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List of themes for DBEI Insight

Distributed Teams (Jun 16 – 25): Whether they’re working from multiple offices, working remotely, or working from home, distributed teams offer special challenges of management, communication, coordination, and technological support. From delivering projects on time and on budget to preserving business continuity, and from small organizations to international firms, the need to have the right information from the right people at the right time to make the best decisions is universal. In this series we’ll look at the cultures, technologies, and professional practices that make distributed teams not just work but thrive when they take advantage of the best talent wherever it needs to be in a changed working environment. We’ll look at the implications and opportunities arising from COVID-19 prevention in the workplace, from space occupation and office redesign to permanent changes in commercial real estate management and work culture.

Interoperability (Jun 30 – Jul 9): When projects require upwards of 200 distinct software packages to get out the door, the best processes and procedures depend on reliable and lossless data transfer between many critical design, management, and delivery environments. In this series we look at the best tools and techniques to transport critical data through sophisticated workflows to support diverse projects. With a focus on practical, repeatable solutions, our speakers will show you how to leverage each software platform for its strengths while maintaining in its deliverables through its transfer to other environments for analysis and elaboration. Sometimes the most difficult part of a owning a large toolbox is knowing what to use when and how to make all the tools work best together. Join us to find out how you can get the most from your software portfolio by ensuring each software title reinforces the rest through interoperability.

Software Comparison (Jul 14 – 23): Choices, choices. Comparing software packages and approaches can be a laborious and sometimes bewildering exercise in feature matching, production testing, financial modeling, and cultural assessment. Not only does one size not fit all, but sometimes you need similar software packages that differ just enough to support everything your practice needs to do. From CAD to BIM to graphics, presentation, team management, data sharing, and cloud services, there’s an increasing variety of options from veteran providers and AEC startups. This series will help you understand how various offerings can help your practice, and what considerations you should apply before making an implementation commitment from a project or a firm. There’s no need to go it alone with our experienced speakers to help guide you in making the best software decisions for your projects and your business.

Standards (Jul 28 – Aug 6): The great thing about standards is that there are so many of them! Whether your firm is working a tightly specified contract or with a new multi-firm project team for the first time, without standards of data exchange and deliverables you’ll sink a lot of time and money in reconciling what you’re making with what they want, and there’s no faster way to turn what should be profitable work into a loss than reworking. By careful attention to standards of production of delivery across teams you can save time, patience, and money. In this series our speakers will look at prevalent data standards,process standards when to use them, when to deviate from them, and how to implement those business decisions for one project or a hundred.

Coding (Aug 11 – 20): Coding skills are highly sought after, and increasingly so in the AECO industry. We are surrounded by opportunities to automate using code, whether the code being written is to programmatically design a building or simply to remove the mundane from a repetitive task – it all provides the same benefit of doing a task faster. Not only do we have multiple opportunities to use coding, but along with this is the quantum of applications to use. But where does one start? What program is best for what situation? Can anyone develop code?
Huddle together with our speakers in branching out to explore differences in approach, APIs, low-code, no-code, re-usable scripts, and the divergent toolsets available. Merge minds with others on best practices in code-reuse, CI/CD, User Acceptance Testing, and strategies in deployment, to welcome the new age of AECO automation.

Education & Training (Aug 25 – Sep 3): In today’s AEC practice, there is a real desire and need to provide continued education and training opportunities for staff to ensure your practice is keeping pace with the rate of change.

When developing an education and training framework for a practice it is important to note, a one size fits all approach is not the answer, what works for one practice may not for another, therefore there are many things to consider:
• what form should the training take
• what content should there be – keep it wide or narrow the focus
• In-house or external,
• hands-on or lecture style
• identifying knowledge gaps

Reality Capture (Sep 8 – 17): Reality Capture is playing an important part within the AEC industry, allowing the capture of accurate data about real-world conditions throughout the full lifecycle of a project.
 
As the technologies have advanced, so has the awareness of the benefits to projects. No longer are we seeing reality capture focused on providing the quick analysis of existing and as-built conditions but its use being adopted on construction sites for a QA/QC role and even providing an avenue for asset management data aggregation,.
 
• Where will the use of reality capture stop, or will it?
• How is it being adopted and adapted on projects and for what benefit?
• What are the challenges in the adoption of using Reality Capture on projects?

Data Management (Sep 22 – Oct 1): They say data is the new oil, with a rush for acquisition of data of all forms. Put your miner’s hat on in our discussion of data security, metadata definitions, data management systems, parts and modules, project or asset information such as inventory SKUs, Mean Time Before Failure or itemized costs. With all of this data at hand data analytics and visualisation means are needed to make sense of it all.

