Community of Practice of Construction Assurance Professions

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The Centre for Smart Modern Construction has brought together the below listed six Professional Institutions involved in Construction Certification under the guidance of the Office of NSW Building Commissioner (OBC), to form a Community of Practice of Construction Assurance Professions.

  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
  • Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM)
  • Association of Accredited Certifiers (AAC)
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS)
  • Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA)

The first Roundtable which was to establish current landscape of Quantity Surveying and Project Management services in NSW was held on 11 June 2020 and outcomes were summarised into a report. Please click here for further information about the previous event.

The second Roundtable themed, ‘Reshaping the trusted assurer landscape in NSW construction’ is currently being organised and is scheduled to be held in early 2021. It intends to explore assurance related tasks, and relevant professional competencies relevant to compliance and certification services provided by the professions in the three key stages of construction process, i.e. Pre-construction, Construction, and Post-construction.

Below are official executive external team members who contribute to the Community of Practice.

  • David Chandler, NSW Building Commissioner
  • Matthew Press, Director, OBC
  • Grant Warner, CEO, AIQS
  • Chris Nicholl, Executive Director, RICS
  • Elizabeth Foley, CEO, AIPM
  • Marcus Sandmann, Chief Marketing & Advocacy Officer, AIPM
  • Benjamin McDonald, Head of Policy and Corporate Strategy, RICS
  • David Ngo, President, NSW Chapter of AIQS
  • Paul Waterhouse, FPAA
  • Jeremy Turner, National Technical Manager, AIBS
  • Jill Brookfield, CEO, AAC

Overall internal advisor for the Community of Practice: Prof Mike Kagioglou, Dean of Engineering and Acting Dean of School of Built Environment, WSU.

c4SMC team members who will coordinate activities within the three groups that are formed to gather industry views are listed below.

  • Pre-Construction group: Dr Ali Al-Ashwal, Dr Sepani Senaratne, A/Prof Yingbin Feng, Dr Ursa Komac, Buddhini Ginigaddara, De-Graft Joe Opoku, and Isaac Akomea-Frimpong
  • Construction group: Dr Sameera Pathirana, A/Prof Mary Hardie, Dr Krisanthi Seneviratne, Kasun Gunasekara, Thilini Weerasuriya, Navodana Rodrigo, Shiyamini Ratnasabapathy
  • Post-Construction group: Dr Robert Osei-Kyei, Dr Payam Zekavat, Amer Hijazi, Priyadarshini Das, Bashir Tijani, Mohammed Hummadi, and Samudaya Nanayakkara

Prof Srinath Perera, A/Prof Sean Jin, and Marini Samaratunga are the overall coordinators of the event.