Bringing together government, building owners, developers, certifiers, insurers and fire safety professionals to develop solutions and ensure the safety and compliance of buildings in Australia and New Zealand

Safe Buildings & Defects Management Summit

With construction and economic activity picking up following the coronavirus crisis, the Australian building and construction sector is returning its focus towards a more familiar crisis, a crisis of confidence. Building defects and flammable cladding remain a significant danger for the sector, with the cost of rectification forecast to soar past $6.2 billion across Australia. As we grapple with these continual challenges, how are we as a sector progressing reform to deliver safe, quality, and compliant buildings?  
The 7th Safe Buildings & Defects Management Summit is a must attend event for the entire building product supply chain. In just one day, gain clarity on the latest regulatory changes, best practice for rectification, current landscape for insurance and innovation in façade and building products from key government and building and construction industry professionals.

Featured Speakers

Dan O’Brien

Chief Executive

Cladding Safety Victoria

Anna Cronin

Commissioner for Better Regulation

Better Regulation Victoria

Adrian Piani

ACT Chief Engineer

ACT Government

Dyan Johnson

Manager – Policy and Economics

Master Builders Queensland

Peter Koutsoukis

Chair – Safer Buildings Taskforce

Department of Housing and Public Works

Andrew Cialini

State Building Surveyor

Victorian Building Authority

Laina Chan


Society of Construction Law Australia

Yvonne Pengilly

Assistant Commissioner – Technical

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

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Reasons to Attend:

  • Learn how the industry is responding to new legislations with Master Builders Association Australia, Australian Institute of Building Surveyors and Strata Community Association
  • Utilise the latest practices and technologies to build and rectify buildings to a safe standard that meets compliance requirements.
  • Learn about the $600 million world first program to fix hundreds of buildings with high-risk cladding with Cladding Safety Victoria
  • Unpack your responsibilities and liabilities under state building and construction regulation to ensure your business compliance going forward with MinterEllison.  
  • Get the latest updates on the current landscape for building and construction insurance and learn what you and your organisation need to do to remain insured. 
  • Learn how you can de-risk cladding projects by adopting the latest innovation in fire safety and testing. 
  • Learn how government is delivering a better building system and how this will impact your future operations with Better Regulation Victoria and the Department of Housing and Public Works Queensland.  
  • Understand how the Building Commissioners rating tool works and what this means for builders, developers, and certifiers in NSW.

Who Should Attend 

  • Government and industry regulatory bodies and associations 
  • Building owners and asset managers 
  • Developers and construction companies 
  • Fire and rescue services 
  • Certifiers, accreditors and surveyors 
  • Waterproofing specialists 
  • Building material importers and suppliers 
  • Designers and architects 
  • Training and development managers 
  • Insurers, lawyers and strata bodies 
  • Fire safety and risk officials, engineers and technical managers 
  • Fire protection companies and solution providers


Sponsorship Opportunities

Raise your profile at the Safe Buildings and Defects Management Summit

Have solutions that will help Government & Construction leaders ensure the safety, quality, and compliance of our nation’s buildings?
Looking to improve your brand recognition to get on their radar for consideration, or want to share a key message to drive awareness? 
Join Government & Construction leaders and professionals, who are meeting across 3 cities to gain access to case example presentations that will prepare them design & build quality, safe and compliant buildings. 

To make an enquiry please contact or call +61 2 8378 4339

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Team Discounts




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The event will be held in a premium hotel in the CBD.
Delegates will be notified of the venue 4 weeks prior to the event.