We have the opportunity to change the legacy of infrastructure in Australia for current and future generations. The path that will enable the achievement of policy outcomes through a unified community of practice that drives industry productivity and efficiency beyond compliance has been developed; all we need to do is adopt it. In order to ensure infrastructure is planned, designed, constructed and operated to optimise short and long-term environmental, social, economic and governance outcomes, infrastructure projects and assets should be benchmarked against industry led performance based quadruple-bottom-line best practices. Benchmarking increases awareness of key issues and provides a structure for improvement. Benchmarking to a common framework also enables the development of a community of practice between project owners, designers, decision-makers, suppliers and operators, transforming the way infrastructure is planned, designed, built, and operated.
The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is a member-based not-for-profit public and private industry council. ISCA is the peak industry body for advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure. The principal means by which ISCA is advancing sustainability outcomes in infrastructure is through the development and facilitation of the IS rating scheme. Since launching in 2012, over $68 billion in infrastructure and civil works projects or assets across Australia and New Zealand have either been certified or registered for an IS rating. The IS rating scheme is Australia’s only comprehensive rating scheme for evaluating sustainability across design, construction and operation of infrastructure.
This workshop is part of the Sustainable Built Environment 2016 - International High-Performance Built Environments Conference in Sydney. It is only opened to conference registered delegates and UNSW students and staff.
The workshop is organised by Ainsley Simpson, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia.