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  • Don’t miss Passive House Association’s first bi-annual Sydney Symposium

    Join Passive Place on Wednesday September 26 at The Australian Passive House Association’s first bi-annual Sydney Symposium for a frank discussion about an approach to housing for the future: Passivhaus. Hear... more
  • Future Infrastructure Summit call for speakers

    The Future Infrastructure Summit, is an Industry focused event, short on sales and big on industry case studies and real-world application of Lean, BIM and GIS in Australia, and around the world.  A call for s... more
  • Construction Innovation Forum Keynote speaker announced

    The Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) is pleased to announce that Dr Andrew Harris from Sydney, Australia will deliver a keynote at this year’s Construction Innovation Forum. A... more
  • Human-Friendly Timber Towers at the AU Smart Skyscrapers Summit 2018

    Highly distinguished architect Richard Francis-Jones is set to treat delegates to the insights he gained working on ‘the tower of wood’, Sydney’s 37-floor EY Centre, at the upcoming Australian Smart Skysc... more
  • Industry leaders join bright new innovators in the name of safety

      Trusted industry trailblazers and game-changing newcomers will unite at the Workplace Health and Safety Show 2018, showcasing the cutting-edge technology, processes and products taking the safety worl... more
  • Construction Innovation 2018 Forum

    The Construction Innovation 2018 Forum has been set for 23 – 24 August in Melbourne at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hosted ... more

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AFTA Gala Awards Night

The ATFA annual national dinner celebrating the industry’s achievements – showcasing the best floors installed for the year and recognising the industry’s stand out people, showrooms and innovations. For further information and ticket availability Visit the Website ... more

Arab Future Cities Summit Dubai 2018

AFCS Dubai is UAE's leading smart city event. Over 400 senior executives from municipalities & government, developers, technology and sustainability experts, designers and architects attend each year. Following the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to make the Emirate as the smartest and happiest city, the government of Dubai has implemented several innovative programs and smart city services, under the key dimensions of Smart Economy, Smart Living, Smart Mobility, Smart Governance, Smart Environment and Smart People. The 5th Annual Arab Future Cities Summit will be held on 3rd and 4th September, 2018 in Dubai will emphasize on the future opportunities and evolving technologies to counter the challenges faced and achieve the city’s ambitions in being one of the world’s most connecte... more

5th Annual Smart City Expo 2018, Melbourne

Smart City Expo combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of Smart City Experts from around the globe. The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Application such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Smart Lighting, Fog Computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance. The Smart City Expo Conference is dedicated towards gathering the most relevant experts and leaders of the world´s most innovative cities, companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, research centres, initiatives, and solutions, by using smart strategies for a smarter and more sustainable urban world. Smart Cities Expo World Forum 2018 Canada and Smart Cities Expo World Forum 20... more

10th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2018

The 10th Annual Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference 2018 is Victoria's largest, attracting over 200 delegates each year. Topics covered - Transport, housing, health, education, energy & water. The 9th Annual Victorian Major Projects Conference, will be held on the 4th & 5th of September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The event continues to be a leading major projects and infrastructure conference held in the state. With the state government’s $9.6 billion investment into infrastructure, hear updates on the projects and plans that will support Victoria’s strong population and economic growth. Over 200 senior level executives from public & private sectors will convene to hear presentations on major projects and infrastructure plans such as Infrastructure Victoria’s 30-year Strategy, Development Victoria’s Urban Renewal Projec... more

International experts gather for Australian Bushfire Building Conference

Building industry leaders across Australia will gather in September for the fourth annual Australian Bushfire Building Conference and Community Forum in the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) conference will have guest speakers from a range of disciplines from landscape architects, the rural fire service to buildings and scientists to address building safety in bushfire emergencies. The program features local and international experts about bushfire building practices, research and regulations, with keynote speakers from the event’s major partner, NSW Rural Fire Service, Western Sydney University, the CSIRO and US-based Senior Fire Ecologist Dr. Christopher Dicus, who will examine the recent California fires that destroyed around 10,000 structures. Held in the Blue Mountains – home to one of the most bushfire-vulnerable residential areas in NSW – the co... more

