The Building Research Advisory Council plays a vital role in ensuring BRANZ's accountability and responsiveness to the New Zealand building and construction industry.
The Council is made up of representatives from the building, engineering, architecture, contracting, and property management industries; central and local government; and the wider business sector. Industry bodies nominate most members of the Council.
The Council meets twice a year. It elects the majority of the BRANZ Board, advises on issues affecting the industry, and influences development of the Industry Research Strategy.
BRANZ Structure and Governance
BRAC members also elect the BRANZ Board, which is responsible for the overall governance of the BRANZ Group of entities (namely BRANZ Inc, BRANZ Ltd and BRANZ Pty Ltd [a small Australian subsidiary of BRANZ Ltd for work done in that country]).
The present members of BRAC and their nominating bodies are:
|John Melhuish - Chair||Herriot + Melhuish Architecture Ltd|
|Simon Barber||Registered Master Builders Association |
|David Brown||Certified Builders Association of New Zealand|
|John Coop ||Property Council of New Zealand|
|Michael Davis ||New Zealand Institute of Architects |
|Renelle Gronert||Housing New Zealand Corporation|
|Marshall Hudson||Business New Zealand|
|John Macdonald||Registered Master Builders Association|
|Grant Price||New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation Incorporated|
|Richard Sharpe||Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand|
|Stephen Walker||Building Industry Federation|
|Jacqui Bensemann||Argus Fire Systems Service Ltd|
|Ian McCormick||Auckland Council|
|Alastair Miles||Miles Construction|