25 August 2021
Virtual Summit


25TH AUGUST 2021

11:00 - 11:05


11:05 - 11:25

Digitisation – the Key to Economic and Sustainable Ambitions of the Construction Industry

  • Digital Engineering, Smart Infrastructure and Digital Transformation

Simon Vaux, CEO, Deos Digital, Former Director Digital Engineering, Transport for NSW

Simon Vaux

11:25 - 12:00

Panel Discussion: Shaping the Future of Australia’s Construction Industry through Technology

  • Exploring BIM and AI in Construction Projects
  • Integration of Product Information Management System (PIM) with BIM for seamless flow of product information throughout the construction supply chain
  • Wearable Technology in the Construction Industry – the Next Big Leap Forward


Dominic Martens, Design Technology Leader, Silver Thomas Hanley (STH)
Ken Lee, Group BIM Manager – Digital Engineering, Robert Bird Group
Polina Hadjimitova, Founder/BIM Manager, Bimmetry
Rebecca De Cicco, Principal, Digital Operations, Aurecon

Dominic Martens
Ken Lee
Polina Hadjimitova
Rebecca De Cicco

12:00 - 12:20

Automated to Advanced Clash Detection: A Step Towards Delivering Fully Coordinated Construction Models

With the advancement of technology and the enhancements in the preconstruction processes, we can now take a huge step towards delivering a fully coordinated construction model. This will ensure the quality of construction and reduce the wastage of construction material, a key objective of lean construction. In this session, you will learn about automated clash detection using the Autodesk Construction Solution products and also understand how these products work with advanced clashes in construction projects.

Deepak Maini, National Technical Manager, Cadgroup Australia

Deepak Maini

12:20 - 12:30


12:30 - 12:55

Future Proofing the Construction Industry through Drones

  • UAV technology is rapidly gaining ground in the construction sector, but the need to integrate new tools can mean that uptake is often still slower than desired. 
  • UAVs offer a cost-effective solution to help streamline operational efficiencies throughout the entirety of a construction project, by increasing profit margins and improving safety.
  • By changing how data is made available and shared on construction projects, it is further driving innovation across the industry — and offering a range of possibilities for the future of mapping in the construction space.

Jackie Dujmovic, Founder and CEO, Hover UAV

Jackie Dujmovic

12:55 - 13:20

Exploring Augmented and Virtual Reality in the Building and Construction Sector

  • Improving Collaboration
  • Better Training and Safety
  • Improving Customer Experience

David Francis, CEO & Co-Founder, Virtual Method

David Francis

13:20 - 13:45

Reimagining the Construction Industry through Digital Twin Technology

  • Providing organisations with real time data to monitor assets and make improvements
  • Managing Risk, Reducing Rework and Driving Efficiency in Construction Projects             

Genéne Kleppe, CEO & Founder, Digital Twinning Australia

Genéne Kleppe

13:45 - 14:05


14:05 - 14:25

Prefab and Modular Construction – The Future of Building in Australia

  • Role of Prefabrication in transforming the built environment
  • Decreasing construction time frames and construction waste while increasing quality, productivity and affordability

Joyce Ferng, Associate Director – ANZ Modular Lead, AECOM

Joyce Ferng

14:25 - 15:00

Fireside Chat:
Adjusting to the New Normal: Next generation Technology to Build Resilience within the Construction Industry

  • Fostering Business Resilience through Technology 
  • Digital Transformation and Thriving in the New Normal

Aaron Belbasis, Futures Technology Leader, Aurecon
Jeremy Harkins, Director, ineni Realtime

Aaron Belbasis
Jeremy Harkins

15:00 - 15:05


Agenda is subject to change
*Speakers to be confirmed

An Event by:

Expotrade - Empowering knowledge


Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
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Clayton VIC 3168 Australia
Tel: +613-95450360