Managing Non-Compliance

14 October 2015

A product may look, touch and feel right…but does it comply with Australian Standards? Managing non-compliance is a critical issue – in April this year non-compliant cladding installed in a Melbourne apartment tower fuelled a fire.

On Friday, 23 October, Robert Wesener leads a panel discussion – with an architect, a supplier and a builder – on the key issues in avoiding non-compliance.

Issues to be discussed include:

  • Managing your risk
  • Licencing and trade obligations
  • Research and development
  • Product certification
  • Safety and design
  • Who bears the cost and responsibility if a product is installed and is not compliant?
  • Where to from here?


Robin Fardoulys

Robin Fardoulys is a the director of construction and development companies.  As a Construction Manager of Fardoulys Constructions, he has constructed in remote and coastal Queensland for a variety of clients including Commonwealth and State governments, private schools, developers, international and Australian companies.

He has recently retired as a Director of the Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF), a position he held since 2006 and was appointed Chairman in 2009. In 2009 he was appointed by the Commonwealth government to the Australian Building Codes Board and in 2013 he was appointed by the Queensland Cabinet to the board of the Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC).

Kevin Green

Kevin Green is a practising architect and Principal of I.C.E. Architects (Qld). A member of the Qld Institute Practice Committee, Kevin represents the Institute on a Queensland Joint Working Party Chaired by the MBA Qld. This is an alliance of all major industry associations with an interest in the specification, installation and certification of construction products  in Queensland.

Trevor Gozzard

 Trevor is Commercial Sales Manager, GWA Bathrooms and Kitchens. His principal area of influence is in the new-build and strategic development of the Queensland Major Projects market. Trevor has over 35 years experience within the commercial projects market and is a staunch advocate of developing relationships with, and the supporting the business requirements, of the architectural and design community.

Robert Wesener – chair

 Robert is Vice-President of the ACA Qld/NT Branch and Managing Director of Fulton Trotter Architects. At Fulton Trotter, he is responsible for the coordination of all management and Board of Directors activities and is also responsible for managing the Project Support Group which consists of the administration, interior design and quality architecture teams.

Event details


Friday, 23 October 2015, 12.30pm for 1 – 3 pm


United Services Club, 183 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill.
Dress: Modern Business Attire  (no jeans please)

Parking: On-site parking available $10 per car. (Entrance off Upper Edward Street.)


1 formal CPD point


Members: $99.00 p/p   Non-Members $110.00 p/p (incl. GST)


Registration form and return to by Tuesday, 20 October 2015