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HIA-Companion Systems Building & Business

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Building & Business information sessions offer help with new information about products, services, regulation changes and business management techniques.
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Monday 09 May 2022


Morning tea, lunch, networking drinks

The 2022 HIA Building & Business is a must attend event for builders and their business managers, project and construction managers, building certifiers, building surveyors, building designers, architects, engineers, product manufacturers and government representatives.

This event provides a unique opportunity to learn new business strategies, tips to grow and assist in the day to day running of your business, as well as offering design and technical information to keep you abreast of industry updates and trends.

2022 Building & Business

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Welcome Speech: David Bare, HIA NSW Executive Director
Opening: David Chandler OAM, NSW Building Commissioner
Keynote: How to Deal With Stress in Uncertain Times: Shaun O’Gorman, The Strong Life Project
Building - Partnered by James Hardie Business - Partnered by HIA Insurance Services Innovation - Partnered by Archistar
Are You Sure Your Building Products Are Compliant?
Josh Burg Housing Industry Association
How To Run A Paperless Business
Rod Killick Companion Systems
To Be Confirmed
How to Navigate the NSW Planning Portal
Andrew Schofield and Kea Allerby Department of Planning and Environment
Home Building Contracts Handle with Care!
Meredith Frohreich Housing Industry Association
Marketing Tips to Build Your Business
Ryan May Housing Industry Association
What to Expect When the Regulator Comes to Your Building Site
Safework NSW and NSW Fair Trading
What Support is Available for Your Small Business
Nick Passalis Australian Taxation Office
Greensmart: Designing for Energy Effciency
Brad Hoad Thermal Performance
A Beyond Blue Presentation with Tim Hoopmann
Panel Discussion
Closing Address: David Bare, HIA NSW Executive Director

Building sessions

Are you sure your building products are compliant?
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Presenter: Josh Burg – Assistant Director Building NSW, Housing Industry Association

Have you ever been asked to provide evidence of suitability, and been left wondering what that is all about? Do you have a great idea for an innovative product, or want to start importing a product, but don’t know how to have it tested against Australian Standards? Wondering what CodeMark is all about? 

Join this session for an overview of how building product compliance works under the NCC.

How to navigate the NSW Planning portal
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Presenter: Andrew Schofield – Director ePlanning Policy, Department of Planning and Environment and Kea Allerby, ePlanning Trainer, Department of Planning and Environment

Join Andrew Schofield, Director ePlanning Policy for an update on the NSW Planning Portal, followed by a demonstration on applying through the Portal by Kea Allerby, ePlanning Trainer.

What to expect when the regulator comes to your building site
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Presenters: Ryan Tinker – Manager, Construction Services Group Safework NSW

Safety management and quality management share many parallels, and failures in either can be costly to your business. 

Join us as members of the inspection and auditing teams discuss how they approach and conduct inspections of residential construction, and what to expect if they attend your site. An overview will also be provided of the most common building defects and safety hazards found during site visits that every builder should avoid.

Business sessions

How to run a paperless business
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Presenter: Rod Killick – General Manager, Companion Systems

Are you still running your business with paper? This session will help you to understand what parts of your building business can be improved by ditching paper and moving to a digital system.

Home building contracts - handle with care!
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Presenter: Meredith Frohreich – Senior Workplace Advisor, Housing Industry Association

A contract is not just a document put together and signed for the sake of it. A contract is so much more. It is a legally binding agreement that must be clear, certain, understood and capture what the parties intend to build, renovate or repair. 

A contract must be handled with care – as it is prepared, executed, administered and completed.

What support is available for your small business
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Presenter: Nick Passalis – Small Business Experience, Australian Taxation Office

Find out what support is available for small business, how to find information, tools & calculators on our website that will assist your small business.

Innovations sessions

Marketing tips to build your business
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Presenters: Ryan May – Marketing Manager, Housing Industry Association

This session will guide you through the current digital marketing landscape and provide you with the tools to create a marketing strategy that is effective, engaging, social, and relevant to your business and potential customers.

GreenSmart: designing for energy efficiency
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Presenter: Brad Hoad - Builder/NatHERS Assessor/Basix Consultant, Thermal Performance

Good design is the key to improving energy efficiency of homes. Prepare your business for expected industry changes such as 7-star ratings as Australia moves towards Net Zero 2050.

This session will talk through some of the key features to consider when designing a home for thermal and energy performance and common mistakes and misconceptions.

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CommBank Stadium, 11-13 O'Connell St

Parramatta NSW

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