As Australia's innovation catalyst, CSIRO would like to invite you to a forum on Future Buildings.

The forum will bring together the building and construction community comprising of peak industry bodies, architects, engineers, surveyors, insurers and valuers, government departments and regulators, research providers and testing authorities.

The building and construction industry faces many challenges such as the need for improved energy efficiencies, new materials to reduce building costs and improve resilience, the integration of smart systems into buildings, the need for improved security, mitigation against disruptive environmental events, and the role of regulation and testing to allow new technologies into the market.

You will hear from key industry stakeholders and participate in facilitated discussions with a view to proposing and planning strategies for the future.

Don‘t miss your opportunity to contribute to the future buildings discussion.

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Event date: 10Oct 2017

Tuesday 10 Oct 2017

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre

South Warf, Melbourne VIC
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The Future Buildings Forum program has considered feedback from across related industries and other associated bodies. Common issues that require a wider discussion include resilience, security and product validation. The forum and breakout sessions will provide a platform to listen to the entire sector in order to determine current pressure points.

The diverse audience offers a significant industry translation opportunity. Researchers recognise the sector represents around 3.5% gross domestic product for Australia, and the nature and extent to which the industry may consider research and development engagement needs to be explored. CSIRO and university researchers can provide industry with possibilities for translating the many existing or emerging technologies that could be applied to building products to improve resilience and security. There is growth potential for the Australian industry that deserves to be explored.

Key panel speakers have been carefully chosen to provide a broad overview of their sector issues, concerns and visions for growth. Input from all sectors in the break-out sessions will be critical to future direction setting.

Karl Sullivan 

Karl Sullivan, General Manager Policy, Risk and Disaster Planning Directorate (Insurance Council of Australia)

As General Manager for the Policy, Risk and Disaster Planning Directorate, Karl is responsible for the facilitation of industry policy and initiatives regarding emerging risks. Additionally, Karl coordinates industry's response, and partnership with government, following a significant disaster event.

Karl has significant experience in the disaster planning and risk management field. Prior to joining the Insurance Council, Karl was responsible for global Disaster Planning, Response and Mitigation for the Qantas Group of Companies. In conjunction with that role, Karl was active in international and domestic forums focused on a wide range of disaster events and emerging risks.

Prior to Qantas, Karl enjoyed a career in the Royal Australian Air Force, including several operational flying tours and appointments responsible for consequence management and disaster planning.

Francesca Muscovic 

Francesca Muscovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia (Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council)

Francesca is the National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia. She works with representatives from Australia's leading property companies, such as members of the Property Council's National Roundtable on sustainability, to develop policy and advocate to federal, state and local governments. Francesca has 10 years of experience in the built environment sector with previous roles as an engineering consultant at AECOM, the Green Building Council of Australia and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

Tracey Gramlick 

Tracey Gramlick, Board Member of BPIC and Executive Director and CEO of the Australian Window Association (Building Products Innovation Council)

Tracey has a background in Engineering, a Masters in Technology Management and Business Administration and over 30 years of fenestration expertise in various design, technical, production, materials and marketing roles prior to her current position as Executive Director and CEO of the Australian Window Association.

She represents the industry through political advocacy for manufacturing, energy efficiency, product conformity and compliance, sits on three industry aligned boards, regularly speaks at international and local events, actively participates in technical and standards committees, international standards and energy committees and enjoys her regular radio appearances on the ABC.

Richard Kirk 

Richard Kirk, National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and Principal Director of KIRK (Australian Institute of Architects)

Richard Kirk is the founding Director of KIRK which was established in 1995. With studios in Brisbane and Kuala Lumpur the practice works across a diverse range and scales of projects throughout Southeast Asia.

The work of the practice has been widely published and has received recognition through a number of prestigious professional and industry awards.

Richard is the National President Elect Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Fellow of the AIA, Adjunct Professor at The University of Queensland, South Bank Corporation Board Member, and Queensland Urban Design and Places Panel Member.

Richard has been involved with the Institute for over 20 years and was previously the Australian Institute of Architects Queensland Chapter President and a Chapter Councillor since 2008. Richard has also served on the Board of Architects of Queensland, and was a member of the Brisbane City Council Independent Design Advisory Panel.

