Industry Events

All The Latest Industry Events
  • 24 May 2017-21 June

    Green Building Day 2017


    The aim of Green Building Day is to inform, engage and inspire the built environment industry to take a lead in the sustainable revolution. This year’s theme is “Pillars of Change” and will explore the fundamental actions that are required to achieve the industry’s collective goals. The pillars are defined in the Green Building Council of Australia’s strategic plan.

    This is a full day conference with leaders in the green building industry. The conference will be held in Sydney on 24 May, Perth on 1 June, Melbourne on 7 June and Brisbane on 21 June.

    More information here.

  • 29-31 May 2017

    Place Leaders Asia Pacific Conference 2017

    The Place Leaders Asia Pacific Conference 2017 will be held in Sydney as part of Vivid Ideas.  The conference will bring together leading voices from across the Asia Pacific to share the biggest ideas and trends that are creating the future of our places.  The conference is designed for anyone interested in creating great cities such as:

    • Place makers
    • Property developers
    • Event managers
    • Federal, state and local government representatives
    • Urban renewal/redevelopment representatives
    • Directors of regional development agencies
    • Artists, curators and members of the creative industries
    • Digital technology specialists and smart city planners
    • Urban, statutory, city and two planners
    • Policy, project directors and officers
    • Architects, landscape and urban designers
    • Infrastructure project managers and construction firms

    The two day event includes keynote speakers, panel discussions, food trucks, place hacks, networking, The Great Debate on Place making and a forum exploring housing affordability. The 2 day conference ticket also includes workshops and tours. The conference will be held in Rhodes at the Community Precinct.

    More information and tickets here.


  • 30 May -1 June 2017

    SPARC FMA: International Lighting and Facilities Event 2017

    SPARC International Lighting Event and Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) are joining forces to bring the International Lighting & Facilities Event to Sydney. The event will be held at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in the first week of the Sydney Vivid Festival.

    The event offers an exhibition, showcasing lighting, lighting technology and leading facilities services, technologies and products as well as a conference. A Gala Dinner will also be held.

    More information here.

  • 1 June 2017

    2017 RICS Awards

    The RICS Awards are the Australian built environment industry’s night of nights.

    A peak networking event for more than 250 professionals from the land, construction, real estate and infrastructure sectors, their employers and clients, the RICS Awards recognise excellence across the profession.

    Award categories recognise individuals and companies; these are Australia’s only awards covering the entire built environment profession.

    More information here.

  • 5-7 June 2017

    EEC Certified Measurement & Verification Professional Workshop

    This two and a half day workshop in Measurement & Verification Fundamentals will introduce practitioners to the application of the IPMVP. There is also an exam after the workshop for any participants who would like to obtain CMVP status.

    There is also an Applied Measurement & Verification Workshop that is available to CMVPs would would like to increase their understanding of the theory, concepts, mathematical analysis and the tools available to perform M&V.

    The workshops will be held in Brisbane on 15-17 March, Adelaide on 20-22 March and Sydney on 5-7 June.

    More information here.

  • 13 June 2017

    Sydney Forum 2017

    Registrations are now open for the Sydney Forum 2017.

    The Sydney Forum will focus on the uptake of sustainability initiatives in mid-tier buildings in New South Wales and topics to be covered include best tools and support practice, environment finance for upgrading building stock, energy action and tools for institutional investors.  The Forum is curated in collaboration with the City of Sydney, The energy Efficiency Council, the Green Building Council of Australia, the UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, NABERS and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage.

    The Forum will be held at the Aerial UTS Function Centre on Tuesday, 13 June 2017. Confirmed speakers include the Shauna Coffey from the Energy Efficiency Council, Rachael Scott from Eureka Real Assets, Paul Bannister (M.AIRAH) from Energy Action and Anthony De Fracesco (MSCI) from Real Investment Analytics.

    Registrations can be made here.

  • 15 June 2017

    Building Physics Forum

    AIRAH’s inaugural Building Physics Forum will  provide an overview of recent developments and efforts to improve the envelope and ventilation performance of buildings, so as to better control the indoor environment. Leading experts will address  air tightness, thermal bridging, latest building performance research, ventilation and thermal comfort.

    Speakers include Professor Paul Cooper, M.AIRAH, from the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, Jessica Hogg from Inhabit Group, Brett Beeson, M.AIRAH from Lehr Consultants International and Chris Killoran from Arup.

    Early bird prices are available and close on 22 May.

    Registrations and more information here.

  • 28-29 June 2017

    AFR National Infrastructure Summit

    The AFR National Infrastructure Summit will bring together over 300 stakeholders including Ministers, policy makers, planners, investors, advisers and contractors.  Held over two days the Summit will address the key question: How we can best meet our nation’s infrastructure needs?

