The costs of defects and quality issues in construction can be significant for stakeholders and can include societal consequences. The aim of this study is to address how failures and defects are produced and handled in the social practices of construction projects and to scrutinize...
Best value procurement (BVP) is one of the approaches for early contractor involvement (ECI) in public construction projects. This study has developed important measures and improvements for how to practice BVP in the Norwegian construction industry, and is among the first to document experiences from...
This research provides a new national evidence-base on pathways into, within, and out of social housing tenancies to assist understanding of entry and exit patterns, and housing and non-housing outcomes.
Growing Up in Australia: The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children (LSAC) is Australia’s first nationally representative longitudinal study of child development. LSAC provides valuable data about children, their families and their wider environments, and enables researchers and policy makers to have a comprehensive understanding of...
The report examines the prevalence of different life events among Australian adults, and the links between life events, personal and family characteristics, and personal wellbeing.
This report provides a brief and accessible account of some of the key learnings about human development from the Australian Temperament Project (ATP), a groundbreaking longitudinal study that, to date, has followed a large group of Victorians from their birth to age 30 years.
The Social Futures and Life Pathways of Young People in Queensland (‘Our Lives’) Project is a longitudinal cohort study of young Queenslanders who began secondary school (Year 8) in 2006. The aim of the study is to track how young people’s values, attitudes, aspirations and...
With the adoption of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development in 2015, culture is recognised globally as an enabler and contributor to sustainable development. This agenda presents the world with a challenge to measure more accurately the contribution of culture. As the global leader in...
Reports of child sexual abuse of boys and girls: Longitudinal trends over a 20-year period in Victoria, Australia
Although prevalence studies show girls are more frequently sexually abused than boys, a significant proportion of boys also experience child sexual abuse (CSA). The challenges for public policy are amplified for boys due to less developed public and professional sensitisation to boys’ experiences, conceptions of...
Why Am I?: The Science of Us (also known as Predict My Future: The Science of Us) is a 2016 New Zealand documentary series about the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, a long-runningcohort study