The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) offers a unique government-industry-research collaboration for Australia’s built environment.
SBEnrc has the broadest built environment research alliance in the country, with Core Members including the Queensland, Victorian and Western Australian Governments, John Holland Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Queensland University of Technology, Curtin University, and Swinburne University of Technology; all of which are represented on the centre’s Board, alongside the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government as a formal observer to the Board.
Complementing the centre’s Core Members, SBEnrc Associate Members include organisations such as Rider Levett Bucknall, Bovis Lend Lease, Leighton Contractors, Sinclair Knight Merz, Arup and the Sydney Opera House, to name a few. The centre has as a central objective to continue to expand its network, and seeks to leverage partner investments through the development of new strategic linkages with research providers and public and private industry end-users and funding agencies.
Building on the strength of this collaboration, SBEnrc aims to be a world-class research and knowledge centre in sustainable infrastructure and building design, construction and management aimed at enhancing the performance of Australia’s built environment industry. The centre’s activities will be realised through international, national, industry and firm-level engagement in collaborative research and development processes and early adoption of centre outputs. The new centre will deliver a research and knowledge exchange portfolio geared to urgent industry challenges across key sectors of industry.