Let’s talk replication issues for those in distributed setups, delve into Common Data Environments and the federation of data, and debate on migration issues for those embarking on the ardous and often perilous journey from legacy systems to the latest in Cloud environments.

Construction (Oct 6 – 15): Construction is where the rubber meets the road, where Design Development ideas become reality, and where project costings and time schedules need hawking over for efficient execution on the ground. Meet the latest tools and techniques for installation of temporary structures, scaffolding and castings in situ, continuous clash detections and resolutions, and Project Management of site works related to the erection of buildings. Topics around site safety, personnel management and issue management, use of UAVs and laser class equipment for monitoring and verification of As-Builts compared to Design will also be covered. Put on your hard hats, get our speakers as your guide, and let’s build!

Sustainability (Oct 20 – 29): The Paris Climate Agreement set in motion sustainability targets with the vast majority of countries putting action plans in place, but what does that mean for the Built Environment industry? We talk not only about idealistic smart and sustainable cities, energy simulations of any sort, pre-fabrication modules, manufacturing production and disassembly, transportation and mobility, and emissions control – all of which all pertain to the Circular Economy – but we get down to the dollars and cents and what it means for owners and the running costs involved in such implementations. In setting the path for our future generations, we occasionally need to acknowledge those who have gone before us, traditional owners of the land and their cultures. Let’s come together and discuss the myriad topics in the continuation of the greatest Story – the Story of Us.

Legal (Nov 3 – 12): The Paris Climate Agreement set in motion sustainability targets with the vast majority of countries putting action plans in place, but what does that mean for the Built Environment industry? We talk not only about idealistic smart and sustainable cities, energy simulations of any sort, pre-fabrication modules, manufacturing production and disassembly, transportation and mobility, and emissions control – all of which all pertain to the Circular Economy – but we get down to the dollars and cents and what it means for owners and the running costs involved in such implementations. In setting the path for our future generations, we occasionally need to acknowledge those who have gone before us, traditional owners of the land and their cultures. Let’s come together and discuss the myriad topics in the continuation of the greatest Story – the Story of Us.

Civil Infrastructure (Nov 17 – 26): Civil Infrastructures are all facilities and systems helping society to function, connecting buildings, people and nature, for both public and private projects. Our speakers will address challenges and solutions in the use of digital technology and BIM in Civil Infrastructure to create roads, railways, bridges, tunnels, water and energy supply, waste treatment, communications networks, airports, and dams, among many other types of projects. In this series we’ll look at:

  • Creation and management of existing conditions models and where it overlaps with GIS.
  • Parametric modelling and large-scale model management.
  • Design and analysis workflow using digital information, evaluating multiple design and engineering scenarios.
  • Data management inclusive of GIS.
  • Standards and information requirements.
  • BIM enabled construction.
  • Inspection techniques such as UAV and laser scanning
  • Interoperability and common data environments

XR (Dec 1 – 10): Enhancement of sensory perception using photorealistic rendering and computer altered reality experiences. These techniques have merits for realist design exploration for clients and project stakeholders; improved communication, collaboration and analysis of building design and functional aspects; digital fabrication, manufacturing and assembly; increased accuracy and efficiency in the construction site; health and safety planning and training; operational maintenance training; simulation and analysis; gamification.

Next Generation (Dec 14 – 17): Upcoming trends and emerging technologies for 2021 (and beyond?) in the realm of digital transformation in the AECO industry. It applies to processes, standards, hardware, software, robotics, computer science, work environment, skills or even gadgets, if they have a place of use in this industry. Existing or older technologies or methodologies that will finally take off could also be considered. Equally, we consider here innovations in business practices and contractual arrangements or anything which alters the shape of the future AECO industry.

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Registration Conditions

BILT ANZ 2022 (“Conference”) 24 – 26 November 2022 will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast Australia.
The Organiser (“Organisers”) of the Conference is the Digital Built Environment Institute (Australia) Ltd (DBEI).
All inquiries relating to these matters should be directed to DBEI’s Marketing Team at info@dbei.org.

Be Well Agreement

Any public space where other people are present holds a possible risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other communicable diseases. By attending this event, I agree to voluntarily assume all risk related to exposure and agree to not hold DBEI or any of their affiliates including partners and sponsors, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, or sponsored venues liable for illness. I will take necessary precautions while at the event including, but not limited to, engaging in appropriate social distancing, wearing a mask in public areas when not consuming food or beverage, minimize face touching, frequently washing hands and avoiding risky environments such as overcrowded bars or restaurants. I agree to not attend any DBEI event if I feel ill or had recent exposure to a COVID-19 case.

