IBQC Forum

IBQC Forum

International Building Quality Centre

Universal Good Practice Building Regulation: The Key Elements


On 9 October 2020, from 1400 to 1600hrs GMT, the University of Canberra and the International Code Council are hosting the inaugural annual Forum of the International Building Quality Centre (IBQC). 

This first Forum will be held virtually from 2-4pm GMT and will feature a keynote speech from Dame Judith Hackitt, former Chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive and the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell Tower fire. Dame Judith is now an advisor to UK Government and to Victoria, Australia Government on delivery of major reform to Building Regulations. 

Closing remarks will be delivered by Ms. Sylvia Solf of The World Bank. Various IBQC Board Members will offer insight into the practices that enable safety, efficiency and innovation as discussed in the Principles for Good Practice Building Regulation publication. Registration is free and welcome to all.

Due to the anticipated difficulty for some in far eastern time zones to join the Forum live, a recording will be made available via the IBQC website from 14 October 2020 onward.

Topics and Speakers

Senior Construction Lawyer, Lovegrove and Cotton Lawyers and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra

“Best practice dispute resolution mechanisms and mandatory auditing”

Senior Private Sector Specialist, The World Bank

“A mandatory statutory process which provides for rigorous inspections of work by Competent Practitioners”

AtkinChambers Barristers

“Building approvals systems”

Director at Weir Legal and Consulting Pty Ltd

“Regulating for building product safety and compliance”

Professor of Civil Engineering and Head of the Civil Engineering Department, University College London

“Professional competency certification: what is required in design and practice”

Director, Regulatory Reform and Technical Standards, Residential Construction of Ontario

“Best practice solutions for developing economies: adapting the Principles”

Director of Holdum Whittaker and Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra

“The importance of clear & transparent legislative & regulatory frameworks to achieving building safety”

Global Product Specialist, Trade and Competitiveness, The World Bank

More details of the speakers bios can be found here: IBQC Forum Speakers Bios October 2020