Construction Innovation Chair John McCarthy has been appointed a member of the Built Environment Industry Innovation Council (BEIIC). The Council has been established to consider industry innovation challenges such as climate change, sustainability and industry competitiveness as well as issues including regulatory reform, workforce capability, skills needs, access to new technologies and other priorities for industry.
The establishment of the BEIIC was announced in September at the 2008 Built Environment Meets Parliament Summit by Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Membership of the BEIIC comprises national industry, government and research leaders from across the sector.
At the first meeting of the BEIIC in October, the Council began its advisory role to the Minister and as an innovation advocate for the industry. The next meeting is in February 2009.