22-23 August 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Construction Innovation Forum 2019

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 2019 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

Time Duration  Sessions Presenter
 08:00 AM 45 min Registration
Welcome, Latest BIM-MEPAUS Developments and Keynote Address
 08:45 AM 15 min Forum Welcome Shannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS
 09:00 AM 50 min Leading the Technological Standards Agenda Warwick Stannus
Group Engineering Manager
A.G. Coombs Group
 09:50 AM 50 min Digital Transformation and Global Leadership Dr Andrew Maher
Chief Digital Officer
 10:40 AM 40 min Morning Tea and Networking
Exemplar BIM Project and Engaging Project Managers in BIM
11:20 AM 40 min Communication, Collaboration and Risk on an Exemplar
Australian BIM Project
Rodd Perey
 12:00 PM 50 min Engaging Project Managers in Complex Projects Paddy Ryan
GagaMuller Group
 12:50 PM 40 min Lunch and Networking  
Streamed Workshops 
 13:30 PM 60 min Stream A (Auditorium):
Design-To-Fabrication and Design-To-As Built with BIM-MEPAUS
Brendan Upton – A2K Technologies
Adrian Micucci – Irwinconsult
Ben Pfeiffer – DCM Services
Nathan Taylor – Hansen Yuncken
Dave Mangham – A2K Technologies
Stream B (Clarendon Room D):
Streamlining BIM Workflows With Leica Geosystems
Matt Rumbelow – C.R. Kennedy
Chris Johnson – C.R. Kennedy
Stream C (Clarendon Room E):
Driving Greater Digital Adoption and the Growth of a Paperless Jobsites
Tomy Praveen – PlanGrid
 14:30 PM 40 min Afternoon Tea and Networking  
Digital Transformation
 15:10 PM 50 min Post Heroic BIM Alain Waha
Co-founder and Digital Visionary
 16:00 PM 40 min Navigating the Digital Transformation Highway Steve Fox
BIM Consulting
International Industry Panel
16:40 PM 20 min Panel Discussion:
Global Trends From International Experts
Amanda Comunale – Victaulic
Alain Waha – Cogital
Paddy Ryan – GagaMuller Group
Dave Pikey – The Hill Group
Panel Moderator:
Rafik Abdelkaddous
Senior Territory Sales Manager ANZ
 17:00 PM 5 min Day one concluding remarks Sumit Oberoi
Executive Director
 17:05 PM Close Day one completed and networking drinks

Day Two

Time Duration  Sessions Presenter
Interactive Technical Sessions
08:00 AM 45 min Stream A (Clarendon Room D): Demonstration of the Latest Development with BIM-MEPAUS for Mechanical Consultants and Contractors
Stream B (Clarendon Room E): Demonstration of the Latest Development with BIM-MEPAUS for Electrical Consultants and Contractors
 08:25 AM 30 min Registration for Day Two Welcome
Welcome, Victorian Government Digital Strategy Leadership, Delivering Interconnected Value
08:55 AM 5 min Forum Welcome Shannon Thomas
Executive Manager BIM-MEPAUS
 9:00 AM 30 min Victorian Digital Asset Strategy Dr Collette Burke
Victorian Chief Engineer, Department of Treasury and Finance
The Victorian State Government
 9:30 AM 15 min Virtual Buildings Information Systems (VBIS) Update Carl Agar
Senior Consultant – Asset and Facilities
A.G. Coombs Advisory
 9:45 AM 10 min buildingSMART Update David Mitchell
Co Founder and Partner QSx Technologies
Chairperson buildingSMART Australasia
 9:55 AM 50 min From Custom Workflows to Business Intelligence: A Mechanical Perspective Dave Pikey
Vice President – Corporate Technology
The Hill Group
 10:45 AM 40 min Morning Tea and Networking
Effective Use of Technology in New Areas of Organisations
 11:25 AM 40 min Delivering Full BIM for Mechanical Contractors Matt Payne
Engineering Manager
PJM Engineering
 12:05 PM 50 min Humans + Data: The Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Conundrum Christopher DiIorio
Ian McGaw
Vice President of Technology and Innovation
 12:55 PM 40 min Lunch and Networking  
Leveraging Asset Data From a Common Data Environment
 13:35 PM 30 min The Holistic Data Environment and its Role in Digital Transformation Jared Cathcart
Senior Manager – Strategy and Consulting
Streamed Workshops
 14:05 PM 60 min Stream A (Auditorium):
Autodesk Plan Beyond 2020
Martin Schmid – Autodesk
Stream B (Clarendon Room D):
The Future of Construction in a Connected Environment
Andrew Hill – A2K Technologies
15:05 PM 40 min Afternoon Tea and Networking  
Delivering on Industry and Project Needs
 15:45 PM 30 min BIM Models for Effective HVAC VR Training Experience Derek Olsen
Director of Industry Application and Training
Vrtual HVAC
Joel Hopson
Director | Creative and Technology
Vrtual HVAC
16:15 PM 30 min Setting a New Benchmark in Digital Handover David Kwok
Digital Delivery Lead
 16:45 PM 5 min  Day Two Concluding Remarks Sumit Oberoi
Executive Director
 16:50 PM Close Day Two Completed and Networking Drinks