Client Skills: Skills required by Government as the Construction Industry Client
Governments as major clients within the construction industry have a significant impact on project outcomes through their practices and through the conduct of public sector procurement processes and therefore, are a major influence on the construction industry and its performance. Construction procurement is often complex, inherently risky, and requires specific skills and expertise to optimise outcomes. Governments as ‘clients’ have specific responsibilities when engaging with the construction industry.
The National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry (the Code) expresses the principles which Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments agree should underpin the future development of the construction industry in Australia.
Improving Project Documentation
National Code of Practice for Construction Industry - TBPG - 1999
This guide applies to traditional government procurement and recognises that increasingly government and private sector providers are collaborating in the planning, funding, delivering, operating and disposal of infrastructure.
These Guidelines have been prepared by the Australian Procurement and Construction Council (APCC) to assist Australian, State and Territory government agencies to determine the level of Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) which may be appropriate to the services they require from consultants in the building and construction industry.
Procurement of Construction Products - A guide to achieving compliance2nd Edition
ASBEC - The Second Plank - Building a Low Carbon Economy with Energy Efficient Buildings
It is vital for government and the community at large to recognise the evidence showing the valuable role that demand side management and energy efficiency in the building sector can play in GHG abatement. The Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council (ASBEC) Climate Change Task Group (CCTG) research shows that better designed commercial and residential buildings provide some of the most affordable forms of greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement in the economy. Significant gains are available now without the need to invent and apply new technologies. They do not involve substantial risk or uncertainty and would provide significant gains now and into the future.