Past events

Here you can find a listing of all past events of the Society.

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National

Expert Evidence in Construction Arbitration

ACICA45 and SoCLA welcome you to join a virtual panel discussion on Expert Evidence in Construction Arbitration.
Moderator  
Lucy Zimdahl | Allens

Panel members
Gitanjali Bajaj | Partner and Co-Head of International Arbitration, Asia Pacific at DLA Piper
Christopher Daubney | Partner and Chartered Quantity Surveyor at gb2
Karen Wenham | National Lead of Expert Services at RPS Group
 
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International

Why the Florida International University Bridge Collapsed

Presented by Dr Sean Brady
In the early afternoon of 15 March 2018, a partially constructed pedestrian bridge at the Florida International University collapsed. It fell 5.6 m to the highway below and crushed or partially crushed 8 vehicles. Five vehicle occupants died, as well as one worker who was on the bridge at the time of the failure.
This is the story of how all the protections we erect as an engineering and construction profession can be eroded, ignored and dismissed - the story of what happens when we forget why these protections were put there in the first place.
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The Zoom link is: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87649216888
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Melbourne VIC

Health of the Australian Construction Industry Q&A Panel & Networking (Melbourne)

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 
Due to the evolving COVID 19 situation in Melbourne this event has been postponed for all venues and WILL NOT be moved online.
It is hoped that we will be able to meet in person for this event later in the year.
National

Health of the Australian Construction Industry Q&A Panel (online)

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 
Due to the evolving COVID 19 situation in Melbourne this event has been postponed for all venues and WILL NOT be moved online.
It is hoped that we will be able to meet in person for this event later in the year.
Sydney NSW

Health of the Australian Construction Industry Q&A Panel and Networking (Sydney)

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 
Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 
Due to the evolving COVID 19 situation in Melbourne this event has been postponed for all venues and WILL NOT be moved online.
It is hoped that we will be able to meet in person for this event later in the year.
Brisbane QLD

Health of the Australian Construction Industry Q&A Panel and Networking (Brisbane)

Presented by Professor John Sharkey, Phillip Greenham, Dr Matthew Bell, Wayne Jocic and Julia Korolkova. 
Due to the evolving COVID 19 situation in Melbourne this event has been postponed for all venues and WILL NOT be moved online.
It is hoped that we will be able to meet in person for this event later in the year.
International

Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration

Presented by Adam Constable QC, Lucy Garrett QC, Samuel Townend QC, Robert Fenwick Elliott and Jennie Wild of Keating Chambers
In this session, Keating Chambers will cover:

An overview of the law in respect of fiduciary duties, duties of confidentiality and expert duties.
Discussion of the UK court decision in A Company v Secretariat Consulting [2021] EWCA Civ 6.
The Australian position on conflicts of interest.
Other Australian law considerations (comparative law re dirty/clean experts and expert shopping).
Practical considerations (scope of expert retainers, how to contract out of fiduciary duties, injunctions etc).

The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81300331777
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National

FIDIC - Where the bloody hell are you?

Online webinar presented by Kiri Parr, Tony Barry and Rob Nelson-Williams
Australia is seeing an emerging discussion about the use and adoption of standard contracts in market. This debate flows from concerns about the complexity and value of the bespoke contracts that are widely used in the Australian market and the multiple initiatives of government agencies and authorities to remodel their relationship with the construction industry to improve long term outcomes.
This webinar will examine the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Suite of Contracts, an internationally renowned and widely used suite of contracts but which is rarely seen in the Australian market.
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The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86468310528?pwd=alhTR0VqOTlPUWpsL3lOTjFxaHdBZz09
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National

The Duty to Warn and the Combustible Cladding Crisis

Much has been written over the years on the application of the so-called “duty to warn” to construction projects.
In more recent times, the building industry has been rocked by the combustible cladding crisis. Public inquiries, litigation and building industry reform initiatives have ensued, as stakeholders and regulators look to apportion blame, allocate rectification costs and prevent situations like the Grenfell fire from recurring.
This presentation by Owen Hayford is based on his ‘highly commended’ entry in SoCLA’s 2020 Brooking Prize essay competition.
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The Zoom link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82164933876?pwd=NWgrOUhIUWRhR1Z3WXhzOTRhczhOQT09
 
National

Is COVID-19 construction’s Uber moment?

Governments are relying heavily on the construction industry to lead the economy out of recession but the industry is sick. Profitability is at an all-time low and productivity growth over the last thirty years trails that of other significant industries by 25 per cent. Women make up only 12 per cent of the construction workforce and construction workers are 6 times more likely to die from suicide than a workplace incident.
Could a global pandemic provide a long awaited catalyst for real and lasting change to how projects are procured and delivered?
Join the Australian Constructors Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Jon Davies, as he shares his thoughts on the opportunity for change, the form it could take and what it might mean for contracts.
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