13 May 2022
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

2021 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.

10 September 2021
Virtual Event
8:55am - 16:00pm

Friday 10 September 2021

Welcome from Be Summit and introduction to the Program.

At the height of the first state lockdown, the Victorian Government identified that building and construction would represent a key driver of economic recovery post-pandemic and established the Building Victoria’s Recovery Taskforce. 13 months on the Victorian Treasurer, Tim Pallas joins Jamila Rizvi to discuss how recovery is tracking and what the built environment sector can expect next.

Nowhere has been more impacted by lockdowns and the shift to working from home than the nation's CBDs. Are we witnessing the death of the city as we know it or are we simply witnessing the next stage of urban evolution? Join our panel as they discuss the future of our cities post-COVID.

Trying to speculate what a post-COVID-19 world will look like is difficult enough. Predicting how Australia’s construction industry will shape up, based on possible scenarios likely to play out in each state and territory, is considerably harder. Since its launch in 2002, the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) forecasts have become a primary source of market information for the building and construction industry in Australia. The ACIF Forecasts provide the industry with a relevant and credible ‘compass’ for upcoming demand for work across all sectors, including major projects, as well as what is happening with construction costs and labour requirements. ACIF Chief Forecaster Kerry Barwise will give a preview of what can be expected in the latest industry forecasts, followed by a panel discussion.

A discussion on the historical journey of the UK BIM Policy and its impacts on the global BIM implementation and what this means for the Australian built environment.

Jamila Rizvi asks an esteemed panel of experts how the seismic events of the past 12 months will impact how people work in the future and what that, in turn, means for the diverse industries that make up the Built Environment sector.

Thank you to our Sponsors and closing remarks from our MC, Jamila Rivzi.

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