Issues and Crisis Management for the Modern Day Builder

Thursday 6 May 2021

"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it."

– Warren Buffett

In the past 12 months, many construction business have faced challenges due to the volatile environment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on demand for building and construction resources. In particular, there has been significant scrutiny by the media over the building and construction industry due to increasing cases of insolvency, limited resources and poor workmanship in the market.

These challenges have required builders to be more vigilant than ever, managing and mitigating issues that have often caused negative exposure and backlash by key stakeholders. This event brings experienced reputation managers and industry experts to share knowledge on crisis preparedness in today’s unpredictable landscape.


Join our expert panel as we discuss:

  • Analysis of the construction / building industry in 2021

  • The importance of issues and crisis planning and what can go wrong if you are not prepared

  • The key phases of a crisis and what you need to know about each

  • Key tools to mitigate a crisis

Thursday 6th May 8am – 9am Panel Discussion + Q&As via Zoom Tickets: Free

Jose Abad

Reputation Manager, Elevate Communication

Jose Abad is a seasoned communicator with over 20 years’ experience in corporate communication strategy, planning, implementation and media management in Australia and internationally. Jose commits to his clients, learns their business and engages strategically and effectively to deliver outcomes while remaining vigilant for opportunities and risks. Having worked with small to multi-million dollar businesses in the construction and building industry, Jose brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding on how businesses can protect their reputation and mitigate issues before they turn into a crisis.

Russ Stephens

Co-founder and coach, The Association of Professional Builders

Russ Stephens is the co-founder of the Association of Professional Builders, a leading business coaching company dedicated to improving the residential construction industry for both builders and consumers. Since 2014 he has been helping builders double the size of their businesses through profitable growth. The Association of Professional Builders excels in providing cutting-edge systems, world-class support, and sales & marketing training to the construction industry. Russ calls on 38 years of experience in business, combining that with the lessons that had been learned from working closely with some of the most successful custom home builders in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.

Tye Alroe

Founder and Director, Alroe Constructions

Tye Alroe is an experienced Property Developer and entrepreneur with over twenty years in the construction industry. Tye has a qualification in building and carpentry and has built his company from the ground up. His focus is and always has been making sure his team exceeds expectations by providing strong communication, exceptional Customer Service, and resilient management direction whilst always adding value throughout the life of each project. Alroe Constructions builds on average twenty-four multi-residential projects per annum and in 2021 Alroe Constructions will also produce four commercial projects in conjunction with the NDIS scheme. In 2015 Tye and one other employee were turning over two million dollars worth of projects. Within six years Alroe Constructions now employers forty-five employees and looks to be turning over one hundred million dollars worth of projects within the next 18 months.

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