Online Development: Understanding Construction Pricing

Led by Peta Charles (Town Planner), this presentation is designed to allow Building Designers across Queensland to take control when it comes to the construction pricing conversation. With Jason Turner from Brett’s providing the material suppliers perspective, and Ben Spencer from Spencer Constructions providing the builders perspective, this topic will be covered from all angles.
Introducing the Member Development Series -  helping designers, business owners and industry professionals strengthen their businesses and navigate the industry with more confidence. These sessions are planned by members, for members and lean on a cohort of experts to deliver relevant, timely information to members of all background and experience levels.


Date: Tuesday 24th May 2022

Time: 12pm - 1pm

This session is worth 1 CPD point

Presentation overview

Over the last two years we have been bombarded with chatter about price increases across the construction industry. On the ground, these increases are now causing jobs to fall over. As people scale back their designs, put projects on hold, or ‘give up’ and refocus on finding a “finished” house to move into.

In this presentation, Peta will lead Jason and Ben through a series of conversational style questions. To look at exactly what has driven the increases, exactly how much the various components have gone up since covid hit, what factors will come into play over the next 6-12 months, and where we expect things to land price wise at the end. The focus will be trying to break through the high-level media hype/grapevine chatter, and to look at the clear-cut facts.

Examples from both metro and regional areas will be used to help bring the information to life. To help people apply the information to their own situation.

The presentation will finish with suggested tips on what changes you can make to your daily practices and/or alternate options you can investigate, to give you confidence moving forward.

Learning outcomes

  • To get a clear understanding of exactly what factors have driven the increases, so that you can confidently talk to your clients about the situation.
  • To get a good idea of where we are likely to be in 6-12 months’ time. So that you can proactively prepare clients for the outcome.
  • To allow you to better plan for the future, to reduce the “unknowns”. To in turn reduce stress factor on yourselves/clients, and to help increase the chances of jobs going ahead. Basically, to help support your ongoing success.


How do I attend an online learning event?

A link to attend the session will be sent to all registered attendees the day of the session. First time attending? There's even a test link included to make sure you're set up and ready to go.

Do I need special equipment or programs to attend an online learning event?

We use Zoom for our sessions - you will receive a meeting link the morning of the session which will prompt you to download the software. Don't worry, it's super quick and you'll be up and running in no time! You can use your existing headset, earphones or even computer audio to listen to this session.

How do I get CPD points for this session?

If you're a BDQ member, your points will be automatically tallied in your member profile within 24 hours of the event. If you're not a BDQ member, please email Head Office via [email protected] to get a certificate of attendance

5/24/2022 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
E. Australia Standard Time
Online Via Zoom AUSTRALIA
Spots available
Online registration not available.

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