Jeremy Turner

Jeremy Turner, National Technical Manager with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors

Jeremy Turner is a Level 1 Building Surveyor with over 20 years' professional experience and has also spent 19 years serving the AIBS in various voluntary roles.

Jeremy has a Bachelor of Building from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Certificate in Civil (Structural) Engineering from the University of Adelaide and is an Engineering Technologist.

Until recently, Jeremy served the City of Adelaide for almost 10 years, where he had the privilege of working on some of the State's most iconic projects including the $530m Adelaide Oval redevelopment and the $2.3bn New Royal Adelaide Hospital project.

Jeremy has recently followed his passion for the Building Surveying role and taken up the position of National Technical Manager with the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors.

Lindsay Le Compte 

Lindsay Le Compte, General Manager of Construction and Infrastructure at The Australian Industry Group and Executive Director of the Australian Constructors Association (Australian Constructors Association)

Lindsay Le Compte is General Manager of Construction and Infrastructure at The Australian Industry Group and Executive Director of the Australian Constructors Association (ACA). Prior to his appointment to these current roles, Lindsay was chief executive of the NSW and ACT Chapters of the National Electrical and Communications Association. Over a long career he has held a number of senior positions in the NSW government including General Manager of the State's building regulator, Senior Member of the Consumer, Trader and Tenancy Tribunal where he determined building disputes, Inspector-General of Corrective Services, Chief Executive of the Casino Control Authority and Head of policy and legal branches in a number of government agencies including the NSW Premier's Department and The Cabinet Office.

Lindsay is a director of the Construction and Property Services Industry Skills Council, Australian Construction Industry Redundancy Trust and the Dispute Resolution Board Foundation Region 3. Industry appointments include member of the Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency - Building, Construction and Demolition Industry Sector Committee, member of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration Appointment Advisory Board, member of the Federal Safety Commissioner Industry Advisory Committee, member of the Australian Building Codes Board Building Codes Committee, and chair of the Construction Product Alliance.

Stephen Kip 

Stephen Kip, Board Member Australian Building Codes Board and Director of SKIP Consulting (Australian Building Codes Board)

Stephen Kip has been a Director of SKIP Consulting, an engineering and regulatory consultancy firm for the past 10 years. Prior to that he has held senior engineering positions with Warrington Fire Research (now Exova Warrington Fire) and the Building Research Association of New Zealand (BRANZ) and was the deputy to the Building Commissioner at the Building Control Commission in Victoria, Australia.

He is a board member of the Australian Building Codes Board, a Fellow of Engineers Australia, an Adjunct Associate Professor of the School of Engineering and Science at Victoria University, an Honorary Fellow of the University of Melbourne School of Architecture and a former memer of the Victorian Building Appeals Board.

Chris Stolz 

Chris Stoltz, President Victoria Division, Chair of La Trobe University's Engineering Industry Advisory Board, Chair of the Emeritus Council of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Engineers Australia)

Mr Chris Stoltz graduated in Civil Engineering in 1973. He is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. He has been a CEO/GM of a state-owned water authority based in Sunraysia; a materials handling manufacturing company; one of Australia's largest charities, BoysTown, and a specialist geospatial information technology company consulting to Australia's largest utility infrastructure owners including NBN.

Chris has also been a lecturer in Civil Engineering; served on two hospital boards; served a term as the Mayor of the City of Bendigo; and held several positions within the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. He is Chair of La Trobe University's Engineering Industry Advisory Board; Chair of the Emeritus Council of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia; and a member of the state government's TECH School/STEM Industry Advisory Panel.

Chris has broad industry experience in engineering, information technology, water utilities, agribusiness, manufacturing, not-for-profit organisations and regional development. Chris Stoltz is Engineers Australia's 2012 Sir John Holland Civil Engineer of the Year.

Tim Muster 

Dr Tim Muster, Principle Research Scientist CSIRO Land & Water

Dr Tim Muster is a Principle Research Scientist and Team Leader of Adaptive Liveable Cities at CSIRO Land and Water. Tim's current work seeks to better prepare our cities for the future using systems research within collaborative living laboratories. He has over 25 years of research experience in the scientific disciplines of surface- and electro- chemistry, which he has most recently applied to the fields of Intelligent Infrastructure and Advanced Wastewater Treatment. He has published over 75 refereed journal publications and has led numerous collaborative projects with the Water Research Foundation, The Boeing Company, Fonterra and Australian Water Recycling Centre of Excellence. Tim was the recipient of a CSIRO Julius Career Award for nutrient recovery from wastewater in 2011. In 2007 Tim was the recipient of CSIRO Young Scientist John Philip Award and has twice won the Marshall Fordham Best Research Paper of the Australasian Corrosion Association (2003 and 2005).

