15 - 17 July, 2019 | Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 July 2019


9:00 am - 9:10 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair

Nathan Lyon, Head of Building Technology at Investa Property Group

Nathan Lyon

Head of Building Technology
Investa Property Group

9:10 am - 9:50 am Putting EQ into Building IQ

True sustainable asset value is underpinned by a connected, human-centric strategy. Therefore, the ability to put people measuring software into smart buildings is key to taking the next steps towards creating a better more comfortable workplace environment. Coupled with the analysis needed to handle the high volumes of additional data and respond accordingly, is a great challenge for the industry. In this session we will look at:

  • Developing an empathetic response in buildings not seen before
  • Examples of the concepts and technology that could get us there
  • Analysing moods in tenants and creating an environment that responds to our behaviours
Suzette Lamont, National Director - Asset Services at CBRE Asia Pacific

Suzette Lamont

National Director - Asset Services
CBRE Asia Pacific

9:50 am - 10:30 am PANEL DISCUSSION: Evaluating the Growing Market of Intelligent Building Applications

  • How do you choose the right one for your business needs?
  • Buying products in the market or develop internally at cost? Pros & Cons?
  • Are there reliable financial models for investors in this space?
  • Where next with these apps in providing ultimate occupant comfort & safety?
Richard Morrison, ICT Practice Lead at AECOM

Richard Morrison

ICT Practice Lead

Carolyn Trickett, Head of Business Technology, Property & Asset Management at JLL

Carolyn Trickett

Head of Business Technology, Property & Asset Management

10:30 am - 11:00 am MORNING TEA & NETWORKING BREAK

11:00 am - 11:40 am Understanding the Challenges & Opportunities Associated with Master Planning Mixed-Use Real Estate

Whether you are a resident, office worker, shopper, diner or just traveller, today’s users expect the benefits of smart environments in not just their homes or work but also abroad. So how do you bring this all together to make it a place to want to be part of. Deploying smart building design to multi-user spaces isn't the easiest of tasks, regardless of the benefits. In this session we will look at a case study of a current development that faced these challenges and what it takes to ensure integration, efficiency, sustainability and demand in a development of multiple requirements:

  • Private places
  • Resort style environments
  • All specialty and convenience shopping requirements
  • Entertainment, food and beverage amenity
  • Worker, business and function needs
  • Ensuring connectivity of technology and occupants when moving between functions
  • Understanding the challenges of operational and maintenance management in a mixed-use environment
Vito Chiodo, Project Director at Schiavello Group

Vito Chiodo

Project Director
Schiavello Group

11:40 am - 12:20 pm CASE STUDY: 447 Collins Street – Creating a Reputation for Quality with Melbourne’s Newest Landmark

This talk will focus on how CBUS Property ensured the delivery of a luxury mixed-use building that is a premier standard for buildings, interior spaces & communities:

  • Defining an asset’s role within its surroundings, and filling the needs of the community
  • Ensuring the project is completed to the highest specification, sustainability & WELL standards
  • Creating a functional, robust & smart environment for occupants without compromising luxury
Chris Kakoufas, General Manager – Development at CBUS Property

Chris Kakoufas

General Manager – Development
CBUS Property

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm Intelligent Building Security: Guidance in Developing & Assigning Mitigation Strategies

This non-technical presentation showcases a 2018 ASIS Foundation and Builder Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) funded research project. The project investigated IB vulnerabilities and surveyed both security and facility professionals in their understanding and practice. Findings indicated a limited understanding of IB risks and importantly, suitability in resulting mitigation strategies. Therefore, the project developed an IB Security Guidance document, to inform professionals in mitigating the many and changing IB vulnerabilities, threats and risks. Guidance commences with designating the impact that the IB may have if a realised event to a list of security questions that considers management, security risk, personnel, physical and cybersecurity measures, incident and continuity planning, and maintenance practice At the end of this session participants will be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the threats, risks and vulnerabilities to buildings and its organisation that Intelligent Buildings can pose; and
  • Provide a non-technical strategy to mitigate the threats and risks of Intelligent Building through an easy to apply industry published guidance document.
Dr David Brooks, Associate Professor at Edith Cowan University

Dr David Brooks

Associate Professor
Edith Cowan University

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm CASE STUDY: Securing Mirvac’s Asset Portfolio & Clients from Cyber Threats

As technology binds itself into the operational functions of a building, the risks and challenges of cyber security grow exponentially. Understanding the risks, and the areas to apply focus is critical. This presentation will highlight how Mirvac created a set of guidelines, policies and standard approach from the design phase throughout the building, through commissioning and then into the future:

  • Identifying the risks and challenges... and filtering out the noise.
  • Identifying strategies and solutions to stay secure
  • Designing cybersecurity into buildings
Ramesh Narayanan, Group Information Technology Operations Manager at Mirvac

Ramesh Narayanan

Group Information Technology Operations Manager

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm AFTERNOON TEA & NETWORKING

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm CASE STUDY: Case Study: 100 Mount Street, North Sydney - A Smart Building Journey

Dexus made a commitment to Smart Buildings in 2017 when the 100 Mount Street development was already mid-way, so how did Dexus define a Smart Building and retrofit that to an existing development project? In this talk we will look at what the challenges were and how were they dealt with, plus provide an overview of the 20+ ‘smart’ technologies that ended up in the building, with a deeper dive into:

  • Connectivity: DAS (cellular), ICN (IP network), IoT Network
  • New generation wired and wireless sensors
  • Integration and Data Analytics
  • Digital Twin (Dexus style)
  • Customer facing solutions
  • What will the next project look like?
Alex Fuerschke, Head of Technology at Dexus

Alex Fuerschke

Head of Technology

3:50 pm - 4:30 pm The Agile Workplace Through the Lens of Lifelong Learning

As automation & artificial intelligence take over, a lot of the process & analysis-oriented work, and continuous learning will become part of our everyday engagement in the workplace. Automation & AI, for example, will require a greater focus on our critical thinking, problem solving, and interpersonal skills, and we will need to learn, and relearn the changing context against which these skills are applied. As the work landscape of the future is unknown, what we do know about it is that this increasing demand for life-long learning and an ever-increasing entrepreneurial approach to work will influence how our workplaces of the future are designed. Through investigating this intersection of education and industry, we will explore the modern agile workplace through the lens of lifelong learning:

  • Exploring the significance of the trend of the overlap between education & commercial workplace design
  • Using the experience of previous agile models to design increasingly intuitive & creative spaces
  • Fostering greater knowledge of agile models to improve commercial workplace designs of the future