Construction Innovation Forum 2020

Virtual Event | 7 - 8 October

The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association (AMCA) brings together global thought leaders and practitioners to share their knowledge on how digitalisation is disrupting and transforming the construction industry.

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10:00
Simon Waller
Author | International speaker | Technology advisor - MC
Welcome

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10:02
Shannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS | AMCA
BIM-MEPAUS Update

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10:10
Simon Waller
Author | International speaker | Technology advisor - MC
Business as Unusual: How a global crisis has created the perfect conditions for business innovation

There is no phase in the human language that has killed more innovative ideas as ‘we’ve always done it that way’. But at no point in recent memory has the past been less representative of the future than it is right now. For decades business innovation has been seen as a nice to have (usually undertaken by a small group of people wearing skinny jeans and turtle necks) but in less than a year Covid-19 has turned innovation into a global imperative.

At its core, innovation is the ability to question that status quo, make changes and create value. In this session Simon will not only present some of the opportunities and emerging risks that this rapid change has brought with it, he’ll demonstrate how you can use technology in a way that is delivers engagement and value to your clients and customers. This isn’t a session about new wiz bang technologies, it’s ultimately a session about how we need to change our mindset, rethink our work and find opportunities where technology can be used to leverage our humanity.

10:30
Josh Getz
Senior Director, AEC Technologies | Southland Industries
Julio Alejandro Saenz
Associate Director, Construction Technologies | Southland Industries
Digitally Transforming a National MEP Firm

The workplace of today is rapidly evolving, and it is not enough for firms to have a grasp of the latest BIM/VDC technologies. We must embrace more holistic digital transformation strategies that drive towards standardized processes and information and allow work to be done from anywhere.

Attendees will hear how Southland’s digital transformation strategy has helped to drive towards increased standardization across the company while also preparing the company for a distributed and remote workforce.

The team will share the Innovation planning processes, internal collaboration, as well as the implementation processes that have been developed to help drive digital transformation across the organization.

Attendees will benefit from hearing real examples of company-wide rollouts and challenges through engineering, BIM, fabrication and the field, including lessons learned and successes realized on projects.

With recent world events and the rapidly increasing transition to remote work this session will cover valuable insights into the platforms and technologies that can help remote workers access and collaborate on their data while maintaining the momentum of digital change.

11:20
Morning Tea Break and Networking
11:50
Kyle Bernhardt
Director, Building Design Strategy | Autodesk
Future  of Design in a Changing World

As the  population grows, the demand for new and restored buildings and  infrastructure is forcing architects, engineers and contractors to rethink  the things they make, how they make them, and the way they work.

Hear from  Kyle Bernhardt, Autodesk, Inc.’s Director of Strategy for Building Design at  Autodesk, on how the industry is adapting to the need to design and build  more, but do it with less negative impact on the environment.

12:15
Warwick Stannus
Group Engineering Manager | A.G. Coombs
The Drive Towards Digital Standardisation

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12:35
Neil Coulson
Victorian Skills Commissioner | Victorian Government
Workforce Training Innovation

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12:45
Ron King
Global Estimating Manager | Trimble MEP
WebLEM + Industry Standard for Estimating Labor Hours

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13:15
Lunch and Networking
14:15
Arj Barker
Comedian
Comedy Stand-up

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14:45
Matt Fern
Digital Engineering Manager | Stowe Australia
Leading Electrical Contractor’s Digital Delivery

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15:10
Dr. Dominik Holzer
Owner | AEC Connect
Douglas Robertson
BIM Manager Melbourne | Lendlease
BIM Beyond Construction

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15:50
Afternoon Tea Break and Networking
16:10
Matt Gough
Innovation Director | MACE
Transforming Construction

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17:00
Panel Discussion:
Scott Olsen
Fredon
Alain Waha
Cogital
Neil Thompson
Atkins | CDBB | UCL
Industrialised Construction: The Rebound from COVID-19

On 8 May 2020, drawing upon ideas from a global panel of industry such as Matt Gough and academic leaders, Co-authors, Alain Waha and Sumit Oberoi presented 21 recommendations for how to transform the building and construction process.

The paper encourages leaders from both government and industry to shift towards an industrialised model of construction to help lead the sector through the COVID-19 recovery, simultaneously delivering higher-performing and more sustainable built assets.

The recommendations are framed around four areas in which Sumit will moderate discussion upon: 

  1. The reorganisation of the status-quo operating model; 
  2. Use economic stimulus measures to invest in and catalyse innovation;
  3. Look for ways to unearth cutting-edge supply chains; and
  4. Prioritise high-performance, low carbon buildings.

This promises to be an exciting panel discussion atthe annual forum. The session will support the leadership presented during theforum on the current state of play whilst setting a framework for the future ofIC.

17:30
Simon Waller
Author | International speaker | Technology advisor - MC
Concluding remarks

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17:35
Close and Networking Drinks
Catch up with friends and speakers in the   Networking Café

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09:00
Simon Waller
Author | International speaker | Technology advisor - MC
Day 2 Welcome

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09:05
Amy Marks
Head of Industrialised Construction Strategy and Evangelism | Autodesk
Industrialised Construction

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09:45
Sandra Benson
Worldwide Head of Engineering, Construction and Real Estate | Amazon Web Services
How Construction Companies can Transform their Businesses via Amazon or the Cloud

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10:35
Morning Tea Break and Networking

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11:05
Brendan Upton
Senior MEP Technical Consultant | A2K Technologies
Mike Collins
Vice President of Global Business Development | ENGworks
BIM-MEPAUS  Design to Construction to  As-Built

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11:45
Kris Lengieza
Senior Director, Business Development | Procore
The Power of the Platform: Adapting to Change Using Open and Integrated Technology

Owners, General Contractors, Specialty contractors, and Architects agree that greater transparency into project data, streamlined workflows, and better connection across all the pieces and parts of a project is an effort worth pursuing.

