile business that can fully leverage the benefits of digital technology through organisational change management

Significant cultural shifts are needed to accelerate digital transformation and drive productivity outcomes across the industry. From data collection and analytics, through to BIM, Digital Twins and more; in this session we examine how the digital toolbox enhances not only how we build, but how we maintain the assets post construction and deliver benefits to all stakeholders.   

  • What needs to change in order to unlock the full potential of digital technologies?  
  • Looking at operational technologies, their use and how data is collected and managed post construction for the ongoing management of client assets 
  • Which technologies promise to deliver the biggest impact within construction and what needs to happen to fast-track their use? 
Panellists include:
Jenny Tseng, Technical Director & AUS Digital Delivery Practice Lead, Mott Macdonald
Luke Belfield, Former Victorian Chief Engineer, Office of Projects Victoria, Department of Treasury and Finance, Victoria State Government
Julia Curtain, Technical Director, ICT Team Lead, AECOM
Dominic Martens, Digital Engineering Manager, Icon Construction
Facilitated by:
Andrew Curthoys, Chair, Australasian BIM Advisory Board
14:20

CONTECH SHARK TANK

In this session, we hear from 4 leading start-ups who are each delivering solutions to meet the ever-evolving challenges of the construction sector. At the end of the session the judges will select a winner.

ConTech 1: Pieter Rautenbach, Infrastructure & Construction Manager, Deswik

ConTech 2: Fionn Hurley, Sales Manager APAC, EVERCAM

ConTech 3: David Porter, Managing Director, Octant AI

ConTech 4: Angus McNicol, Account Executive, AutogenAI 

ConTech 5: Alan McNamara, CEO & Founder, XpedePay

ConTech 1:
Pieter Rautenbach, Infrastructure & Construction Manager, Deswik
ConTech 2:
Fionn Hurley, Sales Manager APAC, EVERCAM
ConTech 3:
David Porter, Managing Director, Octant AI
ConTech 4:
Angus McNicol, Account Executive, AutogenAI
ConTech 5:
Alan McNamara, CEO & Founder, XpedePay
Sharks include:
Michael McNamara, Partner, Potentia Capital
Natasha Mandie, Managing Director, EM Advisory
Clive Parsons, Director - Digital Construction, Mirvac 
15:20

Networking break & exhibition viewing

15:50

Announcement of the Shark Tank Winner

  • Examining the evolution of construction innovation through the collection and analysis of data in order to future proof Mirvac 
  • Looking at how data is used to drive Mirvac’s organisation wide activities from procurement, construction and the ongoing management of their assets post build 
  • How has Mirvac overcome the integration piece by working together more effectively – across multiple projects, with multiple stakeholders to make better data driven decisions? 
  • Discussing the ongoing investment, staffing, and partnering implications that need to be considered as we navigate the maturity path of data adoption within construction 
15:55

CASE STUDY: DATA INSIGHTS - Exploring the important role of data analytics within Mirvac’s construction and the industries data maturity path

  • Examining the evolution of construction innovation through the collection and analysis of data in order to future proof Mirvac 
  • Looking at how data is used to drive Mirvac’s organisation wide activities from procurement, construction and the ongoing management of their assets post build 
  • How has Mirvac overcome the integration piece by working together more effectively – across multiple projects, with multiple stakeholders to make better data driven decisions? 
  • Discussing the ongoing investment, staffing, and partnering implications that need to be considered as we navigate the maturity path of data adoption within construction 
Clive Parsons, Director - Digital Construction, Mirvac 
16:15

CASE STUDY: CONTECH APPLICATION - Custom-building our ConTech application - Our journey, the benefits and the lessons learnt

Last year McMahon Services commissioned the development of a custom application which now manages more than $3 billion of pipeline work they price each year.  

The application is a Tender Management Platform with some innovative CRM capabilities. In this session, CIO and Project Director, Alistair Shimmin and IT Project Manager, Marcus Wallis will provide an overview of their journey to date, the lessons learnt and the benefits they’ve gained, as well as providing a tangible demonstration of the application in action. 

