Opal Tower

If you require further details please contact the Queensland Branch Office on 0459 590 044 or [email protected].
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Tuesday, 17 March 2020
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM


TAFE Restaurant
Level 2 - Block C 66 Ernest Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101


Since the Opal Towers evacuation last year, the construction industry has been subjected to harsh public scrutiny.  Earlier in the year, the NSW Government commissioned its own investigation into the crisis, and has more recently appointed a Building Commissioner to oversee reforms it believes will redress these problems. 

The CIA has invited Stephen Foster, co-author of the Opal Towers report, to share his perspective and insights, not just into what happened with Opal Tower, but significantly into what problems currently afflict the industry. Facilitated by the QLD Concrete Institute Branch, our seminar will explore how poor contracting and design practices have led us into this crisis, their impacts on end users in terms of both serviceability and rectification, and how our industry is being dragged into disrepute as a result. 

Join the discussion afterwards for what promises to be an enlightening and challenging evening of discussions and debates to help ensure crises like Opal Towers do not occur again.


CIA Members $75.00 CIA Retired Members $20.00 CIA Student Members $20.00 Non-members $98.00


Professor Steve Foster
Head of School Civil and Environmental Engineering - UNSW


4.30 pm Registration Commences - Tea and coffee will be served
5.00 pm Welcome & Introduction
5.05 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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