Register now for the National Construction Equipment Convention (NCEC) – the premier event for Australia’s civil construction and infrastructure industry. NCEC is not to be missed for anyone in construction and infrastructure who want to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and see what new products and technologies are available.


Thursday 15th November 2018

9.00 - 9.30

Australian Construction Outlook

The day will commence with Associate Director of BIS Oxford Economics, Adrian Hart provides an outlook for construction and mining activity, how it is part of the play out of longer term investment cycles, and what the implications are for you in developing an improved business strategy.

Adrian Hart, Associate Director – Construction, Maintenance and Mining, BIS Oxford Economics


9.30 - 10.00

The Importance of the Supply Chain to Mega Project Success

Lindsay Le Compte explores issues relating to supply chain and the development and delivery of projects. Ensure you have all the tools to keep up with industry.

Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director, Australian Constructors Association

10.00 - 10.30

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 Skills for Australia, PwC


10.30 - 11.15

Industry Trends Panel

Powerhouse panel members discuss and debate how the sector is responding to issues in relation to construction demand and project delivery parameters.

  • Lindsay Le Compte, Executive Director, Australian Constructors Association
  • Ross Trethewy, Head, Environment, Health and Safety, Lendlease Building
  • Adrian Hart, Associate Director – Construction, Maintenance and Mining, BIS Oxford Economics

11.15 - 11.45

Morning Break

11.45 - 12.15

Utility Damage Prevention Trends and Best Practice

Stuart will review existing utility strike data from excavation and discuss the impacts and cost of damage through case studies. Best practice in underground utility asset identification and protection will also be discussed, drawing on input from recent research and feedback from major utility asset owning members of Dial Before You Dig.

Stuart Burdack, CEO, Association of Australia Dial Before You Dig

12.15 - 12.45

Establishing Human Centred Safety: practices to create positive and sustainable safety cultures

Deborah Keep will improve your safety practices by providing take away strategies on how to foster an accountable approach to safety across an organisation.

Deborah Keep, Principal, Deborah Keep

12.45 - 1.15

How can ICN Help You to Access and Win Contracts

Understand the ICNNSW and the ICN network and how it can help you access opportunities from major projects. This will include how to register on the ICN gateway, how to receive automatic notice of opportunities and how to register interest against them.

Peter Webster, Executive Director, Industry Capability Network