AUBEA Conference 2019

Built to Thrive: Creating buildings and cities that support individual well-being and community prosperity

6 – 8 November 2019
RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa QLD, Australia

The Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), a membership-based non-profit organisation, was established in 1975 to promote and improve teaching and research in building through communication and collaboration. It comprises of academics representing all universities throughout Australasia which provide education in building-related fields in Australasia and beyond. AUBEA maintains a strong connection to industry and professional associations, and since its inception has organised annual conferences. The annual conference brings together building and construction researchers, educators, students, and industry from Australasia and other regions, and provides them with a strong platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, disciplinary reflections, institutional exchange, and collective growth. Papers submitted to this conference have been double-blind peer reviewed before final acceptance to the conference.

The Department of Built Environment from the School of Engineering and Technology at CQUniversity is delighted to host the 43rd Annual Australasian University Building Educators Association (AUBEA) Conference from Wednesday, 6 to Friday, 8 November 2019. The 43rd AUBEA conference is to be held in beautiful Noosa, an Australian resort area on Southern Queensland's Sunshine Coast, which is highly famous for its heavy surf and sunshine beach along with convenient cafes and boutiques. Noosa is a main tourist hub between Brisbane, capital city of Queensland, to Central Queensland in which the route covers more than 650 km. It has been a place to immensely creating a built environment to facilitate cafes, boutiques and hotels to meet with the flux of more than 2 million visitors annually.

The conference theme for AUBEA 2019 is 'Built to Thrive: creating buildings and cities that support individual well-being and community prosperity’. The theme explores various facets of creating built environment enhancing community satisfaction and social innovation. Various facets are captured through five sub-themes which include: 'People and Skills', 'Theories and Principles', 'Learning and Teaching', 'Processes and Economics' and 'Regulations and Policies'. We invite AUBEA participants to engage in discussion about 'Built to thrive' through these sub-themes to embed community prosperity and social innovation when creating built environment.

We look forward to welcoming AUBEA 2019 delegates to the Noosa region which offers an amazing range of activities, adventures, tours or programs in beautiful natural settings.

AUBEA Program


AUBEA Contact Details

For further information about AUBEA Conference 2019, please contact:
Ronald Webber
AUBEA 2019 Conference Chair

Conference Chair

Ronald Webber

Committee Members

Peter Lawrence
Kevin Stone
Ronald Webber
Neda Abbasi
Stephanie Keedy
Xianbo Zhao
Pushpitha Kalutara
Gillian Hehir
Nicole Puglisi
Stephanie Gatt

Conference Secretariat

Gina Jing

Scientific Committee

Xianbo Zhao, Central Queensland University
Bo Xia, Queensland University of Technology
Craig Langston, Bond University
Jian Zuo, The University of Adelaide
Kerry London, Western Sydney University
Monty Sutrisna, Massey University
Ming Shan, Central South University
Peng Wu, Curtin University
Peter Smith, University of Technology Sydney
Ronald Webber, Central Queensland University
Rameez Rameezdeen, University of South Australia
Robin Drogemuller, Queensland University of Technology
Ron Wakefield, RMIT University
Sui Pheng Low, National University of Singapore
Suzanne Wilkinson, University of Auckland
Professor Valerie Francis, University of Melbourne, Australia
Willy Sher, University of Newcastle
Wilson W.S. Lu, University of Hong Kong
Xiaopeng Deng, Southeast University
Yingbin Feng, Western Sydney University
Yongjian Ke, University of Technology Sydney


AUBEA is proud to have partnered with the following sponsors

Principal Sponsors

Lunch Sponsors

Australian Institute of Building logo
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors logo

Exhibition Stand

Building Design Association of Australia logo
The Charted Institute of Building logo

AUBEA Member University

RMIT University logo
The University of Melbourne logo
Western Sydney University
Queensland University of Technology logo

For more information on becoming a sponsor please contact Stephanie Gatt, CQUniversity, Sydney Campus