Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 April 2011

Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Getting a building degree – the end of the beginning?

In 2011, Bond University’s Institute of Sustainable Development & Architecture will host the 36th Australasian University Building Educators Association [AUBEA] Conference, which is shaping up to be a little different.

The focus will be on collegiate engagement through a series of plenary sessions that will address contemporary and controversial issues facing universities and their interface with the professions.

To kick-start the conference, a Welcome Reception will be held on Wednesday evening, 27th April. Following the Welcome Reception, the main conference will be held at Bond University over two days. Thursday will be taking on an educational perspective concerning teaching strategy, quality and effectiveness; while Friday will be focusing on a vocational perspective concerning industry relevance, life-long learning and collaboration. Each day will comprise one prominent guest speaker to set the scene, followed by structured discussions facilitated by discipline experts. The 36th Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference will be brought to a close with the much anticipated Conference Dinner on Friday evening.

Papers on a broad range of topics will be refereed and published in the proceedings, but not necessarily presented, although there will be a student poster competition with an opportunity for feedback from delegates during conference breaks and a best paper award open to all.

In addition, there will be an offer to publish an extended version of the best research papers in a special issue of the Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building.

There are a number of surprises in store including an ‘all singing and dancing’ performance from the Chair of AUBEA and his entourage. You won’t want to miss this event, held at Bond University on the Gold Coast.

The conference team look forward to catering for a large number of delegates keen to share their ideas and their time to make a significant contribution to the future teaching of construction-related disciplines within and beyond our region.


The principal aim of Australasian University Building Educators Association [AUBEA] is to promote and improve teaching and research in building through communication and collaboration. It also aims to coordinate efforts to market the discipline of building to prospective students, research partners and clients.

AUBEA is a membership-based organisation, with its members being drawn from the community of universities that teach and research in building, property and construction in Australasia.

The AUBEA executive meets each year and AUBEA holds an annual conference.

AUBEA maintains a strong connection to industry and in particular the professional institutes, all of which actively sponsor the annual AUBEA conference. Industry partners include:

  • The Australian Institute of Building [AIB]
  • Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors [AIQS]
  • Australian Institute of Building Surveyors [AIBS]
  • The Chartered Institute of Building [CIOB]
  • The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors [RICS]



Conference Papers