prefabAUS 2018 Conference

This year's theme, Building momentum: The rise and rise of prefabrication, explores the past and future of prefabrication. It's about celebrating the evolution of our industry, and looking forward to the future, with a focus on new technologies, sustainability, and the continued movement of prefab into mainstream construction. Held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, the 2018 conference will feature national and international keynote speakers specialising in prefabrication, offsite design, manufacturing and project delivery. There will be workshops, panel discussions and site visits, plus the opportunity to network with leaders, innovators and experts from across the sector.... more

The 6th Annual Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2018

Australian Smart Lighting Summit 2018 Running for the sixth year in a row, the 2018 Australian Smart Lighting Summit will bring participants the latest news on urban, street, public and outdoor lighting from across the industry. Annually attracting over 150 delegates, this year’s summit will provide over 35 Australian and international-based speakers the platform to present on and discuss the technological innovations, long-term sustainability and implementation surrounding exterior lighting. This year’s summit, being held on the 11th & 12th September at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, has been tailored to reflect an all-inclusive range of topics prevalent to public lighting; including but not limited to, human centric lighting, funding opportunities, connected lighting, smart pole technology, sustainability and street light replacements. Participating ... more

Construction Contract Fundamentals

The Construction Training Hub is proud to announce the launch of their "Construction Contract Fundamentals" seminar being held on 13 September 2018 at Saxons' Brisbane. This seminar provides an overview of contracts in general and construction contracts in particular and will be presented by Steven C Evans - Construction Law Expert & Advisor, Dispute Resolver, Arbitrator, Adjudicator, Lecturer, Author and NEC Software Consultant. You will learn What is a contract? How contracts are made The essential elements of a contract About Standard Forms of Contract About obligations and liabilities About payment, changes, delays and breach of contract How to critically examine other typical provisions The seminar is interactive and questions and answers with the speaker are encouraged throughout the day. Early Bird Offer Take advantage of the early bird spec... more

A Guide to Wood Construction Systems (Perth, WA)

Mass timber construction systems are disrupting the Australian construction industry with numerous large commercial projects now under way across Australia. If you are a design or building professional this event is simply a must attend.  Concrete & steel have previously dominated the design of commercial scale structures, resulting in many design professional lacking the knowledge and confidence to use the range of wood construction systems available. This workshop takes a whole-of-process approach to selection and specification of timber-rich structural systems. It will explore available structural systems, connections and material options available today, and demonstrate timber construction in a range of small to large, and simple to complex structures. WoodSolutions newest timber design guide, ‘Wood Construction Systems’, will be launched at this workshop.  The Gui... more

Democratising Residential Development

Democratising Residential Development - Globally the lack of affordable housing is estimated at 330 million urban households and forecast to grow by a further 30 percent by 2025. Locally, the Australian housing supply and affordability crisis is light as day, but the solution isn't. Innovative thinkers are developing new sustainable development models to tackle these issues. Our social licence is at risk. Planning and built environment professionals need sharpened skills in designing viable strategies for accommodating population growth which include and support affordable housing as part of wider supply. This touchstone function will explore various examples of how we can balance the needs of society and the commercial realities of the corporate world to deliver housing. What are the alternative structures, and how do they maintain a profitable outcome? Risk allocati... more

Sydney Symposium – Building responsibility: Our obligations towards Affordability, Building Performance & Better Outcomes

Join Passive Place on Wednesday September 26 at The Australian Passive House Association’s first bi-annual Sydney Symposium for a frank discussion about an approach to housing for the future: Passivhaus. Hear from Oliver Steele, Clare Parry, Sean Maxwell, and Caroline Pidcock, along with Nick Mulvany and Rachael McGinley, and many more. These folks are at the forefront of the Passive Housing movement, and they’ll be covering the tough topics with deep insight from their own experience. This event includes: Breakfast networking Panel discussion Symposium Site tour: The Fern Dinner and networking Speakers include: Nick Mulvaney, Lead Sustainability Consultant, Lucid Consulting Suzie Barnett, General Manager, Junglefy Rachel McGinley, Senior Manager, Green Building Council of Australia Paul Stoller, Director, Atelier Ten Oliver Steele, Director, S... more

