Community of Practice Roundtable 2

Video Recordings

  • Presentation by Angus Abadee,Director, Building and Construction Policy
  • Presentation by David Chandler OAM, NSW Building Commissioner
  • Case study presentation:

Main Outputs of CoP RT2

  1. Ranked competencies by professions
  2. Workshop 1: Case study issues
    1. W1-Case study-Pre-construction
    2. W1-Case study-Construction
    3. W1-Case study-Post-construction
  3. Workshop 2: General issues
    1. W2-General issues-Pre-construction
    2. W2- General issues -Construction
    3. W2- General issues -Post-construction

The Centre for Smart Modern Construction at Western Sydney University, under the guidance of the Office of NSW Building Commissioner (OBC) has established a Community of Practice (CoP) in Assurance Related Professions, since January 2020. The first CoP Roundtable was held on 11 June 2020 to initiate a discourse on the current and future landscape of the NSW construction industry’s professional services, with the focus on the role of Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers.  Please click here for further information about the previous event.

The second CoP Roundtable will be held on 17 June 2021, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm at 1 Parramatta Square. Themed as ‘Competency Related Issues in Construction Projects', this Roundtable intends to take NSW’s modern construction narrative forward by bringing together practitioners, academics, and decision makers on one table. It intends to explore assurance related tasks, and professional competencies relevant to compliance and certification services provided by the professions involved in Class 2 building developments in the three key stages of the construction process, i.e., Pre-construction, Construction, and Post-construction.

This CoP consist of key Professional Institutions involved in Construction Certification – 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) and Fire Protection Association Australia (FPAA). In addition, representatives and/or members of Australian Institute of Architects (AIA), Engineers Australia (EA), Australian Institute of Building (AIB), and the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) are invited for the second Roundtable.

The highlights of the Roundtable include presentations by the Office of the Building Commissioner (OBC) and two workshops.

OBC presentations (9:20 am- 11:15 am): David Chandler OAM- NSW Building Commissioner and Matthew Press, Director-OBC, will introduce to the programme. Angus Abadee, Director, Building and Construction Policy at NSW Department of Customer Service will present NSW building regulations and new building industry reforms that will affect from 1 July 2021. This will be followed by a presentation on a building case study with competency related construction issues.

Workshop 1 (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm): First workshop is to evaluate the presented case study from a construction professional eco-system perspective, where cross discipline discourse will be facilitated.

Workshop 2 (2:20 pm – 3:20 pm): Second workshop is to analyse generic issues based on profession specific groups (Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Project managers, Building Surveyors, Certifiers, Developers, Builders).

Places are limited. Parties interested in joining this Roundtable, please contact one of the above listed professional institutes.

PROGRAM: Click Here to Download (PDF, 254.54 KB)