Keith McLean 

Keith McLean, Director CSIRO Manufacturing

Keith McLean is the Director of Manufacturing in the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organisation (CSIRO) the Australian national research agency. He leads >400 scientists and engineers working in advanced materials and processes. CSIRO Manufacturing work with national and global commercial and academic partners to deliver economic, social and environmental impacts.

Agenda

Time Activity
08.00 Registration and refreshments
09.00 Introductions by Dr Keith McLean, Director CSIRO Manufacturing
09.10 Opening by representative of Victorian Government
09.25 PANEL DISCUSSION
Facilitator to set the scene and introduce the Panel
09.30 Presentations - 3 X 15 minute presentations plus 5 minute each question time
  • Insurance Council of Australia: Karl Sullivan, General Manager for the Policy, Risk and Disaster Planning Directorate
  • Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council: Francesca Muscovic, National Policy Manager for Sustainability and Regulatory Affairs at the Property Council of Australia
  • Building Products Innovation Council: Tracey Gramlick, Board Member of BPIC and Executive Director and CEO of the Australian Window Association
10.30 Wrap up
10.35 Morning refreshments
11.00 Presentations - 5 X 15 minute presentations plus 5 minute each question time
  • Australian Institute of Architects: Richard Kirk, National President of the Australian Institute of Architects and Principal Director of KIRK.
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors: Jeremy Turner, National Technical Manager
  • Australian Constructors Association: Lindsay Le Compte, General Manager of Construction and Infrastructure at The Australian Industry Group and Executive Director of the Australian Constructors Association
  • Australian Building Codes Board: Stephen Kip, Board Member Australian Building Codes Board and Director of SKIP Consulting
  • Engineers Australia, Chris Stoltz, President Victoria Division, Chair of La Trobe University’s Engineering Industry Advisory Board, Chair of the Emeritus Council of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
12.40 Wrap up and set up afternoon session
13.00 Lunch
14.00 AFTERNOON CHALLENGE WORKSHOPS
Breakouts into four Challenge Workshops will have a Facilitators Group each to run each session. Comprising a CSIRO person to anchor the group, the morning's Industry speakers will be encouraged to move around groups, a person from each of the Co-Branding Universities (Melbourne, Swinburne, RMIT and Deakin), one or two Industry people and a Government person. These groups will be not only responsible for running the sessions but will have the added task of capturing the discussion points and writing up the Challenges and Opportunities Consensus Papers. Broad feedback indicates that these Papers will be quite important to future direction thinking. Dividing into 4 themes will provide a deeper opportunity for participants to engage with specific interested participants from the wider audience. There are many issues that will emerge from discussions and these should be debated and proposals developed for how to take the Industry into the future.
ROOM 1 A. Sustainability, Resource and Energy Efficiencies
  • How can the energy efficiencies of building be increased? Building IQ?
  • How can manufacturing energy be lowered or offset?
  • How can smart systems become integrated?
  • Occupant health
  • Building and Precinct Information Modelling, BIM & PIM
  • Facilities Management
ROOM 2 B. Improving Building Resilience
  • The Insurance concern
  • Environmental threats
  • Occupant health
  • Zoning restrictions and responding with better solutions
  • Cost arguments, should cheaper mean compromise?
  • Security threats
ROOM 3 C. Durability, Materials and Manufacturing
  • Transformable science and manufacturing methods
  • Multi-functional material development
  • Making R&D investment effective
  • Whole of life/End of life
  • Early adopters
ROOM 4 D. Accelerated Pathways for Innovation in building
  • Regulation and the Role of Government
  • Evaluation and quantification of performance
  • Education and industry uptake
  • Responsibility for the Whole Building Process and Whole Life of Buildings
  • Certification and recognition
  • Commercialisation
16.00 Afternoon tea
16:30 Reconvene to consider the outcomes from the breakout sessions. Facilitator to lead discussion about future actions
17.00 Wrap up and thanks