PrefabAUS to host inaugural conference on the future of Australia’s built environment
The way our cities are constructed and the sustainability of these choices are on the agenda.
Aside from absenteeism, job turnover, interpersonal job issues, poor job performance and lost productivity, alcohol and other drug use in construction can be particularly dangerous. When affected by alcohol and other drugs on site, you risk on-the-job injuries or death as a result of impaired coordination, judgement and the ability to see and respond to hazards.
It is no wonder then, that “Investment in major infrastructure projects was a significant theme of the 2012-13 Federal Budget,” reports Hawker Britton, a leading government lobbying firm. “Investment in these nationally significant projects is designed to expand Australia’s productive capacity, relieve congestion and improve road safety.”
Although Wilhelm is unable to forecast a rosy new dawn, he does have a cautiously optimistic view from his Canberra office of the prospects for many of the association’s members.
In finding this ground, the organisation ensures ongoing, active communication between key players in the residential, non-residential building, and engineering construction sectors, other industry groups, and government agencies. Another key ACIF initiative is developing short and long-term forecasts that reliably predict future demand for building and construction across all sectors and locations.
The Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM) is the peak body for project management in Australia. Formed in 1976, it has been instrumental in progressing the profession of project management in Australia over the past 30 to 35 years.
Safe Work Australia is an Australian Government statutory agency established in 2009 to improve work health and safety and workers’ compensation arrangements around the country. The agency is an inclusive, tripartite body representing the interests of the Commonwealth, states and territories as well as workers and employers in Australia and is jointly funded by the Commonwealth, state and territory governments.
Australia’s forward-thinking architects have designed some of the most dramatic and innovative homes on the planet. Klein Bottle House, Cloud House, and Letterbox house by McBride Charles Ryan; HP Tree House by MMP Architects; and The Tree House by Jackson Clements Burrows are a few of the most remarkable recent examples.
“Our mission is quite simple,” says Australian Institute of Architects CEO David Parken. “It is to make the world a better place through architecture.” This mission is achieved in two ways: by “promoting the value of architecture and architects to society,” and by “supporting our members in practice.”
As a service provider, regulator and central agency of government, the NSW Department of Finance and Services is responsible for supporting sustainable government finances, major public works and maintenance programs, government procurement, information and communications technology, corporate and shared services, consumer protection, workplace relations, administration of State taxation and revenue collection, NSW land and property administration services and metropolitan water policy.