Sustainable Built Environment
National Research Centre

The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) offers a unique industry-government-research collaboration to improve
Australia’s built environment industry.

The SBEnrc has the broadest built environment research alliance in the country, with Core Members including ATCO, BGC, the Western Australian and Queensland Governments, Curtin University, RMIT University, Western Sydney University and Griffith University; all of which are represented on the Centre’s Governing Board.

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John V. McCarthy (Chair) and Keith Hampson (CEO)

John V. McCarthy AO (Chair) and Keith Hampson (CEO)

Message from our CEO

Our Centre aims to be an enduring world-class research and knowledge broker in sustainable infrastructure and building design, construction and management. We are achieving our mission thanks to our Program Leaders and the research teams involved in our three programs of activity. Read More

The valuable research outcomes our projects deliver have largely been due to our strong focus on industry and government collaboration. Our Centre would not be able to continue growing without the commitment and support of our core partners and we thank you wholeheartedly: John Holland Group; Aurecon; Western Australian Government agencies: the Department of Commerce (Building Commission), the Department of Treasury (Strategic Projects), the Department of Finance (Building Management and Works), Main Roads WA and WA Housing Authority; NSW Roads and Maritime Services; Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads; Swinburne University of Technology; Griffith University; Curtin University.

Additionally, international participation (formally through Constructing Excellence UK; VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; BRANZ in New Zealand; CIB – the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction; and informally through a variety of leading university and other research institutions) provides important global perspectives on our research as we share information and ideas to improve the quality of the international built environment.