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NSW Building and Business

The 2019 Building & Business Forum is the perfect opportunity to learn new business strategies, network with industry experts, and keep abreast of industry changes - all while gaining CPD points.

We understand how hard you work; it's challenging to run your business while staying on top of new trends and technology, changing legislation, continued professional development, marketing your business, managing social media, securing the next job… the list goes on.

Plus, with the National Construction Code changes to be adopted from May 2019, this year’s event will focus on the changes to the code you need to know. That makes this event a must for you to attend this year. 

Who should attend?

Whether you’re on or off the tools, there’ll be back to back sessions from industry leaders and experts across a variety of topics designed to help you both on and off-site. This event is perfect for:

  • Builders and their business managers
  • Project and construction managers
  • Building certifiers
  • Building surveyors
  • Building designers
  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Product manufacturers
  • Government representatives

National Construction Code 2019 Changes

With an unprecedented level of changes to the code commencing from 1 May 2019, the NCC changes stream of the Building & Business Forum will help you know what to expect.

It will cover a range of topics from both Volume 1 and 2 of the NCC such as:

  • Condensation management provisions
  • Evidence of suitability requirements for building products
  • Energy efficiency
  • Fire safety provisions
  • Roof and wall cladding, decks and balconies, smoke alarms and stairs and balustrades
  • Changes to Australian Standards called up by the NCC;
  • Bushfires
  • Mandatory sprinkler protection requirements for apartments
  • Fire safety requirements for cladding and external walls provisions
  • Requirements for roof top spaces for apartments

CPD Points

You’ll earn up to 6 CPD points by attending the Building & Business Forum PLUS 2 more when you attend the HIA Sydney Home Show*. And, if you bring a friend they can earn an extra 4 CPD points for your business.


Register today


*The 2019 Building & Business Forum is held in conjunction with the HIA Sydney Home Show. 

HIA NSW Building & Business program - Friday 5 April 2019

8.00am - 8.50am Registration
9.00am - 9.05am Welcome Speech 
David Bare, HIA NSW Executive Director
9.05am - 9.15am Opening Welcome
Peter Dunphy - Executive Director, NSW Fair Trading
9.15am - 9.45am  Keynote Address - National Construction Code Overview
Simon Croft, HIA Executive Director - Building Policy
9.45am - 10.15am Morning tea
Room Cockle Bay room 2 Meeting room C3:5 Meeting room C3:3 Meeting room C3:4
10.20am - 11.05am National Construction Code Changes 
Volume Two
Marketing Your Business in 2019
Ryan May and Zara Alkhudari - HIA
Kitchen & Bathroom Trends for 2019 
Melanie Gardener - The Kitchen & Bathroom Blog
A Presentation from SafeWork NSW
11.10am - 11.55am

Simon Croft & Brad Armitage - HIA
(67 mins)

Intermission 5 mins

National Construction Code Changes
Volume One and Australian Standards Review

Easy To Do Business Housing and Construction Products
Alex Zinoviev, Product Manager, Easy To Do Business
Developing a Mental Health Strategy for your Workplace
Linda Sheahan, Workplace Engagement Manager, Beyond Blue
Practical Site Safety Management
Dorothy Frick, Safety Advisor, HIA Safety
12.00pm - 12.45pm  Simon Croft & Brad Armitage - HIA
(77 mins)
Single Touch Payroll
Kendall Wilson & Chontelle Weyman - ATO
Builders Influencer & Scaling
Kurt Hegetschweiler Builders Coach
A Presentation from SafeWork NSW
12.50pm - 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm - 2.25pm Opal Tower, Shergold Weir Report, and NSW Building Law Reforms Panel Discussion
2.25pm - 2.30pm Closing Address
David Bare, HIA NSW Executive Director

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 Stream Partners  
James Hardie
Independent Hardware Group Bosch
HIA Insurance Services
Display Partners
Takagi Bupa  HIA Vehicles  
 Satchel Partner
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