Environmental, social and economic sustainability research

Driving productivity and industry development

Who We Are

The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) offers a unique industry-government-research collaboration. We focus on sustainable infrastructure and building design, construction and management to enhance the performance of Australia’s built environment industry.
The SBEnrc has the broadest built environment research alliance in the country, with Core Members including Aurecon, BGC, the Western Australian, Queensland and New South Wales Governments, Curtin University, Swinburne University and Griffith University; all of which are represented on the Centre’s Governing Board.

Vision and objectives

Objectives

  • To be a collaborative research centre to enhance the performance of Australia’s built environment through achievements as an enduring world class research and knowledge hub for sustainable infrastructure and building design, construction and management
  • To deliver value for Members and industry through industry-driven research projects and collaborations
  • To facilitate opportunities for valuable connections by developing, nurturing and growing networks
  • To leverage seed funding into other grant opportunities to extend the value to Members

Vision
To enhance the performance of Australia’s built environment through our achievements as an enduring world class research and knowledge hub for sustainable infrastructure and building design, construction and management.

Mission
To motivate, facilitate and translate industry value through high-quality collaborative research.

Values
Professionalism, Impact, Integrity, Excellence, Passion

Products
Tangible Products

  • Research reports
  • Industry reports and guidelines
  • Academic publications
  • YouTube videos
  • Research tools
  • Researcher graduates
  • Industry case studies

Intangible Products

  • Project management experience
  • National and international innovation networks
  • Art of bringing people with common challenges together and making things happen
  • Sharing of knowledge and experience

Board and Committees

The SBEnrc is directed by a Governing Board with one sub committee, the Research and Utilisation Committee.
Governing Board
The SBEnrc Governing Board meets quarterly and determines Centre policy, strategic direction, budget allocation and monitoring of accountability on all matters relating to the Objective and the Activities of the Centre. The Board is chaired by John V. McCarthy AO.
Research and Utilisation Committee</>
The Research and Utilisation Committe meets quarterly and its primary objectives are to assist the Board in discharging its responsibilities relating to:

  • Determining the SBEnrc’s research, utilisation and intellectual property arrangements;
  • Reviewing the Centre’s research and utilisation projects; and
  • Assisting the CEO in developing research and utilisation projects
  • Ensure that appropriate procedures exist to monitor and assess the performance of research and utilisation projects.
  • Examine any other matters referred to it by the Board.

The Research and Utilisation Committee is chaired by Will Hackney, Aurecon.
Executive Management
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) reports to the Governing Board and has overall responsibility for the Centre’s strategic direction and its research and outreach programs.

Our Partners & Affiliates

Our People

CEO

Keith Hampson

Governing Board

John V. McCarthy AO

Governing Board

Julian Ambrose

Governing Board

Craig Carpenter

Research & Utilisation Committee

Will Hackney – Chair

Governing Board

Governing Board

Chris Moran

Governing Board

Sarah Mewett

Governing Board

Ron Wakefield

Governing Board

Doug Morgan

Governing Board

Kourosh Kayvani

Governing Board

Chris Harrison

Governing Board

Paul Burton

Research & Utilisation Committee

Anusha Mahendran

Research & Utilisation Committee

Carolyn Marshall

Research & Utilisation Committee

Sherif Mohamed

Research & Utilisation Committee

Louis Bettini

Research & Utilisation Committee

Anna Herwig

Research & Utilisation Committee

Paul Nicholls

Research & Utilisation Committee

Cassandra Winzar

Research & Utilisation Committee

Emad Gad

Research & Utilisation Committee

Stan Robb

Research & Utilisation Committee

Carl Barrett

Governing Board

Jonathan Thompson

Research & Utilisation Committee

Ashley Newcomb

Research & Utilisation Committee

Dean Wood

Research & Utilisation Committee

Rodney Stewart

Research & Utilisation Committee

Chris Eves