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A better future, a better industry

This blog outlines new building reforms in NSW, lists our major goals through to 2025, signals the importance of our young construction professionals, and highlights our digital capacity in building designs.

Building reforms


Two new laws have been passed to restore public confidence in the NSW building industry and to stop dodgy builders and developers.

These laws mark the start of a new era in the design and construction of buildings in NSW.

Those entering the property market will now have peace of mind that their home will be designed and built in compliance with the Building Code of Australia.

We'll lead the implementation of the new laws and will focus on the investigation and audit strategies.

What we’re doing


Our goal is to ensure that modern solutions are applied to making the industry better for the long term.

The focus is the trustworthiness and resilience of the buildings we make.

We must create a setting where the most trustworthy players are rewarded.

We’ll consider:

  • Redefine how the regulator and industry deploy risk management tools.
  • Develop proactive strategies to identify and lift performance of the most-risky players.
  • Initiate ‘foundation building’ responses to evidenced industry weaknesses.

  • Implement new operating capabilities to redefine the regulator business.
  • Identify the players most likely to deliver trustworthy insurable buildings.
  • Drive an innovative industry capability agenda across all practitioners.

  • Invest in ongoing industry and government pre-competitive collaboration.
  • Enshrine professional standards and accreditation as a key to engagement.
  • Build robust career pathways to attract and retain tomorrow’s workforce.

Changing the landscape


Educating young construction professionals is one of our principal priorities.

Many graduates don’t have the practical, technical skills or ethics they need.

It’s time to raise the graduation achievement bar and re-evaluate the current research models.

Building Confidence shifts the career pathway preference for degrees to a more balanced approach to secondary, vocational, university and practice.

Digital capacity

 

A study is being undertaken to determine the digital capability in building designs.

Research will be done on:

  • the current status of digitalisation in producing design drawings by design practitioners at the stage of tendering in NSW
  • the current status of digitalisation in producing as-built drawings by building practitioners after the completion of construction in NSW
  • the feasible status of digitalisation to be achieved in producing design drawings by design practitioners at the stage of tendering by 2021
  • the feasible status of digitalisation to be achieved in producing as-built drawings by building practitioners after the completion of construction from 2021
  • identifying the drivers for and barriers to improving the current status of digitalisation in producing design drawings by design practitioners at the stage of tendering
  • identify the drivers for and barriers to improving the current status of digitalisation in producing as-built drawings by building practitioners after the completion of construction.
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