Building regulation: science versus values based decision making

Burgess, M and Thomson, J 2017, 'Building regulation: science versus values based decision making' in Yuzhe Wu, Sheng Zheng, Jiaojiao Luo, Wei Wang, Zhibin Mo, and Liping Shan (ed.) Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium and Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, Springer Science, Singapore, pp. 1249-1260.


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Title Building regulation: science versus values based decision making
Author(s) Burgess, M
Thomson, J
Year 2017
Title of book Proceedings of the 20th International Symposium and Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
Publisher Springer Science
Place of publication Singapore
Editor(s) Yuzhe Wu, Sheng Zheng, Jiaojiao Luo, Wei Wang, Zhibin Mo, and Liping Shan
Start page 1249
End page 1260
Subjects Business Information Management (incl. Records, Knowledge and Information Management, and Intelligence)
Business Information Systems
Innovation and Technology Management
Summary Research into government regulation indicates difficulties in drawing an equitable balance between the role of science and societal values in building regulation decision making. To explore how these views are being balanced in relation to one country's building regulations, an examination of the administrative processes used in the development of the Building Code of Australia has been undertaken. This approach to balancing competing interests evaluates whether the inclusion of stakeholders, particularly industry and the general public, affects the balance between the weighting of science and societal values. The research method focusses on a qualitative analysis of historical regulatory changes. It explores the role of policy deliberation, uncertainty and justification in the examination of environmental issues, science, and values. While the regulatory determinations involved in balancing the many views finds benefit in current processes, the key findings are that shortcomings are identified which have yet to be resolved.
Copyright notice © Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
Keyword(s) Building code
Regulation
Values
Science
Stakeholder
DOI - identifier 10.1007/978-981-10-0855-9_110
ISBN 9789811008542
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