C4SMC Roundtable

Join this unique opportunity for the whole of our industry to make an important contribution to shaping construction’s future in Western Sydney and beyond.

Save the date! 10th July is the first of the Centre’s one-day Roundtables to engage in important conversations about the knowledge and capabilities we all need to share.
Register early as there will only be 75 places at this event to ensure maximum engagement.

Following the Centre’s successful ‘Construction Opportunities in Western Sydney – Modernise of Die’ conference in March, the university’s c4SMC initiative is now becoming a distinctive and widely known industry collaboration. The Centre’s Roundtables seek to build on this reputation.

The Centre for Smart Modern Construction - c4SMC involves an industry and academic collaboration to invest in informing and preparing tomorrow’s construction professionals.

The Centre has initiated a series of bi-annual Roundtables with ‘Joining up Construction’ as its conversation theme. The Centre has commenced investing in new research and projects to help inform the university’s academic programs and industry stakeholders of important insights into the global industry’s transformation and how they may modernise and thrive.

An important opportunity for industry and academia to engage

The Joining up Construction Roundtables provide a forum for the industry’s clients, project managers, designers, constructors, manufacturers, techcos, government and academics to engage in important conversations about how our transforming industry may be better understood and shape their future responses to those transformations for mutual benefit.

The Centre’s Roundtables will be unique and engaging. The Centre’s researchers will pitch their intended research projects to industry with the intent of sharing their reasoning and obtaining direct industry feedback on how this work may be directed to the best outcomes.

The Centre has recently awarded five new research scholarships. The details of these are available on the c4SMC website. These research projects are focused on new areas of modern construction enquiry with a priority that this work should deliver impactive outcomes within 3 to 5-years. The Centre’s research will prioritise important evidence-based insights that will benefit future graduates and the organisations that they will join. It is essential that industry and the Centre’s academic team engage closely in this endeavour. The Roundtables will be structured to ensure meaningful engagement.

Setting a new agenda for modern construction knowledge sharing

The first Roundtable will address the following themes:
  • How the digital economy may be embraced to the benefit of the industry
  • New technologies that may be used to achieve trustworthy sustainability
  • Resilience and assurance outcomes on new shared data platforms
  • Establishing evidence-based construction effectiveness measures as the only way to inform clients and their constructor supply chains to identify the best performers
  • Why modern construction enterprises may need to be different to their traditional construction counterparts to achieve smarter construction outcomes
  • How the landscape ‘on and off-site’ is transforming to redefine traditional work-packaging and the new skills and capabilities that modern construction will need

The Roundtable will involve external subject thought leaders providing a context for the research projects that will be presented. Participants will workshop each presented research theme and be provided the opportunity to share their ideas and suggestions. The Roundtable will be facilitated by an industry leader and the Centre’s Director who will lead feedback sessions following the discussion of each research theme and bring these all together at the end of the day to identify possible networking collaborations and mentors.

Participation will be a two-way experience

The Roundtable will be held at the University’s flagship Peter Shergold Building in Parramatta. The program for the day will commence at 8.30am on the 10th July 2018 and conclude at 3.30pm. Lunch and refreshments will be served during the breaks. Attendees will experience a modern learning environment and pre-reading material will be provided.

The event will be recorded for the purposes of training and sharing the conversations.

A record of engagement conversations will be published following the Roundtable.

The c4SMC initiative is committed to enabling tomorrow’s construction professionals to be ‘future-ready’. They must be informed by research, that evidences the transforming nature of a modern construction industry as it embraces a digital, more industrialised and globalised future; that delivers a more sustainable, assured and resilient built world. Smart modern construction enterprises will be needed to deliver the smart buildings of tomorrow. This will involve ‘joining-up’ of all of its inputs more effectively to deliver a new in-full and on-time value proposition that is better, faster, safer, less wasteful and more competitive.

Registration places are limited. Members of the Centre will be given a free ticket, contact Cheryl Murray for the voucher code.

All other tickets will be $250.00 per person.

Tickets for the Roundtable can be booked here.

Enquiries should be directed via email to Cheryl Murray:  C.Murray@westernsydney.edu.au

For more information about the Centre for Smart Modern Construction and how your organisation may become involved, visit: westernsydney.edu.au/c4SMC