ArchXpo 2018

ArchXpo 2018 - The 5th International Exhibition of Architecture & The Built Environment ArchXpo 2018 is a part of the most comprehensive building show in Singapore, 6-in-1 Architecture & Building Series 2018. Co-organised by Singapore Institute of Architects and Conference & Exhibition Management Services Pte Ltd, ArchXpo 2018, the 5th International Exhibition for Architecture & The Built Environment is the latest addition to the key pillars of the Archifest series. ArchXpo 2018 is:  a showcase of relevant technologies, products and related services in the architectural and built environment industries. a gathering of industry experts and talents that makes for excellent architectural and built environment design, as well as an invaluable platform for the exchange of research and innovation in architectural design, practice and education. Held i... more

Aerotropolis World Summit 2018

Premier Summit for Leading Airport City Developers, Airport Operators, Urban Planning Authorities and Real Estate Groups to at the Development of Aerotropolis!  Modern airports are finding themselves more profoundly integrated in cities’ urban planning & development. As non-aeronautical and aviation-related businesses increasingly locate themselves at major airport hubs, commercial airports are widely recognized as significant drivers of business centres and catalysts for urban economic growth. Hosted in Singapore between 9-12 October 2018, the Aerotropolis World Summit 2018 aims at gathering the World’s leaders and decision-makers across key stakeholders of Aerotropolis projects, including urban development authorities/ministries, airport operators, project developers and investors. With its global panel of speakers, the event offers over 18 international case studies, 4 se... more

Safety in Action Sydney

Informa Australia is pleased to announce that Safety in Action, Australia’s longest running occupational health and safety event, will be back in Sydney this October. This leading industry event combines knowledge and networking like no other. It continues to be the must-attend event for every OH&S professional in the country. Features include: 100+ Exhibitors showcasing their latest products and services 3 Dedicated Safety Zones with FREE seminars and interactive safety features 3 Co-located conferences discussing: safety strategy, leadership and culture, return to work and workplace wellness FREE registration for industry professionals   For more information on the exhibition, seminars and co-located conferences, please visit the Safety in Action website.  ... more

6th Smart City & IoT Expo 2018 Canada

Smart City & IoT Expo 9th-10th Oct 2018, Toronto, Canada Smart City & IoT Expo combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of Smart City Experts from around the globe. The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Application such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Smart Lighting, Fog Computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance. The Smart City Expo Conference is dedicated towards gathering the most relevant experts and leaders of the world´s most innovative cities, companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, research centers, initiatives, and solutions, by using smart strategies for a smarter and more sustainable urban world. Smart ... more

A Guide for Wood Construction Systems Workshop for Engineers & Architects (QLD)

This Workshop and the Guide for Wood Construction Systems is designed to assist practicing structural engineers and architects to confidently develop conceptual structural designs for timber rich buildings and structures.  As many design professionals working on commercial scale structures are typically skilled with concrete and steel structures, the Guide for Wood Construction Systems takes a whole-of-process approach to the selection of timber-rich structural systems. Experienced design professionals will speak on recent examples of timber building projects in Australia and Europe to illustrate the design, structural performance and cost savings of timber buildings. This seminar is a must for structural engineers and architects. Cost: Free for all Engineers and Architects Date: Thursday 11 October 2018 Venue: Broncos Leagues Club 98 Fulcher Rd, Red Hill Time: 1.00 pm fo... more

Stadium and Arena A/NZ Congress 2018

Enhancing the Fan Experience and Revenue Generation Opportunities through Digital Transformation and Venue Design State governments across Australia are investing heavily in new stadium and arena infrastructure in response to growing attendance numbers and to bring existing venues into the digital age. The smart stadiums of 2020 and beyond will ensure a heightened fan experience, improved security, and increased revenue generation opportunities as owners and operators embrace advancements in technology to deliver super-connected venues that will take the live experience to the next level. Stadium and Arena A/NZ Congress 2018 will bring together government, owner/operators, project directors, clubs, sporting codes, architects and venue managers to explore how to: Improve fan experience through venue design and infrastructure development Generate revenue by understanding 'stadiu... more

