To explore ways to tackle the construction sector’s biggest challenges, Autodesk is hosting its annual Construction Project Management Virtual Forum on 17 October 2023 from 1 pm AEDT.
The construction industry in Australia has been wrestling with escalating costs, rising cases of insolvencies, workforce deficits and supply chain disruption. While the Australian Government remains committed to a $120 billion infrastructure pipeline over 10 years, productivity in the construction sector continues to lag behind other industries.
With an estimated opportunity cost of $47 billion from 30 years of weak productivity – according to the Australian Constructors Association’s Disrupt or die: Transforming Australia’s construction industry report – the industry is at a critical juncture. It must acquire capacity and technology at an accelerated pace in order to deliver on the project pipeline successfully.
Autodesk’s Construction Project Management Virtual Forum is a can’t-miss event bringing together construction business leaders and project management professionals across the Asia-Pacific region to learn and network. Industry experts from Downer, Soilbuild Construction Group, University of Melbourne and Autodesk will share strategic insights on how to consistently deliver successful, profitable projects.
Back by popular demand, the three-hour free program will unpack practical use cases of digitalising construction workflows. Discover how to can gain efficiencies with better team collaboration and strengthen quality and safety, while using data analytics to improve decision-making for projects.
From Compliance to Culture: Transforming Construction Safety and Quality
The construction industry posted the third highest number of work-related fatalities in Australia in 2022 and accounted for 12 per cent of the serious claims on work-related injury, according to Safe Work Australia. Since October is National Safe Work Month, it is timely that the industry panel discussion at the event focuses on best practices in construction safety and quality. A stellar line-up of industry leaders, including Trudy Guy, head of quality, handover and systems for the Transport Rebuild East Coast Alliance for Downer New Zealand; Dr Dominik Holzer, associate professor of digital architecture at the University of Melbourne; and Brian Lee, head of safety at Soilbuild Construction Group, will discuss how to build safety cultures and quality assurance models as part of the organisations’ DNA.
As a bonus offer, attendees will also receive a free copy of Autodesk’s new research report, The Role of Technology in Supporting Construction Quality and Safety, published by the University of Melbourne in partnership with Autodesk.
Unlock the Full Value of Data to Maximise Construction Project Success
Keynote speaker Sidharth Haksar, senior director of industry strategy at Autodesk, will highlight the strategic value of data as the foundation for not only successful projects but also overall business success. Learn about key tenets of a robust data strategy and different use cases of data analytics in elevating project performance.
Concurrent virtual masterclasses to build practical knowledge
Solution consultants at Autodesk will conduct concurrent virtual masterclasses to help project teams improve collaboration and increase productivity. The Collaboration masterclass focuses on how to centrally manage project communications (correspondence) and share documents in the cloud.
To combat the risks of costly rework and financial pressures, the Project Finance masterclass delves into the techniques of project cost management to protect profit margins.
Attendees are welcome to experience a virtual solution tour to see live demos and engage in a live chat with Autodesk solution experts. The Virtual Happy Hour will also be an excellent opportunity to unwind and have fun with peers in the interactive networking lounge.
The Construction Project Management Virtual Forum provides value to executive business leaders, project management professionals, quality managers, safety managers, data strategists and cost management specialists in the construction and engineering sectors.
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