Towards best practice: a guide for regulators
In collaboration with Victorian regulators, Better Regulation Victoria has developed a guide with 10 principles to support regulators in their journey towards best practice.
Extending regulatory public value in Australia
This article summarises a panel discussion about the state of regulation systems in Australia, suggesting that, while the 'responsive' regulator ideal is attractive, it may not be enough. It also asks whether the social compact about regulation has changed in late-COVID Australia.
Towards an Australian social housing best practice asset management framework
Social housing is a distinct asset sub-class with unique asset management (AM) challenges. This research examines social housing asset management in Australia and develops a best practice framework that outlines AM processes and criteria for making decisions.
An Australian social housing best practice asset management framework
This guide provides a simplified generic asset management framework (AMF) intended for use by social housing organisations (SHOs) seeking to bring their asset management into line with best practice.
Clean energy agreement making on First Nations land: what do strong agreements contain?
This publication outlines best practice guidelines for how clean energy companies could approach agreement making with the First Nations landholders of their potential development site.
Best practice data visualisation: guidelines and case study
This report outlines a series of best practice guidelines that have been devised to enhance the visualisation output and the efficiency of the design process for the Monash Climate Change Communication Research Hub. These guidelines have been informed by a literature review on best practice...
Regulators risk being captive to incumbent models of regulation that served the public reasonably well in the past but are no longer fit-for-purpose. This article discusses the Alberta Energy Regulator's strategic vision to instead be recognised as a best-in-class regulatory institution.
Top quartile regulator report: phase 1 - March 2021
The report summarises research conducted on best practices and ideas from other jurisdictions and examines areas where the Ontario Energy Board should improve its performance, through a series of proposed initiatives.
Report of the Review of 10 years of reform in Victoria's emergency management sector
The Victorian emergency management sector has undergone significant reform in the 10 years since the 2009 Victorian bushfires. This review report makes eight observations, thirty-three findings, and five recommendations identifying good practice and opportunities for continuous improvement.
Design of knowledge-based systems for automated deployment of building management services
Despite its high potential, the building's sector lags behind in reducing its energy demand. Tremendous savings can be achieved by deploying building management services during operation, however, the manual deployment of these services needs to be undertaken by experts and it is a tedious, time...
Implementation of Last Planner System in an infrastructure project
Since the establishment of the Last Planner System (LPS) by Ballard and Howell, multiple studies have been conducted to evaluate the implementation of LPS in many construction projects. This study investigates the implementation of LPS in an infrastructure project (Minnevika Bridge project), to detect the...
Improving the learning of design management operations by exploiting production's feedback: design science approach
The results of this study indicate that while the relevancy of continuous learning is well recognised, construction organisations are incapable of effectively exploiting the best practices of knowledge management.
DMAIC Method of Quality Improvement of Ground Works Processes: Case Study
The foundations are important part of every building's structure. It can be distinguished square foundations and deep foundations. The process of creating foundations during building construction can be in some cases very complicated and, similar to other construction processes, very costly when errors and problems...
Knowledge management and its application in developing lean culture
Construction projects generate a lot of learning during their lifecycle, but it is common to see this learning go underutilized in subsequent projects. If an organization learns to control the 'waste of knowledge' during the project lifecycle and utilize this knowledge in subsequent projects, it...
Key performance indicator for managing construction logistics performance
Construction logistics is an essential part of lean construction for both project management and cost aspects. The quantum of money that is embodied in the transportation of materials to site could be 39 to 58% of total logistics costs and between 4 to 10% of...
The role of the supply chain in the elimination and reduction of construction rework and defects: an action research approach
Since 2007, Ireland has suffered a circa 80% reduction in construction output. This has resulted in bankruptcy, unemployment and bad debt. Contractors have attached greater emphasis to production efficiency and cost reduction as a means of survival. An action research (AR) strategy was used to...