Friday 16 November

Friday 16th November 2018

8.55 - 9.00

Day 2 - Opening Address

David Birrell, CEO, CMEIG

9.00 - 9.30

The Tipping Point - the growing momentum for cultural transformation in the construction sector

Ann Austin analyses the construction sector, as it is notoriously known for its poor performance on well-being indicators. This can affect workforce retention, staff attendance and is one possible reason for the current skill shortage. Ann discusses the huge momentum which is building, that will radically transform the sector to be a truly enjoyable and sustainable place of work.

Ann Austin, National Sustainability Manager, Building, Lendlease

9.30 - 10.00

At the coalface of Automation

Tim unlocks the value and power in automation, artificial intelligence and robotics in the industry. The impacts of automation are completely transforming business operations and costs.Tim will share research into the future skills of the industry, what that means for training and how tools can be utilised to ensure the transition is managed effectively.

Tim Rawlings, Head of Training Product Development Kills for Australia, PwC

10.00 - 11.00

How do we shape the skills of our future workforce and what is needed to do this?

As the industry is currently facing a skill shorting and aging workforce, this panel will look into the future of workforce training and development within the construction sector. Consider the broad spectrum of personal development opportunities within an organisation from apprenticeship training through to career management.


11.00 - 11.30

Morning Tea

11.30 - 11.40

Technology Presentation - Holograms

Scott Millar, CEO & Founder, BOP Industries




11.40 - 11.50

Technology Presentation - Drones

Nick Smith, CEO, Airsight Aust


11.50 - 12.00

Technology Presentation - Augmented Reality

Lex Van Cooten, Managing Director, Immerse Virtual Reality

12.00 - 12.10

Technology Presentation - Autonomous Machines

See Komatsu’s innovative technology in action, allowing the industry to view a project from beginning to end in 3D; UAV technology EDGE1 – onsite collection and processsing of the UAV flight data giving industry useable/accessible data back in almost real time.

Aaron Marsh, National Technology Solution Expert Manager, Komatsu

12.10 - 1.00

Digital Engineering and the future of technology in construction

Understand the rapidly developing technologies and how they can be used within the civil construction sector. Unlock the value and capability of technology within digital engineering sector as a tool in support of successful project delivery.

1.00 - 2.00