The 2016 Speaker Series Program for Design Build will bring together some of the industry’s most creative minds to discuss and debate key issues through the lens of compliance, innovation and sustainability.

Design Build 2016 will be held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre from 4 May to 6 May. Working with their strategic partners, ACIF, AIA and AILA, Design Build has tailored the Speaker Series Program to address a wide range of topics through a combination of keynote presentations, panel discussions and workshops.

2016 Speaker Series Program Highlights

Landscape Architect Jon Shinkfield from Realm Studios doesn’t believe Melbourne is the most liveable city. Find out why on Day 1, Sustainability Stream.

Kristin Brookfield from the Housing Industry Association will discuss why choosing the right product is so important on Day 2, Compliance Stream.

Kate Harris, GECA’s new CEO, reveals how China and Australia’s Free Trade Agreement will affect the quality and safety of Australian construction.

Hassell’s Landscape Architect Matthew Mackay will discuss the changing processes in BIM and project team integration on Day 2, Innovation Stream.

Neville Cowland, Director and Architect at Now Architecture will be a part of Day 2’s Sustainability Stream, for Banksia’s visionaries for sustainability.

Tim Wheeler, Standards Australia’s National Sector Manager will provide insight on the use of standards to meet the NCC performance requirements.

Learn + Lunch Sessions

For the first time, the 2016 Speaker Series Program will feature Learn + Lunch Sessions, which will help delegates continue the conversation each day and build new connections across different disciplines. These sessions will feature an in-depth panel discussion and also include a catered networking function immediately following the debate.

Building for the Community

DesignBUILD extends their support to humanitarian projects within the industry by donating $1 to Architects Without Frontiers and $1 to Engineers Without Borders for every paid seminar ticket sold.

Earn CPD points

The 2016 program is fully CPD accredited with 1 Formal point earned for every opening keynote in Theatre 1; and 1 Informal point earned for all other sessions across both Theatres.