The West Australian publishes important op-ed by our CEO

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The publication of an opinion piece on industry reform will lift public awareness of the need to reform the WA construction industry.

The article, written by our CEO Murray Thomas and published in today's The West Australian, explains why WA's construction industry often delivers substandard work, resulting in new buildings with substantial defects.

The estimated annual cost of rectifying this non-compliant work in WA is $475 million, which is paid by developers and property owners.

The article acknowledges the McGowan Government’s recent move to register building engineers and calls for further reforms in training and continual professional development.

To read the full text of the article, see How we can build our way out of dodgy construction work.