Technology can be a key driver and enabler of that effort - truly moving the industry forward - but not all technology solutions are created equal or might be the right solutions for your business.

Hear how the industry is benefiting from platform investment, deeper tech evaluation and selection, and how companies are building a strategy now and into the future.

12:25
Lunch and Networking

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13:30
Russell Vine
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications | Cross River Rail
Queensland Government Benchmark Infrastructure  Project

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14:00
Heshan Samarawickrama
Manager | VBIS
Structuring Your Asset Information to Achieve Built Outcomes

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14:30
Panel Discussion:
Chris Kakoufas
Chief Operating Officer | Cbus Property
Murray Coleman
Head of Development Projects | Macquarie Group
Russell Telford
Managing Director | A.G. Coombs Group
Developers’ Perspective on Innovation

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15:00
Afternoon Tea Break and Networking

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15:30
Dave Mangham
Senior Solutions Consultant |ENGworks
Craig Farish
Product Owner and Experience Designer | Autodesk
BIM-MEPAUS  Design to Fabrication

This session will provide attendees with a technical overview of the new additions to the BIM-MEPAUS forthcoming Industry Standard, Fabrication database. It will also include a preview of Autodesk’s progress with the Fabrication Database Manager.

16:10
Neil Thompson
Director of Digital Construction | Atkins
UK National Digital Twin Program

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16:50
Simon Waller
Author | International speaker | Technology advisor - MC
Shannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS | AMCA
Closing Remarks

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16:55
Close and Networking Drinks
Catch up with friends and speakers in the Networking Café

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The Speakers

Simon Walker

Simon Waller

Author | International speaker
| Technology Advisor - MC

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Josh Getz

Josh Getz

Senior Director, AEC Technologies
| Southland

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Matt Gough

Matt Gough

Innovation Director
| MACE

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Amy Marks

Amy Marks

Head of Industrialised Construction Strategy and Evangelism | Autodesk

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Sandra Benson

Sandra Benson

Worldwide Head of Engineering, Construction and Real Estate | Amazon Web Services

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Neil Thompson

Neil Thompson

Director of Digital Construction
| Atkins

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Julio Saenz

Julio Alejandro Saenz

Associate Director, Construction Technologies | Southland

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Kyle Bernhardt

Kyle Bernhardt

Director, Building Design Strategy
| Autodesk

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Kris Lengieza

Kris Lengieza

Senior Director of Business
Development | Procore Technologies

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Arj Barker

Arj Barker

Comedian

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Murray Coleman

Murray Coleman

Head of Development Projects
| Macquarie Group

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Chris Kakoufas

Chris Kakoufas

Chief Operating Officer
| Cbus Property

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Dr. Dominik Holzer

Dr. Dominik Holzer

Owner
| AEC Connect

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Doug Robertson

Douglas Robertson

BIM Manager Melbourne
| Lendlease

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Richard Drigo

Richard Drigo

Group Managing Director
| Fredon Air

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Neil Coulson

Neil Coulson

Victorian Skills Commissioner
| Victorian Government

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Ron King

Ron King

Global Estimating Manager
| Trimble MEP

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Sumit Oberoi

Sumit Oberoi

Industry Strategy Manager
| Autodesk Construction Solutions

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Alain Waha

Alain Waha

Co-founder and Digital
Visionary | Cogital

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Warwick Stannus

Group Engineering Manager
| A.G. Coombs Group

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Craig Farish

Craig Farish

Product Owner & Experience Designer
| Autodesk

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Scott Olsen

Scott Olsen

CEO
| Fredon Group

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Matt Fern

Matt Fern

Digital Engineering Manager
| Stowe Australia

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Russel Vine

Russell Vine

Executive Director, Marketing and Communications | Cross River Rail

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Russell Telford

Russell Telford

Managing Director
| A.G. Coombs Group

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Heshan Samarawickrama

Heshan Samarawickrama

Manager | VBIS

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Mike Collins

Mike Collins

Vice President of Global Business Development | ENGworks

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Brendan Upton

Brendan Upton

Senior MEP Technical Consultant
(Revit MEP) | A2KTechnologies

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Dave Mangham

Dave Mangham

Director of Global Fabrication Data Integration | ENGworks

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Shannon Thomas

Shannon Thomas

Executive Manager
BIM-MEPAUS | AMCA

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About

The Construction Innovation Forum will explore how industry is using the current global challenges as a catalyst for transformation and Industrialised Construction.

The Forum has established itself as one of the most distinguished BIM events hosted in the Asia-Pacific region. It has become a significant activity on the Australian building and construction annual calendar.

With a focus on demonstrating how technological advances meet best practice applications, the program is designed to bring together thought leaders and practitioners from across the world to discuss and share information on a strategic and practical industry level.

A fully interactive event, you'll have the opportunity to interact and submit questions to our international and local speakers. You'll walk away feeling uplifted and positive about the future of the construction industry.

The Forum will feature an exceptional two-day program of speakers from all corners of the globe, covering all stages of the project life cycle and supply chain. International speakers provide a unique perspective for how digital engineering is helping industry achieve significant improvements in efficiency and productivity.

Complementing these presentations will be experienced Australian practitioners providing attendees with practical case studies and ideas about how forward-thinking firms can integrate BIM and digital engineering into their everyday practices with demonstrable improvements in cost, timeliness, risk management and productivity.

The 2020 Forum will also feature facilitated workshops, allowing delegates to  choose between practical content that best suits their own job roles, experience and educational needs.

The Forum continues to have a positive impact on business professionals, offering an opportunity to develop new professional relationships, reconnect with peers, gain knowledge and become more successful in your career.

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