Strategies for the implementation of continuing professional development for SMEs in construction

Mills, Anthony, Smith, Jim and Iyer-Raniga, Usha 2003, Strategies for the implementation of continuing professional development for SMEs in construction, in Knowledge construction : proceedings of the Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions : W55 : Building economics, W65 : Organisation and management of construction : W107 Construction in developing countries, 22-24 October 2003, Singapore /​ organised by Dept. of Building, National University of Singapore, National University of Singapore. Dept. of Building, Singapore, Singapore.


Title Strategies for the implementation of continuing professional development for SMEs in construction
Author(s) Mills, Anthony
Smith, Jim
Iyer-Raniga, Usha
Conference name Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions (2003 : Singapore, Singapore)
Conference location Singapore, Singapore
Conference dates 22-24 Oct. 2003
Title of proceedings Knowledge construction : proceedings of the Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions : W55 : Building economics, W65 : Organisation and management of construction : W107 Construction in developing countries, 22-24 October 2003, Singapore /​ organised by Dept. of Building, National University of Singapore
Editor(s) Ofori, George
Ling, Florence Yean Yng
Publication date 2003
Conference series Joint International Symposium of CIB Working Commissions
Publisher National University of Singapore. Dept. of Building
Place of publication Singapore, Singapore
Summary The Victorian government (in Australia) intends to mandate that all registered building practitioners (RBP) undertake a minimum level of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the registration process. The introduction of CPD increases the travel costs for construction practitioners; due to the necessity to undertake a minimum level of training. This places an increased burden on construction companies' especially small regional-based firms that are not in a position of financial strength. This research is based on study of training needs of 73 construction companies in Victoria, Australia. The results show that training costs are being unequally weighted towards small regional-based firms; suggesting that the location of the company is a major contributing factor to their ability to meet registration requirements. Regional companies have comparatively high costs for training compared to metropolitan-based firms. Company location is a limiting factor that impacts on the ability of regional firms to implement training programs. This research investigates the notion that increasing registration requirements will improve outcomes for all participants.
ISBN 9810497695
Language eng
Field of Research 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Copyright notice ©2003, National University of Singapore
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30037073

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Architecture and Built Environment
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