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  Building Research Advisory Council (BRAC)

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

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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 - ChairHerriot + Melhuish Architecture Ltd
John BeveridgeDesign Windows Ltd
Anna ButlerMBIE
Mike CraigMike Craig Builders
Michael Davis
New Zealand Institute of Architects
Kieren MallonMeridian Construction
Marshall Hudson  Business New Zealand
John Macdonald  Registered Master Builders Association
Grant Price  New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors Federation Incorporated 
Bill Whitley Consumer
Richard Sharpe  Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand 
Don TilbrookBrian Perry Civil
Jacqui Bensemann Argus Fire Systems Service Ltd 
Ian McCormick Auckland Council 
Alastair MilesMiles Construction  
John WilliamsBeca Ltd