DBEI together with the venue and their suppliers, commit to taking all reasonable actions to provide a COVID safe environment for its attendees, sponsors, speakers, staff and visitors by complying with Queensland Government regulations.

Payments

Once registration is received, a confirmation email and tax invoice will be issued. Any accounts must be paid in full 30 days from the invoice date or 10 business days before the Conference start date, whichever comes first. The Organisers reserve the right, without notification, to cancel outstanding accounts any time after 45 days from date of the tax invoice being sent. If payment is not received prior to the conference, access will be granted only after full payment is made via credit card. Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.

All payments should be made to Digital Built Environment Institute (Australia) Ltd (DBEI).

Cancellations

DBEI understands that circumstances can change. At any point prior to the Conference, you are welcome to contact us in writing to nominate a substitute delegate at no extra charge (ideally at least 72 hours prior to the Conference).

Cancellations of registration, social functions, accommodation and other items received:

  • 6 weeks prior to the Conference will incur a fee of 50% of the item(s) cancelled. All cancellations received within 6 weeks of the Conference will be liable for 100% of the total fee. No refunds will be offered after 13 October 2022.

All cancellations must be made in writing to Digital Built Environment Institute (Australia) Ltd (DBE)I via info@dbei.org. Any cancelled registrants with an outstanding balance due will be liable for the full registration fee; this liability will be the responsibility of the delegate.

Please note: A ‘no show’ to the Conference will still be considered as a cancellation and therefore the above terms apply.

In the unlikely event that DBEI is required to cancel or postpone the Conference for any reason (other than Force Majeure as noted below), DBEI will issue you a non-transferable credit note for the amount of the Fee, which may be redeemed against any appropriate future DBEI event for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.The Organisers hold no additional liability for travel costs, hotel costs, or any other cost, damage or expense whatsoever.


Insurance

It is strongly recommended that registrants take out insurance at the time of registration to include any eventuality including but not limited to loss of fees through cancellation of registrant's participation in the Conference or through cancellation of the Conference, loss of airfares through cancellation for any reason, loss or damages to personal property, force majeure or any other reason.
Privacy

Personal Information acquired by DBEI for BILT ANZ is governed by Digital Built Environment Institute’s Privacy Policy.

Registrants must opt-in to have their details shown on the event app and delegate list for BILT ANZ 2022. If you do not wish for your details to be included in the event app, please select the opt-out option.

Registrants must indicate if they agree to receive marketing updates, event information and newsletters by email, post, phone and other communications from Digital Built Environment Institute. Diamond, Platinum and Gold sponsors also have access to this list. If you do not wish to be contacted, please select the opt-out option.

By registering to the Conference, registrants agree to receive emails in relation to this event.

By completing the survey post Conference(s), registrants’ comments and feedback will be used for marketing and other related purposes by DBEI.

Conference Code of Conduct
Our event will present opportunities to learn, share knowledge and network. We believe the event should represent a safe, enjoyable and inclusive environment for all people, irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexuality, religion, disability, socio-economic background, experience, size, shape and so on. No one should be subject to any harassment, bullying or abuse. Any such behaviour will not be tolerated, and we will take such action as we deem necessary to ensure it does not reoccur.  This may include immediate removal from the event and a prohibition from attending future events held by DBEI. This Code of Conduct explains exactly what we mean by unacceptable behaviour and it outlines the steps someone subjected to such behaviour at an event can take to report it.

DBEI is a listening organization focused on its participants and fosters interaction, engagement, collaboration, connectivity and community, in a fun and safe learning environment.

We value the participation of each member of the community and endeavour to deliver an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Conference participants are expected to conduct themselves with integrity, courtesy and respect for others and maintain the highest level of professionalism at all conference programs and events, whether officially sponsored by DBEI or not. All attendees, speakers, organisers, volunteers, partners, vendors and staff at any DBEI event are required to observe the following Code of Conduct.

DBEI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone. All communication should be appropriate for a professional audience including people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for the conference.

Be kind to others. Do not insult or defame participants. Harassment in any form, sexist, racist, or exclusionary jokes are not condoned at DBEI events.

Participants violating these rules may be asked to leave the conference at the sole discretion of DBEI. Thank you for helping to make this a welcoming event for all.

