The Building Industry in NSW - Is there a crisis??

The Building Industry in NSW - Is there a Crisis??

The Building Industry in NSW - Is there a Crisis


Mr David Chandler OAM 

NSW Building Commissioner 

David Chandler has been appointed as NSW Building Commissioner by Premier Berejiklian, as part of the Governments commitment to implementing the biggest overhaul to building laws in the State’s history. Ms Berejiklian said “We know there are national challenges affecting the industry, but this new appointment will play a key role in protecting NSW homeowners and driving critical reforms and lifting building standards across NSW”.

David has had more than 40 years’ experience in the building and construction industry in Australia and Asia Pacific. He has hands on experience in the delivery of public and private infrastructure, construction and urban renewal, with delivery of Canberra’s Parliament House and Melbourne’s South Bank featured on his CV. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics at WSU. David has long promoted the transformation of the industry to a genuinely customer-centric focus.

David has the reputation of being a plain speaker.He tells us that he intends to set those present a challenge: “to earn a seat at the table to help turn this around will require more than an expected right. Key players will need to be part of an unprecedented customer focused micro reform of an industry still grounded in the 20th Century.”


Event Details

Date Wednesday 26th February, 2020
Time 12:30pm for 12:30pm start
Venue UUSC Club
Union, University & School Club
25 Bent St, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost $50 inc. GST per person including drinks - Please note payment for dinner is required on registration.
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Registrations close 5pm Friday 14th February 2020. Late registrations will not be accepted.

Enquiries Hon Secretary Robin King
ATSE NSW Division

Mrs Amelia Dean
ATSE Events Coordinator
T: 03 9864 0919

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