Researching professionalism in residential building construction in Australia: June 2021 – June 2024.
The Councils are a lead partner organisation in a three-year Australian Research Council Linkage Project about the role of professions in rebuilding trust in residential building construction in Australia.
Through the project, the Councils will collaborate with researchers and other regulators to:
Anticipated benefits include greater awareness by professions, trades and regulators of their role in delivering the public goods of a trustworthy construction industry.
It is anticipated that the outcomes of the project will be reported through a mixture of outputs which may include academic articles, a capstone monograph, industry reports, public engagement opportunities and social media outreach.
The project is chaired by former Building Commissioner of Western Australia Peter Gow and led by Griffith University’s Professor Charles Sampford. Researchers are drawn from:
Project partners include:
As the lead partner organisation, the Councils will contribute funding over three years as well as in-kind support.