9th Annual NT Major Projects Conference 2018

The largest major projects and infrastructure conference held in the Territory, with over 300 delegates attending annually. With the recent release of the Government’s $1.75 billion infrastructure investment program, there has never been a better time to attend the 9th Annual Northern Territory Major Projects Conference taking place on the 17th & 18th of October 2018 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Proudly supported by the Northern Territory Government, the conference will highlight the exciting developments shaping the North. The signed City Deal, the partnership between the Commonwealth and the Territory, further strengthens the increased investment in the future of Darwin’s infrastructure, jobs, culture and tourism. The region will see commercial developments including vast hotel complexes, agricultural works such as Seafarm, the largest aquaculture project in Austr... more

Australian Security Awards 2018

Australian Security Awards 2018 The security industry will unite on 18 October 2018 to promote excellence and innovation within the sector and celebrate the success of 2018 #SecurityAwards winners and finalists at a prestigious Awards Ceremony and Dinner. The Australian Security Industry Awards for Excellence have been an initiative of the Australian Security Industry Association Limited (ASIAL) for 23 years. In 2015, ASIAL partnered with the World Excellence Awards to bring the global Outstanding Security Performance Awards (OSPAs) program to Australia. For the third time they will share a prestigious Awards Ceremony & Dinner on 18 October 2017 at Sydney’s Doltone House Hyde Park.    ... more

AWCI ANZ 73rd Annual Conference – Strategies for Success

With the theme Strategies for Success, the 73rd Annual Association of Wall and Ceiling Industries Australia and New Zealand Conference will be held in Perth from 28 to 31 October. We invite delegates, sponsors and exhibitors to take an introspective look at their business model, to build upon their internal processes, and strengthen resilience in the industry. There are many exciting developments in the marketplace which are accelerated through new applications of technology, innovative products and higher standards of excellence that continue to push the boundaries of our trade. Our program will inspire you to take your business to new heights. A powerful line up of leaders and speakers from key industries will provide valuable insights and out-of-the-box perspectives for delegates to learn from and take away. Perth is one of the ultimate Australian destinations, with beauti... more

Project Finance Masterclass

Project Finance Masterclass Resilient and sustainable infrastructure is critical to economic growth and social progress. This unique two-day masterclass provides participants with a sound understanding of how infrastructure projects are structured from a commercial and financial perspective. This affects a wide range of consultants involved in shaping infrastructure projects from a planning, design and management perspective.  As evolving trend is for Government to focus on contracting to buy infrastructure services rather than the built form, the approach to planning and procurement needs to change. This is why is it important to focus on output specifications, key performance indicators and understand what mechanisms Government should and should/will have in place to protect itself from project failure. Significant consultancy work relates to due diligence from technical, lega... more

Glasstech Asia 2018

Being reputed as the 'Glass Hub of Southeast Asia', Glasstech Asia 2018 is an unparalleled glass exhibition providing regional industry players deeper insights to the glass manufacturing, processing, products and materials sectors. Held in conjunction with the 3rd edition of Fenestration Asia 2018, it will showcase industry standards in sustainability, automation and energy-efficiency to satisfy the increasing global demand for windows, doors and facades. A line-up of exciting glass conferences will also be available for this year’s edition including ASEAN Glass Associations Summit (AGAS), ASEAN Architectural Glass Conference (AAGC) and “The Green Building Seminar” with Malaysia Green Building Confederation. Glasstech Asia 2018 will provide an excellent platform for industry players across the globe to step foot and tap into the growing market of South-east Asia!... more

