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8:20 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

Design & Risk Management

8:30 am Transforming Perspectives to Promote Active & Collaborative Risk Management


  • Confronting risk from day one: How can teams approach the issue of sharing risk and effectively persuade clients to play a more active part in risk management?
  • Reviewing how clients can best support risk identification and mitigation during project planning, and how this can positively impact overall cost savings
  • Establishing an effective process to analyse risk and determine the best party to reasonably take on each risk
  • Discussing various assurances that can be put in place to secure accountability and drive active risk management throughout the project lifecycle

9:10 am Panel: Selecting the Right Bids for Your Company: How Can Your Bidding Strategy Reduce Overheads & Protect Yourself Amidst So Much Instability?


  • Taking a different approach to protecting cash flow: What are the common pitfalls in bidding that cause losses and reduce margins and why should contractors be more selective?
  • Comparing procurement and contracting structures to determine the best options for minimising bidding costs
  • Analysing where the line is drawn between too much risk, and one that can be reasonably accepted: What other non-financial means are there to mitigate risk?
  • Revealing key indicators that can help to more quickly and effectively determine whether a tender is right for your company, including the character of the client

9:50 am Morning Refreshments

10:20 am Improving Quality & Reducing Risk in the Initial Stages of Design


  • Drawing teams together during the early project planning phase to identify and establish key requirements for the initial design brief to inform constructability and reasonable accuracy in cost estimates
  • Exploring ways that clients and design teams can work to provide sufficient level of detail from day one, and draw in technical advice from contractors to ensure that effective design reviews are conducted earlier in the process
  • Discussing innovative initiatives that can drive value from the early project brief and throughout the preconstruction phase, yet allow clients reasonable flexibility to make further design changes


11:00 am Promoting Wider Industry Adoption of BIM: How Can You Secure Team Buy-In From Day One?


  • Breaking down the stakeholders: Who must adopt BIM, what are their key success factors, and how can all parties be brought onto the same page to establish a single workflow?
  • Discussing the ROI of employing design technology platforms and how these benefits can translate into a solid business case for long-term investment
  • Reviewing how clients can be educated and motivated to mandate BIM on more projects, and how this changes the way teams must resource and skill at each stage to ensure success

11:40 am Getting More From Your BIM Model: Leveraging Model Data Through Revit to Minimise Workflow Inefficiencies & Ensure Collaborative Data Management


  • Reviewing how early contractor involvement to create DfMA systems opens the door to innovative and efficient BIM focused design and delivery, that creates more functional cost models and benefits both the contractor and design team
  • Understanding how computational designers can get under the hood of your Revit model to leverage BIM data and automate mundane tasks for maximum productivity across your project team
  • Review how this, and wider advanced BIM implementation, are most successfully implemented when buy-in is achieved from the client and upper management of both the design team and contractor, and how they can help protect model fidelity throughout the project lifecycle

12:20 pm Lunch Break

Moving Beyond 2019: The Future of Technology

1:20 pm Discussing How the Government & Industry Associations Can Better Support the Use of BIM: How is Change Going to Come?

  • Allister Lewis Head of Technology, AGG Architects
  • Paul Bogle Head of Policy & Research, National Federation of Builders


  • Reviewing the success of recent government initiatives to improve industry adoption of BIM: How successful was the drive for 2016 in reality?
  • Assessing other ways that governing bodies can practically support teams to successfully leverage BIM that could result in greater collaboration
  • Understanding the next aspirations for BIM: Where do we want the industry to go in the next 5 years and how are we going to get there?

2:00 pm Audience Discussion: Improving the Integration & Automation of Information Flow & Software Systems


  • Identifying a matrix to capture crucial project data: What do we need to collect, and in what format, to ensure lessons learned are carried from one project to the next?
  • Establishing company-wide rules and standards to ensure data integrity is upheld
  • Comparing various tools that can help streamline and automate data capture and analysis, both currently on the market and among emerging technologies

Moving Beyond 2019: What’s Next?

2:40 pm Panel: Discussing Future Trends & Changes in the Industry That Will Transform Preconstruction in the Coming Years


  • Highlighting economic trends and market requirements that are currently affecting construction and how the industry must respond to meet changed needs
  • Examining the state of the industry: What role does each party play in overall stability, and how can all parties pull together to strengthen and protect the entire supply chain?
  • Assessing the role of the preconstruction leaders and how responsibilities may evolve to serve the changing market
  • Reviewing the potential for emerging tools and systems to transform productivity and how companies can best remain flexible to change

3:20 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

3:30 pm End of Day One