Agenda

09:00

Policy and Legislation

09:10

  • How recently passed legislation including the Design and Building Practitioners Act and the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act will impact different industry stakeholders 
  • Will new legislation work to improve the accountability of all industry practitioners? 
  • What else needs to be implemented to improve the quality and safety of buildings in NSW?  
  • Instilling a culture of compliance across the whole building and construction supply chain 

10:00

  • Understand the consumer perspective and need for improved transparency & trustworthy players 
  • Learn from the experience of remedial builders on the type and cost of rectification works required 
  • How insurers consider the industry and the opportunity behind decennial and long-tail insurance 
  • Understand how the iCIRT tool will work and the factors that contribute towards a rating outcome 

10:45

Defect Rectification and Façade Innovation

11:15

  • Unpacking practical case studies for the rectification of defective cladding material 
  • Ensuring appropriate and complaint structural/wind requirements, fire safety, waterproofing, condensation management, insulation, and sarking

11:45

  • Evaluating a proven methodology to de-risk cladding projects: the end goal with remedial.
  • Unpacking the constraints, opportunities and the human factor within cladding projects. 
  • Team structure: the importance of the generalist as lead consultant. 

12:15

12:25

01:20

  • Cladding rectification in the ACT – challenges, complexity and consequences
  • Quality is everyone’s obligation – how engineering registration supports the sector and communities 

01:50

  • Building facades for safer future-proofed buildings  
  • Current challenges with cladding, facades and building compliance 
  • How good facades can improve the resilience of buildings  

Legal, Compliance & Insurance

02:20

  • What impact does non-conforming cladding and building defects have on building values and insurance? 
  • Recent case studies for insurance and building defects/combustible cladding   
  • Adopting a coordinated approach between insurers, brokers and builders to minimise gaps in cover for cladding/defect risk

02:50

03:20

  • Assigning liability 
  • Recent legislative changes in NSW regarding cladding 
  • The need for mandatory home warranty insurance 

03:50

  • How the Design and Building Practitioners Act and the Residential Apartment Buildings (Compliance and Enforcement Powers) Act will affect all construction professionals.  
  • Understanding your responsibilities and liabilities under the industry-wide statutory duty of care; who does the duty extend to? 
  • What legal powers does the Building commissioner & Secretary of the Department of Customer Services have to stop work and order restriction?  

04:20

04:30

Following Government guidelines on COVID-19 safety standards and protocols we have shifted this event to an online experience.

Policy and Legislation

09:00

09:15

  • Fast-tracking the rectification of buildings with dangerous cladding to make them safer sooner and creating thousands of jobs to assist with the economic recovery. 
  • Unpacking recent legislation to improve the quality and safety of Victoria’s buildings, including the Cladding Safety Victoria Bill
  • Pursuing cost effective cladding rectification methods to allow rectification funds to go further 

09:35

  • Unpacking the thinking of the expert panel on how the Victorian Government can deliver a better building system 
  • Underpinning the building system with a modern and effective legislative framework

09:55

  • What reform needs to be implemented further improve the quality and safety of buildings in Victoria? 
  • Assessing the effectiveness of other states and territories building regulation; what is on the horizon for Victoria? 
  • How can increased accountability be enhanced across the different core functions within the building product supply chain?

10:35

10:50

  • Building facades for safer future-proofed buildings  
  • Current challenges with cladding, facades and building compliance
  • How good facades can improve the resilience of buildings  

Improving the Safety and Quality of Victoria’s Buildings

11:20

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the new Code of conduct for building surveyors in Victoria 2020, 
  • Minimising conflicts of interests and increasing transparency to improve the Quality of buildings in Victoria
  • Understanding and respecting the duties and obligations of building surveyors  
  • Exploring the divide between statutory and consulting building surveyors in Victoria and under the code of conduct 

12:00

12:10

12:45

  • Identifying critical issues in the insurance market for building practitioners involved in cladding rectification
  • What impact does non-conforming cladding and building defects have on building values and insurance? 
  • How the Victoria State government is identifying the obstacles and challenges and driving insurance solutions 
  • Recent case studies for insurance and building defects/combustible cladding

01:15

  • Developing and implementing suitable testing methodologies to provide knowledge to practicing fire safety engineers 
  • Facades and cladding – current work at University of Queensland 
  • Developing evidence-based fire performance in building facades  

01:45

02:00

  • How the Cladding Safety Victoria Bill will impact different industry stakeholders 
  • Understanding your responsibilities and liabilities under state building and construction legislation

02:30

  • Unpacking the SCA’s new guidelines to protect owners and occupiers from building defects and combustible cladding 
  • Creating a living document for compliance, maintenance, and replacement of dangerous and recalled products. 
  • Ensuring that all building plans, list of products used and more details are handed over to owners before the final occupancy permit. 
  • Helping to identify structural problems and flag other defects to prevent homeowners and occupants from being saddles with costly and uninhabitable strata units. 

03:00

03:10