The Organisers reserve the right to reject or terminate a registration without giving reasons at any time, with full refund of registration fees received – if terminated prior to the conference. Registrants asked to leave during the running of the conference, with reason, will not be entitled to a refund.


Student Registration

To qualify for the student registration category, registrants must be studying full time at their indicated university/institution. Full time study is a minimum of 20 hours of active class participation. Students must provide the Organisers with a copy of their photo student identification card, proof of full-time status as a student from their university/institution and contact details for their administration office. Registration under the student rate is not guaranteed until full-time student status is verified by the Organisers.

Change to Conference Program

It may be necessary, for reasons beyond the control of the Organisers, to alter the times, dates, itineraries or speakers of the Conference by notice to you at any time and in doing so DBEI will carry no additional liability for these circumstances beyond that noted below.

Liability
Registrants register for and attend the Conference at their own risk. Registrants agree not to hold the Organisers liable for any losses, damages, expenses, costs, claims or liabilities suffered or incurred by registrants including consequential or indirect losses or loss of profit through registering for the Conference, attending the Conference, cancellation of the Conference, failure of the Conference to achieve your expectations, or for any error or omission by the Organisers.

Registrants agree not to hold the Organisers liable or responsible for any personal injury (i.e. physical, psychological or emotional stress) or any loss or damage to personal property.

By registering to the Conference, registrants agree to receive emails in relation to this event.
By completing the survey post Conference(s), registrants’ comments and feedback will be used for marketing related purposes by Digital Built Environment Institute.
Photos taken during the Conference (which includes the Exhibition and social events) will be used for marketing related purposes by Digital Built Environment Institute.

 

Force Majeure

DBEI shall not be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation of the Conference where such cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct the conference despite the intervention or occurrence of any such cause.

In this clause, Force Majeure means circumstances which are beyond the reasonable control of DBEI and which are reasonably likely to affect DBEI’s successful delivery of the Event or would make it inadvisable, impracticable, illegal, or impossible for a party to perform its obligations as originally contracted under this Agreement, including: fire, flood, earthquake, extreme adverse weather conditions, failure of electric power, gas, water, or other utility service, collapse of building structures, widespread disease or other public health emergency (including pandemic or epidemic), strike or other industrial action, the outbreak or declaration of war, act of terrorism, revolution or government orders or action (including the declaration of a State of Emergency).

If, as a result of Force Majeure, DBEI cancels the Event/s, DBEI shall use reasonable commercial endeavours to reschedule the Event. If DBEI is unable to reschedule the Event in accordance, DBEI will issue you a non-transferable credit note for the amount of the Fee, which may be redeemed against any appropriate future DBEI event for a period of 12 months from the date of issue.

Without prejudice to its obligations DBEI accepts no liability and will not be liable for any compensation where the performance of its obligations under this Agreement is affected by Force Majeure.

Disclaimer and Waiver

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to change activities, topics and presenters where necessary.

The Organisers reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of the New South Wales and the parties submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of that country.

As a condition of my participation in this Conference I hereby waive any claim I may have against DBEI and its officers, directors, employees, or agents, or against the presenters or speakers, for reliance on any information presented and release DBEI from and against any and all liability for damage or injury that may arise from my participation or attendance at the Conference. I further understand and agree that all property rights in the material presented, including common law copyright, are expressly reserved to the presenter or speaker or to DBEI.

I acknowledge that participation in DBEI events and activities brings some risk and I do hereby assume responsibility for my own well-being. If another individual participates in my place per DBEI transfer policy, the new registrant agrees to this disclaimer and waiver by default of transfer.

DBEI intends to take photographs and video of this event for use in DBEI news and promotional material, in print, electronic and other media, including the DBEI website. By participating in this Conference, I grant DBEI the right to use any image, photograph, voice or likeness, without limitation, in its promotional materials and publicity efforts without compensation. All media become the property of DBEI and media may be displayed, distributed or used by DBEI.

By registering for this event, I agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of contact and demographic information. This information includes any information that identifies me personally (e.g. name, address, email address, phone number, etc.). DBEI will use this information to: (a) enable your event registration; (b) review, evaluate and administer scholarships or other DBEI initiatives; (c) market DBEI opportunities you may potentially be interested in; and to (d) share limited information (e.g. title, company, address and demographic information) with third parties that perform services on behalf of DBEI. DBEI may also distribute the delegate list of those who have opted into the list, to eligible sponsors and partners, however not without the prior consent of the individual. DBEI may use this information for so long as DBEI remains active in conducting any of the above purposes.