Technology in Construction

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Mercure Perth
10 Irwin Street , Perth WA 6000


Our August evening technical session will focus on the use of technology in construction. The use of drone technology, new anchoring techniques and other innovative solutions can reduce construction risk, reduce schedule delays and lead to an overall decrease in construction costs.


CIA Members $60.00 CIA Student Members & CIA Retired Members $40.00 WA Branch Sponsors - free seat allocation $0.00 Non-Members $80.00


Richard Tester
Managing Director - Red Arrow Group

Alistair Heron
Field Engineer WA & NT - Hilti

Mahmood Hussein
Chief Executive Officer - Global Drone Solutions


Richard Tester, Managing Director, Red Arrow Group
Innovation in Construction
Richard Tester is The Founder and Managing Director of the Red Arrow Group which commenced in 2012 and is the Parent Company to Red Arrow 4D Planning, Global Technology and Recruitment. Red Arrow Group is well established in the supply of Project Management and Planning. The Group has now expanded its services into Technology Development with 3d Laser Scanning and Recruitment. They employ over 40 personnel and Subcontractors who have a proven track record within their field, this includes over 15 Indigenous Personnel.  Red Arrow Group are the licensed Partner for Synchro Software in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle east and have offices in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Germany.
In his presentation on Technology in Construction, Richard will be talking about how Safety, Budget and Schedule impacts can be improved with the utilization with Technology in Construction with Communication, Innovation and Automation.
Alistair Heron, Field Engineer WA & NT, Hilti
Compliance and Risk Reduction
Alistair graduated in 1997 from University of Paisley in the UK and spent the majority of his career working on the contracting side across both the civil engineering and building sectors. Relocating to Australia in 2011 with Multiplex offered exposure to the mining infrastructure and major projects as an SPE and Design Manager. In 2015 Alistair returned to Hilti and as a Hilti engineer with over 5 years’ experience over two countries experienced the launch of ETA in Europe and also the launch of SA TS 101 in Australia both of which are very closely linked. His contracting experience combined with the specialist technical knowledge of post install anchor systems and passive firestop gained from one of the most advanced and forward thinking manufacturers in the world allows the offer assistance and advice in these specialist areas.
In tonight’s presentation Alistair will aim to provide some information and detail on the following areas from which the overriding link is around compliance and risk reduction:
  • An update and confirmation on SA TS 101 status to Australian Standard and its relevance
  • Chemical anchoring - the issues with drilling, cleaning and dust and an approved solution. Additionally, chemical anchor capsule with cracked concrete using our new approved HVU2.
 Mahmood Hussein, Chief Executive officer,  Global Drone Solutions
Drone Technology in the Construction Industry.
Mahmood is the CEO of Global Drone Solutions, a CASA approved drone pilot training organisation. Mahmood is a seasoned senior executive, strategist & CASA certified drone pilot. Having held numerous senior executive positions with national and multi-national market leaders in the Mining, Automotive and Advanced Manufacturing industries. Global Drone Solutions harness drone technology to solve both social and business problems and create new business opportunities.
Drone’s also known as Remote Piloted Aircraft (RPA), are increasingly being used in the construction industry, as a tool to collect accurate data and insights to improve the operations of the company. With the help of drones, regular surveys during construction, operation and maintenance can help monitor conditions and developments on site, even in restricted or hazardous conditions. What are the opportunities and how your company can benefit from this cutting edge technology, hear from Mahmood Hussein the CEO of Global Drone Solutions who will share with you the developments in drone technology and how they are positively effecting the Construction Industry.



5.00 pm Registration Commences
5.30 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.35 pm Commencement of Speaker Presentations
7.00 pm Question time to panel of Speakers
 Light refreshments served after conclusion of event
8.00 pm Seminar closes 

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