Valerie Francis

Journal article

Barriers to climate change adaptation in the Australian construction industry – Impetus for regulatory reform

It is increasingly recognised that the risks associated with climate change must be addressed through both mitigation and adaptation. Buildings are vulnerable to climate change risk and are also the source of a significant proportion of greenhouse gas emissions which contribute to climate change.
Briefing paper

Fluctuating demands and unexpected events: An action research approach to improving work-family interaction in project-based work

This research into work-family balance in project-based construction work aims to: determine the effect of a consultative approach to the identification and evaluation of work- family balance strategies on the work-family experiences of project-based construction workers; examine the relationship between workload fluctuations and work-family experiences...