43rd AUBEA: Australasian Universities Building Education Association Conference Proceedings, 6-8 November 2019, RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa, QLD, Australia
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The Australasian Universities Building Education Association (AUBEA), a membership-based non-profit organisation, was established in 1975 to promote and improve teaching and research in building through communication and collaboration. It comprises of academics representing all universities throughout Australasia which provide education in building-related fields in Australasia and beyond. AUBEA maintains a strong connection to industry and professional associations, and since its inception has organised annual conferences. The annual conference brings together building and construction researchers, educators, students, and industry from Australasia and other regions, and provides them with a strong platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, disciplinary reflections, institutional exchange, and collective growth. The 43rd Australasian University Building Educators Association Conference (AUBEA 2019) is held in Noosa, Australia from 6 to 8 November 2019, under the auspices of Central Queensland University. The conference theme is ‘Built to Thrive: creating buildings and cities that support individual well-being and community prosperity’. The theme explores various facets of creating built environment enhancing community satisfaction and social innovation. Various facets are captured through five sub-themes: ‘People and Skills’, ‘Theories and Principles’, ‘Learning and Teaching’, ‘Processes and Economics’ and ‘Regulations and Policies’. To maintain and assure the quality of the conference proceedings, each abstract received was reviewed. The authors received anonymous reviewers’ comments on their abstracts and were invited to submit their initial full papers. All the full papers have been peer reviewed with anonymous reviewers’ comments before final acceptance to the conference. The accepted papers are included in the conference presentation program and the proceedings.