Australia’s Unique System for Grading Office Buildings

Few countries in the world have as rigorous and innovative a system of office classification as Australia. Where property markets in many countries grade offices solely on their size, servicing and tenant mix, in Australia the classification is more stringent, with high levels of environmental performance, management and building automation expected of all premium buildings. Yet while this system has engaged all market stakeholders, a number of challenges remain.

In this Thursday Night Lecture, Australia’s Unique System for Grading Office Buildings, a panel of experts look at the impact of Property Council of Australia’s innovative, market driven office classification system on new building design, as well as the design of existing buildings. The panelists consider the origins, parameters, drivers and challenges in implementing the Property Council of Australia’s “Guide to Office Building Quality”. This discussion is followed by questions and answers with members of the audience.

by Architecture, Design & Planning

Stephen Ballesty, Panel Chairman
Beck Dawson, Owner
Tom Pullinen, Tenant Representative
John Goddard, Project Management
Ashak Nathwani, Engineering & Sustainability
Charles Thomas, Property Council of Australia

Categories: Construction & Materials, Lectures, Real Estate


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