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Don't miss the HIA Future Homes Forum

Don't miss the HIA Future Homes Forum

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Have you booked your spot at the HIA Future Homes Forum in Hobart yet? Check out our must-see topic and speaker line-up on 23 August.

Liz Barrett

Senior Content Producer
As sustainability becomes paramount for environmentally conscious consumers seeking healthier and more efficient homes, green building practices and solutions evolve. And now, with a fresh perspective and in a stunning locale, the HIA Future Homes Forum & GreenSmart Awards are not to be missed! 

Taking place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hobart, the HIA Future Homes Forum appeals to building professionals keen to delve deeper into sustainable building practices, consumer consciousness, evolving energy-efficient provisions, and innovative techniques. 

As Master of Ceremonies, Costa Georgiadis will join us, sharing his passion for greener futures as a landscape architect, environmental educator, author and much-loved host of ABC's iconic programs, Gardening Australia.
Join us at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Hobart.
Master of Ceremonies Costa Georgiadis

Hear from an impressive line-up of eco thought-leaders and pioneers on consumer trends, planning and environmental changes, National Construction Code updates, product demonstrations and innovative techniques.

Here are some of the not-to-miss presentations…

Our smart future

From AI and automation, to prefab and 3D printing, discover cutting-edge technologies that are revolutionising the industry. Find out how sustainability and affordability are becoming critical factors in the way we design and build homes. Presented by futurist Steve Sammartino.

The role of AI in building & construction

How can AI help the construction industry? Presented by Distinguished Professor Fang Chen
Executive Director at the UTS Data Science Institute.

Futurist Steve Sammartino discusses sustainability when designing and building homes.
Distinguished Professor Fang Chen looks at how AI can help the construction industry

The economics of green building

Do more energy and climate resilient buildings sell for more? Do they return higher rents? How does the valuation industry take ‘green features’ into account? And has consumer preferences shifted to a focus on more green buildings? Presented by Matthew King, HIA Senior Economist.

Can 1.2 million homes be delivered over the next 5 years?

What type of housing is needed, where will it be built and what’s the role for innovation? Is pre-fab the answer. Do these homes need to be all electric and climate resilient? Presented by Simon Croft, HIA Chief Executive Industry & Policy.

Matthew King, HIA Senior Economist, talks about the economics of green building.
Simon Croft, HIA Chief Executive Industry & Policy, looks at what type of housing is needed in the future.

NCC 2025

What changes are in the pipeline? Presented by Shane Keating, HIA Executive Director – Building Policy.

Solving the construction workforce skills conundrum

Panel discussion with Jocelyn Martin, HIA Managing Director; Oliver Burnell, 2024 HIA Jim Brookes Australian Apprentice Award winner, and Alexandra Paterson, General Manager, Skills and Workforce, Skills Tasmania.

HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards

The HIA Future Homes Forum is followed by the prestigious HIA Australian GreenSmart Awards that evening. Here, delegates will set sail, enjoy pre-dinner drinks, and arrive at Peppermint Bay to celebrate this special event.

It offers a rare opportunity for builders, designers, government representatives and suppliers to engage in meaningful conversations and build connections about the future of this rapidly evolving area of homebuilding.

For attendees arriving ahead of the HIA Future Homes Forum, a networking event will be held on Thursday, 22 August, where connections can be forged, and insights shared.

Book now

First published 10 July 2024

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