  • Understanding the various business challenges the app was built to address and why a custom application was the way to go to get the results they needed. 
  • The pros and cons of custom building your own application 
  • The business benefits and insights gained as a result of their new application  
  • Secrets to successfully working with a third-party app development team to achieve superior outcomes  
Alistair Shimmin, Chief Information Officer, McMahon Services
Marcus Wallis, IT Project Manager, McMahon Services
16:40

End of Summit

Masterclass | Thursday 16th May, 2024

09:00 - 13:00

Masterclass: Building and enabling high performance teams (Morning setting SOLD OUT)

What it’s about:

This Course is designed to address the challenges that show up time and again when managing team behaviour and performance in a high-stress environment. Engineering and Construction is a demanding industry, and a high-performance team is an absolute must-have to achieve outstanding project and business outcomes. Building a high-performance team is a fundamental role of Leadership, and this Course breaks down the team-building process into its key elements. Experienced Leaders will have the opportunity to reflect on their own style and share their learnings and experience with industry peers in a mutually enabling environment.   

Key topics covered in this short course include:

  • What truly great leadership looks and feels like 
  • The importance of self-awareness, excelling at the basics and leading by example 
  • Understanding team dynamics and the repeatable process by which teams develop and improve their performance  – getting ahead of the game 
  • Effective coaching tools that enable better conversations and create trust via transparency and integrity 
  • Diagnosing the root cause(s) of poor performance – working at cause rather than effect to defuse team drama and shifting dysfunctional behaviour as a barrier to getting things done  
  • Understanding team styles and adapting your leadership to achieve outstanding results  

 

What will you get out of attending?

  • This Masterclass will teach leaders and senior managers practical and effective skills and techniques in building high performing teams. Engineering and construction projects and businesses are increasingly complex enterprises as external pressures rise and expectations increase. Teams are looking to their leadership to provide guidance and direction. Leadership with skills in personal management and creating effective team culture deliver outstanding outcomes and increase the value of their enterprises.   

 

Who should attend the Masterclass?

  • This Masterclass will support Directors and Managers with Major Project responsibility as well as Senior Executives leading support functions including Finance, Pre-Contracts, People, Commercial and Governance & Compliance.   
Facilitator:
Peter Wilkinson, Founder & Director, SamWilko Advisory
13:00 - 13:30

Light lunch for attendees of the Morning and Afternoon Masterclass

13:30 - 17:30

Masterclass: Building and enabling high performance teams

What it’s about:

This Course is designed to address the challenges that show up time and again when managing team behaviour and performance in a high-stress environment. Engineering and Construction is a demanding industry, and a high-performance team is an absolute must-have to achieve outstanding project and business outcomes. Building a high-performance team is a fundamental role of Leadership, and this Course breaks down the team-building process into its key elements. Experienced Leaders will have the opportunity to reflect on their own style and share their learnings and experience with industry peers in a mutually enabling environment.   

Key topics covered in this short course include:

  • What truly great leadership looks and feels like 
  • The importance of self-awareness, excelling at the basics and leading by example 
  • Understanding team dynamics and the repeatable process by which teams develop and improve their performance  – getting ahead of the game 
  • Effective coaching tools that enable better conversations and create trust via transparency and integrity 
  • Diagnosing the root cause(s) of poor performance – working at cause rather than effect to defuse team drama and shifting dysfunctional behaviour as a barrier to getting things done  
  • Understanding team styles and adapting your leadership to achieve outstanding results  

 

What will you get out of attending?

  • This Masterclass will teach leaders and senior managers practical and effective skills and techniques in building high performing teams. Engineering and construction projects and businesses are increasingly complex enterprises as external pressures rise and expectations increase. Teams are looking to their leadership to provide guidance and direction. Leadership with skills in personal management and creating effective team culture deliver outstanding outcomes and increase the value of their enterprises.   

 

Who should attend the Masterclass?

  • This Masterclass will support Directors and Managers with Major Project responsibility as well as Senior Executives leading support functions including Finance, Pre-Contracts, People, Commercial and Governance & Compliance.   
Peter Wilkinson, Founder & Director, SamWilko Advisory
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