Building Surveyors' Conference 2021
News update: More than 700 building practitioners gathered on February 22 to 23 for the first virtual Building Surveyors' Conference. They heard industry experts discuss emerging trends and took part in interactive forums. For more information, visit our News section.
In our third year of hosting the conference, we will once again bring together Victorian municipal and private building surveyors and their support staff to hear from industry experts, discuss emerging trends and take part in interactive forums.
The conference theme is Reset. Rebuild. 2020 was an unprecedented year due to COVID-19 and the consequent lockdowns and restrictions on worksites. Across the industry, we reset our thinking and adjusted our way of working. In 2021 we’ll adapt, even more, learn new ways to collaborate and embrace new technologies that will help the industry rebuild and flourish.
This year’s conference will be held 100% online over two days and will once again be MC’ed and facilitated by Bronwyn Weir.
Monday 22 February 2021, 2.00 pm to 5.15 pm (Reset)
Tuesday 23 February 2021, 9.30 am to 1.00 pm (Rebuild)
Register below to hear from industry leaders and learn about emerging trends from subject experts.
Building Surveyors’ Program 2021
Day 1 - Reset
Monday 22 February - 2:00pm - 5:15pm
|2.00pm||Introduction||Bronwyn Weir (MC)|
|2.05pm||Official welcome||The Hon. Richard Wynne|
|2.15pm||Chief Commissioner Address||Michelle McLean|
|Sue Eddy – CEO, VBA|
|2.45pm||VBA Operational Update||Alison Byrne|
How the BCR will impact the future of the building surveying profession
|3.40pm||Insurance in the Building Industry – what is the insurer experience?||Corey Nugent|
|3.55pm||Keynote Address - UK experience of competence and regulatory responsibility||Dame Judith Hackitt|
|4.10pm||Keynote Address - Victorian Building System Review||Anna Cronin|
Panel: Model of future Building Surveying
Facilitator: Bronwyn Weir|
|4.55pm||Day 1 closing comments||Bronwyn Weir (MC)|
Day 2 - Rebuild
Tuesday 23 February - 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
|9.30am||Day 1 recap||Bronwyn Weir (MC)|
|9.35am||State Building Surveyor Address||Andrew Cialini|
Cladding Safety Victoria Update
|10.00am||Keynote address: Regulation - a key to public trust||Peter Shergold|
Breakout #1: Strategies for developing resilience and mental health
|10.25am||Breakout #2: Successfully Managing Risk||Michael MacLennan|
|10.25am||Breakout #3: Opportunities and challenges faced by Municipal Building Surveyors||Kerry Thompson|
|10.25am||Breakout #4: Roles and accountability in the building process||George Zillante|
|11.25am||Panel: Next generation building surveyors||
Facilitator: Bronwyn Weir (MC)|
|11.45am||Digital Opportunities||David Black and Amanda Wellesley|
|12.05pm||Private Building Surveyor interview with VBA Chief Executive Officer and State Building Surveyor||Paul Bailey, Sue Eddy and Andrew Cialini|
|12.25pm||2021 Industry Survey Results||Bronwyn Weir (MC)|
|12.35pm||Q&A session||Sue Eddy, Andrew Cialini and Bronwyn Weir (MC)|
|1.05pm||Day 2 closing comments||Bronwyn Weir (MC)|