URBAN MOTION – Asia Pacific Construction and Home Expo

Urban Motion attracts investors, developers, manufacturers, suppliers, services, policy makers, designers, technologists and those commercially connected with the commercial, public and residential future of smart cities. This event is for you if you have an interest in Smart Cities, Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Property Development, Infrastructure Development, Policy (such as the OBOR), Mobility, or are simply looking to design your own Smart House. Held in Queensland’s premier exhibition venue, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the exhibition will feature the very best of those operating in the built environment and smart cities landscape. This is the place for those looking to build their forever home to those looking to build an entire smart city.... more

10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference 2018

The 10th Annual NSW Major Projects Conference will be held on the 21st and 22nd of November 2018 at the International Convention Centre - Sydney. Attracting well over 250 delegates, this event continues to be one of the state’s largest major projects and infrastructure conferences. Surpassing past years with a record investment of $87.2 billion towards state infrastructure, the state of New South Wales is gearing up for some major upgrades. Over the next four years, NSW is expected to have more major infrastructure projects being delivered that any other state, not to mention the record investment of $8 billion budgeted for major health facilities, upgrades and redevelopments. Over the course of two days, the conference will bring together over 25 expert speakers and policy makers from the government and private sectors to discuss major infrastructure projects underway as well as... more

Smart City Expo 2018, Dubai

Smart City Expo combines the power of collocated conference with state-of-the-art expo floor in order to educate people towards smart cities and urban planning technologies, strive for innovation, promote business and connect thousands of Smart City Experts from around the globe. The conference program covers Smart City Vertical Application such as Smart Grid, Smart Transportation, Smart Health, Smart Building Management Systems, Enterprise IoT, Smart Lighting, Fog Computing, Big Data Analytics and Smart Governance. The Smart City Expo Conference is dedicated towards gathering the most relevant experts and leaders of the world´s most innovative cities, companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups, research centers, initiatives, and solutions, by using smart strategies for a smarter and more sustainable urban world. Smart Cities Expo World Forum 2018 Canada and Smart Cities Expo World Forum 20... more

Queensland Healthcare Week 2018

Queensland Healthcare Week 2018 is the one-stop shop event for healthcare professionals in Queensland and across Australia. Taking place on the 28-29 November at the Hilton in Brisbane, Queensland Healthcare Week will bring together clinical, corporate, technology and infrastructure professionals to discuss how those responsible for designing and building health projects can improve patient outcomes and service delivery efficiencies. Download the agenda Here to find out more Key design and build projects to be explored: The New $534 Million Tweed Valley Hospital Redevelopment: The largest infrastructure development in the far north coast of New South Wales Redeveloping the $253 Million Caboolture Hospital: Learn how they are upgrading and expanding existing infrastructure to broaden the scope and scale of services to meet future healthcare needs The $1.8 Billion Sunsh... more

Future Prisons 2018

Australian prison populations – currently at an all time high – continue to add pressure on the infrastructure and operational management of prisons.  As a result, this Summit held in Sydney, 4th – 5th December, will feature International and Australian case studies from leading experts who will discuss how to adapt and develop prisons for the future based on industry experience by: Exploring innovative technology integration for added security, safety, and prisoner rehabilitation Examining new construction and expansion methodologies ensuring project delivery is delivered on time and on budget Learning how to obtain and utilise data to successfully dictate prison operations and project decisions  Evaluating adaptable prison rehabilitation and reintegration strategies that reduce recidivism View the full event guide HERE Hear from: Yves Sevenants, Prison... more

10th Annual WA Major Projects Conference 2019

The WA Major Projects Conference is back in its 10th year and will take place on 20 & 21 March 2019 at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre. Attracting over 200 attendees from across Australia, the event continues to be the premier infrastructure event in the State providing a platform to discuss the progress, challenges and share best practice solutions for WA’s infrastructure sector. With confidence returning to the mining industry, the WA economy continues to turn the corner and is expected to be the fastest growing state by 2020. The State Government is heavily investing in job-creating economic infrastructure, with $3.6 billion allocated for METRONET Projects, $3.2 billion for roads, $655 million towards health infrastructure and a $22.2 billion investment towards education in the recent budget. Against this backdrop, the 10th Annual WA Major Projects Confe... more