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Centre for Comparative Construction Research

Our centre

The Centre for Comparative Construction Research is founded on the idea that research into the building and property industries must be broad and inclusive, recognising the complexity and diversity of industries, economic challenges and social imperatives that underlie this most fundamental of human activities.

The role of the Centre is to develop research projects, foster industry contacts and assist in developing research collaborations that will lead to a better understanding of issues faced by the construction and associated industries, and lead to improvements in culture and practice.

The Centre is dedicated to research that helps building and property firms meet the practical challenges and ethical imperatives of their industries. Its strength lies in an interdisciplinary collaboration, bringing together researchers in construction, project management, property, urban design, architecture and psychology, guided by the overarching aim of enhancing the productive, ethical and safe integration of people, technology and business.

Our vision is to be a respected and independent source of research concerning the contribution that the built environment makes to our collective prosperity. 

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Key focus areas

  • Workplace health and safety.

     

     

     

  • Workplace mental and social well-being.

  • Respectful diversity within the building and property industries.

  • Creation of a carbon-zero future.

  • The economic sustainability of small to medium-sized enterprises in the sector.

Our research

The Centre undertakes industry-focused research across many aspects of the construction spectrum but the key focus lies in responding to five challenges prominent in the building and property industries of the 21st century: 

  • Workplace health and safety
  • Workplace mental and social well-being
  • Respectful diversity within the building and property industries
  • Creation of a carbon-zero future 
  • The economic sustainability of small to medium-sized enterprises in the sector 

Publications

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Community impact

The CCCR represents an interdisciplinary collaboration combining, but not limited to, architecture, construction and urban planning expertise.

Buildings and other urban infrastructure have become complicated and expensive assets that reflect a mix of financial, social, ethical and environmental characteristics. 

Our research is cognisant of expected trends in future practice – climate change, automation and globalisation. The nexus of our research interests is achieving progressive built environment infrastructure.
 

Grants and funding

Related programs

  • CRICOS Code: 072092F

    Master of Philosophy - BU-70001

    • 2 years (6 semesters)
    • Postgraduate research
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  • CRICOS Code: 063150J

    Doctor of Philosophy - BU-70003

    • 4 years (12 semesters)
    • Postgraduate research
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Researchers

  • Dr Bhishna Bajracharya

    Associate Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr James Birt

    Associate Dean - External Engagement

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Alexander Lang

    Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Celine Lee

    Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Jasper Mbachu

    Associate Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Dane Miller

    Discipline Lead, Construction Management & Quantity Surveying

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Matthew Moorhead

    Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Daniel O'Hare

    Associate Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Daniela Ottmann

    Associate Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Prof Alan Patching

    Director Industry Engagement

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Prof Steve Rowlinson

    Professor, Construction Project Management

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Prof Martin Skitmore

    University Professorial Fellow

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Greg Skulmoski

    Associate Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Dr Nima Talebian

    Assistant Professor

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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  • Prof Tsunemi Watanabe

    Professor, Construction Project Management

    Faculty of Society & Design

    Centre for Comparative Construction Research

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