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New NSW building commissioner to speak at prefabAus

prefabAUS 2019 will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney

David Chandler OAM, the newly appointed NSW Building Commissioner who starts his new role today, will be one of the leading speakers at the prefabAUS 2019 conference which is on at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 10-11 September. Source: Timberbiz

Mr Chandler is well known to the prefabAUS community, and has delivered a number of popular presentations at previous conferences, including his 2017 presentation: ‘Off-site construction assurance: the looming game changer’.

David Chandler

At the 2019 prefabAUS Conference, Mr Chandler will continue this conversation and demonstrate just how much the game has changed – and what’s to come.

His presentation will explore modernising industry, with a focus on smarter construction methodology and the quantity surveyor value proposition.

He will share his take on the current industry problems and his vision for achieving the changes necessary to restore confidence in NSW construction

Mr Chandler has extensive experience across construction in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. He was the construction director for Australia’s New Parliament House and has led enterprises involved in major projects, public capital works procurement, business transition and transaction due-diligence.

He has also been chair and director on a range of private and public boards, joint-ventures and enquiries into the performance of the construction industry.

For three years prior to his appointment as NSW Building Commissioner, he was the founding Industry Engagement Lead for the Centre for Smart Modern Construction – c4SMC at Western Sydney University.

The centre involves industry and academic collaboration to invest in modern construction research, academic and industry capability building to help prepare the next generation of constructors to be future ready.

Mr Chandler has strong interests in the urban renewal, housing and education sectors. He was the Deputy Chair of the BER Implementation review and his insights and commentary on modern construction have been widely published across media platforms.

For more information about the conference or to register