<p>The Society is pleased to advise members of the conference convened by the Society of Construction Law Singapore.</p><p>The title of the conference is 'Focus on Asia'. Sir Vivian Ramsey will deliver the Keynote Address. Sir Vivian will be joined by a number of experienced practitioners in delivering presentations over the two days of the conference.</p><p>The conference will take place on Tuesday 1 September and Wednesday 2 September. Members of the Society of Construction Law Australia are entitled to a discounted registration fee. Details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/SCL-Singapore_Focus_on_Asia_Conference-Brochure.pdf">here</a>.</p>
<p>Victorian Members are notified of a meeting of the Lighthouse Club Australia in Melbourne. </p><p>The Lighthouse Club is an international construction industry charity which, among other things, provides financial assistance, welfare and wellbeing advice to the construction community and supports educational initiatives aimed at improving employment conditions and career opportunities within the construction industry.</p><p>Further details about the event are <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/Lighthouse_Club.pdf">here</a>.</p><p> </p>
<p><strong>Tuesday 4 August 2015</strong></p><p>Brisbane</p><p>The Society is pleased to advise of that Ted Williams of Piper Alderman and Graham Newton of McGrath Nicol will present on the topic of </p><p><em><strong>HOW TO NAVIGATE A CRISIS</strong></em></p><p>Manifestation of some risks can be so acute that that they threaten the survival of an organisation. Considering how you might best avoid (or manage) a crisis is best done in advance rather than in real-time as those decisions made “in the moment” are critical, sometimes fatal. Hear from experts who have been in that moment as they share what they have learnt in dealing with the many operational, legal and reputational issues that can arise.</p><p><br />Ted is an infrastructure, construction and mining lawyer with more than 20 years’ experience, both in private practice and as general counsel. Ted was most recently general counsel at Thiess, one of Australia’s leading construction, mining and services contractors. In that role, he led a large<br />team providing legal, strategic, commercial, governance, corporate, compliance, ethics, and risk management advice.</p><p><br />Graham specialises in forensic investigations, dispute advisory, and fraud/corruption risk management. Graham has over 20 years’ experience in assisting senior executives, boards and government agencies in navigating through crisis situations, and also reviewing and improving<br />corporate governance frameworks.</p><p>To book, RSVP before Monday 3 August 2015. Details can be found <a href="/data/2015_08_04_How_To_Navigate_a_Crisis_Flyer.pdf">here</a>.</p><p> </p>
<p>Members are advised of an international presentation on Dispute Boards.</p><p>Julian Bailey, the newly appointed Chair of the Society of Construction Law (UK), will lead a discussion on <strong><em>Dispute Boards - Where Are They Being Used?</em></strong></p><p>The discussion will take place on Thursday 30 July in various cities around Australia. Details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/5384899_1_Flyer_-_NAWIC___SOCLA_.pdf">here</a>.</p>
<table style="width: 700px;" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"><tbody><tr><td valign="top"><p>Members in Perth are invited to participate in an exciting and interesting site visit.</p><p>The site visit will occur<span> on Wednesday 15 July 2015. You will visit the the new Perth<br /> Stadium. The Society is very grateful to <span>Brookfield</span> Multiplex for facilitating the site<br /> visit. The visit has been arranged in conjunction with the National Association of<br /> Women in Construc</span>tion.</p><p>Details can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/flyer.pdf">here</a>.</p><p>A site map can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/New_Perth_Stadium_Site_Map_311014.pdf">here</a>.</p><p>The numbers are limited to 20 persons. So if you are interested, be quick with your<br /> response.</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td></tr></tbody></table>
<p>The Society is pleased to advise of a seminar in Brisbane on Thursday 2 July 2015.</p><p>Engineers Without Borders will present on:</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;"><em><strong>[CONSTRUCTION: WHEN YOU’RE] BUILDING OUTSIDE THE BOX</strong></em></p><p>Questions posed and answered will include:</p><p style="padding-left: 30px;">How do you create a waste management system for a floating village Cambodia? What is it like working with remote aboriginal communities to develop local infrastructure that meets their livelihood goals? How do you address risk and liability when working in foreign environments?</p><p>This is a terrific opportunity to hear about a worthwhile organisation and how it has been trying to make a difference.</p><p>Details in relation to the seminar can be found <a href="/data/Base_Folder_Feb_15/Events/2015_07_02_SoCLA_EWB.pdf">here</a> and are below.</p>
Mark Griffith a Director of Hinds Blunden will present on 'Delay Analysis: Is It Really That Hard?' in Sydney on Wednesday 1 July 2015.
The seminar was recently presented in Brisbane and it was a great success. Members are encouraged to attend.
The seminar will take place at the offices of Wotton + Kearney at Level 26, 85 Castlereagh St, Sydney. It will commence at 5:30pm (for 5:45).
Details can be found here.
The final event in the Young Constructors 'Careers in the Construction Industry' series will be presented in Canberra on 17 June 2015.
Members in Melbourne are invited to a Great Debate on the topic
“BIM, BOOM and BOOT - the use of acronyms in the construction industry should be BAU [business as usual] for practitioners.”
Further details available here.
The Dispute Resolution Board Foundation (Region 3) is hosting a seminar the use and future of Dispute Boards in Victoria. Details can be found here.