Policy development for building legislation and its implementation for public and industry protection.

School of Engineering and Technology
Assoc. Prof. Ronald Webber


The building regulation system, formally prescriptive is now largely performance-based and deregulated. A large building can equally equate to a large plane and equally complex in terms of its design and construction. Under globalisation and privatisation banner there has been a move towards deregulation and privatisation of building inspections which has contributed to many reports on building failures. Consequently, there are several associate research questions including, but not limited to, how were these policies were developed and implemented and who were the beneficiaries of these policies. How should new policies be developed to ensure the public safety of those using these buildings?

Built Environment and Design
Policy theory, Building legislation policy, Public and consumer protection

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