Construction Innovation Forum 2020

Building Information Modelling (BIM) continues to revolutionize the building and construction industry. Hosted by the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA), the Construction Innovation Forum is designed to assist you better understand and prepare for the exponential technological advances and their impact. Hear from the world’s leading thought practitioners as they provide insight into the ways that leading firms are utilising the latest innovations, including robotics, augmented reality and automation, to deliver more efficient and accurate best practice solutions.

Day One

10:00 AM10 minForum Welcome and BIM-MEPAUS UpdateShannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS
AMCA Australia
10:10 AM20 minBusiness as Unusual: How a global crisis has created the perfect conditions for business innovationSimon Waller
Author | International speaker | Technology advisor
Event MC
10:30 AM50 minDigitally Transforming a National MEP FirmJosh Getz
Senior Director, AEC Technologies Southland Industries
Julio Alejandro Saenz
Associate Director, Construction Technologies
Southland Industries
11:20 AM30 minMorning Tea and Networking 
11:50 AM40 minFuture  of Design in a Changing WorldKyle Bernhardt
Director, Building Design Strategy
12:15 PM20 minThe Drive Towards Digital StandardisationWarwick Stannus
Group Engineering Manager
A.G. Coombs
12:35 PM10 minWorkforce Training InnovationNeil Coulson
Victorian Skills Commissioner
Victorian Government
12:45 PM30 minWebLEM + Industry Standard for Estimating Labor HoursRon King
Global Estimating Manager
Trimble MEP
1:15 PM60 minLunch and Networking
2:15 PM30 minComedy Stand-upArj Barker
 2:45 PM25 min Leading Electrical Contractor’s Digital Delivery
Matt Fern
Digital Engineering Manager
Stowe Australia
 3:10 PM 40 minBIM Beyond ConstructionDr Dominik Holzer
AEC Connect
Douglas Robertson
BIM Manager
 3:50 PM20 minAfternoon Tea and Networking
 4:10 PM35 minEmbracing Technology to Build Back BetterMatt Gough
Innovation Director
4:45 PM45 minPanel Discussion:
Industrialised Construction: The Rebound from COVID-19
Scott Olsen – Fredon
Alain Waha – Cogital
Matt Gough – Mace
Neil Thompson – Atkins
Richard Drigo – Fredon
Panel Moderator:
Sumit Oberoi
Industry Strategy Manager
5:30 PM5 minDay one concluding remarks Shannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS
AMCA Australia
5:35 PMCloseDay one completed and networking drinks 

Day Two

9:00 AM5 minForum WelcomeShannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS
AMCA Australia
9:05 AM40 minIndustrialised Construction: The Rise of the New Manufacturer: The MEP SubcontractorAmy Marks
Head of Industrialised Construction Strategy and Evangelism
9:45 AM40 min‘The Art of the Possible’ with TechnologySandra Benson
Worldwide Head of Engineering, Construction and Real Estate
Amazon Web Services
10:25 AM10 minPanel Discussion:
Diversity and Women in Construction
Amy Marks – Autodesk
Sandra Benson – AWS
Panel Moderator:
Simon Waller
10:35 AM30 minMorning Tea and Networking 
11:05 AM40 minBIM-MEPAUS Design to Construction to As-BuiltBrendan Upton
Senior MEP Technical Consultant
Mike Collins
Vice President of Global Business Development
Ras Jayawickrama
Channel Business Manager
Schneider Electric
11:45 PM40 minThe Power of the Platform: Adapting to Change Using Open and Integrated TechnologyKris Lengieza
Senior Director, Business Development
12:25 PM65 minLunch and Networking
1:30 PM30 minProject DNA: How Cross River Rail is Rethinking 3D DigitalRussell Vine
Executive Director, Marketing and Communications
Cross River Rail
2:00 PM30 minStructuring Your Asset Information to Achieve Built OutcomesHeshan Samarawickrama
2:30 PM30 min Panel Discussion:
Developers’ Perspective on Innovation
Chris Kakoufas – Cbus Property
Murray Coleman – Macquarie Group
Panel Moderator:
Russell Telford
Managing Director
A.G. Coombs
3:00 PM30 minAfternoon Tea and Networking
3:30 PM40 minBIM-MEPAUS Design to FabricationDave Mangham
Senior Solutions Consultant
Craig Farish
Product Owner and Experience Designer
4:10 PM40 minUK’s Construction Innovation HubNeil Thompson
Director of Digital Construction
4:50 PM5 min Day Two Concluding RemarksShannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS
AMCA Australia
4:55 PMCloseDay Two Completed and Networking Drinks