Construction Industry Business Environment (CIBE), $274,967
2005 – 2007
Aims & Objectives:
This project will:
Undertake a comparative analysis of the context and content of regulations and policies affecting the construction industry in Australia;
Analyse the implications of CRC CI research on the regulatory and policy framework; and
Conduct up to five themed case studies in order to:
explore the regulatory relationships between jurisdictions; and
Identify barriers and enablers for coherent policy-making and productivity gains.
An overarching report, and executive summary in booklet form, that together provide a comprehensive description of the complex, three tiered, regulatory environment that industry operates in.
A report (and executive summary in booklet form) that clearly advocates improvements to the policy and regulatory framework, based on existing and completed CRC CI research projects. This report would be useful for the CRC CI Board, and would specifically target government policy makers.
5 specific policy case studies (presented in both booklet and report form) advocating a unified approach across all levels of government, which would provide specific benefits to the construction industry. Case studies are envisaged in the areas of:
Training and capability for the construction industry;
Occupational health and safety;
e-Business (and related ICT implications for construction, including 3D CAD and e-tendering);
Procurement (including supply chain, risk mitigation, tendering, and contractual arrangements); and
Environmental sustainability (focussing on issues related to either energy or water).
A project specific internet site that would facilitate dissemination of findings of the research project.
A short summary brochure with executive summary style text and graphics of a maximum of four pages for promotional and marketing purposes.
The ability to work in partnership with industry and government will increase consistency in the regulatory and policy environment, which should result in improved performance of the industry
The research will result in ongoing opportunities for research and consultation with government and industry that has potential to underpin part of the CRC CI Mark II rebid process
Improved construction industry performance by promoting consistency in the regulatory environment, and better uptake of construction innovation into policy development.
Queensland University of Technology
University of Newcastle
Queensland Government Department of Public Works
Brisbane City Council
Queensland Government Department of Development, Trade and Innovation
Queensland Government Department of Main Roads