The construction industry in Australia has been wrestling with escalating costs, rising cases of insolvencies, workforce deficits and supply chain disruption. While the government remains committed to a $120 billion infrastructure pipeline over 10 years1, productivity in the construction sector continues to lag behind other industries, with the estimated opportunity cost of $47 billion from 30 years of weak productivity.2 The industry is at a critical juncture – it must acquire capacity and technology at an accelerated pace in order to deliver the imminent pipeline of projects successfully. 

To explore ways to tackle the sector’s biggest challenges, Autodesk is hosting its annual Construction Project Management Virtual Forum on 17 October from 1 pm AEDT. This is a can’t-miss event bringing together construction business leaders and project management professionals across Asia Pacific to learn and network. Industry experts from Downer, Soilbuild Construction Group Ltd., University of Melbourne and Autodesk will share strategic insights on how to consistently deliver successful, profitable projects.

Back by popular demand, the three-hour free program will unpack practical use cases of digitalising construction workflows. Discover how you can gain efficiencies with better team collaboration, strengthen quality and safety, while using data analytics to improve decision-making for your projects.

From compliance to culture: transforming construction safety and quality

The construction industry posted the third highest number of work-related fatalities in Australia in 2022 and accounted for 12 per cent of the serious claims on work-related injury.3 Since October is National Safe Work Month, it is timely that the industry panel discussion at the event focuses on best practices in construction safety and quality. A stellar lineup of industry leaders, including Trudy Guy, Head of Quality, Handover and Systems for the Transport Rebuild East Coast Alliance from Downer New Zealand, Dr Dominik Holzer, Associate Professor of Digital Architecture at University of Melbourne and Brian Lee, Head of Safety at one of Asia’s leading head contractors, Soilbuild Construction Group Ltd., will discuss how to build safety cultures and quality assurance models as part of the organisations’ DNA.

As a bonus offer, attendees will also receive a free copy of our new research report, The Role of Technology in Supporting Construction Quality and Safety, published by the University of Melbourne in partnership with Autodesk.

Unlocking the full value of data for project success

Keynote speaker Sidharth Haksar, Senior Director of Industry Strategy at Autodesk, will highlight the strategic value of data as the foundation for not only successful projects but also overall business success. Learn about key tenets of a robust data strategy and different use cases of data analytics in elevating project performance.

Concurrent virtual masterclasses to build practical knowledge

Solution Consultants at Autodesk will conduct concurrent virtual masterclasses to help project teams improve collaboration and increase productivity. The Collaboration masterclass focuses on how to centrally manage project communications (correspondence) and share documents in the cloud. 

To combat the risks of costly rework and financial pressures, the Project Finance masterclass delves into the techniques of project cost management to protect profit margins.

Attendees are welcome to experience a virtual solution tour to see live demos and engage in a live chat with Autodesk solution experts. Back by popular demand, the Virtual Happy Hour will also be an excellent opportunity to unwind and have fun with peers in the interactive networking lounge!

The program provides value to executive business leaders, Project Management professionals, Quality Managers, Safety Managers, Data Strategists and Cost Management Specialists in the Construction and Engineering sector.

Register for your Free Digital Pass and attend the sessions of your choice virtually. 

This sponsored editorial is brought to you by Autodesk. For more information, visit

1. Infrastructure Investment Program, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts, Australian Government.

2. Disrupt or die, Australia’s construction industry is at a crossroads, Australian Constructors Association and BIS Oxford Economics, 16 November 2022.

3. Key WHS statistics, Safe Work Australia.

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