Design for Safety

Wednesday 19 June 2024
5:30pm - 9:00pm (UTC+10:00) Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney
Kirribilli Club
11 Harbourview Crescent, Lavender Bay, NSW 2060
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Event Summary

Designing for safety in concrete structures involves a comprehensive approach that considers various factors to minimise risks and ensure the safety of both the structure and the community. There are many aspects involved but by integrating safety considerations into the design process, we will create concrete structures that not only meet performance requirements but also provide a safe and secure environment for everyone.

Our seminar on Design for Safety in Concrete will include three expert presenters who will consider the impact of risks from a legal perspective, safety on site, and an overview of what can wrong and how issues can be avoided, or reported. 

5.30pm     Entry & Name Tag Collection
6.00pm     Welcome, Introduction and Presentations
7.45pm     Question Time / Discussion
8.15pm     Networking. Drinks and Light Refreshments
9.00pm     Close

$88.00      CIA Member   
$44.00      CIA Retired Member    
$22.00      CIA Student Member
$110.00    Non Member

Proudly sponsor by:


Carlo Garofali, Special Counsel, McCullough Robertson 
Carlo is a dual qualified professional civil engineer and lawyer.  He commenced his role as special counsel with the Construction & Infrastructure team of McCullough Robertson in 2023 after previously working with the firms of Mills Oakley and Allens for over 9 years.  The majority of Carlo’s career has been devoted to the construction of concrete, initially as a site engineer and director of a concrete contracting company, then serving as the national engineering manager of a leading German formwork and scaffolding company. Currently a member of the CIA NSW Committee, Carlo was also president of the NSW Concrete Placers Association for ten years and has sat on Standards committees for formwork and scaffolding.  Carlo’s legal expertise is focused on construction-related disputes - working with stakeholders to improve project delivery and contractual practices to either help prevent disputes occurring in the first place or to assist resolving disputes when things invariably go pear-shaped.

Kylie Mills, Director, SafeWork NSW 
Kylie has over 20 years’ experience working in public sector leadership across a range of portfolios including transport, infrastructure construction and regulation in QLD and NSW. Expertise in work health safety, wellbeing, workers compensation, risk management, regulation, governance, and people management and with a history of successful delivery of safety transformation and change management programs including whole of government reforms. Initially starting as an Construction Inspector at WorkCover NSW, then working in governance to establishing the inaugural Governance and Appeals Unit and then progressing to lead the implementation of harmonised WHS legislation in NSW. One of the founding Directors at the State Insurance Regulatory Authority leading its establishment and set up including the framework for prudential supervision. Experience in the delivery of safety management across a portfolio of infrastructure construction more than $2bn pa, along with diversified work activity across the transport industry.

Karlie Collis, Director, Northrop
 & Director CROSS-AUS
Karlie has been part of the team at Northrop Engineers since graduating from The University of Newcastle in 2004. 
Karlie has been heavily involved in the design and documentation of a number of large scale multi-storey developments, together with a range of other residential, commercial and institutional projects. Her specialty is working with architects and project managers to provide unique solutions to site constraints, including modular construction where appropriate. She enjoys working on unique projects that require “out of the box” solutions.
Karlie is passionate about the sharing of lessons learned in the construction industry and CROSS-AUS is a vital tool in enabling this in Australasia. She hopes all Engineers can support the growth of CROSS-AUS in Australia as a free and essential component in raising the bar in safe structures.


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