Mick Serena

Managing Director
SAFM

Mick is Director and a key founding member of the Donald Cant Watts Corke Strategic Asset and Facilities Management business (SAFM) and Chair of the Executive Board at Donald Cant Watts Corke.

He has worked for more than 14 years in Director level roles at some of Australia’s leading universities and as the Project Director on a range of innovative projects including the Melbourne Brain Centre, John Curtin School of Medical Research, The ANU Colleges of Sciences and the National Computational Infrastructure project.

Mick has also represented Universities Australia on Standards Australia Committee BD-046, Laboratory Design Standard.



7:00 AM Developing Multi-Disciplinary and Multi-Purpose Buildings on Campus to Optimise Use and Space

One of the biggest causes for wasted space on campus is the restricted use of buildings limited to a single purpose or faculty. The session will investigate strategies to develop multi-disciplinary and multipurpose buildings on university campuses to maximize the space. It will explore the use of technology and flexible structures.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identifying parallels and common elements between different disciplines
  • Designing multi-purpose lecture halls and buildings: Meeting common objectives
  • Effectively working with multi-disciplinarian stakeholders
  • Strategies to embed flexibility

3:40 PM Developing Multi-Disciplinary and Multi- Purpose Buildings on Campus to Optimise Use and Space

One of the biggest causes for wasted space on campus is the restricted use of buildings limited to a single purpose or faculty. The session will investigate strategies to develop multidisciplinary and multi-purpose buildings on University campuses to maximize the space. It will explore the use of technology and flexible structures.

  • Identifying parallels and common elements between different disciplines
  • Designing multi-purpose lecture halls and buildings: Meeting common objectives
  • Effectively working with multi-disciplinarian stakeholders
  • Strategies to embed flexibility