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Practitioner perceptions of sustainability in the Building Code of Australia

Dong, Bryan and Wilkinson, Sara J. 2007, Practitioner perceptions of sustainability in the Building Code of Australia, in AIBS 2007 : Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) 2007 International Conference, AIBS, Sydney, N.S.W., pp. 272-288.

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Title Practitioner perceptions of sustainability in the Building Code of Australia
Author(s) Dong, Bryan
Wilkinson, Sara J.
Conference name AIBS Transitions. International Conference (2007 : Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Conference location Adelaide, S. Aust.
Conference dates 4 -7 Mar. 2007
Title of proceedings AIBS 2007 : Proceedings of the Australian Institute of Building Surveyors (AIBS) 2007 International Conference
Editor(s) Zillante, George
Evans, Jodie
Publication date 2007
Conference series Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Conference
Start page 272
End page 288
Publisher AIBS
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Keyword(s) Sustainability
Building Code of Australia
Building surveyors
Building surveying
Summary Buildings have a significant impact on environmental quality, resource use, human health and productivity. One definition of sustainable building is that which meets current building needs and reduces impacts on future generations by integrating building materials and methods that promote environmental quality, economic vitality, and social benefit’ (City of Seattle, 2006). In response to a changing view of
sustainability the Building Code of Australia (BCA) adopted energy measures in 2005 to residential buildings and, in 2006, to Class 1 – 9 buildings. In many respects the measures represented a watershed for the Australian Building Regulations which had not included sustainability within the BCA. The goals of the BCA are to enable the achievement and maintenance of acceptable standards of structural sufficiency, safety (including safety from fire), health and amenity for the benefit of the community now and in the future (ABCB, 2004a). As with any change some Building Surveyors and construction practitioners viewed these measures with apprehension. How would the measures be assessed? Furthermore, was the BCA the appropriate place for these measures and was this a broadening of the scope of the building regulations beyond
its traditional remit of health and life safety in buildings? This research used a questionnaire survey the canvass the views and perceptions of Building Surveyors and Architects with regards to sustainability and the BCA in 2006.
ISBN 9780868032825
Language eng
Field of Research 120201 Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2007, AIBS
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30022200

Document type: Conference Paper
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