About the Centre for Comparative Construction Research (CCCR)
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. In light of this, the centre brings together researchers in construction, project management, property, urban design, architecture, and psychology. 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 for Comparative Construction Research is dedicated to research that helps building and property firms meet the practical challenges and ethical imperatives of their industries. Challenges for building and property industries revolve around the productive, ethical, and safe integration of people, technology, and business. The Centre for Comparative Construction Research undertakes industry-focused research across many aspects of this integration. Our principle focus nonetheless lies in responses to five challenges prominent in building and property industries.
- 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