    Speakers include the Hon Darren Chester MP, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, Hon Paul Fletcher MP, Minister for Urban Infrastructure and Nick Prior, Deloitte. There will also be panel discussions, break out session and networking drinks.

    More information and booking here.

  • 12-14 July 2017

    Ecocity World Summit 2017

    Ecocity World Summit

    Al Gore (former US Vice President and current Chair of The Climate Reality Project) has been announced as the Principal Speaker at the Ecocity World Summit 2017.  Held every two years the Summit addresses the challenges faced by our increasingly urbanised world.

    Hosted by the University of Melbourne, Western Sydney University, the Government of Victoria and the City of Melbourne, the focus of the 2017 Summit is Changing Cities: Resilience and Transformations with six major themes:

    • Climate and energy transformations
    • Food and water security
    • Smart cities for people
    • Healthy and caring cities
    • Culturally vibrant cities
    • Governance, infrastructure and finance

    Other confirmed keynote speakers include Harriet Bulkeley (Unviersity of Durham, UK), Ronan Dantec (French Senate) and Katerine Gibson (Western Sdyney University)

    Early bird registrations close on 31 March 2017.

    More information on the Ecocity World Summit 2017 here.

  • 14-15 September 2017

    BIM-MEP AUS Construction Innovation 2017 Forum


    Bringing together international leaders and practitioners and hosted by the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA), the 2017 Construction Innovation Forum will look into how leading firms are utilising technological advancements in the delivery of best practice solutions for the building and construction industry.

    Global context will be provided by international keynote speakers. Australian practitioners will be providing case study demonstrations and ideas on how to integrate building information modelling into everyday practice. The forum will also include workshops, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

    Submissions for presenters are currently open via abstract or invitation. Partner and exhibitor opportunities are now also open.

    More information here.

  • 14-15 September 2017

    Construction Innovation 2017 Forum

    BMA Forum

    The Construction Innovation 2017 Forum is hosted by the Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors’ Association (AMCA) and will be held in Melbourne. The forum will bring together thought leaders and practitioners to provide insight into how leading firms are utilising technological advancements to deliver innovative best practice solutions in the building and construction industry.

    The forum will feature presentations from International and Australian practitioners, workshops, a forum exhibition hall and networking opportunities.

    Tickets and more information here.

  • 12-15 October 2017

    International Festival of Landscape Architecture: The 3rd City

    The 3rd City is the future city, a postulation to be mapped, tested and debated. The Australian Institute of Landscape Architects and Creative Directorate, convened by Prof Helen Lochhead, Dean of UNSW Faculty of Built Environment, welcomes you into the 3rd City, to explore its dimensions and imagine its landscape potential. The 3rd City will take us beyond post-industrial urbanisation to ask what is necessary and what is possible for future cities, their people, their ecologies, their territories and spaces. Events for the 2017 Festival will be wide ranging and include the International Landscape Architecture Conference, National Landscape Architecture Awards, a student program, parties along with public and industry talks, tours, exhibitions, installations and city activations.

    More information here.

  • 15-18 October 2017

    CASANZ 2017: The Critical Atmosphere

    The Clean Air Society of Australia and New Zealand is hosting the 23rd Biennial International Clean Air and Environment Conference at Pullman Brisbane, King George Square. The event will start with specialist workshops on 15 October.

    CASANZ 2017 will embrace the theme of The Critical Atmosphere and address concern over the effects of climate change on human health and wellbeing by focusing on understanding the physical and chemical processes underlying air quality, their effects on human health and welfare, and our capacity to effectively control and regulate air pollution.

    The event will bring together international and local speakers, papers, posters and exhibits to provide delegates with ample opportunities for new partnership options.

    Early bird registration discounts are available and close on 3 July 2017.

    More information here.

  • 18 October 2017

    2017 Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Conference

    ISCA - The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

    Abstracts are now invited for the 2017 Annual Infrastructure Sustainability Conference which will be held on 18 October in Melbourne. Conference categories include:

    • Infrastructures role in city and regional resilience
    • Enhancement through social inclusion
    • Design for cultural context
    • Incorporating biodiversity
    • Valuing human and natural capital
    • Operational asset leadership
    • Evolution of decision making based on social returns
    • Major achievements for minor works
    • Innovation
    • Leadership

    More information here.


  • 15-16 November 2017

    Building Simulation 2017


    AIRAH and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) will host a joint Building Simulation Conference, providing a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The conference will explore the impact of simulation on improving building performance and will be an opportunity to gain insight into the latest innovations in the field of simulation and the energy performance of buildings.

    Abstracts are invited until February 2017 on a range of different topics including building energy simulation, lighting and daylighting simulation and thermal comfort modelling. Abstracts will be judged on the scientific soundness of the applied methods and the degree to which the contribution advances the state of the art.

    More information on the conference and abstract submissions here.