Mapping the regulatory environment : implications for construction firms

Furneaux, Craig, Brown, Kerry, & Hampson, Keith D. (2007) Mapping the regulatory environment : implications for construction firms. In CIB 2007 World Building Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, Proceedings CIB World Building Congress, May 2007, Cape Town, South Africa.


As regulators, governments are often criticised for over‐regulating industries. This research project seeks to examine the regulation affecting the construction industry in a federal system of government. It uses a case study of the Australian system of government to focus on the question of the implications of regulation in the construction industry. Having established the extent of the regulatory environment, the research project considers the costs associated with this environment. Consequently, ways in which the regulatory burden on industry can be reduced are evaluated. The Construction Industry Business Environment project is working with industry and government agencies to improve regulatory harmonisation in Australia, and thereby reduce the regulatory burden on industry. It is found that while taxation and compliance costs are not likely to be reduced in the short term, costs arising from having to adapt to variation between regulatory regimes in a federal system of government, seem the most promising way of reducing regulatory costs. Identifying and reducing adaptive costs across jurisdictional are argued to present a novel approach to regulatory reform.

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ID Code: 27323
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation, Program A : Business and Industry Development, Project 2004-032-A : Construction Industry Business Environment (CIBE)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Past > Research Centres > Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre
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Deposited On: 10 Sep 2009 04:22
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2017 14:42

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