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QMCA Networking Event

July 31 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

Mega Projects – A Global Perspective

On 31 July, you have a rare opportunity to listen to Dr Alex Budzier address the challenges of major infrastructure project overrun, current performance trends, the importance of project leadership and how technology can support improvement in the management of major projects.


Endeavour Programme is an transformational technology company aimed at improving cost and time outcomes for stakeholders by the applied use of its world first artificial intelligence technology Octant AI.  Recognising that the construction industry must start doing things differently, the team at Endeavour Programme have built on the highly commended research undertaken by Associate Scholar at Oxford University and Technical Director, Cuong Quang, and continue to develop solutions that provide early insights into cost and time overruns on major projects, measurably improving commercial outcomes for the benefit of all key project stakeholders including contractors, governments, agencies, engineers and financiers.

Guest Speakers:

Dr Alex Budzier
CEO and Co-Founder, Oxford Global Projects
and one of the world’s leading authorities on mega project management

Alex is a collaborator of the Brisbane-based Endeavour Programme and has recently worked with his colleague, Professor Bent Flyvbjerg, on a commission using Endeavour’s AI system to assist treasury cash flow forecasting for a major Asian government client. He is in Australia to present a course to the Victorian Major Projects Leadership Academy on delivering complex infrastructure projects.  Alex and Bent have consulted to many major projects with regards to applying their methodologies for Reference Class Forecasting, Contingency Safeguard, Black Swan projects, Smart Scaling, Early Warning Systems and Project Turnaround.  Examples of projects include Crossrail 2 (Tunnel Benchmarking), European Tunnel ($10B) risk assessment, M+ (Supersized museum building) risk assessment, Swiss Nuclear Waste Storage risk assessment, Edinburgh Tram project post-mortem, MTR (HK Metro) improved reporting and project turnaround.  In addition to his teaching and research commitments at the University of Oxford Said Business School, he regularly presents a leadership development programme for the top project managers in the UK civil service.

Dr Adrian Smith
Co-Founder & Head of Engineering

Dr Adrian Smith is an industry leader in adapting and applying Agile and Lean methods within software engineering and business technology. As a sought-after consultant, he has led and coached engineering and software development teams for major brands including Airbus, GKN Aerospace, BBC Worldwide, Suncorp, Nokia and Data#3.  Adrian is Co-Founder and Head of Engineering for Envision, an Australian software product development company. Envision is delivering technology advances for the construction industry, in particular, leveraging Lean and Agile methods to develop practical and innovative engineering solutions.  Adrian is regularly called on for his specialist experience, which spans industries including aerospace, banking, construction, digital media, engineering, insurance, mining and public infrastructure. He is also an Agile coach and regular contributor at Australian and international conferences.



Queensland Major Contractors Association
07 3211 4900


Victoria Park Function Centre
309 Herston Road
Herston, Queensland 4006 Australia
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Our members.

Acciona Infrastructure Australia
BGC Contracting
BMD Constructions
CPB Contractors
Decmil Group Limited
Fulton Hogan
John Holland
Laing O’Rourke
Lend Lease
McConnell Dowell
Seymour Whyte Constructions