13 May 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

2022 Summit Program

The Built Environment Summit (Be Summit) brings together built environment leaders, government policymakers, and market experts to build a roadmap of recovery and pave the way for future construction and development within the wider built environment.

13 May 2022
Clarendon Auditorium, MCEC
8:30am - 5:00pm

For the first time, the Be Summit will be held in person on Friday 13 May 2022, concluding the week of trade events for the built environment with co-locating exhibitions DesignBUILD and Total Facilities in Melbourne.

Featuring an impressive line-up of senior industry professionals, market experts and Government officials, the one-day conference will offer discussions on the latest issues and plans affecting the sector, plus exclusive networking opportunities throughout the program. Reconnect face-to-face with built environment leaders and join us as we build towards a stronger future for our industry.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available to have your brand alongside the Summit, find out how you can get involved.

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Be Summit Program

Friday 13 May 2022

International supply chain issues have affected Australian industries during the pandemic. A halt to immigration due to COVID has resulted in labour shortages in the construction industry. Stimulus measures such as HomeBuilder and large infrastructure projects have exacerbated these issues. While we have seen some major construction companies going into administration recently, can these be said to result from skills and materials shortages? We discuss these and related issues.

Covid-19 has seen a major disruption in how and where we work. How will this impact office and commercial spaces, and the economies of our CBDs? We discuss what changes are likely to be permanent, and what it will take to bring people back to the office.

How we can attract and retain the best talent with a more inclusive, safer, smarter, innovative industry. Here we discuss the key changes issues facing our workplaces, and why this is crucial for our industry to survive.

Rebecca will discuss the key requirements for a business to develop a strategy around the implementation of Digital technology and process. This session will focus on enabling a business to be digitally skilled in order to support the future requirements of the Construction industry. This is especially important for those who work across the built environment with the uptake of digital becoming more and more crucial across our sector. Digital by default was documented in the 2021 Infrastructure plan, and many government and private clients are already looking for support when it comes to developing a strategic approach toward the implementation of BIM and Digital Engineering.

Private and public sector organisations are being urged to implement net-zero targets. Renewable energy can assist, but another 45% of global emissions can be addressed by reconsidering materials and production. This panel of experts will discuss the opportunities from circular economy collaboration to deliver economic and climate benefits.

Embodied carbon refers to the greenhouse gas emissions arising from the manufacturing, transportation, installation, maintenance, and disposal of building materials. Embodied carbon is a significant percentage of global emissions and requires urgent action to address it. Overall, buildings accounted for 36% of global energy demand and 37% of energy-related CO2 emissions in 2020. This panel of industry leaders will take you beyond the rhetoric and spotlight how we can dramatically reduce embodied carbon in our built environment.

There is no doubt the future is digital for Australia's built environment - but what exactly does this mean for the industry and what does it look like? With the emergence of software such as BIM, Blockchain, AI and the rapid development of IoT, our panel will take a closer look into how technology has impacted the way we design and build, and what we can do to capitalise on this growing tech field to better our businesses, projects and cities.


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